My favorite books of 2011

A good friend, who knows that I read 125 books in 2011, asked if I would list some of my favorite books from 2011. My list below is in no particular order and could be listed for many reasons. It might be because I loved the writing, it could be because the story moved me, or it made me think of a bigger life and a more expansive world view. It might have also just been because I could not put the book down for all of the above reasons. Here is my list:

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
  • Breaking Night by Liz Murray
  • The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew Kelly
  • Incendiary by Chris Cleave
  • 365 Thank Yous by John Kralik
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Stories I Only Tell my Friends by Rob Lowe
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • One Summer by David Baldacci
  • The Winter of our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
  • Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycuskie
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What were your favorite books of 2011?  Post a comment as I would love to hear from you and add any new ones to my 2012 list.


5 thoughts on “My favorite books of 2011

  1. Hmm, it’s sad and a bit humbling to not be able to remember ANY books that you read in 2011. The good news is that I’m keeping track this year and already have 1 done:

    1. Poser – my life in 23 yoga poses. Claire Dederer

    Quite enjoyable, I might add!

    Well done on your book list …are you aiming to go beyond 125 this year?!


    • Yay – loved that book, it was one of my 2011 reads! Not sure if I will surpass the 125. No real goal this year. If life gives me the space to read more then I might surpass my 125, if life gets crazier, and I do not hit or surpass the 125, that is fine too!


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