Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books Read in 2011

Well, hello world!  I haven't done much in the way of artmaking lately.  Hopefully that'll change when the calendar switches.  But in the meantime, let's talk books.

2011 saw the failure of my hard drive and the loss of my many-years-ongoing "The Books I've Read in My Whole Life, Ever, All Time" spreadsheet (it wasn't really called that, but you get the idea.)  This was absolutely devastating, but a new account on goodreads and some powerful memory searching have allowed me to begin recreating that list.  As far as I can remember, here are the books I read in 2011.  I've bolded my favorites:

Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
Forge, Laurie Halse Anderson
March, Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
Game Six, Mark Frost           
The Red Umbrella, Christina Gonzalez
Northward to the Moon, Polly Horvath
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel
The Cardturner, Louis Sachar
Moon Over Manifest, Claire Vanderpool
Countdown, Deborah Wiles
One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia

And I'm currently reading Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel and about a third of the way through Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  Here's to good art, good books, good living, and good times in 2012*!

*That's twenty-twelve, not two-thousand-twelve.  I strongly believe it's past time for the pronunciation shift.  Are you with me?

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  2. I need to start keeping track of all the books I read! I've actually been meaning to read Never Let Me Go, and I see it's one of your favorites!

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