Reading list for 2013: same list, more books


In 2012, only 11 books from my shelves jumped from my reading list to being read. Too few, it seems, though I read 200 some pages from Infinite Jest, which feels like a feat in itself most times when I pick it up. That magnum opus of David Foster Wallace remains on the list, and joining it is the new biography of his life. This year, many of the titles that I am adding are non-fiction.

The goal for 2013? Make much more time for reading. And clear out my shelf so that there is more room for new purchases with all my recent holiday gift cards! 🙂


Reading List for 2013

  1. Drift : the unmooring of American military power — Rachel Maddow
  2. Cat’s eyewitness — Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
  3. The leaderless revolution — Carne Ross
  4. End this depression now! — Paul Krugman
  5. Joseph Anton : a memoir — Salman Rushdie
  6. The last man : a novel – Vince Flynn
  7. Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace — D.T. Max
  8. Captain Vorpatril’s alliance — Lois McMaster Bujold
  9. A door in the ocean : a memoir — David McGlynn
  10. Boleto : a novel — Alyson Hagy
  11. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian — Sherman Alexie
  12. State of wonder : a novel — Ann Patchett
  13. Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
  14. Freedom — Jonathan Franzen
  15. 1Q84 — Haruki Murakami
  16. The wind-up bird chronicles – Haruki Murakami
  17. How English works — Anne Curzan, Michael Adams (grammar textbook)
  18. Middlesex — Jeffery Eugenides
  19. The Finkler question — Howard Jacobson
  20. Patron Saint of Liars — Ann Patchett
  21. The rolling stones — Robert Heinlein
  22. Run — Ann Patchett
  23. One hundred years of solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  24. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. Selected stories of Philip K. Dick
  26. Sinner — Sara Douglass
  27. The information — James Gleick
  28. The end of the straight and narrow — David McGlynn
  29. The Screwtape letters — C.S. Lewis
  30. Twice told tales — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  31. Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
  32. Treasure island — Robert Lewis Stevenson
  33. I’m looking through you — Jennifer Finney Boylan
  34. Mirror mirror — Gregory Maguire
  35. Son of a witch — Gregory Maguire
  36. Inland — K.C. Frederick
  37. Dune — Frank Herbert
  38. The nature of a liberal college — Henry Wriston
  39. The soul thief — Charles Baxter
  40. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte
  41. Paradise lost & paradise found — John Milton
  42. Pride and prejudice and zombies — Seth Grahame-Smith
  43. Waiting — Ha Jin

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