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Books of 2012

Submitted by alycia on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 23:16

Here's my list of all the books I read this year, with my favorites starred. I read more books total than I ever have before, a full 60!

I returned to some childhood fiction this year but I also took a theory class which was some of the toughest.reading.ever. It was kind of a bipolar reading year.

  1. *Moby-Dick or the Whale/Herman Melville
  2. The Marriage Plot/Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. 1Q84/Haruki Murakami
  4. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy/Kathleen Fitzpatrick
  5. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History/Franco Moretti
  6. In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction/Lee Gutkind
  7. Krik? Krak!/Edwidge Danticat
  8. The Dew Breaker/Edwidge Danticat
  9. Americus/M. K. Reed
  10. Zone One/Colson Whitehead
  11. Brave New World/Aldous Huxley
  12. Watchmen/Alan Moore
  13. The Big Sleep/Raymond Chandler
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks/Rebecca Skloot
  15. Are You My Mother?/Alison Bechdel
  16. The Hobbit/J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. The Broom of the System/David Foster Wallace
  18. Debates in the Digital Humanities/Matthew K. Gold
  19. Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study/Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  20. *Hark! A Vagrant/Kate Beaton
  21. The Press and the American Revolution/Bernard Bailyn
  22. *Just Kids/Patti Smith
  23. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?/Mindy Kaling
  24. Death Wish/Christopher Sorrentino
  25. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For/Alison Bechdel
  26. Woolgathering/Patti Smith
  27. *Monsters/Ken Dahl
  28. Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic/Linda Badley
  29. The History of Street Literature/Leslie Shepard
  30. Habermas: A Very Short Introduction/Gordon Finlayson
  31. Little House in the Big Woods/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  32. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution/Bernard Bailyn
  33. Little House on the Prairie Laura/Ingalls Wilder
  34. Intimate Ephemera: Reading Young Lives in Australian Zine Culture/Anna Poletti
  35. On the Banks of Plum Creek/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  36. The Long Winter/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  37. Little Town on the Prairie/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  38. These Happy Golden Years/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  39. The First Four Years/Laura Ingalls Wilder
  40. Mythologies/Roland Barthes
  41. S/Z/Roland Barthes
  42. *The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self/Alice Miller
  43. Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture/Stephen Duncombe
  44. On Deconstruction/Jonathan Culler
  45. Bossypants/Tina Fey
  46. Given Time: Counterfeit Money/Jacques Derrida
  47. Open City/Teju Cole
  48. A Wizard of Earthsea/Ursula LeGuin
  49. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity/Judith Butler
  50. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian/Sherman Alexie
  51. War Dances/Sherman Alexie
  52. Matilda/Roald Dahl
  53. Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide/Chris Horrocks
  54. The Year of Magical Thinking/Joan Didion
  55. *Simulacra and Simulation/Jean Baudrillard
  56. The Best American Comics 2012/Francoise Mouly
  57. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots/Deborah Feldman
  58. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me/Ellen Forney
  59. Ten Little Indians/Sherman Alexie
  60. Read This! Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores

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Nice list!

This is impressive, Alycia! Lots here that I'm going to add to my toread list, too.

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