Books Read in 2011

A Listmania! list by L. Federer "librarian extraordinaire" (Los Angeles)
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The list author says: "I've decided to keep a running list of all the books I read in 2011. There's no real rhyme or reason to it...everything from fiction to cookbooks to history to pretty much anything I feel like."
The End Of Alice
1.  The End Of Alice by A. M. Homes
The list author says:
  "Sort of a Lolita for a new generation."
$11.88   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
2.  Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "Like all of Roach's books, fascinating and entertaining, and you learn all sorts of bizarre trivia as well."
$13.55   Used & New from: $2.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews)

Voluntary Madness: Lost and Found in the Mental Healthcare System
3.  Voluntary Madness: Lost and Found in the Mental Healthcare System by Norah Vincent
The list author says:
  "Interesting indictment of the mental health system."
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Hard Laughter: A Novel
4.  Hard Laughter: A Novel by Anne Lamott
The list author says:
  "Strongly character-driven novel, which is not necessarily my favorite type.  Not the best book I've ever read, but not the worst either."
$13.05   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Year of the Flood
5.  The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
$11.97   Used & New from: $4.37
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (423 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel
6.  The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel by Paolo Giordano
The list author says:
  "Beautiful and sad, but it has sort of a happy ending."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Oryx and Crake
7.  Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "The first in the MaddAdam series.  I love the dystopian stuff, but I have to say I prefer the follow up, Year of the Flood"
$10.44   Used & New from: $2.22
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (774 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
8.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
$12.86   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,995 customer reviews) | 56 customer discussions

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy
9.  The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,191 customer reviews) | 43 customer discussions

Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want
10.  Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want by Wayne W. Dyer
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy)
11.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,542 customer reviews) | 37 customer discussions

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
12.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The list author says:
  "I hope the person who gifted this book to me never sees this, but, erm, I hated this book with a severe passion."
$8.52   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (869 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
13.  The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
The list author says:
  "Really enjoyed this.  Nice mix of science and narrative."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

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Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
14.  Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
The list author says:
  "I would say that this may have mildly improved my memory skills.  Either way, it was an entertaining read."
$18.71   Used & New from: $2.96
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (716 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
15.  The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
The list author says:
  "This book made me even more geeky than ever, as I very frequently regaled people with stories from the book that all started with "I'm reading this great book about the periodic table..."  People often gave me a weird look, but they always ended up with a good story. :)"
$22.09   Used & New from: $8.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (537 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership
16.  Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman
The list author says:
  "Had to read this for a class.  Pretty lame."
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The Pale King
17.  The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The list author says:
  "I am a hardcore DFW fan.  I just wish he would have survived to finish this.  Such a sad thing. :("
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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