Jan. 1st, 2013

booooooks

Jan. 1st, 2013 10:49 pm
clevermynnie: (al fresco)
In compiling my book log for this year, I found that it was, as they say, the lowest book year on record. (Admittedly, only by two books.) I can't think why! Last year's is here, and somehow I read more while writing a thesis and moving across an ocean. Well, as long as I enjoyed the books I read this year, and let me tell you, I did! They were:

1. Robin Black, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This
2. Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
3. Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition
4. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
5. Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
6. John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
7. Iain M. Banks, Surface Detail
8. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
9. Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games
10. Mark Kurlansky, Non-Violence
11. Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, Welcome to Your Child's Brain
12. Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
13. Slow Dublin
14. John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy
15. Jay Wexler, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
16. Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
17. Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
18. Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber
19. Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon
20. Roger Zelazny, Sign of the Unicorn
21. Roger Zelazny, The Hand of Oberon
22. Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos
23. Julia Child, My Life In France
24. Geoff Dyer, Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It
25. Gwyneth Jones, Spirit
26. Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
27. Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons
28. Jennifer Egan, Look At Me
29. Geoff Dyer, But Beautiful
30. Oliver Morton, Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
31. Geoff Ryman, Air
32. China Miéville, Embassytown
33. Connie Willis, Blackout
34. Connie Willis, All Clear
35. Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
36. Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower
37. Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
38. Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men In A Boat
39. Iain M. Banks, Look To Windward

My favorite novels were probably 9, 16, 25, and 31. And 3, 10, 11, and 17 were very good non-fiction. Gosh, it looks like I mostly read sci-fi and science-themed nonfiction, doesn't it? Perhaps I should diversify.

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