Monday, January 2, 2012
2012 Reading List
Yes, I realize that this puts me a whole year behind the literary world, but since I'm not in grad school, no longer subscribe to the NYT Review of Books and just read what I really like to read, a year behind is where I am content to be.
(I was secretly pleased, however, to see that I have read at least one book that showed up on many of the Best of 2011 lists -- Ann Patchett's State of Wonder.)
So here is my reading list for 2012; wish me luck.
The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Call ((Yannick Murphy)
I Married You For Happiness (Lily Tuck)
The Devil All the Time (Donald Ray Pollack)
The Dovekeepers (Alice Hoffman)
Caleb's Crossing (Geraldine Brooks)
Swamplandia! (Karen Russell)
Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
Forgotten Bookmarks (Michael Popek)
A Good Hard Look (Ann Napolitano)
On Canaan's Side (Sebastian Berry)
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)
Once Upon a River (Bonnie Jo Campbell)
Bright and Distant Shores (Dominic Smith)
Blue Nights (Joan Didion -- although The Year of Magical Thinking almost did me in!)
And, just to keep Clay happy, I will add Atlas Shrugged. Yikes.