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2011 reads

Here’s the more-or-less complete list of the books/stories I’ve managed to read in 2011, coupled with re-reads and manga volumes. Bolded are the ones that stirred me in a way only books can stir a person. Basically, the bolded titles belong to my ‘ultimate favourites’ section over at Goodreads (or are about to belong there, since I haven’t fiddled with my shelves for ages).

Novels/short stories:

1. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

2. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

3. Under the Dome by Stephen King

4. Romans Wszechczasów by Joanna Chmielewska

5. English Social History by G.M. Trevelyan

6. Studnie Przodków by Joanna Chmielewska

7. Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

9. Women and Marriage in Victorian Fiction by Jenni Calder

10. The History of Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray

11. Sybil or The Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli

12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

13. The Newcomes by William Makepeace Thackeray

14. Insomnia by Stephen King

15. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

16. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

17. The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris by Chris Ewan (don’t read it; under any circumstances, don’t; it’ll make you cringe because it’s so badly written)

18. Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie

19. Entropic Quest by Tom Lichtenberg

20. Sexy Teenage Vampires by Tom Lichtenberg

21. Bookstore Lore by Tom Lichtenberg

22. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

23.  Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra

24. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

25. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

26. Ironside by Holly Black

27. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

28. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

29. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

30. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

31. Circus by Alistair McLean (as much as I love this author, the book was a major letdown)

32. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I certainly did not expect loving this book so much)

The manga:

33. Monster by Naoki Urasawa (everything about this manga series screams utter perfection) – 18 volumes

34. Ao no Exorcist by Kazue Kato – 1 volume

35. Dogs: Bullets & Carnage by Shirow Miwa – 1 volume

Not much, considering.

The rest are the books I did not finish reading. There’ll be time for them in 2012. If there’s not, I’ll make more time for reading.



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