Jill’s 2011 Book List

I really hit my reading stride in 2011.  At this point I had settled into my career, and finally figured out how to have a ten hour shift actually be ten hours, as opposed to the twelve to fourteen hours I had been working up to this point.  The best part about spending more time at home than at work?  More time for reading, of course!

  1. A Mercy, Toni Morrison
  2. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
  3. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
  4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  6. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  7. Tracks, Louise Erdrich
  8. Pale Demon, Kim Harrison
  9. Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende
  10. Of Love and Evil, Anne Rice
  11. Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin
  12. Mary Ann in Autumn, Armistead Maupin
  13. One of Our Thursdays is Missing, Jasper Fforde
  14. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
  15. Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich
  16. Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson
  17. The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich
  18. Solar, Ian McEwan
  19. Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris
  20. If You Were Here, Jennifer Lancaster
  21. Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich
  22. Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín
  23. The Spellman Files, Lisa Lutz
  24. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, Alice Munro
  25. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  26. A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore
  27. Great House, Nicole Krauss
  28. Homer and Langley, E.L. Doctorow
  29. The Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel
  30. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin
  31. The Heretic’s Daughter, Kathleen Kent
  32. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  33. The Quickening, Michelle Hoover
  34. In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez
  35. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
  36. The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
  37. Curse of the Spellmans, Lisa Lutz
  38. Children of God, Mary Doria Russell
  39. The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
  40. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
  41. The Known World, Edward P. Jones
  42. The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
  43. Revenge of the Spellmans, Lisa Lutz
  44. The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz
  45. Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel
  46. City of Thieves, David Benioff
  47. Love and Obstacles, Aleksandar Hemon
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5 Responses to Jill’s 2011 Book List

  1. Katee Burns says:

    Now this is the Jill I know….Obviously a new, but very fond friend.

  2. Theresa says:

    Ooh I’ve read 4 from this list! The 3 Hunger Games books and The Art of Racing in the Rain. 🙂

    • badkitty1016 says:

      Theresa, you should read the books on the list by Kim Harrison–it’s like grown up Twilight! Vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies. And sex. 🙂 I started reading them in 2010. First one in the series is Dead Witch Walking.

      Did you like The Art of Racing in the Rain? It made me so sad.

  3. Theresa says:

    Yes, it was sweet to see things through the dog’s eyes.

    I’ll have to remember those books! Thanks! My friend wants me to read the Blue Bloods series by Melissa Delacruz, so I need to finish those first. It’s a young adult series and I’m itching to read more adullt books. Lol! After reading the Fifty Shades series (which is also an adult version of Twilight, replacing the vampire with a billionaire), I now find YA books too clean. Lol! I need more dirt! Haha!

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