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2011 Reading List

A Listmania! list by secretninja "resist psychic death" (greenpoint brooklyn)
The list author says: "my poor memory has compelled me to create these lists so i can remember what the hell ive been reading. i like writing my immediate impressions so when i look over the list at the end of the year, i'm all oh those were the good times, eh.

lets keep this book reading train rollin in '11"
The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
1.  The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "i so did not want to read this. why did i buy it?  looks depressing as all hell. and well it is. esp reading it in jan.  in the snowpocalypse.
but i stayed up reading til 2am last night.  overall it's poignantly compelling, at the same time horrifying."
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
2.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "dude i can't believe my moms read this book!  i was into from page one but there is some sick bizness in there once you get to the mystery solved part. always can tell its a good book if i find myself staying up til 2am to find a stopping point."
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Just Kids
3.  Just Kids by Patti Smith
The list author says:
  "poetically written, also i'm always down for a good muse/artistic inspiration story. theirs was a great love. also, awesome glimpse into new york city/70s cultural history."
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Cherry
4.  Cherry by Mary Karr
The list author says:
  "best book in 2000--i'm late in reading but so glad i did.  friend recommended it to me...i was dubious, i didn't think the story of a teenage girl would be interesting.  however, mary karr is hilarious.  Her colorful writing makes the story come alive."
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In Cold Blood (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)
5.  In Cold Blood (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books) by Truman Capote
The list author says:
  "excellent book, the prose just flows.  thought it mught be boring or too gruesome.  it was neither & i was sorry when it ended.  esp. recommend reading this in addition to the movie Infamous."
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
6.  The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
The list author says:
  "friend swore this was a good book--not something i normally would pick up.  it was so fascinating to read about the last great explorers of 20th c.  whole time i was hungry & itchy--you'll see what i mean if you read it.  didn't like the ending but it's real life, not fiction."
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
7.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "a magical WWII story but was a teensy bit too long. overall highly recommend!"
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The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
8.  The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Paul Auster
The list author says:
  "i appreciate what the author is doing & there were times when i was fully engaged with his stories but overall i was kinda bored"
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Paris to the Moon
9.  Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
The list author says:
  "really enjoyed this book, full of endearing/hilarious anecdotes. love paris!"
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The Corrections
10.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The list author says:
  "um, jesus christ this novel was depressing.  i felt like i was under a weight, compelled to keep reading. but it did get flowing at times, overall just really intense."
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A Million Little Pieces
11.  A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
The list author says:
  "just meh overall, maybe if i thought it was a true story i'd have felt differently. however, i liked the parts where he talked about how much he hated himself and how he thought he was such a horrible person.  it's the secret negative voice in our heads we just want to shut up."
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Water for Elephants: A Novel
12.  Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
The list author says:
  "another book my mom wanted me to read...well i read it--it's soooo good!"
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Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)
13.  Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics) by Gustave Flaubert
The list author says:
  "i am madame bovary, so reading it was a little more than creepy.  all my personality flaws spelled out."
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Going Down With Janis
14.  Going Down With Janis by Daniel Knapp
The list author says:
  "whoa sex much? i was not expecting the memoir to be like this but it was a page-turner nonetheless. i have no idea what parts are true & which are not but janis fans should read."
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The Help Deluxe Edition
15.  The Help Deluxe Edition by Kathryn Stockett
The list author says:
  "Ok ok ok I resisted reading this for months but just said screw it.  It was GOOD.  Like really good."
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