Saturday, December 29, 2012

What I Read in 2012

My Top Ten of 2012
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel -- Tea Obreht
In the Skin of a Lion -- Michael Ondaatjie
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays -- Mary Oliver
High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never -- Barbara Kingsolver
The Sandman: Endless Nights -- Neil Gaiman
If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents -- Gregory Rabassa
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth -- Grant Morrison, illustrated by Dave McKean
Room -- Emma Donaghue
Poet in New York -- Federico Garcia Lorca
Daytripper -- Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- Dave Eggers (memoir... kinda)
2. I Married a Communist -- Philip Roth (fiction)
3. Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics)-- Joan Didion (nonfiction/essay)
4. The White Album: Essays (FSG Classics) -- Joan Didion (nonfiction/essay)
5. Books: A Memoir -- Larry McMurtry (memoir)
6. Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth -- J.V. Hart (YA Fic/Fantasy)
7. The Tiger's Wife: A Novel -- Tea Obreht (fiction)
8. O Pioneers! -- Willa Cather (fiction)
9. Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die -- Ryan North, Matthew Bernardo and David Malki, editors (fiction)
10. Where I Was From -- Joan Didion (nonfiction/essay)
11. The World Without Us -- Alan Weisman (nonfiction)
12. In the Skin of a Lion
-- Michael Ondaatje (fiction)
13. Blue Iris: Poems and Essays -- Mary Oliver (poetry)
14. The Woman I Kept to Myself -- Julia Alvarez (poetry)
15. The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004-- Adrienne Rich (poetry)
16. Wounded in the House of a Friend (Bluestreak) -- Sonia Sanchez (poetry)
17. Our Dead Behind Us: Poems -- Audre Lorde (poetry)
18. The Syringa Tree: A Novel -- Pamela Gien (fiction)
19. Round Mountain -- Castle Freeman, Jr. (short fiction collection)
20. The Club Dumas -- Arturo Perez-Reverte (mystery)
21. The Best of Ogden Nash (poetry)
22. High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never -- Barbara Kingsolver (essays)
23. On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea -- Pablo Neruda (poetry)
24. Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations -- John L.C. Mood, editor (poetry)
25. The English Patient -- Michael Ondaajte (fiction)
26. New Selected Poems of Stevie Smith (poetry)
27. Nausea -- J.P. Sartre (fiction/philosophy)
28. All the Names -- Jose Saramago (fiction)
29. In Praise of the Stepmother -- Mario Vargas Llosa (fiction/erotica)
30. When We Were Orphans -- Kazuo Ishiguro
31. Black Orchid Deluxe Edition -- Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (graphic novel)
32. The Sandman: Endless Nights -- Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)
33. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder -- Richard Louv (nonfiction)
34. Friends with Boys -- Faith Erin Hicks (graphic novel)
35. Lucky -- Gabrielle Bell (graphic novel)
36. Black Hole -- Charles Burns (graphic novel)
37. Saga of the Swamp Thing -- Alan Moore (graphic novel)
38. If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents -- Gregory Rabassa (memoir)
39. It -- Stephen King (horror)
40. Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth, 15th Anniversary Edition -- Grant Morrison, illustrated by Dave McKean  (graphic novel)
41. Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life -- Adam Feinstein (biography)
42. Zorro -- Isabel Allende (fiction)
43. Room -- Emma Donaghue (fiction)
44. Light on Snow -- Anita Shreve
45. Batman: The Killing Joke -- Alan Moore, illustrated by Brian Bollard (graphic novel)
46. The Deep End of the Ocean -- Jacqueline Mitchard (fiction)
47. Joker -- Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Lee Bermejo (graphic novel)
48. Blankets -- Craig Thompson (graphic novel)
49. The Night Circus -- Erin Morgenstern (fiction)
50. Poet in New York -- Federico Garcia Lorca (poetry)
51. Harley Quinn: Our Worlds at War #1 (comic)
52. A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat -- Arthur Rimbaud (poetry)
53. The Simple Truth: Poems -- Philip Levine (poetry)
54. Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories -- Gina Berriault (short story collection)
55. Daytripper -- Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (graphic novel)
56. Bone, Vol. 1: Out From Boneville -- Tom Sniegoski and Jeff Smith (graphic novel)
57. Bossypants -- Tina Fey (memoir)
58. Thirteen Reasons Why -- Jay Asher (YA Fiction)
59. The Danish Girl -- David Eberhoff (fiction)
60. The Round House -- Louise Erdrich (fiction)
61. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street -- Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson (graphic novel)
62. In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate -- Saima Wahab (memoir)
63. The Beats: A Graphic History -- Harvey Pekar and Ed Piskor (graphic novel)
64. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake -- Aimee Bender (fiction)
65. The Paris Wife: A Novel -- Paul McLain (fiction)

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