Books of 2011


The Invisible Ones, Stef Penney

Case Histories, Kate Atkinson

Habibi, Craig Thompson

Ground Up, Michael Idov

The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton

State of Wonder, Ann Patchett


The Long Song, Andrea Levy

Zone One, Colson Whitehead

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Falling Together, Marisa de los Santos

Consider the Lobster, David Lobster Marchpane

The Crime of Sheila McGough, Janet Malcolm

Have His Carcase, Dorothy Sayers


The Book of Lies, Mary Horlock

River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh

The Crash of Hennington, Patrick Ness

The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm

Becoming Shakespeare, Jack Lynch

The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe


The Sherlockian, Graham Moore

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

The Peacock Spring, Rumer Godden

The Shadow of the Moon, M. M. Kaye

The End of Everything, Megan Abbott


The Little Ottleys, Ada Leverson

Catch-22, Joseph Heller

Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

An Accident in August, Laurence Cosse

A Dark-Adapted Eye, Barbara Vine

The Magician King, Lev Grossman

The Road Home, Rose Tremain

The Hottest Dishes in the Tartar Cuisine, Alina Bronsky


Rough Crossings, Simon Schama

The Great Night, Chris Adrian

Thus Was Adonis Murdered, Sarah Caudwell

the second, third, and fourth books in the Song of Ice and Fire series

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson

A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin


One Day, David Nicholls

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall

Persian Fire, Tom Holland

Under the Harrow, Mark Dunn

Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie


All Clear, Connie Willis

The Habit of Art, Alan Bennett

The Bird’s Nest, Shirley Jackson

You Know When the Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon

Which Brings Me to You, Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott

The Night Villa,  Carol Goodman

The Trials of Oscar Wilde: Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society, Michael Foldy

Translations, Brian Friel

The Anthologist, Nicholson Baker


Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

The White Devil, Justin Evans

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard

How Shakespeare Changed Everything, Stephen Marche

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann


Strangers at the Feast, Jennifer Vanderbes

A Curse as Dark as Gold, Elizabeth Bunce

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy Sayers

The Husbands and Wives Club, Laurie J. Abraham

The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers

Among Others, Jo Walton


The Broken Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews

Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale, the Brothers Whedon

Nox, Anne Carson

The Oracle of Stamboul, Michael David Lukas

A Star Shall Fall, Marie Brennan

Blackout, Connie Willis

The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway

Midnight Never Come, Marie Brennan


Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan

The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, trans. Lucia Graves

The Rescue Artist, Edward Dolnick

Three Black Swans, Caroline B. Cooney

Columbine, Dave Cullen

I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, David Fromkin

Pegasus, Robin McKinley

Inventing George Washington, Edward G. Lengel

One thought on “Books of 2011

  1. Hi Jenny! . We had a poll on our blog about people’s reading habits and I was surprised to find out that 8% of the people who answered said that they read the end first. You are not alone! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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