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2011 Books Read

Going back to 2006, I've had a tradition of posting the books I've read each year, as a way of keeping track of my reading habits and preferences, and will do so once again here. The list is provided sans commentary, although I will say that the books I've bothered both to pick up and to finish are ones that I consider worth reading. And I would ask that if mention of the titles below strikes your fancy, please consider picking them up through IndieBound and supporting your local independent bookstores.

Only 66 books finished this year, but it was a rough year, and 1Q84 took me five weeks to finish by itself (although it was also an omnibus of three novels as well).

2011 Books Read:

01. *Pump Six and Other Stories* by Paolo Bacigalupi
02. *To Kill a Mockingbird* by Harper Lee
03. *The Sandman Presents: The Furies* by Mike Carey & John Bolton
04. *Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn* by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
05. *Dreadnought* by Cherie Priest
06. *Satori Blues: A Poem* by Cyril Wong
07. *Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4: Unstoppable* by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
08. *Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird"* by Mary McDonagh Murphy
09. *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows* by J.K. Rowling
10. *The Enchanter* by Vladimir Nabokov (Trans. Dmitri Nabokov)
11. *The Last Book* by Zoran Zivkovic
12. *The Ghostwriter* by Zoran Zivkovic
13. *The Executioness* by Tobias S. Buckell
14. *The Alchemist* by Paolo Bacigalupi
15. *The Man in the High Castle* by Philip K. Dick
16. *The Things They Carried* by Tim O'Brien
17. *Cages* by Dave McKean
18. *The Broken Kingdoms* by N.K. Jemisin
19. *The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World* by Paul H. Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson
20. *Tales of Freedom* by Ben Okri
21. *The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ* by Philip Pullman
22. *Drawing Out the Dragons* by James A. Owen
23. *A Wild Sheep Chase* by Haruki Murakami
24. *Brighten to Incandescence: 17 Stories* by Michael Bishop
25. *Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was* by Barry Hughart
26. *Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?* by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, et al.
27. *The Happiest Toddler on the Block* by Harvey Karp
28. *The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch* by Philip K. Dick
29. *Four Novels of the 1960s (LOA)* by Philip K. Dick
30. *The Story of the Stone* by Barry Hughart
31. *Starve Better* by Nick Mamatas
32. *The Five Wonders of the Danube* by Zoran Zivkovic
33. *Sensation* by Nick Mamatas
34. *The Merchant of Venice* by William Shakespeare
35. *A Visit from the Goon Squad* by Jennifer Egan
36. *Akata Witch* by Nnedi Okorafor
37. *Borges and the Eternal Orangutans* by Luis Fernando Verissimo (trans. Margaret Jull Costa)
38. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Last Gleaming (Season 8, Volume 8)* by Joss Whedon et al.
39. *The Tiger's Wife* by Téa Obreht
40. *A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories* by Victor Pelevin (Trans. Andrew Bromfield)
41. *Kraken* by China Miéville
42. *Manhood for Amateurs* by Michael Chabon
43. *Mary* by Vladimir Nabokov
44. *Wonderland* by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew
45. *Noise* by Darin Bradley
46. *Blockade Billy* by Stephen King
47. *How we Got Insipid* by Jonathan Lethem
48. *King, Queen, Knave* by Vladimir Nabokov
49. *My Suit* by Jason Wee (Babette's Feast #1)
50. *You Cannot Count Smoke* by Cyril Wong (Babette's Feast #2)
51. *Black & White* by Lewis Shiner
52. *Eight Skilled Gentlemen* by Barry Hughart
53. *The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox* by Barry Hughart
54. *The Luzhin Defense* by Vladimir Nabokov
55. *Half World* by Hiromi Goto
56. *Rossum's Universal Robots* by Karel Čapek
57. *Bloodshot* by Cherie Priest
58. *Vania (Extended Version)* by Vania Zouravliov
59. *Birds of Prey: Death of Oracle* by Gail Simone et al.
60. *1Q84* by Haruki Murakami
61. *The Eye* by Vladimir Nabokov
62. *Glory* by Vladimir Nabokov
63. *The Wild Girls* by Ursula K. Le Guin (PM Press Outspoken Authors #6)
64. *Zoo City* by Lauren Beukes
65. *The Sense of an Ending* by Julian Barnes
66. *The Infernal Desire Machines of Angela Carter* by Jeff VanderMeer

Previously: 2010 Books Read, 2009 Books Read, 2008 Books Read, 2007 Books Read, 2006 Books Read

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