Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Books I finished in 2012


I had a goal of finishing 100 books in 2012. I'm happy to say I was only 48 short of my goal at the end of the year. I finished 4 on the last day, 6 in the last two days, and 15 in the last month. Here they are, all 52:


  1. At Port Royal — Chris Edgar
  2. Hons and Rebels — Jessica Mitford
  3. long love poem with descriptive title — Matthew Savoca
  4. Late in the Antenna Fields — Alan Gilbert
  5. Sylvia — Leonard Michaels
  6. The Pursuit of Love — Nancy Mitford
  7. A Nest of Ninnies — John Ashbery, James Schuyler
  8. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family — Mary S. Lovell
  9. A Pale View of Hills — Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. The Fermata — Nicholson Baker
  11. A Mouth in California — Graham Foust
  12. Open City — Teju Cole
  13. Alfred and Guinevere — James Schuyler
  14. Spending — Mary Gordon
  15. Objects for a Fog Death — Julie Doxsee
  16. The To Sound — Eric Baus
  17. The Beginners — Rebecca Wolff
  18. A Worldly Country — John Ashbery
  19. Thin Kimono — Michael Earl Craig
  20. The Front — K. Silem Mohammad
  21. Walks With Men — Ann Beattie
  22. Desperate Characters — Paula Fox
  23. Love in a Cold Climate — Nancy Mitford
  24. What's for Dinner? — James Schuyler
  25. Notes From Irrelevance — Anselm Berrigan
  26. Lucy Gayheart — Willa Cather
  27. There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From — Bryan Charles
  28. The Men — Lisa Robertson
  29. Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy — Sarah Bradford
  30. Just Kids — Patti Smith
  31. Play It As It Lays — Joan Didion
  32. The Totality for Kids — Joshua Clover
  33. It Is Daylight — Arda Collins
  34. You Don't Love Me Yet — Jonathan Lethem
  35. A Way of Life, Like Any Other — Darcy O'Brien
  36. Freedom — Jonathan Franzen
  37. Lush Life — Richard Price
  38. House of Holes — Nicholson Baker
  39. Woodcutters — Thomas Bernhard
  40. The Designated Mourner — Wallace Shawn
  41. Elizabeth Costello — J. M. Coetzee
  42. Howards End — E. M. Forster
  43. Bonsai — Alejandro Zambra
  44. The Stranger — Albert Camus
  45. The Fallback Plan — Leigh Stein
  46. Quartet — Jean Rhys
  47. The Fatalist — Lyn Hejinian
  48. Snip Snip — Tina Brown Celona
  49. Rain — Jon Woodward
  50. Going Down — Jennifer Belle
  51. Walkabout — James Vance Marshall
  52. People Are Tiny in Paintings of China — Cynthia Arrieu-King
Stay tuned for my top 10 books of 2012.

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