2011 Reading List

A Listmania! list by Shannon L. Yarbrough "Shannon L. Yarbrough" (St. Louis, MO USA)
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The list author says: "Books play a big part of my life - in work and as a hobby. This is the third year I've kept track of what I've read here on Amazon as a Listmania list just to share with anyone whose interested. But it's more my own private list than anything. I'll be adding more throughout the year."
A Christmas Carol
1.  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "I'd never actually read A Christmas Carol so I downloaded it to my Kindle over Christmas weekend and finished it on Christmas Day.  Figured it was a good way to kick off my 2011 reading list."
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Stealing Wishes
2.  Stealing Wishes by Shannon Yarbrough
The list author says:
  "Since I got a Kindle for Christmas, I had to download one of my own books just for the reading experience.  Finished it on New Years Eve."
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Wander the Rainbow: A true story of a living liver donation, an epic journey around the world, and a gay man's search for himself
3.  Wander the Rainbow: A true story of a living liver donation, an epic journey around the world, and a gay man's search for himself by David Jedeikin
The list author says:
  "Finished January 2nd.  Wasn't the book I thought it would be.  Great travel log if you enjoy a touristy read about world travel, but the living liver donation side of the story is very minute."
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DRACULAS (A Novel of Terror)
4.  DRACULAS (A Novel of Terror) by J.A. Konrath
The list author says:
  "A fun gory read, often over the top, but worth a read if you like zombie-type outbreaks and loathe shiny vampires. Finished it 1/17/11 on my Kindle. Be advised only about 50% is the story itself.  The other 50% is "the making of" emails between the authors, behind the scenes stuff, and teasers of their other work."
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Grundish and Askew
5.  Grundish and Askew by Lance Carbuncle
The list author says:
  "Bizarre redneck toilet humor.  A fun read that got off to a great start but lost steam in the end for me. Finished it 1/26/11."
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Geek Girl
6.  Geek Girl by Cindy C Bennett
The list author says:
  "Great teen read with lots of heart!  Finished it 2/1/11."
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Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost
7.  Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost by Barbara Abercrombie
The list author says:
  "Advanced Reader's Copy. Finished 2/4/11.  Great book if you need help dealing with grief over a lost or dead pet, but very sad. Read my review to learn more."
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Reaper (Soul Screamers)
8.  Reaper (Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent
The list author says:
  "If you liked the TV series Dead Like Me, you'll enjoy this teen version with a new twist.  Finished it 2/20/11 on Kindle.  And it's free right now!"
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Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Drama
9.  Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Drama by Michael Paller
The list author says:
  "A good long look at homosexual characters in Williams' plays mirrored with what was happening in Williams' life at the time he wrote them. A bit dry unless you appreciate the infamous playwright.  Finished it 2/20/11"
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Hellhound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History
10.  Hellhound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History by Hampton Sides
The list author says:
  "I bought the unabridged audio of this book last summer.  Just finished it 3/6/11.  Formal review to follow...."
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A Ticket to Ride: A Novel
11.  A Ticket to Ride: A Novel by Paula McLain
The list author says:
  "Great coming-of-age group about two teenage girls and the trouble they get into. Finished it 3/6/11."
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Rotters
12.  Rotters by Daniel Kraus
The list author says:
  "Excellent book for young adults!  4 out of 5 stars. Check out my review on the book's page. Finished it 3/22/11"
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The Bear in a Muddy Tutu
13.  The Bear in a Muddy Tutu by Cole Alpaugh
The list author says:
  "Finished April 7th. Check out my review!  Great book!  Very different!!  Story of a bear and a circus, and a whole array of odd characters that you will definitely warm up to."
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Endlessly: Book 1 of the Endlessly Series
14.  Endlessly: Book 1 of the Endlessly Series by C. V. Hunt
The list author says:
  "Great book.  New and different for the vampire genre.  Check out my review..."
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My Baby Blue Jays
15.  My Baby Blue Jays by John Berendt
The list author says:
  "Okay, I know its a kids book but it was written by John Berendt, one of my favorite authors, so I had to have a copy.  Got it on its release date thanks to Amazon.  June 9th  and read it in one setting.  Great book for the young and young at heart!"
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The Secret History
16.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "I bought a first edition copy of this book way back in 2000, and just now finally got around to reading it.  So glad I did!  Superb reading.  Finished it June 11th."
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The Ridge
17.  The Ridge by Michael Koryta
The list author says:
  "New author that I now can't get enough of.  Finished this 6/21/11. Check out my review of this one.  I'm already reading another of his books next."
