Reading 2011

These are the books I’ve read this year. I’m linking to the blog posts where I discuss them (and provide further links). Key: a=Audiobook; b=abridged (which only happens when I don’t – yet – have access to the whole); g=Gift (I didn’t choose the book for myself); l=Read it aloud to someone; n=New to me; p=Partial Reread (I’ve started the book before, but not finished it, or I’ve read part of the book in another publication previously); r=Reread (I’ve read the whole book before); w=Read it for work.

  1. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. r
  2. Cool! by Michael Morpurgo. r
  3. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon. n
  4. The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. r
  5. Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo. r
  6. Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo. r
  7. Richard Scarry’s Things to Love. l,n
  8. Dr. Seuss‘s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book. l,r
  9. The Well-Mannered Balloon by  Nancy Willard. l,n
  10. Clover by Susan Coolidge. a,r
  11. Daughter of Satan by Jean Plaidy. n
  12. In the High Valley by Susan Coolidge. a,n
  13. The Sea Kingdoms by Alistair Moffat. n
  14. Speech in the English Novel (2nd ed.) by Norman Page. n
  15. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. n
  16. In the House of the Seven Librarians by Ellen Klages. n
  17. The River That Gave Gifts by Margo Humphrey. n
  18. The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove. n
  19. On the Beach by Nevil Shute. n
  20. Here Comes Charlie Moon by Shirley Hughes. n
  21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. n
  22. The Baby Owner’s Manual by Louis and Joe Borgenicht. n
  23. Noisy by Shirley Hughes. l,n
  24. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss. l,n
  25. Mrs Honig’s Cakes 1 by Pessie Frankel and Yocheved Leah Perkal. n
  26. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. r
  27. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. r
  28. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. n
  29. Our Babies, Ourselves by Meredith Small. n
  30. Sky Burial by Xinran. n
  31. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. n
  32. The Fire Pony by Rodman Philbrick. n
  33. מספרים (Misparim – Numbers). l,n
  34. ברוזונים (Barvezonim – Ducklings). l,n
  35. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury. l,n
  36. My Home. l,n
  37. Fred’s Fire Engine by Sally Hobson. l,n
  38. Evelyn by Evelyn Doyle. n
  39. The Family Bed by Tine Thevenin. n
  40. 97 Ways to Make a Baby Laugh by Jack Moore. n
  41. Caps, Hats, Socks & Mittens: A Book About the Four Seasons by Louise Borden. l,n
  42. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance by Harry Turtledove. n
  43. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. a,n
  44. Homeward Bound by Harry Turtledove. n
  45. Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. n
  46. A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman. n
  47. The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman. n
  48. Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman. n
  49. The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman. n
  50. Polishing Diamonds by Rabbi Dovid Kaplan. p
  51. Donkey’s Ears Apart by George Torode. n
  52. Perfecting Diamonds by Rabbi Dovid Kaplan. p
  53. Days of Infamy by Harry Turtledove. n
  54. Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes. l,r
  55. The Trouble with Jack by Shirley Hughes. l,n
  56. The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter. l,n
  57. Miss Chopsticks by Xinran. n
  58. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney. n
  59. The Channel Island Joke Book edited by Jason Grainger. n
  60. Bounce Bounce Bounce by Kathy Henderson. l,n
  61. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson. n
  62. Worldwar: In the Balance by Harry Turtledove. n
  63. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss. l,r
  64. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr Seuss. l,r
  65. Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss. l,n
  66. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear. n
  67. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter. l,r
  68. Baby Born by Anastasia Suen. l,n
  69. The Eye Book by Theo. LeSieg. l,n
  70. The Tooth Book by Theo. LeSieg. l,n
  71. The Ruby Spy Ring by Libi Astaire. n
  72. How the Hebrew Language Grew by Edward Horowitz. n
  73. Moments by Nachman Seltzer. p
  74. How I Came West, and Why I Stayed by Alison Baker. n
  75. The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel. n
  76. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. n
  77. Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas. n
  78. Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner. n
  79. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. n
  80. Wild Swans by Jung Chang. r
  81. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. n
  82. Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr Seuss. n
  83. From Pulpit … to Couch by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski. r
  84. China Witness by Xinran. n
  85. Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (novelisation) by Todd Strasser. n
  86. I Want My Mum by Tony Ross. n
  87. Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss. n
  88. The Escape Orbit by James White. n
  89. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos. n
  90. The Man Who Ate The World by Frederik Pohl. n
  91. Federation by H. Beam Piper. p
  92. The Cosmic Computer by H. Beam Piper. p
  93. Paratime by H. Beam Piper. n
  94. Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper. n
  95. Space Viking by H. Beam Piper. n
  96. Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper. n
  97. Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper. n
  98. Empire by H. Beam Piper. n
  99. The Sioux Spaceman by Andre Norton. n
  100. Crisis in 2140 by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire. n
  101. First Cycle by H. Beam Piper and Michael Kurland. n
  102. Murder in the Gunroom by H. Beam Piper. n
  103. The Worlds of H. Beam Piper. n
  104. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. n
  105. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. a,n
  106. Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon. n
  107. Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. a,r
  108. Earthman’s Burden by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson. n
  109. Not On The Label by Felicity Lawrence. n
  110. The Green Girl by Jack Williamson. a,n
  111. In High Places by Harry Turtledove. n
  112. Gunpowder Empire by Harry Turtledove. n
  113. Who? by Algis Budrys. n
  114. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. n
  115. Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott FitzGerald. a,n

I stopped getting around to updating this list in the summer/autumn. If I remember some of the missing books I’ll add them.

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