Books Read: 2012


January, 2012
The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik
Short Stories from Around The World Edited by Lee A. Jacobus
Jesus & Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives by F. E. Peters
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2002)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Labyrinths: Walking Toward the Center by Gernot Candolini, Translated by Peter Heinegg
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Third Tuesday Book Club)
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany by Susannah Heschel
By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

February, 2012
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Book: A History of The Bible by Christopher de Hamel
The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien  (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain Edited by Charles Neider

March, 2012
A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL by Stefan Fatsis
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Hunger Games by Suznnne Collins (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25¢ At A Time by Jane Knuth

April, 2012
11/22/63 by Stephen King
The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Abigail Adams: An American Woman (Second Edition) by Charles W. Akers
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell, Read by Mary Stuart Masterson (audiobook, abridged)
The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution by Barbara Tuchman

May, 2012
The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2003)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Bringing Down The House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Third Tuesday Book Club)
The Hunger Pains: A Parody by the Harvard Lampoon
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall-Smith

June, 2012
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
James Thurber: 92 Stories
Watermind by M. M. Buckner (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

July, 2012
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown
The Integral Trees/The Smoke Ring by Larry Niven (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life by Kathleen Norris
Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus by Jodi Magness
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian by Phil Doran
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
World’s Best Science Fiction: 1967 Edited by Donald Wollheim

August, 2012
Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans by Brian M. Fagan
My Life As a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Third Tuesday Book Club)
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

September, 2012
Njal’s Saga Translated and With An Introduction by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson
Perelandra by C. S. Lewis (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Third Tuesday Book Club)
Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund

October, 2012
When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd
Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts (Audiobook)
Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop: How Two Real Guys Built a Business with a Social Conscience and a Sense of Humor by Fred “Chico” Lager
Bedlam: London and Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

November, 2012
Fingerprints of God: What Science is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Winning Mars by Jason Stoddard (Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club)
The Spy by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (abridged audiobook)

December, 2012
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

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