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What Erica Read in 2012

Only 30? Lowest in recorded history!

Special note for 2012 edition: I've read lots of little fables in Italian this year, for Italian practice. Do they count?
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December 2012
Travels with Charley John Steinbeck
At about 2500 miles into my own travels this fall, I visited the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, CA. At about 6100 miles, I bought a copy of this in a little second-hand book store in Vermont. Read it slowly and loved it.
November 2012
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes I loved the first half and am still processing the second.
October 2012
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin Listened to the audiobook of this, expertly read by **, on my road trip to Vancouver and back.
Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer  
The Rabbi Wore Moccasins Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer I got mine inscribed by the author! If you're nice to me, I could maybe get your copy signed too :)
September 2012
Roots Alex Haley Great. This is a great and wonderful book and fully worth your time.
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges Nathan Englander Depresssssing.
August 2012
The Cookbook Collector Allegra Goodman I think this is my favorite book of Allegra's so far! I recommend it.
Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan Bruce Feiler  
July 2012
WORDFREAK Stefan Fatsis  
June 2012
The Book Thief Markus Zusak So good I've already lent it out.
The Reluctant Tuscan Phil Doran Arrgh. Not so good. Confusing for me, because I read it while in Brazil, trying to speak Portuguese, not Italian.
May 2012
Little Bee Chris Cleave  
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot See, I read non-fiction sometimes!
April 2012
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Patrick Süskind Have been planning to read this for years, finally did it, thoroughly enjoyed it
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott Pure geek joy.
Let The Great World Spin Colum McCann This was a beautiful book that only got more beautiful as it went on. Highly recommended.
March 2012
The Trial Franz Kafka Classics for free on the iPad. Thank you, Project Gutenberg.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide Robert Louis Stevenson Classics for free on the iPad. Thank you, Project Gutenberg.
Something Rotten Jasper Fforde
The Chosen Chaim Potok Wow, so good. Why didn't I ever read this before?
February 2012
Shylock's Daughter Erica Jong Capodanno a Venezia!
January 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 2) Suzanne Collins  
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 3) Suzanne Collins  
The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare... Alexander Shakespeare

I have here lists of just about every book I've read in past years, though some years are nicely formatted and some are a big mess. One day I'll get them all looking nice, but when? Oh yeah, the 23rd... Here's a silly summary of recent years.

Here we go. This is some thrilling stuff, folks! We have: 2010, 2010, 2009, and 2008 in reverse order because I'm a little bit busy right now, 2007 and 2006, pretty clean, and 2005, very messy. We have 2004, also messy but slightly more interesting. Here is 2003 and 2002, which I think aren't as bad.

Hey, what's your favorite book ever? What would you recommend as a Great Book to just about anyone? E-me!

By the way, the reason these books are all hyperlinked to their pages on is that I'm an "associate", meaning that if you click through to amazon using any of the links on this page and then buy *anything* (even if it's NOT the item I have hyperlinked), then I get "credit" for having referred you in and I get some little percent of what you spend. So I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CLICK THROUGH! Please do it all the time, every time you want to buy something on amazon, come here first! You're the best!  

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People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.    ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
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