50 Books 2011

A record of my reading for 2011 and this year’s attempt to beat the 50 Book Challenge.

January

1. The Complete Illustrated Stories of Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen

2. Interesting Times
Terry Pratchett

3. Waiting
Ha Jin

4. The Kabul Beauty School
Deborah Rodriguez

5. Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know About Cooking
Michael Booth

6. Shadowmancer
G. P. Taylor

7. Kensuke’s Kingdom
Michael Morpurgo

8. Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match
Wendy Moore

February

9. The Teardrop Story Woman
Catherine Lim

10. Out of Africa
Karen Blixen

March

11. Nightsong: The Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
Michael Cadnum

12. Geisha of Gion
Mineko Iwasaki

13. Truckers
Terry Pratchett

14. Diggers
Terry Pratchett

15. Wings
Terry Pratchett

16. The Mobile Library: The Case of the Missing Books
Ian Sansom

17. The Eyre Affair
Jasper Fforde

18. Lost in a Good Book
Jasper Fforde

April

19. The Big Over Easy
Jasper Fforde

20. The Fourth Bear
Jasper Fforde

21. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold

May

22. The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan

23. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide
Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi

24. The Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem
Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi

June

25. The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Amy Tan

26. Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh

27. Going Postal
Terry Pratchett

28. The Dark Side of the Sun
Terry Pratchett

July

29. The Science of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen

30. My Name is Sei Shonagon
Jan Blensdorf

August

31. The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Mark Barrowcliffe

32. Alice Hartley’s Happiness
Philippa Gregory

33. Cyrano: The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac
Ishbel Addyman

34. Face to Face
Ayşe Kulin

September

35. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne

36. Nation
Terry Pratchett

37. Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

38. The Thirteen Treasures
Michelle Harrison

39. The Truth
Terry Pratchett

40. The Unadulterated Cat
Terry Pratchett

October

41. Saving Fish From Drowning
Amy Tan

42. UFO in Her Eyes
Xiaolu Guo

43. Snuff
Terry Pratchett

44. Poems on the Underground (Ninth Edition)
Judith Chernaik and Cicely Herbert (eds) Gerard Benson

November

45. A History of English Literature ***READING***
Peter Quennell

46. The Flight
Bryan Malessa

47. The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold

48. A Game of Thrones ***READING***
George R. R. Martin

December

49. Butterfly Brain
Barry Cryer

50. Stories
Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio

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