Books Read—2011

My reading in 2011 had a purpose—to evaluate writing styles, learning something from the way good published writers put sentences together. My goal was to read fifty books. I failed as events conspired against me:

  1. The Handmaids Tale (1986), by Margaret Atwood—Jan. 4
  2. The Target (2010), by Bill Bowen—Jan. 7
  3. Djlbouti (2010), by Elmore Leonard—Jan. 11
  4. Storm of the i (2010), by Tina Collen—Jan 17
  5. Slouching Toward Nirvana—New Poems (2005), by Charles Bukowski—Jan. 24
  6. The Memory Chalet (2010), by Tony Judt—Jan. 27
  7. Factotum (1975), by Charles Bukowski—Jan. 29
  8. Freedom (2010), by Jonathan Franzen—Feb. 4
  9. The Way Home (2009), by George Pelecanos—Feb. 7
  10. Last Night at Twisted River (2009), by John Irving—Feb 18
  11. Ask the Dust (1939), by John Fante—Mar 5
  12. White Teeth (2000), by Zadie Smith—April 1
  13. Play it as it Lays (1970), by Joan Didion—April 3
  14. Eric Hoffer, An American Odyssey, by Calvin Tomkins—April 1o
  15. Islam, A Concise Introduction, by Huston Smith—April 16
  16. Hating Olivia, by Mark SaFranko—April 24
  17. Double Indemnity, by James M. Cain—April 25
  18. Stoner (1965), by John Edward Williams—May 3
  19. A Man Without a Country (2005), by Kurt Vonnegut—May 7
  20. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (1966), by Robert A. Heinlein—May 20
  21. Chump Change (1998), by Dan Fante—May 23
  22. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), by James M. Cain—May 25
  23. Antler Dust (2006), by Mark Stevens—May 29
  24. Let The Great World Spin (2009), by Colum McCann—June 5
  25. The Blue Room (1964), by Georges Simenon—June 7
  26. The Accomplices (1964), by Georges Simenon—June 9
  27. The Solace of Open Spaces (1985), by Gretel Ehrlich—June 11
  28. Three Men of the Beagle (1991), by Richard Lee Marks—June 15
  29. How to Write a Sentence (2011), by Stanley Fish—June 21
  30. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (1722), by Daniel Defoe—August 8
  31. Buried By The Roan (2011), by Mark Stevens—September 12
  32. Black Dahlia (1987), by James Ellroy—September 18
  33. Crome Yellow (1921), by Aldous Huxley—September 29
  34. Prejudices, A Philosophical Dictionary (1982), by Robert Nisbet—October 14
  35. When Light Breaks (2006), by Patti Callahan Henry—November 13
  36. What’s The Least I Can Believe And Still Be A Christian (2011), by Martin Thielen—November 29

 

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