Friday, January 6, 2012

2011 Reading List

Last December, I decided to keep a running tally of all the books I would read over the course of a year. This is that final list, minus all the books I read for class and all the manuscripts from fellow students that I had the pleasure of reading as well. This was such an interesting look back over my last year that I'm pretty sure I'm just going to continue it in 2012. I'm shooting for 100 books in the new year and hopefully more reviews of said books here on the blog. If you think I'll like a certain text, shoot me a comment and let me know. I'm always interested in reading new stuff, but if you can see the pattern in my list, I like my works a little experimental, a little playful, and not always so traditional.

2011 Reading List:


01.) Italo Calvino - "Under the Jaguar Sun" (86pgs)
02.) Italo Calvino - "Mr. Palomar" (126pgs)
03.) Italo Calvino - "Marcovaldo (or The Seasons in the City)" (121pgs)
04.) Michel Foucault - "This Is Not A Pipe" (58pgs)

(391 total pages)


05.) Italo Calvino - "The Baron in the Trees" (217pgs)
06.) Jedediah Berry - "The Manual of Detection (278pgs)
07.) Gabriel Garcia Marquez - "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (143pgs)
08.) Paul Harding - "Tinkers" (191pgs)
09.) Jorge Luis Borges - "The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory" (131pgs)
10.) Joshua Mohr - "Termite Parade" (180pgs)
11.) Mark Haddon - "The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time" (226pgs)
12.) Juan Rulfo - "Pedro Paramo" (124pgs)
13.) Pablo Neruda - "World's End" (301pgs)
14.) Don DeLillo - "Point Omega" (117pgs)

(1908 total pages)


15.) Joshua Mohr - "Some Things That Meant the World to Me" (205pgs)
16.) Charles Yu - "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" (234pgs)
17.) Carlo Collodi - "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (170pgs)
18.) Italo Calvino - "The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount" (246pgs)
19.) Suzanne Collins - "The Hunger Games" (374pgs)
20.) Suzanne Collins - "Catching Fire" (391pgs) 
21.) Suzanne Collins - "Mockingjay" (390pgs)

(2010 total pages)


22.) Alex Garland - "The Coma" (196pgs)
23.) Roald Dahl - "The Magic Finger" (56pgs)
24.) Roald Dahl - "Esio Trot" (55pgs)
25.) Roald Dahl - "Boy: Tales of Childhood" (176pgs)
26.) Douglas Coupland - "Player One: A Novel in Five Hours" (214pgs)

(697 total pages)


27.) Grace Krilanovich - "The Orange Eats Creeps" (172pgs)
28.) Blake Butler - "Ever" (100pgs)
29.) Paul Auster - "Leviathan" (275pgs)
30.) Roald Dahl - "The Twits" (84pgs)
31.) Roald Dahl - "Danny, the Champion of the World" (214pgs)
32.) Blake Butler - "Scorch Atlas" (152pgs) 
33.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" (Book 1 of 13, 162pgs)
34.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room" (Book 2 of 13, 190pgs)
35.) Garrett Cook - "Muderland Pt. I - H8" (145pgs)
36.) Mark Gluth - "The Late Work of Margaret Kroftis" (102pgs)

(1596 total pages)


37.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window" (Book 3 of 13, 214pgs)
38.) Kevin Brockmeier - "The Brief History of the Dead" (252pgs)
39.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill" (Book 4 of 13, 194pgs)
40.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy" (Book 5 of 13, 221pgs)
41.) David Benioff - "City of Thieves" (258pgs)

(1139 total pages)


42.) Bogdan Suceava - "Coming From an Off-Key Time" (200pgs)
43.) Belen Gopegui - "The Scale of Maps" (223pgs)
44.) Blake Butler - "There Is No Year" (401pgs)
45.) Agota Kristoff - "The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie" (478pgs)
46.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator" (Book 6 of 13, 259pgs)

(1561 total pages)


Thesis work kept this month pretty quiet on the free reading tip, unfortunately.

47.) Antoine De Saint-Exupery - "The Little Prince" (83pgs)

(83 total pages)


48.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Vile Village" (Book 7 of 13, 256pgs)
49.) Donald Barthelme - "The Dead Father" (177pgs)
50.) Donald Barthelme - "Snow White" (187pgs)
51.) Ernest Hemingway - "The Old Man & The Sea" (127pgs)

(747 total pages)


52.) Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois - "The Anthology of Rap" (920pgs)
53.) Lemony Snicket - "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Hostile Hospital" (Book 8 of 13, 255pgs)
54.) Lemony Snicket -"A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival" (Book 9 of 13, 286pgs)
55.) Brian Selznick - "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" (525pgs)
56.) Steven Millhauser - "The Knife Thrower And Other Stories" (228pgs)

(2214 total pages)


57.) Don DeLillo - "Mao II" (241pgs)
58.) Italo Calvino - "If On A Winter's Night A Traveler" (260pgs)
59.) Tom Stoppard -"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" (128pgs)
60.) Richard Grossman - "The Book of Lazarus" (495pgs)
61.) Mark S. Danielewski - "House of Leaves" (709pgs)

(1833 total pages)


62.) Paul Auster - "The New York Trilogy" (371pgs)
63.) Samuel Beckett - "Endgame and Act Without Words" (92pgs)
64.) (Reread) Suzanne Collins - "The Hunger Games" (374pgs)
65.) (Reread) Suzanne Collins - "Catching Fire" (391pgs) 
66.) (Reread) Suzanne Collins - "Mockingjay" (390pgs)

(1618 total pages)

15,797 pages for the year



  1. Wow! Love that The Little Prince was the one you read in July.

  2. SK - keep in mind, a lot of those are also books for kids (roald dahl, lemony snicket, etc). i'm hoping to hit 100 this year, but the year is starting off a little slow what with this new writing project i'll be sending you tomorrow.

    JN - it was a fantastic book. i'm glad you sent it to me :)