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Books Read 2012, alpha by title

84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff – nonfiction
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith – fiction
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammett – fiction
Ajax, Sophocles – fiction
Alice I Have Been, Melanie Benjamin – fiction
Almost Somewhere, Suzanne Roberts – nonfiction
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy – fiction
Bad Luck and Trouble, Lee Child – fiction
The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast, Matt Biers-Ariel – nonfiction
Before the Rain, Luisita Lopez Torregrosa – nonfiction
Bike Snob – nonfiction
The Black Box, Michael Connelly – fiction
Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig – fiction
Bleed for Me, Michael Robotham – fiction
Bossypants, Tina Fey – nonfiction
Boule de Suif, Guy de Maupassant – fiction
The Boy Kings of Texas, Domingo Martinez – nonfiction
The Bride of New France, Suzanne Desrochers – fiction
Broken Harbor, Tana French – fiction
City of Ravens, Boria Sax – nonfiction
A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote – fiction
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran – fiction
The Code of the Woosters, P.G. Wodehouse – fiction
Darkness All Around, Doug Magee – fiction
Dead Scared, S.J. Bolton – fiction
Death of a Valentine, M.C. Beaton – fiction
Deep Down, Lee Child – fiction
A Difficult Woman, Alice Kessler-Harris – nonfiction
The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection – fiction
Down the River, Edward Abbey – nonfiction
Dream Team, Jack McCallum – nonfiction
Edward Abbey: A Life, James M. Cahalan – nonfiction
Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson – nonfiction
Encounters From a Kayak: Native People, Sacred Places, and Hungry Polar Bears, Nigel Foster – nonfiction
Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden – nonfiction
Fire on the Mountain, Edward Abbey – fiction
Go Ask Alice, Anonymous – fiction
The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, Kinky Friedman – nonfiction
Hayduke Lives!, Edward Abbey – fiction
The Honored Society, Petra Reski – nonfiction
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros – fiction
Houston Beer, Ronnie Crocker – nonfiction
Houston: It’s Worth It – nonfiction
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith – fiction
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, James Lee Burke – fiction
The Invisible Line, Daniel Sharfstein – nonfiction
Jeeves in the Morning, P.G. Wodehouse – fiction
The Journey Home, Edward Abbey – nonfiction
Juliet, Anne Fortier – fiction
Kept in the Dark, Penny Hancock – fiction
Kristin Lavransdatter: The Cross, Sigrid Undset (trans. Tiina Nunnelly) – fiction
Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife, Sigrid Undset (trans. Tiina Nunnelly) – fiction
Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath, Sigrid Undset (trans. Tiina Nunnelly) – fiction
La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World, Jimmy Burns – nonfiction
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver – fiction
The Lancer’s Wife, Guy de Maupassant – fiction
Leave It to Psmith, P.G. Wodehouse – fiction
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson – nonfiction
Life Below Stairs, Alison Maloney – nonfiction
The Likeness, Tana French – fiction
Lonely Planet Ireland, Fionn Davenport et al – nonfiction
The Longest Race, Ed Ayres – nonfiction
Lost Antarctica, James B. McClintock – nonfiction
Loving Frank, Nancy Horan – fiction
The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend, Steve Turner – nonfiction
Mad River, John Sandford – fiction
Mary Anne, Daphne du Maurier – fiction
Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek – nonfiction
Meat Eater, Steven Rinella – nonfiction
Mockingbird, Chuck Wendig – fiction
Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe – fiction
The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey – fiction
The Moon is Down, John Steinbeck – fiction
The Most Expensive Game in Town, Mark Hyman – nonfiction
Mountains of Light, R. Mark Liebenow – nonfiction
My Life as Laura, Kelly Kathleen Ferguson – nonfiction
My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse – fiction
Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin – nonfiction
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, William Souder – nonfiction
On Arctic Ground, Debbie S. Miller – nonfiction
On Extinction, Melanie Challenger – nonfiction
On Paris, Ernest Hemingway – nonfiction
Papa: A Personal Memoir, Gregory Hemingway – nonfiction
The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger – nonfiction
Personality, Prehistory and Place, Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey – nonfiction
The Prestige, Christopher Priest – fiction
The Price of Gold, Marty Nothstein & Ian Dille – nonfiction
A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate Bornstein – nonfiction
Racing Through the Dark, David Millar – nonfiction
Rain Gods, James Lee Burke – fiction
The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe – fiction
Real Man Adventures, T Cooper – nonfiction
The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory – fiction
The Reluctant Communist, Charles Robert Jenkins – nonfiction
River in Ruin, Ray A. March – nonfiction
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf – nonfiction
Rules of Civility, Amor Towles – fiction
A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold – nonfiction
Saturnalia, Lindsey Davis – fiction
The Shining, Stephen King – fiction
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller – fiction
Soundings, Hali Felt – nonfiction
Spokesongs, Willie Weir – nonfiction
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse – fiction
Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith – fiction
Taco USA, Gustavo Arellano – nonfiction
Tales From Watership Down, Richard Adams – fiction
To the Last Breath, Francis Slakey – nonfiction
The Torrents of Spring, Ernest Hemingway – fiction
Touch, Alexi Zentner – fiction
Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King, Joyce Tyldesley – nonfiction
Two Friends, Guy de Maupassant – fiction
A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner – nonfiction
Walden, Henry David Thoreau – nonfiction
Walking It Off, Doug Peacock – nonfiction
A Wanted Man, Lee Child – fiction
The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells – fiction
The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson – nonfiction
When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams – nonfiction
The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King – fiction
The World Until Yesterday, Jared Diamond – nonfiction

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  1. [...] 1 short story; and I’m hoping you’ll forgive me for such a long list because 1) I read 126 books in 2012, and 2) I’ve broken them out into categories for [...]

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