Books I read in 2011

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In 2010, to improve both my brain and my writing, I committed to reading a book per week. By using the tactic of reading in 40-page increments, I managed to read a whopping-for-me 78!

Below is the full list of books I completed reading in 2011; where I’ve reviewed the book in question, I’ve linked to the title.

  1. Emotional Resilience, by David Viscott, M.D. (353pp) on 01/02*
  2. The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield (165pp) on 01/07 [re-read]
  3. Proust’s Overcoat, by Lorenza Foschini (120pp) on 01/08*
  4. Finding Your Focus, by Judith Greenbaum and Geraldine Markel (171pp) on 01/10
  5. The Courage to Be Rich, by Suze Orman (362pp) on 1/14*
  6. Losing Mum and Pup, by Christopher Buckley (251pp) on 1/15*
  7. Father Joe, by Tony Hendra (271pp) on 1/24
  8. Fuzzy Navel, by J.A. Konrath (271pp) on 1/31
  9. Become Your Own Matchmaker, by Patti Stanger (273pp) on 2/3
  10. Wolf Boy, by Evan Kuhlman (311pp) on 2/6
  11. Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug (185pp) on 2/9
  12. The Cluetrain Manifesto, by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger (183pp) on 2/10
  13. Love Is the Killer App, by Tim Sanders (209pp) on 2/11
  14. Your Best Year Yet, by Jinny Ditzler (226pp) on 2/12 [re-read]
  15. The Adderall Diaries, by Stephen Elliott (208pp) on 2/15
  16. Five Wishes, by Gay Hendricks (145pp) on 2/16
  17. The Mirror Effect, by Dr. Drew Pinsky and Dr. S. Mark Young (261pp) on 2/20
  18. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (400pp) on 2/28 [read on Kindle 3]
  19. Poke the Box, by Seth Godin (96pp) on 3/01 [read on Kindle 3]
  20. CrazyBusy, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. (229pp) on 3/03
  21. If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules, by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. (248pp) on 3/04
  22. Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller (240pp) on 03/08
  23. Creating Affluence, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. (94pp) on 03/14
  24. Content Rules, by C.C. Chapman and Ann Handey (282pp) on 3/19 [read on Kindle 3]
  25. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, by Ree Drummond (340pp) on 3/22
  26. The Elements of Content Strategy, by Erin Kissane (92pp) on 3/31 [read as PDF on Kindle 3]
  27. Do More Great Work, by Michael Bungay Stanier (198pp) on 4/8
  28. Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, by Jeffrey Gitomer (220pp) on 4/9
  29. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë (448pp) on 4/14
  30. Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield (98pp) on 4/17
  31. Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier (233pp) on 4/17
  32. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (167pp) on 4/20
  33. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (563pp) on 5/3
  34. What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life, by Kim Johnson Gross (267pp) on 5/7
  35. Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey A. Moore (211pp) on 5/8
  36. The Referral Engine, by John Jantsch (233pp) on 5/12
  37. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (444pp) on 5/28
  38. Enchantment, by Guy Kawasaki (211pp) on 5/31
  39. Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely (294pp) on 6/12
  40. 100 Best Business Books of All Time, by Jack Covert & Todd Satterston (352pp) on 6/15
  41. Bit Literacy, by Mark Hurst (192pp) on 6/22 [read on Kindle for iPhone]
  42. Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation, by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. (251pp) on 6/23
  43. The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money, by Ilise Benun (223pp) on 6/23
  44. Stories from the Inside Edge, by Brenda Petrakos (120pp) on 6/24
  45. The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman (385pp) on 6/29
  46. Daring to Trust, by David Richo (211pp) on 7/5
  47. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (288pp) on 7/15
  48. Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay, by Mira Kirschenbaum (279pp)
  49. The Long Secret, by Louise Fitzhugh (277pp)**
  50. Evil Plans, by Hugh MacLeod (192pp) on 8/11
  51. Conscious Loving, by Gay Hendricks & Kathlyn Hendricks (287pp) on 8/19
  52. Cracking the New Job Market, by R. William Holland (231pp) on 9/21
  53. The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr (195pp) on 9/28
  54. We Are All Weird, by Seth Godin (97pp) on 10/3
  55. On Love, by Alain de Botton (231pp) on 10/22
  56. Sexual Detours, by Dr. Holly Hein (251pp) on 10/23
  57. End Malaria, edited by Michael Bungay Stanier (208pp) on 10/23
  58. The Lessons of Love, by Melody Beattie (225pp) on 10/24
  59. Status Anxiety, by Alain de Botton (320pp) on 11/2 [read on Kindle 3]
  60. Making Ideas Happen, by Scott Belsky (231pp) on 11/7
  61. Full Engagement, by Brian Tracy (214pp) on 11/10
  62. The One-Minute Sales Person, by Spencer Johnson, MD with Larry Wilson (106pp) on 11/11
  63. Lit, by Mary Karr (386pp) on 11/14
  64. Mac at Work, by David Sparks (368pp) on 11/18 [read on Kindle 3]
  65. The Productive Writer (208pp) on 11/18 [read on Kindle 3]
  66. Fidelity, by Thich Nhat Hahn (144pp) on 11/25
  67. The Madonnas of Echo Park, by Brando Skyhorse (199pp) on 11/27
  68. Endless Referrals, by Bob Burg (161pp) on 11/29
  69. A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson (260pp) on 12/5
  70. Succulent Wild Woman, by SARK (179pp) on 12/6
  71. Art & Fear, by David Bayles & Ted Orland (122pp) on 12/11
  72. B, by Sarah Kay (40pp) on 12/11
  73. Read This Before Our Next Meeting, by Al Pittampalli (66pp) on 12/14
  74. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, by Alain de Botton (326pp) on 12/17
  75. Smilla’s Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg (453pp) on 12/17
  76. In a Perfect World, by Laura Kasischke (309pp) on 12/18
  77. Doing It Now, by Edwin C. Bliss (195pp) on 12/21
  78. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (536pp) on 12/22
  79. Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money, by Barbara Stain (206pp) on 12/22
  80. Situations Matter, by Sam Sommers (263pp) on 12/23
  81. How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton (197pp) on 12/26
  82. (un)FASHION, by Tibor & Maira Kalman on 12/31

*Started in 2010.
**Re-read 

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