Read in 2011

My goal was to read at least 50% of my LibraryThing.com books marked “TBR”. I did receive more books during the year but I wanted to focus on ones I’ve had sitting unread on my shelf for a while. Here was the list (links go to their LT page where you can read my review also):

1. Abu-Jaber, Diana – Origin: A Novel
2. Adams, Douglas – The Salmon of Doubt
3-5. Austen, Jane – Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion
6. Barrett, Andrea – Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel
7. Beddor, Frank – ArchEnemy: The Looking Glass Wars #3
8-9. Bryson, Bill – The Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything
10. Cervantes, Miguel – Don Quixote
11. Childers, Erskine – Common Sense About the Arab World
12. Cook, Coleridge & Franz Kafka – The Meowmorphosis
13. Deloria, Jr. Vine – Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
14. Frey, James – A Million Little Pieces
15-16. Fry, Stephen – The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within, The Stars’ Tennis Balls
17. Gerber, Michael – Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody
18. Gray, John – Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
19. Hart, J.V. – Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
20. Hawking, Stephen – A Brief History of Time
21-22. Hockensmith, Steve – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
23. Hoving, Thomas – Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitain Museum of Art
24. Larsson, Stieg – The Girl Who Played with Fire
25. Loewen, James W. – Sundown Towns
26-28. Maguire, Gregory – Mirror Mirror, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Wicked
29. McCourt, Frank – Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
30. O’doherty, Brian – Museums in Crisis
31. Pearson, Ridley – Peter and the Starcatchers
32. Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar
33-34. Rabkin, William – A Fatal Frame of Mind, Psych: Mind-Altering Murder
35-36. Rand, Ayn – The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged
37. Rogan, Eugene – The Arabs: A History
38. Shriver, Lionel – We Need to Talk About Kevin
39. Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
40. Waugh, Evelyn – Vile Bodies
41-42. Wodehouse, P.G. – Right Ho, Jeeves, How Right You Are, Jeeves
43. Wurtzel, Elizabeth – Prozac Nation

That’s a reasonable 43 titles (after adding some mid-way). I was to have to read at least 21.5 of them by the end of December AND I DID IT! With a month to spare too!
FINAL TALLY: 24/43 = 56%

On to make next year’s list!!

About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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