2011: Good Reads

A few days late.

Here are last year’s reads that Running Girl and I recommend (in no particular order):

Good Fresh Reads (Fiction)

Little Bee — Chris Cleave (RG)

Freedom — Jonathan Franzen (TM)

The Corrections — Jonathan Franzen (RG) [TM selection 2010]

Solar — Ian McEwan (TM) [RG also read this.  But it did not stand out sufficiently to make her list]

Sarah’s Key — Tatiana de Rosnay (RG)

A Visit from the Goon Squad — Jennifer Egan (TM & RG)

Super Sad True Love Story — Gary Shteyngart (TM)

Middlesex — Jeffrey Eugenides (RG)

Zeitoun — Dave Eggers (TM)

On Chesil Beach — Ian McEwan (RG) [Great reread for TM in 2011]

Good Fresh Reads (Non-fiction)

Great Plains — Ian Frazier (TM)

Lies My Teacher Told Me — James W. Loewen (TM)

I’d Rather We Got Casinos — Larry Wilmore (TM)

The History Buff’s Guide to the U.S. Presidents — Thomas Flagel

Good Rereads

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain (RG & TM)

Speak — Laurie Halse Anderson (RG)

On the Rez — Ian Frazier (TM)

How to Be Good — Nick Hornby (TM)

— The Major


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