Friday, December 28, 2012

My Year in Books, 2012

A couple years ago, Lisa at Two Bears Farm got me hooked on a meme where you list the books you've read for the year by answering a list of questions. This year, I've only read 46 books, well short of my normal yearly average but my semesters this year have kept me ultra busy reading academic articles, journals, and excerpts, and writing papers, instead of reading books (either for class OR for fun - I wasn't in any literature classes this year). Seriously, I have never been SO BUSY in reading non-literature academic works and writing papers as I have during the Spring and Fall 2012 semesters!! Let me tell you, I will be SO GLAD to get back to "all literature, all the time" once I'm back in American Literature M.A. classes.

Be sure to check out The Happily Ever After for a load of lists!

Anyway, here's my list (some of which were audio books which I listened to on my commute to/from school):

Describe yourself:
The Crime Writer, Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

How do you feel:
Burning Bright, Tracy Chevalier

Describe where you currently live:
Back of Beyond, C.J. Box

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
Native North America, Mark Q. Sutton

Your favorite form of transportation:
Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos

Your best friend is:
Queen of America, Luis Alberto Urrea

You and your friends are:
We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico, James Lockhart

What is the weather like:
The Storm, Clive Cussler

What is life to you:
Open Season, C.J. Box

Favorite time of day:
The Night Strangers, Chris Bohjalian

Your fear:
The Panther, Nelson DeMille

What is the best advice you have to give:
Between the Tides, Patti Callahan Henry

Thought for the day:
The Fever of Being, Luis Alberto Urrea

How I would like to die:
Seneca Possessed, Matthew Dennis

My soul's present condition:
The Eighty Dollar Champion, Elizabeth Letts


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love your list! I'm impressed you got so much reading done on top of grad school!

Christine said...

Great list! Extra kudos to you for being able to answer all those prompts so easily having read 46 books! And some very serious sounding ones at that!

I like Manhattan Transfer for your favorite form of transportation. Very clever!

Thanks again for playing and linking up. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

What a great list -- I see some I would like to read now! :)

42N said...

I must admit that I never heard of any of those works. My reading tends to be historical and sometimes sci-fi. The James Blish story, "Welcome to Mars" is set in Iowa City and later...Mars. I found the thin paperback in a small store in northern Missouri last May. For 1967 it is very timely reading. Maybe I can turn it into a blog post? Hmmmm.

Michaele said...

You seriously read all those and your school books too!? I am impressed. Such an interesting list.

Randy said...

Nice list. I think I need to turn to audiobooks. Happy New Year.

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