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Saturday, January 5, 2013

books I read in 2012

in chronological order, a selected list:

1. Out of the Vinyl Deeps by Ellen Willis

2. Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

3. Retromania by Simon Reynolds

4. Witches, Midwives and Nurses by Barbara Ehrenreich

5. Flight by Sherman Alexie

6. The Lady and the Little Fox Fur by Violette Leduc

7. Iron Man by Tony Iommi

8. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

9. The time of the Doves by Merce Rodereda

10. Double Happiness by Jason Shiga

11. Love Rock Revolution by Mark Baumgarten

12. This is How by Augusten Burroughs

13. Tattoo by Manuel Vasquez Montalban

14. How Should a Person Be? by Shelia Heti

15. Grow Up by Ben Brooks

16. Sonechka: A Novella and Stories by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

17. Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes

18. The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone

19. My Friend Dahmer by Derf

20. Farhenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

21. Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto

22. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

23. Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman

24. _____________ by Lisa Carver

25. Reconsidering Yoko Ono by Lisa Carver

26. Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

27. Airless Space by Shulamith Firestone

28. Job Interviews for Dummies

29. Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel

30. Woman's Consciousness Man's World by Shelia Rowbotham

31. Promise of a Dream by Shelia Rowbotham

32. Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

33. Bossypants by Tina Fey

34. The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell

35. Dora a Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

36. Heroines by Kate Zambreno

Currently Reading: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; Cecil and Jordan in New York by Gabrielle Bell

1 comment:

Vittrice said...

Anna Karinena is one of my all time favorites. What a swirl of humanity! I read it about every 5 years and first read it as my mother was dying. Parallels. Tolstoy was such a great humanist and I like it that a man was writing so clearly about Anna's entrapment back then. His descriptions of the natural world are glorious and of a place and wildness long-gone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

And thanks for sharing your list too. We're on different topics these days, but It's always inspiring.