Reading List 2012

List of books in no particular order (and to be read in an order decided only by whim):
Strikeouts indicate a completed read.
  1. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  2. Virals by Katy Reichs
  3. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  5. The Children’s Book by A.S. Bryant
  6. The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
  7. The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
  8. London Transports by Maeve Binchy
  9. Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy
  10. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
  11. The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  12. Hot Sun, Cool Shadow by Angela Murrills and Peter Matthews
  13. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  14. The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  15. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  16. Wild Animus
  17. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  18. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  19. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  20. The Quest of the Silver Fleece by W.E.B. Du Bois
  21. A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin
  22. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
  23. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  24. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  25. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  26. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  27. Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
  28. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  29. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  30. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  31. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  32. The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon
  33. The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager
  34. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  35. Under this Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell
  36. The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon
  37. Mark Twain: Selected Works by Mark Twain
  38. Virginia Woolf as Feminist by Naomi Black
  39. Punctuation: Plain & Simple by Edgard C. Alward
  40. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  41. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  42. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  43. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  44. How to Read and Write by Harold Bloom
  45. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  46. Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
  47. Emma by Jane Austen
  48. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  49. The Alphabet Versus The Goddess by Leonard Shlain

3 Responses to “Reading List 2012”

  1. You have some awesome books on this list!

    Water for Elephants is a lot of fun, Ender’s Game (and every other one in the series) is great, too. After you read White Oleander (if you like it) I recommend checking out Fitch’s Paint It Black— her better book, in my opinion. Bridge to Terabithia was good and I’m reading Wicked right now. I saw the play, though, so moving through the book is a slow process for me.

    I’m interested in what you think of the Austen books; I’ve read neither. And please tell me where to find an English version of Club Dumas— I can never seem to find it!

    Okay, I’m officially rambling. Looking forward to your reviews! 🙂

    • Oh wow, thanks so much for all of the recommendations, Alexis! I love it when I hear other readers’ opinions on what books are an author’s better work for curling up with.

      I actually started Wicked way back at the beginning of this year, but I did not make it halfway through the book before I had to put it down. Even without seeing the play (which I would love to do), it was a terribly slow read. I had to move on to something else before I became tempted to just give it away!

      As for an English version of The Club Dumas, I have to recommend either your local library’s bookstore (if they have one because that is where I found my copy!) or a Goodwill. I could only ever find a Spanish copy of it when I browsed my local Borders or Barnes & Noble, and they are way too expensive for my student budget. XD If you’d like, I can keep an eye out for it and send you a copy if I find one. (: It’d be no trouble!

      • I’m so glad I’m not alone on Wicked. I like the concept, but the writing just doesn’t do it justice. I stopped at halfway to read Catching Fire. 🙂

        I’ll check out my library when I get the chance. I’d probably have to venture into the city for anything worthwhile, though, so that might have to wait until the baby does better in longer car rides. Right now I’m limited to about 15 minutes… but my passenger is adorable so it’s worth it. 😉

        And I agree- chain bookstores are overpriced. I wish I had some cool indie bookstores near me.

        Sure!— If you come across one, I’d be happy to reimburse you for it. Thank you!

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