Jonathan Crowe

I’m a blogger and writer from Shawville, Quebec. I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis. More about me.

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Books Read in 2011

This is a list of the books I’ve read — and finished — in 2011. It’s as complete as I can make it; I wasn’t keeping close track before I signed up for Goodreads. Links are to my reviews.

Some interesting stats: 45.8 percent were ebooks of one format or another; 37.5 percent were written, edited or co-edited by women; half were science fiction or fantasy novels, collections or anthologies (not counting the Verne).

  1. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  2. From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp
  3. Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer
  4. Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard
  5. Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
  6. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
  7. Starfish by Peter Watts
  8. Written in Stone by Brian Switek
  9. Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit
  10. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne
  11. Dancing with Bears by Michael Swanwick
  12. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  13. Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
  14. Starve Better by Nick Mamatas
  15. OpenStreetMap by Ramm, Topf and Chilton
  16. Engineering Infinity ed. by Jonathan Strahan
  17. The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
  18. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
  19. When the Great Days Come by Gardner Dozois
  20. Handbook of Magazine Article Writing by Michelle Ruberg
  21. Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Venomous Snakes by Lenny Flank
  22. Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks
  23. Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
  24. The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumière
  25. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne
  26. When the Hero Comes Home ed. by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood
  27. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  28. Triptych by J. M. Frey
  29. Lifelode by Jo Walton
  30. Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography by William Butcher
  31. Farthing by Jo Walton
  32. The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller
  33. Ha’Penny by Jo Walton
  34. Half a Crown by Jo Walton
  35. 1493 by Charles C. Mann
  36. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
  37. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  38. Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de Bodard
  39. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  40. That Is All by John Hodgman
  41. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  42. Maphead by Ken Jennings
  43. Strangers by Gardner Dozois
  44. Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon by Derek Hayes
  45. Personal Geographies by Jill K. Berry
  46. Halting State by Charles Stross
  47. Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony by David Benjamin Levy
  48. The Business of Science Fiction by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg