Sunday, February 17, 2013

Books I Read in 2012

In 2012 I read 55 books, just barely making the 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge I signed up for, since I read 53 books in 2011. Here they are by genre. (*indicates re-reads)

Q, Evan Mander
22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
In the Lake of the Woods, Tim O’Brien
Keeping the House, Ellen Barber
Once Upon a River, Bonnie Jo Campbell
The Beginner’s Goodbye, Anne Tyler
Home, Toni Morrison
Vaclav and Lena, Haley Tanner
Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult
*Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler
*Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
*The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
*The Road, Cormac McCarthy
*The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
*Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Daj Sijie
*The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffeneger
The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Margot Livesey
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Ega
The Hypnotists Love Story, Liane Moriarity
The Master’s Muse, Varley O’Connor
Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brun

White City, Mark Irwin
The Eternal City, Kathleen Graber
Interloper, R.S. Klatt
Veil, Rae Armantrout
Long Division, Alan Michael Parker
Every Riven Thing, Chris Wiman
*The Assumption, Bryan Dietrich
Core Samples from the World, Forrest Gander

*Antigone, Sophocles
*Alcestis, Erupides

Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose
The Art of the Poetic Line, James Longenbach
Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman
C.K Williams on Whitman
Responding to Student Writers, Nancy Sommers
*The Lost Art of Reading, David Ulin
*The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin

*A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Jeanette Winterson
Poster Child, Emily Rapp
The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball

Young Adult
Legend, Marie Lu
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collin
*A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engl
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collin

*Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris
The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott
Acts of Faith, Eboo Patel

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz