Saturday, January 3, 2015

Breaking News: What I Read in 2011

Well, while I am disappointed with myself for not posting a single thing on this blog for all of 2014, and most of 2013 for that matter, there's nothing I can do but move forward and hope to post more in 2015. I'm starting with my list of books read in 201, as a way to archive that list and make more room in the layout for a 2015 list. 

As always, it is interesting to look back over what I read a few years ago, and see what has stuck with me and what has not. There are many books I really liked on this list; I think my favorites are The Marriage Plot, The Rules of Civility, Await Your Reply, Bitter in the Mouth, The Fran Liebowitz Reader, the Chekhov stories, and (most of all!) A Visit from the Goon Squad.

  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  • Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Whisperers by Orlando Figes
  • Havana Real by Yoani Sanchez
  • The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Like You'd Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard
  • The Crazed by Ha Jin
  • Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
  • The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel
  • Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black
  • Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
  • Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
  • The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
  • The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • The Fran Lebowitz Reader
  • Unbroken by Lauren Hillibrand
  • My Life in France by Julia Child
  • Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • The Zero by Jess Walter
  • American Woman by Susan Choi
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • This Body of Death by Elizabeth George


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Overeducated mom, addled by constant interruptions due to demands of family and dog, trying to read books and write coherent sentences about them. Luckily, yoga keeps me centered. Sharing my love of yoga through teaching helps make sense of it all. I have a yoga blog at Since 2015, it has been my pleasure to serve as a reader for Epiphany, a literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art; on Twitter as @epiphanymag.


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