Writing and Teaching English

The Briefest Review

Two summers ago, I decided to start keeping a list of the books I read each year. I mostly wanted to read the classics that I had never read before, but I also had reading assignments for a masters program. Though I am a rather slow and thorough reader, I made my way through more literary works than probably any previous year. The past year of reading was diverse and interesting, at least. To save you from 17 reviews, I’ll just post a star by the ones I would gladly read again (some of which I have already read for the second time).

Books Read in 2012

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson*
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell
  • Flesh and Blood, C. K. Williams
  • 1984, George Orwell *
  • Dark Blonde, Belle Waring
  • Ditch Tender, Julia B. Levine
  • Boneshaker, Jan Beatty
  • Visible Heavens, Joanna Solfian
  • The Infirmary, Edward Micus
  • The Other, Robert Dana
  • One Hand on the Wheel, Dan Bellm
  • Rose, Li-Young Lee*
  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  • The Long Home, Christian Wiman*
  • Wild Gratitude, Edward Hirsch*
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