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More Pages than Ever Before: 2011 Reading Log

Submitted by alycia on Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:39

I didn't meet my goal for increasing the overall number of books in 2011. I'd set it high, at 65. But I did read one more book than I had in the last two years--52 instead of 51--and this year was also a LARGE book year: the number of pages that goodreads tells me I read in 2011 vastly outnumbers any previous year in which I kept track.

Most of the books on the list that aren't novels are because of grad school. There were also a number of books I am still half way through (a lot of cyberculture and ebook-related things) that I suspect I'll finish in 2012, and two huge novels I just started (Moby Dick and 1Q84).

Anyhow, here's the list! Especially recommended books are starred as usual. Happy 2012!

  1. Parable of the Talents / Octavia Butler
  2. Questioning Library Neutrality / Allison M. Lewis
  3. *The Dispossessed / Ursula LeGuin
  4. Fledgling / Octavia Butler
  5. Stitches / David Small
  6. Maggie, A Girl of the Streets / Stephen Crane
  7. The Age of Innocence / Edith Wharton
  8. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York / Luc Sante
  9. Washington Square / Henry James
  10. Last Exit to Brooklyn / Hubert Selby Jr.
  11. American Psycho / Bret Easton Ellis
  12. Men Women and Chainsaws / Carol Clover
  13. The New Avengers: Feminism, Feminity and the Rape-Revenge Cycle / Jacinda Read
  14. A Field Guide to Getting Lost / Rebecca Solnit
  15. Angels in America / Tony Kushner
  16. The Handmaid's Tale / Margaret Atwood
  17. X'ed Out / Charles Burns
  18. Freedom / Jonathan Franzen
  19. Scenes from an Impending Marriage / Adrian Tomine
  20. Little Brother / Cory Doctorow
  21. To Teach: the Journey, in Comics / William Ayers
  22. In the Wind / Barbara Fister
  23. State of Wonder / Ann Patchett
  24. Through the Cracks / Barbara Fister
  25. Dune / Frank Herbert
  26. Brother, I'm Dying / Edwidge Danticat
  27. Code 2.0 / Lawrence Lessig
  28. On Edge / Barbara Fister
  29. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution / Sara Marcus
  30. Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture / Leslie Howsam
  31. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe / Elizabeth Eisenstein
  32. Cultural Literacy / E. D. Hirsch
  33. Literacy in Theory and Practice / Brian Street
  34. Decolonising the Mind / Wa Thiong'o Ngugi
  35. The Nature of the Book / Adrian Johns
  36. Domination and the Arts of Resistance / James C. Scott
  37. *Inscription and Erasure / Roger Chartier
  38. Getting Things Done / Edwin Bliss
  39. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste / Pierre Bourdieu
  40. Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 / ed. Catherine E. Kelly
  41. *Unequal Childhoods: Race, Class and Family Life / Annette Lareau
  42. The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas / Kevin J. Hayes
  43. The Violence of Literacy / J. Elspeth Stuckey
  44. A History of the Book in America: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World / eds. Hugh Armory, David D. Hall
  45. Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement / Linda Flower
  46. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting 1834-1853 / Meredith McGill
  47. Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
  48. Catching Fire / Suzanne Collins
  49. Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
  50. Best American Comics 2011 / ed. Alison Bechdel
  51. V for Vendetta / Alan Moore
  52. Blabber Blabber Blabber / Lynda Barry

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