What I Read in 2012





  • Quiet, Susan Cain

  • The Woman in Black, Susan Hill

  • Jersey Luck, Tom De Haven

  • The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

  • The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey


  • The Junior Classics, Vol. 3, “Myths and Legends,” Mabel Williams and Marcia Dalphin, eds.

  • Dating After 50, Sharon Romm

  • How to Make Someone Fall in Love with You in 90 Minutes or Less, Nicholas Boothman


  • We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver

  • The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers


  • The Junior Classics, Vol. 4, “Hero Tales,” Mabel Williams and Marcia Dalphin, eds.

  • Morning Tide, Neil M. Gunn

  • Guitar Zero, Gary Marcus

  • Strike Zone, Kate Angell

  • Bucket of Tongues, Duncan McLean


  • No Doors, No Windows, Harlan Ellison

  • Demian*, Herman Hesse

  • Eva Moves the Furniture, Margot Livesey

  • Stillness Speaks, Eckart Tolle


  • The Book, Alan Watts

  • Diary of a Genius, Salvador Dali

  • The Junior Classics, Vol. 5, “Stories That Never Grow Old,” Mabel Williams and Marcia Dalphin, eds.

  • Learning to Breathe, Priscilla Warner

  • A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell, Nathaniel West

  • Great Days, Donald Barthelme


  • The Steep Approach to Garbadale, Iain Banks

  • Edinburgh, Eric Linklater


  • Ripeness Is All , Eric Linklater

  • Walking on Glass, Iain Banks

  • The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

  • Explorers of the New Century, Magnus Mills

  • Vagina: A New Biography, Naomi Wolf

  • Three to See the King, Magnus Mills

  • A Child’s Garden of Grass, Jack S Margolis and Richard Clorfene


  • Under a Glass Bell and other stories , Anais Nin

  • The Thurber Carnival, James Thurber

  • The Dog Stars, Peter Heller

  • Carry On, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse


  • Wind, Sand, and Stars ,Antoine de St. Exupery

  • Asterios Polyp,David Mazzucchelli

  • The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino

  • Nineteen Seventy-Four, David Peace

*Read to my kids


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