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2011 Book Roll

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For any fellow bookworms out there I thought I’d keep track of the books I’ve stuck my nose in this year. I don’t claim to be a book reviewer, just a book lover but some of the titles may make you go into your local bookshop. Or maybe you have some recommendtions for me based on the below. So here goes…. ♥

  1. Roald Dahl – Boy & Going Solo (was so in love with this book, highly recommended)
  2. Mitch Alborn – The Five People You Meet In Heaven
  3. John Wyndham – Day Of The Triffids (any sci-fi fan needs to read this)
  4. Arthur Morrisson – A Child Of The Jago (a must read, especially if you live in London)
  5. Aimee Bender – The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake
  6. Sarah Moss – Night Waking (NEVER read this book, dire, dull)
  7. Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway (sublime)
  8. Philip Pullman – The Good Man Jesus & The Scoundrel Christ (clever & witty)
  9. David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet (love this author but you must concentrate for this)
  10. Timothy Mo – Sour Sweet (surprise book from my mum, submerged myself into a wonderful story)
  11. Alan Bennett – Talking Heads (revisiting an old favourite)
  12. Michael Moorcock – Mother London (didn’t hit my expectations)
  13. Michael Faber – Crimson Petal & The White (current)
  14. Justin Cronin – The Passage (love a vampire, love a bit of sci-fi, love books so this was a winner)
  15. Samuel Selvon – Lonely Londoners (Need to get into the language/style it’s penned in but once you do it flows, great characters)
  16. Gary Shteyngart – Super Sad True Love Story (scary future that I fear may somehow come true. Genius)
  17. China Mieville – Kraken (surprisingly brilliant book, like a fucked up Gaiman)
  18. Dave Gorman – Vs. The World (entertaining as always, such a pleasant read)
  19. Norman Collins – London Belongs To Me (one of the best book I’ve read this year)
  20. Margaret Atwood – The Year Of The Flood (proving she’s still a literary genius)
  21. Alice Jamieson – Today I’m Alice (depressing, harrowing but a brave story to tell)
  22. Russell Brand – Booky Wook 2 (my friend has slept with him, she said his hair smelt of roast dinners)
  23. Roald Dahl – Skin & Other Stories (every adult should revisit Roald Dahl)
  24. Caitlin Moran – How To Be A Woman (I devoured 2011’s must read after resisting. brilliant)
  25. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief (so charmed and taken with this book. Will read it again down the line)
  26. Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers (booker prize nominee, quick joyous tale)
  27. Anne Bronte – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (The herione of the book an early feminist perhaps? Loved it)
  28. Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria & Warren Pleece – Life Sucks (Graphic novel of vampire loves)
  29. Carol Birch – Jamrach’s Menagerie (Genius! Another booker nominee, so in love with this tragic tale)
  30. Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon – Preacher: Book One (OBSESSED! Want to devour the other books immediately)
  31. Emile Zola – Therese Raquin (Now THIS is the best book I’ve read all year)
  32. John Osborne – Radio Head (for any lover of radio and music, a must read)
  33. A.D. Miller – Snowdrops (I’m glad this didn’t win the Booker Prize)
  34. Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson (why, why have I not read this before? Classic)
  35. Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon – Preacher: Book Two (still hooked, genius graphic novel)

Written by Anon PA

July 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

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