Archive for January, 2013

What I read in 2012

January 1, 2013

See past editions of the list, here and here and here and here.

BG=Book Group selection.  I’m in two book groups, so a lot of my reading is driven by that. These are numbered in chronological order, from January to December. I don’t read very fast, and I don’t read a lot of short books, so 27 books in a year is pretty good for me.  Almost entirely fiction this year; and as evenly split between male and female authors as an odd-numbered list could be.  (That wasn’t on purpose.)

  1. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
  2. Rachel Simon, The Story of Beautiful Girl
  3. Ana Castillo, Peel my Love like an Onion
  4. Julia Stuart, The Matchmaker of Perigord (BG)
  5. Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  6. Tom McCarthy, C: A Novel (BG)
  7. Roy Grinker, Unstrange Minds:  Remapping the World of Autism (BG)
  8. Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
  9. Geraldine Brooks, Caleb’s Crossing (BG)
  10. Lisa Genova, Still Alice (BG)
  11. Banana Yoshimoto, Hardboiled and Hard Luck
  12. Lloyd Jones, Mr. Pip
  13. Ray Bradbury,Machineries of Joy (BG)
  14. Marina Endicott, Good to a Fault
  15. Mary Robinette Kowal, Shades of Milk and Honey
  16. Margaret Forster, Keeping the World Away (BG)
  17. Jan-Philipp Sendker, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
  18. Neil Gaiman, American Gods
  19. Dara Horn, The World to Come
  20. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (BG)
  21. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One (BG)
  22. Tom Rachman, The Imperfectionists
  23. Sue Reidy, The Visitation
  24. Joseph O’Neill, Netherland
  25. John Connolly, The Gates
  26. Liz Jensen, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
  27. Kage Baker, In the Garden of Iden