Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Books Read

I read 33 books in 2011. Normally I get in closer to 40, but Thomas Mann's vast The Magic Mountain  consumed about two and a half months (I started it in mid-June and finished it in early September). Taking this into account it was a pretty normal reading year, in terms of quantity. I did manage to get more classics in than I normally do, though, and that was exciting. On the flip side, I read far fewer short stories overall, something I intend to correct in 2012.

Here are the 33 books I read in 2011, and the date on which I finished each of them:

1 Monday, January 17, 2011 Artificial Things Karen Joy Fowler
2 Thursday, February 03, 2011 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
3 Tuesday, February 08, 2011 The Naked Sun Isaac Asimov
4 Saturday, February 19, 2011 What I Didn't See and Other Stories Karen Joy Fowler
5 Friday, March 11, 2011 From Atoms to Infinity: 88 Great Ideas in Science Mary and John Gribbin
6 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Black Glass Karen Joy Fowler
7 Tuesday, March 29, 2011 The Naïve and the Sentimental Novelist Orphan Pamuk
8 Sunday, April 03, 2011 Evaporating Genres Gary K. Wolfe
9 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Confessions of a Young Novelist Umberto Eco
10 Sunday, April 10, 2011 Slice of Life Paul Haines
11 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Hawksbill Station Robert Silverberg
12 Thursday, April 21, 2011 Project Pendulum Robert Silverberg
13 Sunday, April 24, 2011 Up The Line Robert Silverberg
14 Thursday, April 28, 2011 Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne
15 Wednesday, May 04, 2011 How Literature Works John Sutherland
16 Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Trinity and Other Stories Nancy Kress
17 Thursday, May 26, 2011 La Bête Humaine Émile Zola
18 Monday, May 30, 2011 Eugenie Grandet Honoré de Balzac
19 Sunday, June 05, 2011 Hunger Knut Hamsun
20 Sunday, June 19, 2011 The Other Log of Phileas Fogg Philip José Farmer
21 Wednesday, July 06, 2011 The Veils of Azlaroc Fred Saberhagen
22 Saturday, August 27, 2011 SciFi in the Mind's Eye ed. Margret Grebowicz
23 Saturday, September 03, 2011 The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann
24 Sunday, September 18, 2011 Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction David Seed
25 Sunday, October 02, 2011 The Romantic Revolution Tim Blanning
26 Sunday, October 09, 2011 Socrates Robert Silverberg
27 Sunday, October 23, 2011 Socrates W. K. C. Guthrie
28 Saturday, November 05, 2011 Socrates A. E. Taylor
29 Sunday, November 06, 2011 The Boy at the End of the World Greg van Eekhout
30 Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Briarpatch Tim Pratt
31 Thursday, November 24, 2011 I, Robot: To Protect Mickey Zucker Reichert
32 Saturday, December 03, 2011 Tales from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine ed. Sheila Williams & Cynthia Manson
33 Sunday, December 25, 2011 The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. Ian Whates




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