Read in 2011

My list of books read from October-December 2009
My list of books read in 2010

Books read in 2011

I review every book I read, but not necessarily in the order that I finish them. Books that I particularly loved are marked with a *.

January

1. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier *
2. Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas by Judy Parkinson
3. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese *
4. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens *
6. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
7. Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic
8. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
9. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
10. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
11. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada *
12. Villette by Charlotte Bronte

February

13. The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn
14. Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
15. We Had It So Good by Linda Grant
16. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell *
17. Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer *
19. By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
20. Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
21. The Help by Kathryn Stockett *
22. South Riding by Winifred Holtby *
23. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
24. Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski *
25. The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

March

26. Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells
27. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
28. Life of Pi by Yann Martel *
29. Far to Go by Alison Pick
30. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome *
31. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley *
32. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale *
33. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde
34. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin *
35. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
36. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie*
37. Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin
38. The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen
39. The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe
40. 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
41. The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells

April

42. Room by Emma Donoghue*
43. The Song Before it is Sung by Justin Cartwright
44. The Seas by Samantha Hunt
45. Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson *
46. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht *
47. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
48. Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh
49. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
50. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell *
51. Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch *
52. Great House by Nicole Krauss
53. The Valley of Adventure by Enid Blyton
54. Darkside by Belinda Bauer *
55. The Mystery of the Invisible Thief by Enid Blyton
56. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin *
57. The Echo Chamber by Luke Williams
58. Persuasion by Jane Austen *

May

59. Touch by Alexi Zentner *
60. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens *
61. Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor
62. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie *
63. The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
64. A Word Child by Iris Murdoch *
65. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov *
66. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris *
67. Orlando by Virginia Woolf

June

68. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
69. Daphne by Justine Picardie
70. Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope *
71. Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier
72. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer *
73. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
74. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir *
75. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
76. The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier
77. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie *
78. Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson
79. The Small Hand by Susan Hill
80. The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin *

July

81. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson *
82. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy *
83. The Somnambulist by Essie Fox
84. Burned by Thomas Enger
85. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola *
86. The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone
87. The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons *
88. The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
89. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer *
90. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
91. The Observations by Jane Harris *
92. Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
93. The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna
94. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford *
95. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
96. The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick *
97. The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding *

August

98. The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan *
99. The House by the Sea by Santa Montefiore *
100. Possession by A.S. Byatt
101. When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
102. The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark *
103. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler *
104. Passion by Jude Morgan *
105. Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
106. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier *
107. Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan
108. On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry *

September

109. The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil
110. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
111. Ragnarok: the End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt
112. The American Boy by Andrew Taylor *
113. Theodora by Stella Duffy
114. Devil Water by Anya Seton *
115. Awakening by S.J. Bolton *
116. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
117. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory *
118. Florence and Giles by John Harding *
119. Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu *
120. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood *

October

121. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick *
122. The Water Room by Christopher Fowler *
123. Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
124. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern *
125. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt *
126. The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier
127. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson *
128. The Queen’s Governess by Karen Harper
129. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
130. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
131. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See *
132. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier *
133. The Land of Green Ginger by Winifred Holtby
134. The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas *

November

135. A Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley
136. The House of the Wind by Titania Hardie
137. The Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davies *
138. New York by Edward Rutherfurd *
139. Blow on a Dead Man’s Embers by Mari Strachan *
140. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart *
141. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley *
142. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See *
143. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt *
144. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
145. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie *
146. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey *
147. The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin and Michael Jones

December

148. Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears *
149. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
150. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
151. Corrag by Susan Fletcher *
152. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
153. The White Devil by Justin Evans
154. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
155. Shakespeare’s Mistress by Karen Harper
156. I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley *
157. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
158. The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley *

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