Books read 2011

January:

1.) Singled Out (Virginia Nicholson)

2.) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran Foer) -reread

3.) Les Aventures Extraordinares d’Adèle Blanc-Sec: Momies en Folie (Jaques Tardi)

4.) Ripley’s Game (Patricia Highsmith)

5.) Skulduggery Pleasant (Derek Landy)

6.) One Good Turn (Kate Atkinson)

7.) The Magic Toyshop (Angela Carter)

8.) Saturday (Ian McEwan)

February:

9.) The Blindfold (Siri Hustvedt)

10.) Embroideries (Marjan Satrapi)

11.) The Winter Garden Mystery (Carola Dunn)

12.) Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)

13.) High Wages (Dorothy Whipple)

14.) The Manual of Detection (Jedediah Berry)

15.) Aya (Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie)

16.) When Ladies Go A-Thieving: Middle-Class Shoplifters in the Victorian Department Store (Elaine S. Abelson)

17.) A Rare Interest in Corpses (Ann Granger)

18.) Crime, Gender and Consumer Culture in Nineteenth- Century England (Tammy C. Whitlock)

19.) Bury Her Deep (Catriona McPherson)

March:

20.) The Ladies’ Paradise (Emile Zola)

21.) The Way Things Are (E. M. Delafield)

22.) Travels with my Aunt (Graham Greene)

23.) Cathedrals of Consumption (Jaumain, Serge and Geoffrey Crossick, eds.)

24.) The Odd Women (George Gissing)

25.) The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (Kate Summerscale)

April:

26.) A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley)

27.) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (E. Lockhart)

28.) The Little Stranger (Sarah Waters)

29.) Michael Armstrong (Frances Trollope)

30.) The Vanishing of Katharina Linden (Helen Grant)

31.) The Body Artist (Don DeLillo)

May:

32.) Ann Veronica (H.G. Wells)

33.) Alton Locke (Charles Kingsley)

34.) Hallucinating Foucault (Patricia Duncker)

35.) Gigi (Colette)

36.) American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis) -reread

37.) Palestine (Joe Sacco)

38.) The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)

June:

39.) The Case of the Missing Servant: Vish Puri 1 (Tarquin Hall)

40.) Rattling the Bones (Ann Granger)

41.) Borges and the Eternal Orangutans (Luis Fernando Verissimo)

42.) When Will There Be Good News? (Kate Atkinson)

43.) The Red House Mystery (A.A. Milne)

44.) The 13th Element: The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire and Phosphorus (John Emsley)

45.) Daddy-Long-Legs (Jean Webster)

46.) A Prayer for the Dying (Stewart O’Nan) – reread

47.) Dead Clever (Scarlett Thomas)

July:

48.) Why Shoot a Butler (Georgette Heyer)

49.) Point Omega (Don DeLillo)

50.) Mr. Sammler’s Planet (Saul Bellow)

51.) Nemesis (Agatha Christie)

August:

52.) The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge (Patricia Duncker)

53.) The News Where You Are (Catherine O’Flynn)

54.) DreadfulWater Shows Up (Hartley GoodWeather/ Thomas King)

55.) The Agency: A Spy in the House (Y. S. Lee)

56.) Something Fresh (P.G. Wodehouse)

57.) Rack, Ruin and Murder (Ann Granger)

September:

58.) Frenchman’s Creek (Daphne DuMaurier)

59.) Ten Little Herrings (L. C. Tyler)

60.) Strangers (Taichi Yamada)

61.) The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: Vish Puri 2 (Tarquin Hall)

62.) Little Hands Clapping (Dan Rhodes)

October:

63.) Sita’s Ramayana (Samhita Arni & Moyna Chitrakar)

64.) The Small Hand (Susan Hill)

65.) The City & The City (China Miéville)

66.) Leave it to Psmith (P.G. Wodehouse)

November:

67.) A Woman of Consequence (Anna Dean)

68.) Grotesque (Natsuo Kirino)

69.) Consequences (E. M. Delafield)

70.) The Herring in the Library (L. C. Tyler)

71.) Started Early, Took My Dog (Kate Atkinson)

December:

72.) I Am Half-Sick Of Shadows (Alan Bradley)

73.) Two for Sorrow (Nicola Upson)

74.) Weight (Jeanette Winterson)

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