2012

Of 60 books in total, I read:

24 Fiction / 36 Non-Fiction
22 Novels / 2 Short Story collections
16 Memoirs

By decade of initial publication:

1930s – 1
1950s – 7
1960s – 4
1970s – 4
1980s – 5
1990s – 16
2000s – 14
2010s – 9

By gender:

48 Men / 11 Women

By country of origin:

Canada – 8
US – 38
UK – 11
Other – 3

January

  • Jonathan Raban, Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings (1999)
  • Allen Raymond, How To Rig An Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative (2008)

February

  • Richard Ford, A Multitude Of Sins (2001)
  • John McPhee, Coming Into the Country (1976)

March

  • Paul Blanc, How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace (2009)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, The Worst Years Of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed (1990)

April

  • Thomas Frank, What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004)
  • George Stephanopoulos, All Too Human: A Political Education (1999)
  • Tom Perotta, Election (1998)
  • Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1965)

May

  • Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park (1981)
  • Benedict Erofeev, Moscow Circles (1976)
  • Mark Hume, The Run of the River: Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers (1992)
  • Bev Christensen, Too Good To Be True: Alcan’s Kemano Completion Project (1995)
  • David Plouffe, The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin (2010)
  • Timothy Taylor, Stanley Park (2001)

June

  • Eric Ambler, A Coffin For Dimitrios (1939)
  • Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar (1975)
  • Steven Heighton, Every Lost Country (2010)
  • Jay McInerney, Brightness Falls (1992

July

  • C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950)
    • Prince Caspian (1951)
    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
    • The Silver Chair (1953)
    • The Horse and His Boy (1954)
    • The Magician’s Nephew (1955)
    • The Last Battle (1956)
  • Byron Ricks, Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage (1999)
  • Don DeLillo, Great Jones Street (1973)
  • Joseph O’Neill, Blood-Dark Track: A Family History (2001)
  • Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room! (1966)
  • Allan Garr, Tough Guy: Bill Bennett and the Taking of British Columbia (1985)
  • Emily White, Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude (2010)

August

  • V.S. Naipaul, The Mimic Men (1967)
  • Heather Rogers, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage (2005)
  • Steven Levy, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (1984)
  • Alan Furst, The Polish Officer (1995)
  • Michelle Mercer, Will You Take Me As I Am?: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period (2009)
  • Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness (2009)

September

  • Robert X. Cringely, Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date (1992)
  • Don DeLillo, Mao II (1991)
  • Trevor Paglen, Dark Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World (2010)
  • John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
  • Joan Didion, Salvador (1983)
  • Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (2005)
  • Dan Balz and Haynes Johnston, The Battle For America: The Story of an Extraordinary Election (2010)

October

  • Steve Paikin, The Dark Side: The Personal Price of a Political Life (2003)
  • Bob Rae, From Protest to Power: Personal Reflections on a Life in Politics (1996)
  • Paco Underhill, The Call of the Mall (2004)
  • Helen MacInnes, Decision at Delphi (1960)

November

  • John D’Agata, About A Mountain (2010)
  • Chip Ward, Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West (1999)

December

  • Alice Munro, Friend of my Youth (1990)
  • Simon Winder, The Man who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond (2006)
  • Dave Cullen, Columbine (2010)
  • Paul Theroux, The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain (1983)
  • Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents (1997)
  • Nick Flynn, The Ticking is the Bomb (2010)
  • Joan Didion, Blue Nights (2011)
  • Katie Hafner and John Markoff, Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (1991; 2nd ed. 1995)

 

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