Books Read: 2011

* Couldn’t finish the book.

** Read the book but did a lot of skipping or scanning. Won’t add the book to my permanent collection. Won’t search out other books by the author.

*** Enjoyable read. If nonfiction, will keep the book but won’t purchase if borrowed. If fiction won’t keep the book, won’t purchase if borrowed. Receptive to other works if they are recommended.

**** Liked the book a lot. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase if borrowed. If fiction, will keep the book but not purchase if borrowed. Will look for other works by the same author.

***** One of my all time favorites. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. If fiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. Will actively search out other works by the same author.


  1. Blue Shoes and Happiness***
  2. Bridge of Sighs****
  3. Consumption***
  4. If I Stay***
  5. Inés of My Soul***
  6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies***
  7. I Think I Love You***
  8. Journals of the Plague Years**
  9. Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children***
  10. Morality for Beautiful Girls****
  11. Sarah’s Key*
  12. Tears of the Giraffe****
  13. The Full Cupboard of Life****
  14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest*
  15. The Girl Who Played With Fire***
  16. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo****
  17. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive***
  18. The Help*****
  19. The House at Riverton***
  20. The Kalahari Typing School for Men***
  21. The Miracle at Speedy Motors***
  22. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency****
  23. The Paris Wife***


  1. At Home: A Short History of Private Life*****
  2. Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook*****
  3. Cleopatra: A Life***
  4. Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker****
  5. Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe***
  6. Green For Life*****
  7. Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health*****
  8. Positive Time-Out: And Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles With Children*****
  9. Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha****
  10. Taking the Path of Zen*****
  11. The Case for God*****
  12. The Glass Castle*****
  13. The Green Smoothies Diet**
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks*****
  15. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World***
  16. The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music*****
  17. Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Survival Guide****
  18. You Must Revise Your Life*****

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