Friday, January 6, 2012

Reviews of books published in 2011

Out of the 103 books I read last year, 34 were published in 2011, 31 of which were fiction. All of these books were bought, bar three. I'm not sure how much they cost, but buying books in the year they were published is a fairly expensive business. I'm not sure a third of my reading this year will be books published in 2012. Here are the books listed by my rating. The balance of ratings were reflective of those across all books read.

Absolute Zero Cool by Declan Burke *****
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan *****
Sweet Money by Ernesto Mallo *****
The Rage by Gene Kerrigan *****
Devil Red by Joe Lansdale ****.5
Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen ****.5
Ashes by Sergios Gakas ****.5
Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill ****.5
Outrage by Arnaldur Indridson ****
The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still by Malcolm Pryce ****
Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski ****
Dirty Old Town by Nigel Bird ****
Bloodland by Alan Glynn ****
Plugged by Eoin Colfer ****
The Somme Stations by Andrew Martin ***.5
The Bloody Meadow by William Ryan ***.5
The Quarry by Johan Theorin ***.5
White Death by Tobias Jones ***.5
The Fatal Touch by Conor Fitzgerald ***.5
One of Our Thursday's is Missing by Jasper Fforde ***.5
Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty ***.5
Death Toll by Jim Kelly ***.5
Taken by Niamh O'Connor ***
Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli ***
The Whispers of Nemesis by Anne Zouroudi ***
The Killer is Dying by James Sallis ***
The Cleansing Flames by R.N. Morris ***
The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland **.5
Frozen Out by Quentin Bates **.5
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry **.5
Agent X by Noah Boyd **

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Must read the Burke book for sure.