A week or so ago someone posted on Reddit a picture of their granddad and a list of every book he had read in his life. I’m trying to find the post but searching Reddit in the evening is painful. I think the list consisted of around 6000 books.

Now I know I’m a bit late but I’d like to start making a note of what I’ve read. Luckily I’ve spent the last year reading on a Kindle and move everything I finish into a collection. I only read one paper book so that’s pretty easy to remember.

So here’s 2011’s list in the order they were read…

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
The Road by Cormac Mccarthy
Cat’s Cradle: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Deathworld by Harry Harrison
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dune by Frank Herbert
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Piano Player by Kurt Vonnegut
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Not a bad list. Before I got my Kindle I was barely reading at all. I’d stand in front of the book shelf and not see anything that took my fancy. Now I have a virtual book shelf of thousands of books that I can download in seconds.

My goal in 2012 is to finish reading all of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels… I’ve already read three more this year :)