Index of books that I blogged about (or just enjoyed) in 2012

These are my 15 favorite books of 2012 (amongst the ones that I blogged about)

Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter Bissell, Tom
Pyongyang: A Journey In North Korea DeLisle, Guy
Mill On The Floss Eliot, George
The Sportswriter Ford, Richard
The Feminist Mystique [2] Friedan, Betty
The Power And The Glory Greene, Graham
Second Shift Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Collected Poems Larkin, Phillip
The Blind Side Lewis, Mike
Pursuit of Love Mitford, Nancy
The Pillow Book Shonagon, Sei
The Warden Trollope, Anthony
Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey To The End Of Taste Wilson, Carl

 

And these are all the books that I blogged about in 2012

Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman
Speak Anderson, Laurie Halse
Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane
The Girl’s Guide To Hunting And Fishing Bank, Melissa
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books And The People Who Read Them Batuman, Elif
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter Bissell, Tom
Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation Bissell, Tom
Drop City Boyle, T.C.
Agnes Grey Bronte, Ann
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living Carnegie, Dale
Silent Spring Carson, Rachel
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Chbosky, Stephen
Falconer Cheever. John
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Christie, Agatha
The Hunt For Red October Clancy, Tom
Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne
Chocolate War Cormier, Robert
Best American Essays (2011) Danticat, Edwidge (ed)
Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel
Pyongyang: A Journey In North Korea DeLisle, Guy
Little Dorrit Dickens, Charles
Mill On The Floss Eliot, George
Middlemarch Eliot, George
Collected Poems Eliot, T.S.
Bridget Jones’ Diary [2] Fielding, Helen
Tender Is The Night Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Sportswriter Ford, Richard
Independence Day Ford, Richard
The Feminist Mystique [2] Friedan, Betty
Stranieri Gans, Tristan
The Man Who Folded Himself Gerrold, Davi
Something Borrowed Giffin, Emily
The Fault In Our Stars Green, John
The Power And The Glory Greene, Graham
Brighton Rock Greene, Graham
Escape From Camp 14 Harden, Blaine
House of the Seven Gables (didn’t finish) Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Second Shift Hochschild, Arlie Russell
The Odyssey Homer
The American James, Henry
Why We Can’t Wait [2] King Jr., Martin Luther
Confessions of a Shopaholic Kinsella, Sophie
Collected Poems Larkin, Phillip
Conjure Wife Leiber, Fritz
The Stepford Wives Levin, Ira
The Blind Side Lewis, Mike
Changing Places Lodge, David
Small World: An Academic Romance Lodge, David
Sloppy Firsts McCafferty, Megan
Dragonflight McCaffrey, Anne
Oranges McPhee, John
Pursuit of Love Mitford, Nancy
Election Perrotta, Tom
Atlas Shrugged Rand, Ayn
Wide Sargasso Sea Rhys, Jean
The Overachievers Robbins, Alexandra
God’s Harvard Rosin, Hanna
Nine Stories Salinger, J.D.
Redshirts Scalzi, John
It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken Seth
And The Band Played On Shilts, Randy
The Pillow Book Shonagon, Sei
Against Interpretation and other essays Sontag, Susan
Red Plenty Spufford, Francis
Pulphead Sullivan, John Jeremiah
Confessions of a Pickup-Artist Chaser Thorn, Clarisse
The Warden Trollope, Anthony
The Way We Live Now Trollope, Anthony
Barchester Towers Trollope, Anthony
Framley Parsonage Trollope, Anthony
The Small House At Allington Trollope, Anthony
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark
Farthing Walton, Jo
Half A Crown Walton, Jo
Drinking at the Movies Wertz, Julia
Miss Lonelyhearts West, Nathanael
House of Mirth Wharton, Edith
Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde, Oscar
Stoner Williams, John
Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey To The End Of Taste Wilson, Carl
Old School Wolff, Tobias
Revolutionary Road Yates, Richard
Heroines Zambreno, Kate

 

The most bittersweet part of compiling this list is looking at all the books that I didn’t blog about. As always, these included many of my most favorite books of the year. Sometimes you read something, and you just don’t have anything to say. Or you do have something, and then the moment passes. Out of all the books that I didn’t blog, perhaps my favorite was The Road by Cormac McCarthy. What a thoroughly excellent book. Here are twenty books that I enjoyed but did not write about.

No Longer At Ease Achebe, Chinua
A Man Of The People Achebe, Chinua
U and I Baker, Nicholson
A Provincial Celebrity in Paris Balzac, Honore de
How To Win Friends And Influence People Carnegie, Dale
The Little Sister Chandler, Raymond
Great Expectations Dickens, Charles
Less Than Zero Ellis, Brett Easton
Washington Square James, Henry
Portrait Of A Lady James, Henry
Thinking, Fast And Slow Kahnemann, Daniel
The Road McCarthy, Cormac
Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids Milner, Murray Jr.
Major Barbara Shaw, George Bernard
Beyond Freedom and Dignity Skinner, B.F.
Seven Days In The Art World Thornton, Sarah
A Handful of Dust Waugh, Evelyn
Put Out More Flags Waugh, Evelyn
The Touchstone Wharton, Edith
In Pharaoh’s Army Wolff, Tobias