Books

Book List 2012

Here’s a list of all the books I read in 2012. (r) indicates a repeat reading. (*) indicates a book that had an especial impact on me.

  1. Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (r)
  3. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  4. Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
  5. Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow
  6. Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me by Craig Seligman (r)
  7. Fairy Tales: A Selection by Hans Christian Anderson (*)
  8. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  9. Contemporary Indigenous Plays by Cleven, Enoch, Milroy, Narkle and Harrison
  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  11. Collected Early Poems 1950-1970 by Adrienne Rich
  12. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  13. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  14. Rawshock by Toby Fitch
  15. The Complete Prose Tales by Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin (translated Gillon Aitken)
  16. The Wattle Tree by John Bell and Ben Wood
  17. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
  18. On Writing by Stephen King
  19. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
  20. Ella by Alex T. Smith
  21. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
  22. White Noise by Don DeLillo (*)
  23. No! by Marta Altés
  24. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  25. When the Lights Go Down by Pauline Kael (r)
  26. Being an Actor by Simon Callow
  27. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  28. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (r)
  29. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  30. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  31. Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino
  32. Ambrose Goes for Gold by Tor Freeman
  33. Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
  34. George Flies South by Simon James
  35. Beethoven by Barry Cooper
  36. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
  37. The Manchurian Candidate by Greil Marcus
  38. Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott by David Marr
  39. The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
  40. Rome by Robert Hughes
  41. Peggy by Anna Walker
  42. The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie
  43. The Witches by Roald Dahl (r)
  44. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
  45. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (*)
  46. Selected Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (translated Joyce Crick)
  47. Poems and Prose by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  48. Going Steady by Pauline Kael (r)
  49. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  50. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  51. Selected Poems by John Donne