2012

The books of fiction I have read in 2012 sorted alphabetically by title (* indicates re-read):

1. The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka
2. Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
3. The Devil All the Time – Donald Ray Pollock
4. The Golden Calf – Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
5. Green Girl – Kate Zambreno
6. The Last Brother – Nathacha Appanah
7. The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
8. Open City – Teju Cole
9. Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
10. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
11. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt
12. The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obrecht
13. State of Wonder – Ann Patchett

Review Coming Soon:

Montana 1948 – Larry Watson
The Letter Killers Club – Sigizmund Krzhizhanosky
Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov*
Some Prefer Nettles – Juni’chiro Tanizaki
Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman
Half-Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
Please Look After Mom – Kyung-Sook Shin
Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
Lighthousekieeping – Jeanette Winterson
The Erasers – Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

TBR Shortlist (from which my next read may or may not come)

Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
Stitches – David Small
Bend Sinister – Vladimir Nabokov
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
Fall On Your Knees – Anne-Marie Macdonald
The Tin Flute – Gabrielle Roy
The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches – Bret Harte

TBR Supplemental Shortlist (books on hand that I want to read sooner rather than later):

One of Ours – Willa Cather
The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
The Beautiful and the Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Native Son – Richard Wright
The Ambassadors – Henry James
Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
Tinkers – Paul Harding
Wherever You Go – Joan Leegant
A Fringe of Leaves – Patrick White
The Trial – Franz Kafka*
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
Bend Sinister – Vladimir Nabokov

Australian Literature TBR:

Mr. Scobie’s Riddle – Elizabeth Jolley (Reading Matters)
Five Bells – Gail Jones (Reading Matters)
That Deadman Dance – Kim Scott (Reading Matters, Whispering Gums, ANZLitLovers)
Drylands – Thea Astley (Whispering Gums, ANZLitLovers)
(I will be soliciting more recommendations.)

Books not on hand, but on my TBR for sooner rather than later:
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sea – John Banville
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
The Magic Barrel – Bernard Malamud
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It – Maile Meloy
Light Lifting – Alexander MacLeod
Literary Conference – Cesar Aira
Stoner – John Williams
Voss – Patrick White
The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain
Elsie Venner – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
The Flight of Icarus – Raymond Queneau
Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz – Mordecai Richler
The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer

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