Book Lists!

Since I'm a book nerd, I have been keeping lists of the books I read for years now.  Inspired by the on-line blogger bookclub I'm in now, From Left to Write, I've even set the INSANE goal for this year of 60 books.  That'll be better than double my usual performance, but I'm really hoping this is the year I move beyond the 30s.  

My complete 2012 Reading is/will be scrollable through the widget at right (2012 Reading Challenge).  Here are lists for the past three years, just for fun.  

If you have funny annual rituals around your reading, I'd love to know.  Email me at ariane[at]trelaun[dot]com.

Total Read: 32

The Wolverine Way, Douglas H. Chadwick
Bonobo Handshake, Vanessa Woods 
Ape House, Sarah Gruen 
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron 
Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier
Purge, Sofi Oksanen
Incendiary, Chris Cleave
Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens 
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
Jamrach's Menagerie, Carol Birch
River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh
1Q84, Haruki Murakami
The Lost Art of Gratitude, Alexander McCall Smith
The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Dream Work, Mary Oliver
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
This Organic Life, Joan Dye Gussow 
The Golden Compass, Phillip Pullman
The Subtle Knife, Phillip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass, Phillip Pullman

Lyra's Oxford, Phillip Pullman
Graceling, Kristin Cashore
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Heidi, Johanna Spyri

Total Read: 35

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Shop Girl, Steve Martin
In a Strange Room, Damon Galgut
Room, Emma Donoghue
Parrot & Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
The Children's Book, A.S. Byatt
Shackleton's Stowaway, Victoria McKernan
Tinkers, Paul Harding
Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa, Kevin Richardson
Invisible, Paul Auster
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
Lit, Mary Karr
Brooklyn, Tolm Coibin
To Have Not, Frances Lefkowitz
Born Standing Up, Steve Martin
Zeitoun, Dave Eggers
The Outlander, Gil Adamson
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans, Sy Montgomery
The Yoga of Discipline, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Sadhana of the Heart, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar
Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
Away, Amy Bloom
Mary Queen of Scots, Antonia Fraser
The Children of Henry VIII, Alison Weir
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver
Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh

Total Read: 29

The Migraine Brain, Dr. Carolyn Bernstein
The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
All She Was Worth, Miyuki Miyabe
Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a More Natural Way of Burial, Mark Harris
IN PROGRESS: When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron
Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl
Marie Antoinette, Antonia Fraser
The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
Testimony, Anita Shreve
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
Tweak, Nic Sheff
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
Enthusiasm, Swami Chidvilasananda
The Age of Shiva, Munil Suri
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
Farm City, Novella Carpenter
Robbing the Bees, Holley Bishop
A Fraction of the Whole, Steve Toltz
Returning to Earth, Jim Harrison
The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
The Comforts of a Muddy Sunday, Alexander McCall Smith
The Right Attitude to Rain, Alexander McCall Smith
The Careful Use of Compliments, Alexander McCall Smith
Friends, Lovers and Chocolate, Alexander McCall Smith
The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith