Books Devoured in 2012...Onward to 2013

Posted by Dale Wilsey Jr. | Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A new year means more writing and much more reading. Last year, I squeezed in 32 books. I even had time to review some of them on Goodreads. That site has been extraordinarily helpful with finding new reading material. Books I never would have found have been suggested to me or I've found them by chance. My "to read" list grows by the day. Below is what I devoured in 2012 with links to reviews, if I happened to write one, and where you can pick it up.

It was the year of Nabokov for me. His writing has completely captivated me and I can only imagine I'll be reading more of him in 2013. Total, I flipped 8,437 pages with The Satanic Verses being the longest book I read at 560 pages.

I've set a goal to read forty books this year, but I'm hoping to break through to fifty. What did you read in the past year that I should look into? What are you planning to read in 2013?


 The Smell of Good Mud 
by Lauren Zuniga

We Are Taking Only What We Need
by Stephanie Powell Watts

Live for a Living
by Buddy Wakefield

Death by Black Hole 
And other cosmic quandaries
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Moon is Down
by John Steinbeck

Capital Punishment
An indictment by a death-row survivor
by Billy Wayne Sinclair
and Jodie Sinclair

The Age of Reason
by Jean-Paul Sartre

Selected Poems
by Carl Sandburg

Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie

The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath

Laughter in the Dark
by Vladimir Nabokov

by Vladimir Nabokov

by Vladimir Nabokov

by Vladimir Nabokov

Moby Dick or The White Whale
by Herman Melville
Yes, I did read this
old, beaten, 

A Wonderment of Seasons
by John E. McGuigan

Don Juan in Hankey, PA
by Gale Martin

Julia and the Bazooka
by Anna Kavan

The God of our Dreams
by Le Hinton

The Garden of Eden
by Ernest Hemingway

The Short Stories
by Ernest Hemingway

by Terrance Hayes

Manufacturing Hysteria
A history of scapegoating, surveillance,
and secrecy in modern America
by Jay Feldman

by William Faulkner

The Big Hunger
by John Fante

Attack of the Theocrats!
by Sean Faircloth

The White Album: Essays
by Joan Didion

The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

Unfortunately, It Was Paradise
by Mahmoud Darwish

The Fifty Year Sword
by Mark Z. Danielewski
Get it

South of no North
by Charles Bukowski

Sailing Alone Around the Room
and other selected Poems
by Billy Collins

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