Books Read 2011

113. Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie***
112. In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez****
111. The White Queen, Philippa Gregory**
110. Shadow Tag, Louise Edrich****
109. Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones****
108. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, Agatha Christie***.
107. American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang***
106. The World We Found, Thrity Umrigar***
105. Sunset Park, Paul Auster***
104. Bloodhound, Tamora Pierce***
103. The Pathseeker, Imre Kertész***
102. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey**
101. Sula, Toni Morrison****
100. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness**
99. America and the Pill, Elaine Tyler May***
98. To the End of the Land, David Grossman****
97. Terrier, Tamora Pierce***
96. The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudora Welty***
95. Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather***
94. A Heart to Mend, Myne Whitman**
93. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins****

92. Billiards at Half-Past Nine, Heinrich Böll*****
91. The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter***
90. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins****
89. Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi****
88. A Mercy, Toni Morrison*****
87. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins****
86. The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood****
85. Persepolis 2, Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)****
84. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)****
83. Anya’s Ghost, Vera Brosgol (graphic novel)***

82. The North of God, Steve Stern****
81. Customer Service,  Benoît Duteurtre****
80. The Measure of a Man, Sidney Poitier (audiobook)**
79. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot*****
78. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger***
77. GraceLand, Chris Abani****

76. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster, Illustrated by Jules Feiffer*****
75. A Happy Man, Hansjörg Schertenleib*****
74. The Taste of Salt, Martha Southgate****
73. The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka****
72. Assata, Assata Shakur****
71. Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman***

70. Jamrach’s Menangerie, Carol Birch***
69. Death and the Penguin, Andrey Kurkov***
68. A Cupboard Full of Coats, Yvvette Edwards***
67. The Salt Roads, Nalo Hopkinson****
66. The Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett****
65. The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris****
64. Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz**
63. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote****
62. The Lifted Veil, George Eliot****
61. Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih***
60. A Tiger in the Kitchen, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan***
59. The Devil, Leo Tolstoy*
58. Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff****
57. Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein****

56. Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History, Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.**
55. The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw***
54. Henry’s Freedom Box, Ellen Levine****
53. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett*
52. My Urohs, Emelihter Kihleng***
51. The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories, Carson McCullers***
50. Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner**
49. The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli***
48. Rebel, Bediako Asare**
47. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer***
46. The Help, Kathryn Stockett*

45. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith***
44. The Farmer’s Daughter, Jim Harrison*
43. Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende***
42. Microfictions, Ana Maria Shua***
41. Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid***
40. Aya, Marguerite Abouet****
39. The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien**

38. I Curse the River of Time, Per Petterson***
37. Circle of Magic: Briar’s Book, Tamora Pierce****
36. The Last Brother, Nathacha Appanah*****
35. The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht***
34. True Deceiver, Tove Jansson***
33. Kiki: Ten Thousand Years in a Lifetime, Albert Maori Kiki**
32. The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin***
31. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman***

30. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin**
29. Chaka, Thomas Mofolo**
28. A Respectable Trade, Philippa Gregory*
27. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman***
26. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling.*** (Yes, this was my first time reading this.)
25. The Gangster We are All Looking For, Lê Thi Diem Thúy***
24. Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, Xiaolu Guo****
23. Stiff, Mary Roach***
22. The Surrendered, Chang-Rae Lee**
21. King Leopold’s Ghost, Adam Hochschild***
20. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood*****

19. Visitation, Jenny Erpenbeck*****
18. The Fourth Hand, John Irving***
17. Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher and William Ury***
16. Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga****
15. The Map of Love, Adaf Soueif****
14. Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe**

13. Algerian White, Assia Djebar***
12. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel*****
11. Circle of Magic: Daja’s Book, Tamora Pierce****
10. Circle of Magic: Tris’s Book, Tamora Pierce****
9. Circle of Magic: Sandry’s Book, Tamora Pierce****
8. I am the Messenger, Markus Zusak***
7. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Jorge Amado****
6. The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes***
5. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver***

4. Out of Africa, Isak Dineson*
3. Bleak House, Charles Dickens*
2. Eat Me, Linda Jaivin**
1. Eating the Dinosaur, Chuck Klosterman****


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