10-10-12: Revealed!

*Updated: I read 100 books in 2011. What follows here is the list I read. You can find reviews for the 100 books under the category “100 Books of 2011″*

And here it is my faithful followers, my ambitious list of 100 98 novels to read in 2011. I still have spots open in Young Adult Fiction because I do. All assurances that such spots will be filled, the reading done, the glory claimed.

Suggestions are no longer desirable. Save it for next year.

What to read first? last?

In any case. The list:

Wars of the 20th Century

Leviathan —> Scott Westerfeld

A Gate at the Stairs —> Lorrie Moore (9/11)

Paris 1919 → Margaret MacMillan

The Madman and the Butcher —> Tim Cook

What is Left the Daughter —> Howard Norman

Obasan —> Joy Kogawa

A Farewell to Arms → Ernest Hemingway

Night –> Elie Wiesel (WWII)

The Disappeared – Kim Echlin

To the End of the Land → David Grossman (Israel/Palestine)


Missed Her → Ivan E. Coyote

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage → Alice Munro

Wax Boats → Sarah Roberts

Animal –> Alexandra Leggat

The Bloody Chamber —> Angela Carter

Mourning Diary → Roland Barthes

Portuguese Irregular Verbs—> Alexander McCall Smith

In the Skin of a Lion” —> Michael Ondaatje

Nothing Right —> Antonya Nelson

Among the Missing → Dan Chaon

Non-human protagonists

Library: An Unquiet History —> Matthew Battles

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland → Lewis Carroll

Animal Farm → George Orwell

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer → Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Loving Dead –> Amelia Beamer

Jonathan Linginston Seagull —> Richard Bach

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival → Johan Vaillant

The White Bone: Barbara Gowdy

The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia → George Albee

The Art of Racing in the Rain → Garth Stein

Books set in Vietnam and Books Recommended or Discovered

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

The Quiet American → Graham Greene

The Night Circus —> Erin Morgenstern

The Anatomy of a Moment —> Javier Cercas

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet —> David Mitchell

The Accidental —> Ali Smith

Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam —> Nguyen Nguyet Cam

Love and Summer —> Trevor William

BossyPants —> Tina Fey

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace —> Thuy Tram

Books with Illustrations

Berlin: City of Stones → Jason Lutes

Two Generals —> Scott Chantler

Tricked → Alex Robinson

Safe Area: Goradzde —> Joe Sacco

Jimmy Corrigan → Chris Ware

A Series of Unfortunate Events —> Lemony Snicket

Empire State —> Jason Shiga

Un Lun Dun —> China Mieville

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

The Unwritten —> Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Banned Books

The Diviners: Margaret Laurence

Lady Chatterly’s Lover → D.H. Lawrence

Madame Bovary → Gustave Flaubert

Not Without My Daughter → Betty Mahmoody

The Satanic Verses → Salman Rushdie

Tropic of Cancer –> Henry Miller

Fanny Hill —> John Cleland

Of Mice and Men —> John Steinbeck

The Awakening —> Kate Chopin

American Psycho → Bret Easton Ellis

Young Adult Fiction

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret → Judy Blume

Twilight → Stephanie Meyer

The Book Thief → Markus Zusak

Artemis Fowl → Eoin Colfer

Jacob I Have Loved → Katherine Paterson

The Thief —> Megan Whalen Turner

How I Live Now → Meg Rosoff

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate —> Jacqueline Kelly

Be More Chill –> Ned Vizzini

Going Bovine → Libba Bray


Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie —> Alan Bradley

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3 → Arthur Conan Doyle

The Big Sleep –> Raymond Chandler

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold → John le Carre

City of Glass → Paul Auster

And Then There Were None → Agatha Christie

The Sunday Philosophy Club —> Alexander McCall Smith

Coppermine —> Keith Leckie

The Lost Highway —> David Adams Richards

Still Life —> Louise Penny

First Novels

The Cement Garden → Ian McEwen

The Girl with Glass Feet → Ali Shaw

Everything is Illuminated → Jonathan Safran Foer

Knots and Crosses → Ian Rankin

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True —> Brigid Pasulka

Moth Smoke —> Mohsin Hamid

Sense and Sensibility → Jane Austen

The Name of The Rose → Umberto Eco

Player Piano → Kurt Vonnegut

Preservation —> Katrine Raymond

Best-sellers 2000s

Zeitoun → Dave Eggers

Angels and Demons –> Dan Brown

Freedom → Jonathan Franzen

The God Delusion → Richard Dawkins

The Amulet of Samarkaud – The Bartimaeus Trilogy —> Jonathan Stroud

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything —> Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference → Malcolm Gladwell

The Ministry of Special Cases → Nathan Englander

The Kite Runner → Khaled Hosseni

The Lovely Bones → Alice Sebold


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