Sunday, January 08, 2012

Books Read in 2011

End of the calendar year is often a time for reflection. This year it seems like I read less than usual (and I can't quite put my finger on why.) I have also listened to more radio and fewer books. A part of that my be related to the rearrangement of the collection at MPOW from an accession number arrangement to Dewey. Here is the list. (It is in reverse chronological order, since I just cut and pasted from the side bar where I keep track.) Note that this is a full year list, not a half year like some prior lists.

Books Read (paper)

  1. The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell ARC
  2. The Invisible Ones: A Novel by Stef Penney ARC
  3. Grimus: a novel by Salman Rushdie
  4. If Jack's in Love: A Novel by Stephen Wetta ARC
  5. Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman ARC
  6. Too Far by Rich Shapero ARC
  7. Broken Pieces: A Library Life, 1941-1978 by Michael Gorman
  8. Delirious New Orleans: Maifesto for an Extraordinary American City by Stephen Verderber
  9. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  10. The Weird Sisters: a novel by Eleanor Brown
  11. The girls from Ames: a story of women and a forty-year friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow
  12. Doing social media so it matters: a librarian's guide by Laura Solomon
  13. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman
  14. Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin
  15. Room: A novel by Emma Donoghue
  16. The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard a review copy
  17. The Rievers by William Faulkner

I had been planing to read Water for elephants by Sara Gruen in paper, but I wound up listening to it.

Read on the Nook
  1. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
  2. A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio by Bob Edwards
  3. Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1956 by Wayne Wiegand
    Advance PDF copy for review in Public Libraries

Recorded books/Listening

Lots of NPR on both WWNO and WRKF
Neither station covers my whole trip. I also sometimes listen to NPR Now on Sirius XM
  1. All the king's men by Robert Penn Warren, read by Michael Emerson
  2. Play Dirty by Sandra Brown, read by Victor Slezak
  3. Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke, read by Suzanne Toren
  4. Lies and the lying liars who tell them: [a fair and balanced look at the right] by Al Franken, read by the author
  5. Car talk: doesn't anyone screen these calls?: calls about animals and cars
  6. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, read by Robert Whitfield
  7. Various speaker disks to select a speaker for an upcoming even
  8. 'Tis by Frank McCourt, read by the author
  9. Islam : a short history by Karen Armstrong read by Richard M. Davidson
  10. Water for elephants: a novel by Sara Gruen, read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones
  11. Remarkable creatures by Tracy Chevalier, read by Charlotte Parry and Susan Lyons
  12. The necklace: thirteen women and the experiment that formed their lives by Cheryl Jarvis, read by Pam Ward
  13. Attack poodles and other media mutants: the looting of the news in a time of terror by James Wolcott read by Dennis Boutsikaris
  14. Executive privilege by Phillip Margolin, read by Jonathan Davis
  15. My year of meats by Ruth L. Ozeki, read by Anna Fields
  16. Stonehenge: [a novel of 2000 BC] by Bernard Cornwell, read by Sean Barrett
  17. My life as a fake by Peter Carey, read by Susan Lyons
  18. Smoke by John Ed Bradley, read by Christopher Hurt