Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

2011 in books

Watch it grow, watch it change!

  1. The Modulor, Le Corbusier
  2. The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway
  3. Various Antidotes, Joanna Scott
  4. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, Karen Abbott
  5. The Outward Room, Millen Brand
  6. The Book of Happiness, Nina Berberova, trans. Marian Schwartz
  7. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  8. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester 
  9. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  11. Tourmaline, Joanna Scott
  12. Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead
  13. What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, Laura van den Berg
  14. The Taste of Penny, Jeff Parker
  15. Hackenfeller's Ape, Brigid Brophy
  16. Further Adventures in Our Restless Universe, Dawn Raffel
  17. Skippy Dies, Paul Murray
  18. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson
  19. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
  20. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo 
  21. The Lodger, Marie Belloc-Lowndes
  22. Naked Sleeper, Sigrid Nunez
  23. The Entire Predicament, Lucy Corin
  24. Girl From Yamhill, Beverly Cleary
  25. You Lost Me There, Rosencrans Baldwin
  26. Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, Deb Olin Unferth
  27. Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
  28. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
  29. Tiger, Tiger, Margaux Fragoso
  30. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale
  31. Other People We Married, Emma Straub
  32. The Clash of Images, Abdelfattah Kilito
  33. Visitation, Jenny Erpenbeck
  34. The Jokers, Albert Cossery
  35. Half A Life, Darin Strauss
  36. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
  37. Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
  38. The Sleepwalker, Margarita Karapanou
  39. Old New York, Edith Wharton
  40. The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer
  41. 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson
  42. There Is No Year, Blake Butler
  43. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan
  44. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, Lorrie Moore
  45. The Last Little Blue Envelope, Maureen Johnson
  46. Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
  47. The Hours, Michael Cunningham
  48. The Girl With the Brown Fur, Stacey Levine
  49. Pirate Talk or Mermalade, Terese Svoboda
  50. Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
  51. Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart
  52. The Great Frustration, Seth Fried
  53. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, Alina Bronsky
  54. The Singer's Gun, Emily St. John Mandel
  55. Just Kids, Patti Smith
  56. The Quality of Life Report, Meghan Daum
  57. The Consequence of Skating, Steve Gillis
  58. Shoplifting From American Apparel, Tao Lin
  59. Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee
  60. So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman
  61. Girl Factory, Jim Krusoe
  62. Open City, Teju Cole
  63. Us, Michael Kimball
  64. Bury Me Deep, Megan Abbott
  65. I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
  66. I'd Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman
  67. Model Home, Eric Puchner
  68. The Information, James Gleick
  69. The Magicians, Lev Grossman
  70. Personal Days, Ed Park
  71. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  72. The Intuitionist, Colson Whitehead
  73. The Distance Between Us, Masha Hamilton
  74. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, Jessica Anya Blau
  75. The Fates Will Find Their Way, Hannah Pittard
  76. Postcards from a Dead Girl, Kirk Farber
  77. Horse, Flower, Bird, Kate Bernheimer
  78. Daughters of the Revolution, Carolyn Cooke
  79. The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters, Timothy Schaffert
  80. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
  81. Heaven to Betsy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  82. Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, Carmela Ciuraru
  83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  84. On Elegance While Sleeping, Viscount Lascano Tegui (trans. Idra Novey)
  85. The Money Class, Suze Orman
  86. A Little Book of Language, David Crystal
  87. Once Upon A River, Bonnie Jo Campbell
  88. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  89. Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam
  90. We the Animals, Justin Torres
  91. After Claude, Iris Owens
  92. Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language, Robert McCrum
  93. The Journey's Echo, Freya Stark
  94. The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
  95. The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht
  96. The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka
  97. Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi
  98. The Story-Teller, Patricia Highsmith
  99. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett
  100. The Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmad 
  101. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  102. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  103. The Private Lives of Trees, Alejandro Zambra
  104. Candide, Voltaire
  105. Betsy Was a Junior, Maud Hart Lovelace
  106. The Wilder Life, Wendy McClure
  107. The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither, Isabella Bird
  108. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  109. The Scholar and the Dragon, Stella Kon
  110. Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Richard Rhodes 
  111. Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  112. Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Maud Hart Lovelace
  113. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
  114. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace
  115. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace
  116. Suicide, Edouard Levé (trans. Jan Steyn)
  117. The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
  118. Mystery and Manners, Flannery O'Connor