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Books I've read in 2011!


"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."

(Edward P. Morgan)




Books I've read in 2011
in no order

LEGENDA
= poor = nothing special = worth reading = cool = just wonderful

☑ = YES ☒ = NO


Paganini-kontraktet/The Nightmare - Lars Kepler Photobucket
Original title: Paganini-kontraktet
Author: Lars Kepler
Quote(s): "He knows your darkest dreams. Then he makes them come true."
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: Hypnotisören/The Hypnotist
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: Eldvittnet



The Mortal Instruments (series) - Cassandra Clare Photobucket
Original title: City of Bones | City of Ashes | City of Glass | City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Quote(s): “I alway thought love made you stupid. Made you weak. A bad shadowhunter. To love is to destroy. I believed that. And then I met you.”
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: City of Lost Souls | City of Heavenly Fire



Beastly - Alex FlinnPhotobucket
Original title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Quote(s): "Maybe we judge people too much by their looks because it's easier than seeing what's really important."
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
Original title: I Am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore
Quote(s): "In the beginning we were a group of nine.
Three are gone, dead.
There are six of us left.
They are hunting us, and they won't stop until they've killed us all.
I am Number Four.
I know that I am next."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: The Power of Six



Vieni Via Con Me - Roberto SavianoPhotobucket
Original title: Vieni Via Con Me
Author: Roberto Saviano
Quote(s): "Ecco le dieci cose per cui, per me, vale la pena vivere:
1) La mozzarella di bufala aversana.
2) Billy Evans che suona Love Theme from Spartacus.
3) Portare la persona che più ami sulla tomba di Raffaello Sanzio e leggere l'iscrizione latina che molti ignorano.
4) Il gol di Maradona del 2 a 0 contro l'Inghilterra ai mondiali del Mexico '86.
5) L'Iliade.
6) Bob Marley che canta Redemption song ascoltato nelle cuffie mentre passeggi libero.
7) Tuffarsi ma nel profondo, dove il mare è mare,
8) Sognare di tornare a casa, dopo che sei stato costretto a star via molto, molto tempo.
9) Fare l'amore in un pomerig­gio di sole al sud.
10) Dopo una giornata in cui hanno raccolto firme contro di te, aprire il computer e trovare una mail di mio fratello che dice: sono fiero di te."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: Gomorra | La Bellezza e l'Inferno | La Parola Contro la Camorra
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Original title: The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Quote(s): "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /



The Hunger Games trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Original title: The Hunger Games | Catching Fire | Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Quote(s): "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor."
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


The Preacher - Camilla Lackberg
Original title: Predikanten
Author: Camilla Lackberg
Quote(s): "The day was off to a promising start.
He woke up early, before the rest of the family, put on his clothes as quietly as possible, and managed to sneak out unnoticed.
He took along his knight’s helmet and wooden sword, which he swung happily as he ran the hundred yards from the house down to the mouth of the King’s Cleft.
He stopped for a moment and peered in awe into the sheer crevice through the rocky outcrop.
The sides of the rock were six or seven feet apart, and it towered up over thirty feet into the sky, into which the summer sun had just begun to climb.
Three huge boulders were solidly wedged in the middle of the cleft, and it was an imposing sight. The place held a magical attraction for a six-year-old.
The fact that the King’s Cleft was forbidden ground made it all the more tempting."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: Ice Princess
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: The Stonecutter



XY - Sandro Veronesi
Original title: XY
Author: Sandro Veronesi
Quote(s): "Borgo San Giuda non era nemmeno più un paese, era un villaggio.
Settantaquattro case, di cui più della metà abbandonate, un bar, uno spaccio di alimentari e la chiesa con la sua canonica – spropositate, in confronto al resto.
Fine. Niente giornalaio, niente barbiere, niente pronto soccorso, niente scuola elementare: per tutto questo, e per gli altri frutti della civiltà, bisognava andare a
Serpentina, oltre il bosco, oppure a Doloroso, a Massanera, a Gobba Barzagli, a Fondo, a Dogana Nuova, o addirittura giù a Cles. Però c'era un fabbro, per dire, Wilfred, che faceva i chiodi a mano e sembrava Mangiafuoco, e un cimitero con oltre trecento tombe.
Vivere lì non aveva senso, ma ci vivevamo in quarantatré – anzi, in quarantadue, da quando era morto il vecchio Reze'.
Era un posto che non esisteva quasi, e nessuno riuscirà mai a capire perché quello che è successo sia successo proprio lì, dove non succedeva niente."
(The Sign of the Four)

