2012 Reading List

A new list for the new year, though most of the books on here were from last year’s “to read” list.

This is just a rough guide of all the books I want to read before the year ends, and is not set in stone.  I will most likely add or  remove books throughout the year as I see fit.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin) January 24 – February 12, 2012
  2. 2666 (Roberto Bolaño) January 3-19, 2012
  3. The Imperfectionists (Tom Rachman) March 13-18, 2012
  4. The Book of Lost Things (John Connolly) May 5-12, 2012
  5. The Black Book (Orhan Pamuk)
  6. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller (Italo Calvino)
  7. The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag (Alan Bradley)
  8. A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley)
  9. The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov) March 2-12, 2012
  10. Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
  11. Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
  12. Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie) December 19-30, 2011
  13. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole) Feb. 13-19, 2012
  14. A Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  15. The Meaning of Night (Michael Cox)
  16. The Monsters of Templeton (Lauren Groff)
  17. Special Topics in Calamity Physics (Marisha Pessl)
  18. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell) May, 2012
  19. The Book of Murder (Guillermo Martinez)
  20. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz) Feb. 21-27, 2012
  21. The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
  22. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon)
  23. Solar (Ian McEwan)
  24. Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  25. Istanbul (Orhan Pamuk)
  26. Raise the Red Lantern (Su Tong)
  27. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Douglas Adams)
  28. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
  29. A Passage to India (E.M. Forster) December 10, 2011 to January 23, 2012
  30. Saturday (Ian McEwan)
  31. Amsterdam (Ian McEwan) March 1, 2012
  32. Jamrach’s Menagerie (Carol Birch)
  33. In the Woods (Tana French)  March 19 – April 2, 2012
  34. The Famished Road (Ben Okri)
  35. The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes) Feb. 19-20, 2012
  36. Hunger (Knut Hamsun)
  37. Mysteries (Knut Hamsun)
  38. The Finkler Question (Howard Jacobson)
  39. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle)
  40. Sanditon – Jane Austen and Juliette Shapiro April 5-7, 2012
  41. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel April 5 – May 5, 2012


Books  for the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge, 2012:

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4 thoughts on “2012 Reading List

  1. I see you have Hunger by Knut Hamsen on your 2012 list! That was another one that took me a bit of determination to get through. You’re a much more avid reader than I am though so maybe you’ll have no problem. Good luck!

      • I’ve read HUNGER and to me it seemed very …let’s not say easy, but smart and funny. I guess that makes it sort of easy to me. It is unusual, I’ll give you that. But it will probably make you laugh out loud. And if you want another book that’s close to this style (in case you read it and like it), try Notes from the Underground (Dostoevsky). I love these obsessed characters both authors have conceived.

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