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The Cypress House
18.  The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
The list author says:
  "Great book!  Since I enjoyed The Ridge so much I couldn't wait to read this one.  Finished it July 2nd.  Taking a break from Koryta for a different read next, but I'll definitely be back."
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What the Night Knows: A Novel
19.  What the Night Knows: A Novel by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Finished July 9th!  The first Koontz book I ever read and I loved it.  Will definitely be exploring him again soon."
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Bag of Bones
20.  Bag of Bones by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "This is the first fictional King book I've read since  high school.  It was a good read, but having just read Koontz I really wanted a bit more intensity.  King is good at building characterization and really getting into the psyche, but he drones on and on too much sometimes and it really bogs the story down.  Still a good read.  I finished it in just two weeks - on July 23rd."
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Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel
21.  Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Great read from Koontz.  Loving the series and definitely plan to continue. Already started Book 2. Check out my review. Finished this one July 29th."
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Matchmakers 2.0 (A Novel Nibbles title)
22.  Matchmakers 2.0 (A Novel Nibbles title) by Debora Geary
The list author says:
  "Quick read I started on my Windows Phone a few weeks ago. Finished it July 31st. Very cute. Chick lit but fun."
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23.  Frankenstein: City of Night: A Novel by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Part 2 in the series. Finished it 8/5/11. It wasn't as good as the first one, but I'm still intrigued. Check out my review. Already reading Book 3."
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24.  Frankenstein: Dead and Alive: A Novel by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "The worst in the series so far.  Definitely 3 stars.  Let's hope the last 2 are better.  Finished this 8/13/11."
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25.  Frankenstein: Lost Souls: A Novel by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Part 4 in the series.  Finished it 8/19/11.  The story moves to Montana, and unfortunately leaves a lot of its darkness behind in New Orleans. Koontz has too many characters that never reach their full potential. Read my review for more info."
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26.  The Dead Town (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 5) by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Part 5 in the series and the finale.  Not a good ending, but I was pleased with the series overall.  Finished it 8/25/11. Check out my review."
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Twilight Eyes
27.  Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Not my favorite Koontz by far.  The first half was great, but the second half went down hill very quickly and the ending was just bland. Finished it 9/11/11.  Read my review for more details."
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28.  Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Great book and I will definitely finish the series.  However, it wasn't what I expected because there isn't anything new here as far as Psychic Mediums go.  The surprise ending wasn't even enough to redeem itself. Finished it 10/1.  I gave it 3 stars. Read my full review."
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Intensity
29.  Intensity by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Sped read through it this month and finished it 10/21/11, which was really too long.  Probably my least favorite of his so far. Read my review for the full wrap. 2 stars."
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The Leaving: A Novel
30.  The Leaving: A Novel by Gabriella West
The list author says:
  "Finished 10/23/11. A beautiful, at times haunting, coming of age story about a young girl trying to discover who she is socially and sexually."
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Forever Odd (Odd Thomas)
31.  Forever Odd (Odd Thomas) by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Another lackluster book, the 2nd in the Odd Thomas series, that just wasn't as exciting as I hoped it would be. 3 stars. Finished it October 31st."
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11/22/63: A Novel
32.  11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "A book I've been waiting to read all year!  I thoroughly enjoyed it, but once again, King gets wrapped up in the everyday life of his characters and strays from the big picture.  Still a great read. I gave it 4 stars out of 5. Finished it 11/23/11."
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Obedience: A Novel
33.  Obedience: A Novel by Will Lavender
The list author says:
  "A book that's been on my back list for quite a while.  An okay mystery at first but the last 50 pages ruined it for me.  I read it in 2 days. 3 out of 5 stars. Finished it 11/27/11."
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The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense (Kindle Single)
34.  The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense (Kindle Single) by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Finished it 12/1/11.  2 stars. Horrible Novella leading in too many directions. Koontz should definitely stick to writing more engrossing novels.  This ebook lacked substance."
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Appalachian Justice
35.  Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton
The list author says:
  "5 Stars!  Easily one of the best books I've read this year. Finished it 12/14 and highly recommend!  Very disturbing read, but very heartfelt as well."
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A Christmas Memory
36.  A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
The list author says:
  "A favorite short story that I actually just read for the first time in 2010 over the Christmas holiday. I picked up this children's picture book version of it earlier this year in a used bookstore and saved it for today. 12/25/11"
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37.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "One of those books I thought I would probably never read, but I'm so glad I did.  Very complex crime drama that takes lots of patience, but is well worth the read. Check out my full review.  Finished it 12/29/11."
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Relentless
38.  Relentless by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Listened to this one on audio in my car. Great story from Koontz, better than some of the others I've read this year but the ending wasn't that great.  Still a good read.  Finished it 12/29/11."
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