Booklist 2012

As I move into the next stage of my working life, I’m trying to continue the process of gap-filling in my reading lists. I enjoy being exposed to a wide range of literature in different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books and essays I have read in 2012. Texts I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Adams – “Treaty of Tripoli” (1797)
  • Aleichem – Wandering Stars
  • Alexie – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Angell – “The Epidemic of Mental Illness, Why?” (NY Review of Books)
    Angell – “The Illusions of Psychiatry” (NY Review of Books)
  • Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Boyers – “A Beauty” (AGNI)
  • Bryson – In a Sunburned Country
  • Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Coehlo – The Alchemist
  • Collins – The Hunger Games
    Collins – Catching Fire
    Collins – Mockingjay
  • DiCamillo – The Tiger Rising
  • Erlich – Conversations with Terrorists
  • Fey – Bossypants
  • Gladwell – “The Order of Things: What College Rankings Really Tell Us” (The New Yorker)
  • Gwin – The Queen of Palmyra
  • Halpern – Sh*t My Dad Says
  • Hessler – “Dr. Don: The Life of a Small Town Druggist” (The New Yorker)
  • Idov – “The Movie Set That Ate Itself” (GQ)
  • Jen – World and Town
  • Jennings – A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison
  • Kaling – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)
  • Lahiri – Interpreter of Maladies
  • Lawson – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
  • Lewis – “Obama’s Way” (Vanity Fair)
  • Lightman – “The Accidental Universe: Science’s Crisis of Faith” (Harper’s Magazine)
  • Loh – “The Bitch Is Back” (The Atlantic)
  • McCourt – Angela’s Ashes
  • Moran – How to Be a Woman
  • Nouwen – The Inner Voice of Love
  • Rilke – Rilke’s Book of Hours (Tran. Barrows & Macy)
  • Steinbeck – East of Eden
    Steinbeck – Travels with Charley: In Search of America
  • Stockett – The Help
  • Walls – Half Broke Horses
  • Washington – “Letter to Touro Synagogue” (1790)
  • Wright (ed.) – Not Alone: Stories of Living With Depression
  • Wroblewski – The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

I have approximately 60 books on my “to read” list, but I’m always looking for new ideas and suggestions. Have a favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know what it is!


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