Books of 2011

This are the books I’ve read in 2011, according to my Goodreads account. I put an asterisk (*) next to the ones I liked a lot.

Unbearable Lightness
(Portia di Rossi) (I like how I ended the year with a celebrity autobiography, just like in 2009–Ha Ha!)
Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche 
(Bill Plotkin)
*The Simulacra 
(Dick)
*Galactic Pot-Healer 
(Dick)
Dr. Futurity 
(Dick)
Vulcan’s Hammer 
(Philip K. Dick)
The Penultimate Truth 
(Philip K. Dick)
*The Great Gatsby 
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Rabbit, Run 
(John Updike)
*Time Out of Joint 
(Philip K. Dick)
The Seamstress and the Wind 
(Cesar Aira)
Howard’s End 
(E.M. Forster)
A Room With A View 
(E.M. Forster)
Clans of the Alphane Moon (Philip K. Dick)
*Dr. Bloodmoney 
(Philip K. Dick)
Jurassic Park 
(Michael Crichton) [reread]
The Cosmic Puppets 
(Philip K. Dick)
*Blood Meridian
 (Cormac McCarthy)
The Discomfort Zone 
(Jonathan Franzen)
*Black Swan Green (David Mitchell)
The Cement Garden 
(Ian McEwan)
*On the Road 
(Jack Kerouac) [re-read]
On Chesil Beach 
(Ian McEwan)
*Cloud Atlas 
(David Mitchell)
Amsterdam 
(Iam McEwan)
Death in the Andes (Mario Vargas Llosa)
The Catcher in the Rye 
(J.D. Salinger) [re-read]
***Infinite Jest 
(David Foster Wallace)
Willful Creatures 
(Aimee Bender)
The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories 
(Steve Almond)
*The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Mood, Masochism and Murder 
(Stephen Elliott)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 
(Aimee Bender)
Dune 
(Frank Herbert)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 
(David Foster Wallace)
Neuromancer 
(William Gibson)
The Point and Other Stories 
(Charles D’ambrosio)
Making Money (Terry Pratchett)
Girl Meets Boy 
(Ali Smith)
The First Person and Other Stories 
(Ali Smith)
Girl, Interrupted 
(Susanna Kaysen)
Jung: A Very Short Introduction (Anthony Stevens)
*The Wonder Spot (Melissa Banks) – re-read
Antwerp 
(Roberto Bolaño)
*Throw Like A Girl: Stories 
(Jean Thompson)
The Man in the High Castle 
(Philip K. Dick)
Red Mars 
(Kim Stanely Robinson)
*The Sirens of Titan 
(Kurt Vonnegut) – re-read
Radio Free Albemuth 
(Philip K. Dick)
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer 
(Philip K. Dick)
*The Divine Invasion 
(Philip K. Dick)
*VALIS 
(Philip K. Dick, re-read)
A Maze of Death 
(Philip K. Dick)
How to Breath Underwater (Julie Orringer)
The Fellowship of the Ring 
(JRR Tolkein)
*Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 
(Phillip K. Dick)
*Never Let Me Go 
(Kazuo Ishiguro)
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers 
(Yiyun Li)
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl 
(Yiyun Li)
A Heart So White (Javier Marias)
Wittgenstein’s Mistress (David Markson)
The Invention of Morel 
(Adolfo Bioy Casares)
Super Sad True Love Story 
(Gary Shteyngart)
My Abandonment 
(Peter Rock)
Dancing With Cuba
 (Alma Guillermoprieto)
The Girl on the Fridge (Etgar Keret)

I count 66. More than one book a week. Not bad at all! (Especially considering that I was reading Infinite Jest and nothing else for something like three months). The explosion of Philip K. Dick novels (fast, fun reads) I read in the fall definitely helped bump this number up.

Books I started, read quite a bit of and never completely finished (at least according to goodreads, there were probably more): The Time of the Hero (Mario Vargas Llosa), Mink River (Brian Doyle), The Crying of Lot 49 (Pynchon), Consider the Lobster (DFW), The Heart That Bleeds (Alma Guillermoprieto), The Two Towers (Tolkein), Game of Thrones (George RR Martin), Antes Que Anochezca (Reinaldo Arenas).

To see books of 2010 click here.
To see books of 2009 
click here.

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