Recommended:
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Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Original title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Quote(s): "This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time.
Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /



One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
Original title: Cien años de soledad
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Quote(s): "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
"

Recommended: ☑/☒
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


Le Beatrici - Stefano Benni
Original title: Pane e Tempesta
Author: Stefano Benni
Quote(s): "Una ragazza vestita con un bell’abito medioevale sta leggendo i tarocchi su un tavolino. Canta:
-Fior di vaniglia, il tempo passa e nessuno mi si piglia. Si sposan tutte quante e a me mi tocca di aspettar Dante-."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: La Compagnia dei Celestini | Elianto | Saltatempo | Margherita Dolcevita |
Bar Sport | Il bar sotto il mare | L'ultima lacrima | La grammatica di Dio | Pane e Tempesta | La Traccia Dell'Angelo
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: Comici spaventati guerrieri | Baol | Achille piè veloce | Spiriti



A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
Original title: A Game of Thrones | A Clash of Kings | A Storm of Swords | A Feast for Crows | A Dance with Dragons
Author: Trudi Canavan
Quote(s): "Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children.
I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post.
I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls.
I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.
I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."


"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."
Recommended: ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: The Winds of Winter | A Dream of Spring



Mice - Gordon ReecePhotobucket
Original title: Mice
Author: Gordon Reece
Quote(s): "'Shelley, darling,’Mum said. ‘Don’t be frightened. He just wants money. If we do everything he says, he’s going to go away and leave us alone.’
I didn’t believe her, and I could tell from the trembling of her hands and the catch in her voice that she didn’t believe it herself. When a cat gets into the mousehole, it doesn’t go away leaving the mice unharmed.
I knew how this story was going to end."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Original title: Die Unendliche Geschichte
Author: Michael Ende
Quote(s): "Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups.
Those affected by them can't explain them, and those who haven't known them have no understanding of them at all."

"If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless.
If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next."

Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: The mirror in the mirror



The Case of the Missing Books - Ian SansomPhotobucket
Original title: The Case of the Missing Books
Author: Ian Sansom
Quote(s): "/"
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


La Traccia Dell'Angelo - Stefano Benni
Original title: La Traccia Dell'Angelo
Author: Stefano Benni
Quote(s): "Il mondo è un enorme ospedale. Tutti cerchiamo di guarire, di non soffrire troppo, di uscirne vivi ancora una volta, di cambiare qualcosa per sempre. Chi ha soldi può credere che potrà guarire dal mondo in fretta, comprerà ogni primario, ogni medicina, privilegio, comodità [...] Soffrirà come tutti gli altri, non c'è moneta per guarire il mondo."
Recommended: ☑/☒
Book(s) I've read from the same author: La Compagnia dei Celestini | Elianto | Saltatempo | Margherita Dolcevita |
Bar Sport | Il bar sotto il mare | L'ultima lacrima | La grammatica di Dio | Pane e Tempesta | Le Beatrici
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: Comici spaventati guerrieri | Baol | Achille piè veloce | Spiriti



Roots - Alex HaleyPhotobucket
Original title: Roots : The Saga of an American Family
Author: Alex Haley
Quote(s): "Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte."
Recommended: ☑ ☑ ☑
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
Original title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Quote(s): "I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want, I want everything."
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: American Gods | Coraline



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank BaumPhotobucket
Original title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Quote(s): "There were only four witches in all the Land of Oz, and two of them, those who live in the North and the South, are good witches. I know this is true, for I am one of them myself, and cannot be mistaken. Those who dwelt in the East and the West were, indeed, wicked witches; but now that you have killed one of them, there is but one Wicked Witch in all the Land of Oz — the one who lives in the West."
Recommended: ☑ ☑ ☑
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: /


Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver - Michael Ende
Original title: Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Author: Michael Ende
Quote(s): /
Recommended: ☑/☒
Book(s) I've read from the same author: The Neverending Story
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: The mirror in the mirror



Fallen series - Lauren KatePhotobucket
Original title: Fallen | Torment
Author: Lauren Kate
Quote(s): "Love never dies."

Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
Recommended:
Book(s) I've read from the same author: /
Book(s) I'd like to read from the same author: Passion | Rapture


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