2011 Reading Recap
It’s hard to believe that 2011 is already over. The holidays were a whirlwind, and now it’s back to the regular routine–except it’s 2012 and I have to remember that when I’m writing the date (I’m sure it won’t sink in until sometime around St. Patrick’s Day). With the end of the year comes the inevitable “best of 2011” lists and countdowns and recaps. Well, I’m not immune to the trend.
I did a reading recap last year so I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at my reading list for 2011 and compare the two. I read a few more books this year (43 total), including:
8 collections (essays, poems, or stories)
12 nonfiction books
24 books by women writers
Here are ten books I particularly enjoyed:
1. Ghosts, Cesar Aira
2. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
3. Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
4. The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
5. The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
6. Talking to Girls about Duran Duran, Rob Sheffield
7. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
8. Zone One, Colson Whitehead
9. The Summer Book, Tove Jansson
10. Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy
You can check out my full list at Goodreads.
This year I’ve challenged myself to read 50 books–I’d better get going!
What were some of your favorite books of the year?