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2011 Reading List: How’d I Do?

8 February 2012

Because there’s no point in lamenting what I didn’t read this year, I’ve left out the categories I didn’t cross off my list. Here is what I read in 2011:

  • 1 memoir
    • Sundari by Rocky Davis
  • 1 short story collection
    • Postcards from Surfers by Helen Garner
  • 1 historical novel
    • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • 3 books by authors I’ve never read
    • The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
    • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornsby
    • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • 1 book by an author I’ve read and wanted more of
    • Fall Girl by Toni Jordan (I read her book Addition last year.)
  • 2 books by local/Australian authors
    • What is Left Over, After by Natasha Lester (You can read my latest post about this book here.)
    • Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
  • 2 books by international authors
    • Crocodile Soup by Julia Darling
    • Woman Who Thought Too Much by Joanne Limburg

    1 book of great heft

    • The Faraday Girls by Monica Mcinenery
  • 2 books of poetry
    • West Wind by Mary Oliver
    • Grass Notes by Sarah Day
  • 2 literary journals
    • Westerly 55:2 (My poem “Moths” is on page 96!)
    • Page Seventeen, issue 8
  • 1 literary journalism/creative nonfiction book
    • Do-Over! by Robin Hemley (You can read my reaction to this book here.)
  • 1 humorous book
    • All my friends are dead by Avery Monsen & Jory John (I received this book as a Christmas gift.)
  • 12 issues of The Sunmagazine
    • January – December 2011 issues
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 February 2012 10:40

    Cool! Are you on Librarything? It’s amazing. Great for recording what books you’ve read.

    • 9 February 2012 19:46

      No I’m not, I haven’t heard of it before. Will have to check it out now, thanks!

  2. 9 February 2012 21:03

    How did you like the Potato Peel Society? I read it last year and really enjoyed it! I may just have to post my book list soon if I can remember what I have read – of course, no organized list as you have done is in my future! I didn’t read as much last year as usual though, so I can probably remember most of them.

    • 10 February 2012 23:15

      Yeah I loved it, more than I was expecting to actually. I had passed over it a few times in the bookshop until I finally decided to give it a try. I wanted to read more by her, but unfortunately she passed away before the book was published. 😦

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