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Books read in 2011 [Jan. 1st, 2012|02:42 am]
A Book Club For The Obsessive Reader


In order of date read, not counting comic books/graphic novels/manga.
I've put a * next to books I especially enjoyed or appreciated reading.

*1) Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
3) Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld by David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro
4) Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
5) Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
*6) Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
*7) The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
8) Kraken by China Miéville
9) The Boat by Nam Le
10) Puttering About in a Small Land by Philip K. Dick
*11) The Messengers of Evil by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
12) Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
13) Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff
14) Human Resources: A Corporate Nightmare by Floyd Kemske
*15) 54 by Wu Ming
16) Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
*17) Nest of Spies by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
18) A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
19) West With the Night by Beryl Markham
20) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
21) The Hustler by Walter Tevis
22) The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
23) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré
24) The Other Side by Alfred Lubin
*25) The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder
26) Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
27) Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
28) The Killer Thing by Kate Wilhelm
29) Fixer Chao by Han Ong
*30) Embassytown by China Miéville
31) The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
32) Microscripts by Robert Walser
33) Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
34) The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson
35) Kangaroo Notebook by Kobo Abe
36) Finders Keepers by Craig Childs
*37) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
38) An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War by J. Hoberman
39) Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
40) Dream of the Red Chamber by Tsao Hsueh-Chin
41) The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
42) Television by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
43) Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
44) Epitaph of a Small Winner by Joaquin Marie Machado de Assis
45) Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
46) American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings by Zitkala-Ša
*47) What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz
48) The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
49) The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa
50) The Third Bear by Jeff VanderMeer
*51) Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian and Silk Road by Bijian Omrani
52) The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
*53) The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road and the Rise of Modern China by Eric Enno Tamm
*54) El silenciero por Antonio di Benedetto

From: jan_walker
2012-01-01 06:52 pm (UTC)
You have done very very well here. I cannot match this.
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[User Picture]From: chrryblssmninja
2012-01-01 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This is more than twice the amount of books I usually read in a year, though. Despite constant job searching, I only had part-time and temp work. So I had plenty of free time.
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