Books Read 2011

This is another early end-of-year wrap-up… I tell you, every year, what I read.

I have one more book that I am gonna by-Chaos read this year, and it is Elizabeth Bear‘s Range of Ghosts, which can be pre-ordered right this minute for its March 27th release.

Here’s the cover:

And once I’ve read it, I will tell you things about it, because I am the very lucky woman who got a sneak preview. And also because Bear rocks, and I’m excited about it.

This was not an outstanding book-reading year for me, despite my lofty intentions. I read a lot of parts of books, for research, and feel as though I may have forgotten a book or two, but here’s everything I can remember finishing:

2011 Books:

1. Killing Rocks, by D D Barant
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (blog entry here)
3. American Vampire Vol. 1, by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King
4. One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing, by Katherine Dunn
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson
6. Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence, by Tim Parks
7. Deathless, by Cathrynne M. Valente
8. The Hidden Goddess, by M.K. Hobson
9. Resurrection Code, by Lyda Morehouse
10. Fall from Grace by Wayne Arthurson
11. Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter’s by R.A. Scotti
12. American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century, by Howard Blum
13. The Brahms Deception, by Louise Marley
14. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larsen
15. Miserere: An Autumn Tale, by Teresa Frohock
16. Little Face, by Sophie Hannah
17. The Tears of the Sun: A Novel of the Change by S.M. Stirling
18. Those Across the River, by Christopher Buehlman
19. A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.’s Scandalous Coming of Age, by Richard Rayner
20. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
21. Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, by William Shatner with Chris Regan
22. Better off Undead, by DD Barant
22. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Century – 1910, by Alan Moore
23. Joe the Barbarian, by Grant Morrison & Sean Murphy

1. Shadowland, by Peter Straub
2. Watchers, by Dean R. Koontz
3. It, by Stephen King
4. When the Wind Blows, by John Saul.
5. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
6. The Hellbound Heart, by Clive Barker

I’d love to hear what all of you read and loved this year.

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

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