Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Reading Year in Review

2011-Books by Rating
**'d books are Audiobooks these are in no particular order except by rating

5 Stars
Sarah’s Key by, Tatiana de Rosnay narrated by, Polly Stone**
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by, Lisa See narrated by, Janet Song**
Madame Tussaud by, Michelle Moran
Revolution by, Jennifer Donnelly Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering**
The Bird Sisters by, Rebecca Rasmussen
Rivermarked by, Patricia Briggs
The Peach Keeper by, Sarah Addison Allen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by, Rebecca Skloot narrated by, Bahni Turpin & Cassandra Campbell**
The Kings Speech by, Mark Logue narrated by, Simon Vance**
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by, Ransom Riggs
I Shall Wear Midnight by, Terry Pratchett
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by, Fannie Flagg
The Eyre Affair by, Jasper Fforde
Love You More by, Lisa Gardner narrated by Kirsten Potter, Katie Macnichol,**
Trespasser by, Paul Doiron
The True Meaning of Smekday by, Adam Rex narrated by, Bahni Turpin**
The Legacy by, Katherine Webb
Dracula by, Bram Stoker narrated by, Simon Vance**
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by, Shirley Jackson narrated by, Bernadette Dunne**
We All Wore Stars: Memories of Anne Frank from Her Classmates by, Theo Coster
A Christmas Carol by, Charles Dickens narrated by, Tim Curry**

4 1/2 Star
The House on Riverton, The Forgotten Garden & The Distant Hours by, Kate Morton narrated by,Caroline Lee**
Changeless,Heartless, by, Gail Carriger narrated by, Emily Gray**
Nobodies Album by, Carolyn Parkhurst
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by, Helen Simonson narrated by, Peter Altschuler**
Left Neglected by, Lisa Genova narrated by,Sarah Paulsen**
Seer of Sevenwaters by, Juliet Marillier
You Had Me At Woof by, Julie Klam narrated by, Karen White**
A Discovery of Witches by, Debrah Harkness narrated by, Jennifer Ikeda**
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee by, LA Meyer narrated by, Katherine Kellgren**
Maisie Dobbs by, Jacqueline Winspear narrated by, Rita Barrington**
Ashfall by, Mike Mullins
The Weird Sisters by, Eleanor Brown
Ingenue by, Jillian Larkin
Hearts, Keys & Puppetry by, Neil Gaiman & the Twitterverse narrated by, Katherine Kellgren**
The Winter Sea by, Susanna Kearsley narrated by, Roselyn Landor**

4 Stars
Sidewalk Thoughts by, Mickey Renner
My Bonny Light Horseman & Rapture of the Deep by, LA Meyer narrated by, Katherine Kellgren**
Abby Cooper Psychic Eye by, Victoria Laurie narrated by, Elizabeth Michaels**
Year of Wonders by, Geraldine Brooks narrated by, the author**
O Pioneers by, Willa Cather narrated by, Kate Reading**
Live to Tell by, Lisa Gardner narrated by, Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman, Ann Marie Lee**
The Prince of Mist by, Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Room by, Emma Donaghue narrated by, Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren**
Wicked Appetite by, Janet Evanovich narrated by, Lorelei King**
The Art of Racing in the Rain by, Garth Stein narrated by, Christopher Evan Welch**
A Northern Light by, Jennifer Donnelly narrated by, Hope Davis**
You Know When the Men Are Gone by, Siobhan Fallon narrated by, Cassandra Campbell**
The Reversal by, Michael Connelly narrated by, Peter Giles**
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by, John Elder Robison
Water for Elephants by, Sara Gruen narrated by, David Ledoux, John Randolph Jones**
Blameless by, Gail Carriger narrated by, Emily Gray**
Skellig by, David Almond
Crunch Time by, Diana Mott Davidson narrated by, Barbara Rosenblat**
Dead Reckoning by, Charlaine Harris
Smokin’ Seventeen by, Janet Evanovich narrated by, Lorelei King**
Immortal Beloved by, Cate Tiernan narrated by, Kelly Lintz**
Dragontime by, Anne & Todd McCaffrey
Forever by, Maggie Steifvater
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life & I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl & Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood & We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive& It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by, Laurie Notaro narrated by, Hillary Huber**
The Poisoned House by, Michael Ford
Variant by, Robinson Wells
fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science by, Lucia Greenhouse
Rules of Civility by, Amor Towles narrated by, Rebecca Lowman**
Artemis Rising by, Cheri Lasota
Life by, Keith Richards narrated by, Johnny Depp & John Hurley**
Birds of a Feather by, Jacqueline Winspear narrated by, Kim Hicks**
The Night Circus by, Erin Morgenstern narrated by, Jim Dale**
The Woman in Black by, Susan Hill
Suicide Run & Angle of Investigation short storied by, Michael Connelly narrated by, Len Cariou**
Steampunk Santa (A Short Story) by, Marc Vun Kannon
Hide by, Lisa Gardner (Re-read)
Freaks (A Short Story) by, Tess Gerritsen
The Christmas Pearl by, Dorothea Benton Frank
Divergent by, Veronica Roth narrated by, Emma Galvin**

3 ½ Stars
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by, Jacqueline Kelly narrated by, Natalie Ross**
Still Life by, Louise Penny narrated by, Ralph Cosham**
Storm Front by, Jim Butcher narrated by, James Marsters**
Bloody Valentine by, Melissa De La Cruz
The Demon Trapper Daughter by, Jana Oliver
The Sherlockian by, Graham Moore narrated by, James Langton**
Lost in a Good Book by, Jasper Fforde narrated by, Emily Gray**
Water Witch by,Deborah LeBlanc narrated by, Xe Sands**
Save Me by, Lisa Scottoline
Lethal Lineage by, Charlotte Hinger narrated by, Karen White**
The Lantern by,Deborah Lawrenson narrated by, Gerrianne Raphael, Kristine Ryan**
Praise Jerusalem! by, Augusta Trobaugh
Peace Locomotion by,Jaqueline Woodson narrated by, Dion Graham**
Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories by, Bailey White narrated by, Lorna Raver**

3 Stars
The Murderer’s Daughters by, Randy Susan Meyers
American Gods by, Neil Gaiman narrated by, Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones,**
Paper Towns by, John Green narrated by,Dan John Miller**
I am Number Four by, Pittacus Lore narrated by, Neil Kaplan**
Running with Scissors by, Augusten Burroughs
Bossypants by, Tina Fey narrated by the author**
The Evil Genius by, Wilkie Collins narrated by, John Bolan**
The Lottery and Other Stories by, Shirley Jackson narrated by, Carol Stewart**
The Haunting of Hill House by, Shirley Jackson narrated by, Bernadette Dunne**
Deck the Halls by, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark
Mary Bolelyn Mistress of Kings by, Alison Weir
Blue Christmas by, Mary Kay Andrews

2 ½ Stars
The Twentieth Wife by, Indu Sundaresan narrated by, Sneha Mathan**
City of Bones by, Cassandra Clare narrated by, Ari Graynor**
The Winter Ghosts by, Kate Mosse
If I Stay by, Gail Forman narrated by, Kirsten Potter**
The Borrowers by, Rebecca Makkai narrated by, Emily Bauer**
The Ballad of Tom Dooley by, Sharyn McCrumb
The Red Pyramid by, Rick Riordan narrated by, Katherine Kellgren & Kevin R. Free** (This rating is for the book NOT the narration!)

2 Stars
Hungry for Happiness by, James Villa
The Bluest Eye by, Toni Morrison (This is just My Opinion no need to tell me I'm wrong!)

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