Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Books of 2012

This is just a listing of the books I'm reading/have read this year, 2012.

 State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

 Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Executive Orders by Tom Clancy

The Story of Painting by Sister Wendy Beckett

Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow

The Art of Reading by Joseph Luzzi

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

The Rising of the Ashes by Tahar Ben Jelloun

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza by Lawrence Block

Silent Day in Tangier by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

Absolute Friends by John le Carre

Dickens Women by Miriam Margolyes

Home by Toni Morrison

No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life by Robert Solomon (The Great Courses)

The Divine Comedy:  Inferno--Purgatorio--Paradiso  by Dante Alighieri

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright

The Private Patient: an Adam Dalgliesh Mystery by P. D. James

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins 

Short Stories of Dorothy Parker

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman


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The Crabby Hiker said...

Hey - I just read State of Wonder. Let's talk about it sometime. Also, now that my blog is up and going some, I've been using google analytics, which you showed me how to do - YAY!

The Crabby Hiker said...

Oops, that comment published as The Crabby Hiker - that blog is NOT up and going.

brd said...

Which blog are you reactivating cadh8?

cadh 8 said...

Not me. It's AnneGG I think. But she posted as the crabby hiker. But let's all do a state of wonder break down some time. Oh and I have read some books by the other Bronte sisters this year. Have you guys ever read those? I recommend Agnes Grey.

brd said...

OK. Let's talk about State of Wonder, which I read as my first book of 2012 and so I will have to review it.

I will have to get hold of Agnes Grey.

The Crabby Hiker said...

Oh my. Cadh8 and brd have read State of Wonder. We do definitely need to talk. I do also want a more in-depth review of Agnes Grey - since the Brontes are crazy, I want some grounding before I read :-)

brd said...

Yes, we need to talk about Agnes Grey and State of Wonder. Both interesting books. I think that Jeff Says I Can't author read Agnes Grey also. I am going to listen to The Professor by Charlotte Bronte while I drive to Altoona this weekend. I never even heard of that one until yesterday.