Laura Rennie

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."

Laura R.Comment
^ quote from Victor Hugo

[Photo from the collection of The Boat Lullabies]
Books read in 2011
As you can see, I read a lot more in 2009 and 2010! This list is short due to two things - Anna Karenina took me ages to read, and I borrowed books from the library to read at the beach and can't remember what they were. 

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
The Ha-ha by Dave King
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Currently in the middle of Love Walked In by Marisa De los Santos, and I plan to read Great House by Nicole Krauss on Saturday.

Favorite book of 2009: Tie! The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Favorite book of 2010: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Favorite book of 2011: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Kick-off book for 2012: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (eek!)