Books Read in 2011

Books Read in 2011

January 5, 2012


Joss’s 2011 book montage

A Wrinkle in Time
Living Dead Girl
Awkward and Definition
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
The Filter Bubble
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
A Wind in the Door
The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines
Unfamiliar Fishes

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The number of books I read in 2011 was embarrassingly small. This is something I’ve been thinking for the last couple of years. It’s part of why I started this blog (to keep myself accountable) and why I decided to do monthly themes in 2012 (something fun that will hopefully keep me motivated). So here’s a list of what I read in 2011, in order of when I completed them.

  1. Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism by Susan A. Glenn.
  2. The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
  3. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
  4. Subculture: The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige
  5. Doris: An Anthology 1991-01 by Cindy Crabb
  6. Awkward and Definition by Ariel Schrag
  7. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus
  8. Potential by Ariel Schrag
  9. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
  10. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You by Eli Pariser
  11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  12. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From The New Girlie Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
  13. Stiff by Mary Roach
  14. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  15. A Wind In The Door by Madeline L’Engle
  16. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L’Engle
  17. The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, and the History of the Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid
  18. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  19. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  20. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
  21. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  22. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
  23. Wake by Lisa McMann
  24. Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon
  25. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
  26. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

As the calendar switched from 2011 to 2012, I was working on As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott and Bitchfest edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler. I have since finished As I WakeBitchfest has become my “pick it up when I have a spare few minutes” book. Both will probably be counted towards my books read in 2012.


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