Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Book list of 2011

As I've done for past years, here are the books I read in 2011. Instead of a plain list I've aranged them into different genres to make a little easier to read, I know some could go into more than one list but I'm trying not to be picky about it ;)

Fiction: Mainly Classics and Modern Classics

Animal Farm A Fairy Story by George Orwell
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Fall of the House of Usher: And Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (have yet to finish)

Science Fiction

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Valis by Philip K. Dick
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Yellow Blue Tibia: A Novel by Adam Roberts
Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg

Non Fiction (mainly pop science)

Vive La Revolution by Mark Steel
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
What Remains to be Discovered by John Maddox

Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything by F. Peat
Why Does E=MC2? by Brian Cox, J. R. Forshaw
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran

Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology by Paul Broks
Freaks of Nature by Mark S. Blumberg

Big Bang by Simon Singh
Elephants on Acid: and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese
Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine by Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst

Graphic Novels

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller
Batman: Face the Face by James Robinson

Tank Girl (v. 1) by Alan Martin
Batman: R.I.P. by Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel

Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
Batman: Arkham Asylum Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison
Marvel Zombies 2 by Robert Kirkman

55 Books for 2011, not too bad as I only 33 in 2010. I will of course try to read more this year, so far I have read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and am in the middle of reading
The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw.
I read so many great books this year it would be hard to pick a favourite, but a few I loved were,
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Ubik by Philip K. Dick, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. What was your favourite book in 2011?


  1. I want to live in your library! :)
    Have you read the Wet Moon graphic novels by Ross Campbell, they are one of my favourites and think it's something you'd like!

  2. no I haven't but I follow his deviantart account, I love his style. Hopefully I'll get round to buying one this year :) xxx



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