The Exposition

2011 marks the seventh consecutive year of my 52 Books in 52 Weeks meme, where I challenge myself to read a minimum of 52 books in the coming calendar year, and then briefly review each book here on A Modest Construct. You can see other years here.

The Others

Other bloggers doing this meme or some variant:

The Books

Jack McDevitt • The Engines of God The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Ace
Year: 1994
Pages: 432
№1
P.J. O'Rourke • Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards by P.J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Year: 2010
Pages: 288
№2
Guy Deutscher • Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Metropolitan
Year: 2010
Pages: 320
№3
Orson Scott Card • Speaker for the Dead Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor
Year: 1986/1994
Pages: 416
№4
Arthur C. Clarke • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Roc
Year: 1968/2000
Pages: 320
№5
Patton Oswalt • Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2011
Pages: 208
№6
Tristan Egolf • Lord of the Barnyard Lord of the Barnyard by Tristan Egolf
Publisher: Grove
Year: 1999
Pages: 432
№7
Graham Greene • Our Man in Havana Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1958/2007
Pages: 256
№8
Malcolm Gladwell • What the Dog Saw What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2009
Pages: 410
№9
Steve Knopper • Appetite for Self-Destruction Appetite for Self-Destruction by Steve Knopper
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Year: 2009
Pages: 320
№10
Michelle Paver • Dark Matter Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
Publisher: Orion
Year: 2010
Pages: 256
№11
Markus Zusak • The Book Thief The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Year: 2006/2007
Pages: 576
№12
James Kakalios • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics by James Kakalios
Publisher: Gotham
Year: 2010
Pages: 336
№13
Neal Stephenson • The Diamond Age The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Bantam
Year: 1995/2000
Pages: 499
№14
John McWhorter • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue by John McWhorter
Publisher: Gotham
Year: 1995/2000
Pages: 256
№15
Bertrand Russell • A History of Western Philosophy A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year: 1946/1967
Pages: 895
№16
Justin Cronin • The Passage The Passage by Justin Cronin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Year: 2010
Pages: 784
№17
Jonathan Franzen • Freedom Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Year: 2010
Pages: 576
№18
David Wong • John Dies at the End John Dies at the End by David Wong
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Year: 2010
Pages: 480
№19
Siddhartha Mukherjee • The Emperor of All Maladies The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2010
Pages: 592
№20
Dan Gardner • Future Babble Future Babble by Dan Gardner
Publisher: Dutton
Year: 2011
Pages: 320
№21
Duncan J. Watts • Everything Is Obvious Everything Is Obvious by Duncan J. Watts
Publisher: Crown
Year: 2011
Pages: 352
№22
David McCullough • 1776 1776 by David McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year: 2006
Pages: 400
№23
Philip José Farmer • To Your Scattered Bodies Go To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer
Publisher: Collins
Year: 1971/1974
Pages: 208
№24
Philip C. Plait • Bad Astronomy Bad Astronomy by Philip C. Plait
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2002
Pages: 288
№25
Charles Yu • How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Publisher: Pantheon
Year: 2010
Pages: 256
№26
Lev Grossman • The Magician King The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Publisher: Viking
Year: 2011
Pages: 416
№27
Bryan Lee O'Malley • Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Publisher: Oni Press
Year: 2010
Pages: 1208
№28
Mark Kurlansky • Salt Salt by Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2003
Pages: 498
№29
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3 Comments to “52 Books in 52 Weeks, 2011”

  1. Robin says:

    Hi Ben,

    Congrats on reaching 60 books in 2010. Glad you are joining in with the group. I’ll link to your blog in the sidebar. Cheers to a great reading year and look forward to reading your thoughts.

  2. Brian says:

    On my way to 60 for 2011. Currently at 46. Favorite book so far is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron!

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