Logan’s 2011 Lit List!

Forgive me for posting this a bit late as by now you’ve seen similar lists with people gloating about all the books they’ve read in 2011.

Although it is part of my job to read books, I must admit that it fills a lot of my personal time as well, so I can  no longer pretend that I’m a social butterfly as I write this. Between my cats, Murder She Wrote reruns and books, I don’t get out much.

Also, you may see some odd book choices on this list, feel free to ask me anything about what I read in the comments section.

  1. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  2. The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith
  3. A Memoir of a Good Death by Anne Sorbie
  4. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  5. Let the Good World Spin by Colum McCann
  6. The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor
  7. Karma by Cathy Ostlere
  8. By Love Possessed by Lorna Goodison
  9. The Long Goodbye by Megan O’Rourke
  10. Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby
  11. The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou
  12. Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul by David Adams Richards
  13. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
  14. Bad Medicine by John Reilly
  15. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  16. Not Anyone’s Anything by Ian Williams
  17. Funeral for a Dog by Thomas Pletzinger
  18. The Quiet Twin by Dan Vyleta
  19. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
  20. Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien
  21. Mennonites Don’t Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack
  22. The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich
  23. Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa
  24. Deadly Fall by Susan Calder
  25. The O’Briens by Peter Behrens
  26. The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
  27. Various Positions by Martha Schabas
  28. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
  29. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  30. Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo
  31. The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie
  32. And Also Sharks by Jessica Westhead
  33. The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton
  34. Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner
  35. Games to Play After Dark by Sarah Gardner Borden
  36. The Reinvention of Love by Helen Humphreys
  37. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
  38. The Water Man’s Daughter by Emma Ruby-Sachs
  39. One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese
  40. Anticipated Results by Dennis E. Bolen
  41. One Child by Jeff Buick
  42. We Had it So Good by Linda Grant
  43. The Meagre Tarmac by Clark Blaise
  44. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
  45. The Antagonist by Lynn Coady
  46. Monoceros by Suzette Mayr
  47. The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy
  48. Rex by José Manuel Prieto
  49. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  50. The Return by Dany Laferrière
  51. This is Where it Must Have Happened by Hal Niedzviecki
  52. River City by John Farrow
  53. Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
  54. Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
  55. Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride
  56. A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnston
  57. A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
  58. The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
  59. This Will be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories by Johanna Skibsrud
  60. Natural Order by Brian Francis
  61. Starting from Happy by Patricia Marx
  62. Tell it to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami
  63. Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
  64. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  65. The Free World by David Bezmozgis
  66. Death Plays Poker by Robin Spano
  67. Autobiography of Childhood by Sina Queyras
  68. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  69. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
  70. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  71. Sage Island by Samantha Warwick
  72. The Submission by Amy Waldman
  73. Rescue by Anita Shreve
  74. Greedy Little Eyes by Billie Livingston
  75. Hand me Down World by Lloyd Jones
  76. The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
  77. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  78. The Measure of a Man by JJ Lee
  79. Stories about Storytellers by Douglas Gibson
  80. Hitching Rides with Buddha by Will Ferguson

Anne Logan is the Artistic Associate at WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival. For over three years she has helped the Festival Director program the WordFest line-up, and can frequently be found at local readings scouting for new talent.  Anne attended the Humber Creative Book Publishing Program in Toronto and previously worked as a publicist for Cormorant Books. Anne spends most of her free time reading, but is also known to take time from her literary endeavours to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and two cats.

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