Reading 2012

  1. Ali Smith, The Accidental
  2. Anita Brookner, Look At Me
  3. Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn
  4. Terry Castle, The Professor and Other Writings
  5. Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow
  6. Carl Klaus, ed. Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time
  7. Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
  8. John Prendergast, Unlikely Brothers
  9. Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
  10. Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
  11. Zadie Smith, Changing My Mind
  12. Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park
  13. David Shields, Reality Hunger
  14. Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
  15. Darin Strauss, Half a Life: A Memoir
  16. Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water
  17. Ben Marcus, Notable American Women
  18. Maggie Nelson, Bluets
  19. Dorothy Sayers, Murder Must Advertise
  20. Willa Cather, My Mortal Enemy
  21. David Lipsky, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
  22. Walter Mosley, Little Scarlet
  23. Baratunde Thurston, How To Be Black
  24. David Lazar, ed., Truth in Nonfiction: Essays
  25. Helen Dewitt, The Last Samurai
  26. Janet Malcolm, In the Freud Archives
  27. Barbara Pym, Jane and Prudence
  28. Ali Smith, There But For The
  29. Tana French, In the Woods
  30. John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead
  31. Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
  32. Alaa Al Aswany, The Yacoubian Building
  33. Cheryl Strayed, Wild
  34. Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
  35. Leif G.W. Persson, Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End
  36. Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be
  37. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  38. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside
  39. Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
  40. Barbara Comyns, Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
  41. Mark Doty, Dog Years
  42. P.D. James, The Private Patient
  43. Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi
  44. Edwidge Danticant, ed., The Best American Essays 2011
  45. Julia Spencer-Fleming, Out of the Deep I Cry
  46. Edith Wharton, The Reef
  47. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  48. Tom Bissell, Magic Hours
  49. Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative
  50. Sara Paretsky, Hard Time
  51. Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  52. Tove Jansson, The True Deceiver
  53. George Saunders, Tenth of December: Stories
  54. Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum
  55. Kate Zambreno, Green Girl
  56. Zadie Smith, NW
  57. Penelope Fitzgerald, The Blue Flower
  58. Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
  59. Nicholson Baker, A Box of Matches
  60. D.T. Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
  61. Nell Freudenberger, The Newlyweds
  62. Nick Hornby, More Baths, Less Talking
  63. Hermione Lee, Virginia Woolf
  64. Elizabeth Taylor, A Game Of Hide and Seek
  65. A. M. Homes, Music for Torching
  66. Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel
  67. Ben Lerner, Leaving the Atocha Station
  68. Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy
  69. Simon Gray, The Smoking Diaries
  70. Kenzaburo Oe, A Personal Matter
  71. Tim Parks, Teach Us to Sit Still
  72. Karen Walker Thompson, The Age of Miracles
  73. David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
  74. Dorothy Hughes, In a Lonely Place
  75. Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins
  76. Kate Zambreno, Heroines
  77. Meghan O’Rourke, The Long Goodbye
  78. Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  79. Christopher Beha, What Happened to Sophie Wilder?
  80. Christine Schutt, Prosperous Friends
  81. Virginia Woolf, The Diary, Volume 2
  82. Frances Burney, Camilla
  83. James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
  84. Barbara Comyns, Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead

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