Books I’ve Read in 2011

Here?EUR(TM)s a list of books I?EUR(TM)ve read in 2011. You can visit my GoodReads profile if you want to see further details on the books.

Some of the books do not have proper covers because the images were not available on GoodReads.

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A total of 66 books, which is an increase of 8 books compared to last year. I just joined the library in 2009, which explains the low number for that year.

goodreads 2011 books even has a pages statistic: 19,120 pages read.

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The books are in chronological order, so it’s interesting to see how I started the year with poker and baking.

Then I moved to vegetarian and environmental interests. I picked up a few biographies (which are my favourite) including Janet Jackson’s new book.

Finally I ended the year reading more about relationships and communication.

There were only a couple of books on fiction, compared to >10 in the previous year.

My favourite books were:

  1. You Don’t Need Meat by Peter Cox – opened my eyes to what I was eating and dispelled vegetarian myths.
  2. Becoming Holyfield – this biography is a great inspiration for having a positive attitude, forgiveness and good work ethic.
  3. No One would Listen – how the SEC and media ignored warnings about the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme.
  4. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense – an insider’s story about the Lehman Brothers collapse and how the 2008 global credit crunch happened.

I’m happy to report that my reading habit has influenced Rachel. She wants us to read to her all the time, and I’m teaching her to read her first words.

You would think that I would be the first to get an e-book reader, but unfortunately that would not be practical unless there is some electronic library system (or I join the dark side and read pirated books). I can’t possibly afford to buy over 60 books a year.

Who knows what books I will read next year? What books will I discover at the library in the coming days? It’s so exciting and I look forward to report my 2012 reading list.

5 thoughts on “Books I’ve Read in 2011”

  1. Thanks, Adino, it’s good to be back! LOL, I bet! Still no kids for me — but I do have a two-year old niece and then another niece/nephew on the way! And from what I see my sister going through, maybe it’s TWO hundred times harder than raising a puppy 🙂

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