Reading 2011

Following are the books I've read this year, beginning January 1, all cover-to-cover unless noted. Those might be reference books or DNFs - Did Not Finish - books whose call to "read me" kept getting fainter or fainter, or that I simply didn't like or decided weren't worth it. I figure that tells something about me, too!

Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
Lords of the Atlas, Gavin Maxwell
Culture Shock! Morocco, Orin Hargraves
The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles
Just Kids, Patti Smith
A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
The Measure of Our Days, Jerome Groopman
An Incident in the Life of a Landscape Painter, Cesar Amaire
The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami
Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Where There Is No Doctor, David Werner, et al. (ref)
Stories, Anton Chekov
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town, Paul Theroux
The Ponds of Kalamiya, Mike Tidwell
PACA: Using Participatory Analysis for Community Analysis, Peace Corps
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
Qur'an, Sahih International translation
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson
I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson
Travels in West Africa, Mary Kingsley
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Down Under, Bill Bryson
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
Dear Uncle Napolean, Iraj Pezeshkzad
A Room with a View, C.S. Forster
Howard's End, C.S. Forster
The Valley of the Casbahs: A Journey Across the Moroccan Sahara, Jeffrey Tayler
Disco for the Departed, Colin Cotterill