Give me books, fruit, french wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors. --John Keats

Books Kathy Read in 2011

Here's a list of the 54 books I read in 2011, alphabetically by title:

The 39 Steps by John Buchan
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson
Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Collector by John Fowles
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
The Girl in a Swing by Richard Adams
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Gone by Michael Grant
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Ground is Burning by Samuel Black
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Leave Her to Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
The Other by Thomas Tryon
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Time Out of Joint by Philip K Dick
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
What the Birds See by Sonya Hartnett
What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Willows in Winter by William Horwood
The World According to Mr Rogers by Fred Rogers
World War Z by Max Brooks

The fifteen unlinked books above are those I haven't gotten around to blogging about yet. But I do plan to blog about them, someday! I may only manage a sentence or two on each (how is a literary amnesiac to remember more about the books than that, all these weeks later?) but that will be something, at least.