books reviewed here 2011: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

What follows is a list of the 66 books reviewed here in 2011, including 44 novels and 22 nonfiction books. I’ve added a list of the 11 commentaries and FAQs posted in the same year. Every title is linked to its review.

44 novels reviewed here in 2011

Damage (Abe Glitsky #3) by John Lescroart

White Sky, Black Ice (Nathan Active #1) by Stan Jones

Plum Spooky (Between the Numbers #4) by Janet Evanovich

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer

The Reversal (Mickey Haller #3) by Michael Connelly

Village of the Ghost Bears (Nathan Active #4) by Stan Jones

Once a Spy by Keith Thomson

Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

A Night of Long Knives (Hannah Vogel #2) by Rebecca Cantrell

The Troubled Man (Kurt Wallender #13) by Henning Mankell

The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming

Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics, JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by Jeff Greenfield

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #12) by Alexander McCall Smith

 A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Broken (Will Trent #4) by Karin Slaughter

Get Real (John Dortmunder #14) by Donald E. Westlake

Phantom Prey (Prey #18) by John Sandford

The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder

Serious Men by Manu Joseph

Blindsighted (Grant County #1) by Karin Slaughter

The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

Wanna Get Lucky? (Lucky O’Toole #1) by Deborah Coonts

Assegai by Wilbur Smith

Shaman Pass (Nathan Active #2) by Stan Jones

The Spanish Game by Charles Cumming

Smokin’ Seventeen (Stephanie Plum #17) by Janet Evanovich

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Storm Prey (Prey #20) by John Sandford

The Debba by Avner Mandelman

A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James #1) by Deborah Crombie

The Faithful Spy (John Wells #1) by Alex Berenson

Disciple of the Dog by R. Scott Bakker

Shock Wave (Virgil Flowers #5) by John Sandford

The Litigators by John Grisham

High Crimes by Joseph Finder

The Drop (Harry Bosch #15) by Michael Connelly

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Lucky Stiff (Lucky O’Toole #2) by Deborah Coonts

22 nonfiction books reviewed here in 2011

The Longest War: Inside the Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda by Peter L. Bergen

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild

The Emperor of All Maladies: A History of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Why the West Rules—for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage by Douglas Waller

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

Republican Gomorra: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party by Max Blumenthal

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin

Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis

Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden

This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement, edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of Yes! Magazine

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar

Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes

Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World by Maria Armoudian

And So It Goes — Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields

11 commentaries and FAQs posted in 2011

Bush II redux: things were even worse than you thought

How Charles Darwin REALLY came to develop the theory of evolution

Why don’t more American kids like science and math?

Why is the Global North so much richer than the South?

How the world has changed in my lifetime!

What history teaches us about climate change

What is a “Great Man,” and why should we care?

The eight most engaging books I’ve read so far in 2011

When it comes to our national security, do we really get what we pay for?

A publisher that’s swimming against the tide

The 30 best books of 2010-11: nonfiction, mysteries, and other novels