Books I Read in 2012

Books I Loved

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
Watership Down by Richard Adams

Books I Liked

The Sea by John Banville
The Boat by Nam Le
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter
Religion and Science by Bertrand Russell

Books I Appreciated 

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Books I Could Have Skipped

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
Snow White by Donald Barthelme
Vox by Nicholson Baker

Books I Actively Disliked 

The Emporer’s Children by Claire Messud
In the Woods by Tana French

(Opinions were formed in 2012 and may or may not be justifiable today.) 

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