Books Read: 2011

January
  • The Old Patagonian Express: by Train through the Americas. Paul Theroux. 1979
  • The Gathering. Anne Enright. 2007
  • Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America. Elizabeth Wurtzel. 1994
  • Possession. A.S. Byatt. 1990
February
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran. Azar Nafisi. 2003
  • Saturday. Ian McEwan. 2005
  • Nostromo. Joseph Conrad. 1904

March

  • Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America's Soul. Edward Humes. 2008
  • The Leopard. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. 1960
  • Mating. Norman Rush. 1991
  • Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How it can Renew America. Thomas L. Friedman. 2008

April

  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy. 1891
  • The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim's Progress. Mark Twain. 1869
  • Wolf Hall. Hilary Mantel. 2009
  • The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit. Shirley MacLaine. 2000
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Robert Pirsig. 1974
  • Good Faith. Jane Smiley. 2003 
May

  • The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. 1719
  • Dracula: A Mystery Story. Bram Stoker. 1897
  • Seeing. Jose Saramago. 2006
  • The Search for God at Harvard. Ari Goldman. 1991
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany. John Irving. 1989
  • Portrait in Sepia. Isabel Allende. 2001
  • Who are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity. Samuel Huntington. 2004
  • Daniel Deronda. George Eliot. 1876
  • The Bridges of Madison County. Robert James Waller. 1992
  • On Beauty. Zadie Smith. 2005
June

  • The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific. Paul Theroux. 1992
July
  • Hotel du Lac. Anita Brookner. 1984
  • Divinity of Doubt: The God Question. Vincent Bugliosi. 2011
  • Winter's Tale. Mark Helprin. 1983
  • Explore: Stories of Survival from of the Map. Jennifer Schwamm Willis (editor). 2000
  • Everyman. Philip Roth. 2006
  • Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Mary Shelley. 1881
  • Home. Marilynne Robinson. 2008
  • Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1883
August
  • Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe. George Eliot. 1861
  • Kim. Rudyard Kipling. 1901
  • Bad Land: An American Romance. Jonathan Raban. 1996
  • The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. 1908
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 1774
  • The Echo Maker. Richard Powers. 2006
  • Vanity Fair.  William Makepeace Thackeray. 1847
  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Bill Bryson. 1998
  • A Free Life. Ha Jin. 2007
September
  • Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door. Lynne Truss. 2005
  • Scarlett Feather. Maeve Binchy. 2000
  • Call it Sleep. Henry Roth. 1934
  • Netherland. Joseph O'Neill. 2008
  • The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins. 1860
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Oscar Hijuelos. 1989
  • The Rainbow. D.H. Lawrence. 1915
  • Barn Blind. Jane Smiley. 1980
  • The Fourth Hand. John Irving. 2001
October
  • Jude the Obscure. Thomas Hardy. 1895
  • In the Valley of Mist: Kashmir: One Family in a Changing World. Justine Hardy. 2009
  • The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition. Stephen King. 1990
  • The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux. 1982
  • Atmospheric Disturbances. Rivka Galchen. 2008
  • Rhett Butler's People. Donald McCaig. 2007
November
  • Heidi. Johanna Spyri. 1880
  • The Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie. 1988
  • An Italian Education: The Further Adventures of an Expatriate in Verona. Tim Parks. 1995
  • The Old Man and the Sea. Ernest Hemingway. 1952
  • What I Talk About when I Talk About Running: A Memoir. Haruki Murakami. 2008
  • Who Killed Palomino Molero? Mario Vargas Llosa. 1986
  • A Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess. 1962
  • Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. Anthony Shaddid. 2005
  • On the Road. Jack Kerouac. 1957
December
  • American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps. Philip Weiss. 2004
  • Fresh Air Fiends: Travel Writings, 1985-2000. Paul Theroux. 2000  
 
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