2011 Reading List

In 2011 I finally created a list of the books I had read throughout the year. I was inspired to do this after reading the Louie L’Amour autobiography, Education of a Wandering Man. He kept similar lists, which he published in his book.

I picked up River of Death by Alistair MacLean early in the year. It was so good that I started buying more and ended up reading seven of MacLean’s in 2011. The Game of Thrones HBO series and the upcoming release of Dancing with Dragons inspired me to read George R.R. Martin’s masterpiece series again. It made it easier to pick up the story when reading Dancing with Dragons. Another pleasant surprise this year was the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I am looking forward to the Hunger Games movie which should be out in March 2012. Towards the end of the year a Facebook post and conversation inspired me to read the Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout in the order they were published. I always liked Nero Wolfe mysteries.  I have owned and read three or four of the books but did not realize Stout wrote so many. The Wikipedia article informed me that Stout wrote ” 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974.” I’m sure that will take me well into 2012 and maybe 2013 tread them all.

  1. Serpent by Clive Cussler
  2. River of Death by Alistair MacLean
  3. Towers of Midnight by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The Jungle by Clive Cussler
  5. Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean
  6. The Walking Drum (Re-read) by Louie L’amour
  7. A Game of Thrones (Re-read) by George R.R. Martin
  8. A Clash of Kings (Re-read) by George R.R. Martin
  9. A Storm of Swords (Re-read) by George R.R. Martin
  10. A Feast for Crows (Re-read) by George R.R. Martin
  11. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  12. Smoking Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  13. The Kingdom by Clive Cussler
  14. The Eiger Sanction by Alistair MacLean
  15. Shibumi (Re-read) by Trevanian
  16. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean
  17. The Spy by Clive Cussler
  18. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  19. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  20. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  21. HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean
  22. Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
  23. The Race by Clive Cussler
  24. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  25. When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean
  26. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
  27. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
  28. The Rubber Band (Re-read) by Rex Stout
  29. The Red Box by Rex Stout
  30. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout
  31. Some Buried Caesar & The Golden Spider by Rex Stout
  32. Explosive Eighteen by  Janet Evanovich
  33. Over my Dead Body by Rex Stout
  34. Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout