Saturday, January 08, 2011

2011 Personal Must-Reads

My list of 2011 must-reads is out! In my effort to whittle down my existing to-be-read (TBR) pile, I have come up with a list of the books that I picked from my personal library. A major reading project I hope to accomplish this year is completing the 4-volume Three Kingdoms. Another series I'm aiming to complete is Harry Potter. I'd read up to Book 4 but would like to restart from the beginning from Book 1 through Book 7. I have broken the list down into two parts: Non-Fiction and Fiction.


  1. Falling Leaves
  2. A Thousand Pieces of Gold
  3. Watching the Tree, all by Adeline Yen Mah
  4. Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse
  5. Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  6. Great People Decision by Claudio Fernandez Araoz
  7. What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis
  8. The Starbucks Experience by Joseph A. Michelli
  9. The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
  10. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  12. The Soloist by Steve Lopez
  13. A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper
  14. The Moneyless Man by Mark Boyle
  15. All You Have to Do Is Listen by Rob Karlow


  1. Three Kingdoms (Volume I)
  2. Three Kingdoms (Volume II)
  3. Three Kingdoms (Volume III)
  4. Three Kingdoms (Volume IV), all attributed to Luo Guanzhong; Translated by Moss Roberts
  5. Raise the Red Lantern
  6. The Boat to Redemption, all by Su Tong
  7. Happy Ever After (Book 4 in the Bride Quartet) by Nora Roberts
  8. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
  14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
  15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7), all by J. K. Rowling
  16. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (a fellow Malaysian!)
  17. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  18. Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Makes me excited just thinking about reading them all. Happy reading to you, too!