The 100 Books I Read in 2011

As I’ve said before, for the last four (five?) years I’ve set a goal to read 100 books a year. In 2011, I hit the goal (yay!) and have finally gotten around to updating the final list. I’ve also started my new 2012 list here. (And, and as amazing new addition — In 2012 I’ll actually be rating them. Huzzah!)

Later this week I’ll do a post highlighting some of my absolute favorites.

Books Read in 2011:

(note that I’ve for the 2011 list I’ve highlighted by top 10-15 favorites with handy stars)

  1. The Message
  2. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table *****
  3. Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too *****
  4. Falling Apart in One Piece
  5. Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness
  6. Healthy Homemaking
  7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  8. Room
  9. Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession
  10. The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less
  11. In A Perfect World
  12. Mutant Message Down Under
  13. Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land
  14. Women, Food and God
  15. The Raw Diet (Jordan Rubin)
  16. Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny
  17. Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam (Zainab Salbi) *****
  18. The Middle-Class Millionaire: The Rise of the New Rich and How They Are Changing America
  19. Time Management 101
  20. Nourishing Traditions *****
  21. It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace
  22. Alice Waters and Chez Panisse *****
  23. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen
  24. Conversations with God: 1
  25. Conversations with God: 2
  26. Conversations with God: 3
  27. Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke *****
  28. Health Book
  29. Everything I Know About Business Books
  30. Calm My Anxious Heart
  31. Re-Work *****
  32. Share This!
  33. The Winter of Our Disconnect
  34. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where you Are *****
  35. This Life is In Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and A Life Undone *****
  36. Hunting Eichmann *****
  37. Millionaire Messenger
  38. Quakebook 2:46
  39. Share This!
  40. Born To Run *****
  41. 3 Cups of Deceit
  42. The Simple Dollar
  43. The Hundred Thing Challenge
  44. Hiroshima In The Morning
  45. Eichmann In My Hands
  46. The Samurai’s Garden*****
  47. The Lost City of Z*****
  48. No Biking In The House Without A Helmet*****
  49. Skeletons On The Zahara
  50. Difficult Conversations
  51. Power Sleep
  52. A Place Of Yes
  53. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working*****
  54. Health Book
  55. Health Book (as I’ve mentioned before, I choose not to disclose the names of all the health books I read!)
  56. Queen Of The Sun
  57. Move Your Shadow
  58. Crush It
  59. Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
  60. Half the Sky*****
  61. Wanderlust
  62. Acedia & Me
  63. Health Book
  64. Health Book
  65. The Dressmaker
  66. The Long Goodbye
  67. On Persephone’s Island*****
  68. Blood, Bones & Butter*****
  69. An Unexpected Light
  70. Catfish and Mandala
  71. On a Shoestring to Coorg*****
  72. The Waiting Land
  73. Unlikely Destinations
  74. The Quiet American
  75. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness*****
  76. First They Killed My Father
  77. The Venice Experiment
  78. The Last Resort
  79. The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
  80. Death in a Prairie House
  81. Crossing the Heart of Africa
  82. EntreLeadership*****
  83. Kisses from Katie
  84. Tweet If You (Heart) Jesus
  85. The Last Empress
  86. Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean
  87. Made to Crave
  88. Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic*****
  89. Grace for the Good Girl
  90. {health book}
  91. The Power of Miracles
  92. A Confident Heart
  93. Debt Free University
  94. Nightwoods
  95. Thy Kingdom Connected
  96. Love Has A Face: A Mascara, A Machete, and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan
  97. Happy Chaos
  98. The Overload Syndrome
  99. For Us, Surrender is Out of the Question*****
  100. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years*****

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15 thoughts on “The 100 Books I Read in 2011

  1. Hello I’m just now finding your site! It’s very inspiring to read about how much you read 🙂 I find that I’m overwhelmed with (probably an addiction, though the world wouldn’t see it this way) of media ie: Facebook, pinterest, blogs, tv and movies. I’ve had a goal this year to read through the whole bible and a couple CS Lewis books, though I’m very behind because I spend so much wasted time on pinning and tv! Lol. What do you do to manage these other outlets? How much would you estimate you spend on books per year? And lastly, how do you pick new books to read? I’d appreciate your reply on an older post! 🙂

  2. Awesome list. God bless you richly. I love to read and do so daily. I never thought to count the number of books I read in a year. I spend most of my time proofing and editing and writing my own stuff so I scatter shot read and often end up starting a book one year and finishing it in another. The amazing thing is most of the books are so well written and impressive that it feels like I never stopped reading them.

    Thank you for this list and this article.

  3. Impressive list!! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired many readers I’m sure! Do you read with an e-reader or “printed” books, or a mix of both?

    I got through 25 books in 2011. I think I could double that number if I could get into e-reading, but I just haven’t yet. I need the concrete delineation of chapters, which is probably silly.

    • Mix of both. I LOVE my kindle (it’s two years old though, not a fancy touch-screen one!), HATE reading on an ipad (but do for ebooks occasionally), and LOVE real, thick, heavy books. I find if I love something on Kindle I then buy it in “real” book form!

  4. Wow. Wow. You’re my hero. I love, love, love to read, but I also love movies and a few select cable series that I catch on Netflix. I probably read 20 books a year. But I’d love to double or triple that. Now I have a role model to emulate, to a lesser extent.

    • You ask, I answer. Just updated my top 10-15 with stars. And you just wait — in 2012 I’ve got a new, star-studdedly complex rating system I’ll be implementing!