Books read in 2012

~ Plays (19) ~

Coriolanus (William Shakespeare; play)
Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare; play)
The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare; play)
Othello (William Shakespeare; play)
Henry V (William Shakespeare; play)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare; play)
Three Sisters (Anton Chekhov; play)
The Iceman Cometh (Eugene O’Neill; play)
The Misanthrope (Molière; play)
No Exit (Jean-Paul Sartre; play)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett; play)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard; play)
Electra (Sophocles; play)
Oedipus Rex (Sophocles; play)
Our Town (Thornton Wilder; play)
The Crucible (Arthur Miller; play)
Black Watch (Gregory Burke; play)
Metamorphoses (Mary Zimmerman; play)
Equivocation (Bill Cain; play)

~ Poetry (1) ~

Nox (Anne Carson; poetry)

~ Classics (11) ~

The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien; fiction)
Dracula (Bram Stoker; fiction)
Watership Down (Richard Adams; fiction)
Animal Farm (George Orwell; fiction)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (H.G. Wells; fiction)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley; fiction)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury; fiction)
First Love (Ivan Turgenev; fiction)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson; fiction)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Emmuska Orczy; fiction)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie; fiction)

~ General fiction (25) ~

Tell the Wolves I’m Home (Carla Rifka Brunt; fiction)
The Age of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker; fiction)
Things We Didn’t See Coming (Steven Amsterdam; fiction)
A Thousand Cuts (Simon Lelic; fiction)
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (Jan-Philipp Sendker; fiction)
Sister (Rosamund Lupton; fiction)
The Middlesteins (Jami Attenberg; fiction)
The Devil All the Time (Donald Ray Pollock; fiction)
The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller; fiction)
Defending Jacob (William Landay; fiction)
The English Teacher (Lily King; fiction)
The Group (Mary McCarthy; fiction)
The Playdate (Alice Millar; fiction)
What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty; fiction)
The Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick; fiction)
Gone, Girl (Gillian Flynn; fiction)
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady (Elizabeth Stuckey-French; fiction)
Amped (Daniel H. Wilson; fiction)
The Lifeboat (Charlotte Rogan; fiction)
Bedbugs (Ben H. Winters; fiction)
Stay Close (Harlan Coben; fiction)
Never Knowing (Chevy Stevens; fiction)
Fly Away Home (Jennifer Weiner; fiction)
Pariah (Bob Fingerman; fiction)
Wool [complete] (Hugh Howey; fiction)

~ YA fiction (23) ~

Feed (MT Anderson; fiction)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green; YA fiction)
Going Bovine (Libba Bray; YA fiction)
UnWholly (Neal Shusterman; YA fiction)
I Am the Cheese (Robert Cormier; YA fiction)
Adventure Unleashed (______ __. _________; unpublished fiction)
Mr. Monster (Dan Wells; fiction)
I Don’t Want to Kill You (Dan Wells; fiction)
Happy Endings Are All Alike (Sandra Scoppettone; YA fiction)
Are You in the House Alone? (Richard Peck; YA fiction)
Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan; YA fiction)
The Wave (Todd Strasser; YA fiction)
The Hole (Guy Burt; fiction)
Shapeshifters: Tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Adrian Mitchell; poetry, prose, myth)
The Tale of Paradise Lost: Based on the Poem by John Milton (Nancy Willard; fiction)
When You Were Mine (Rebecca Serle; YA fiction)
Shelter (Harlan Coben; YA fiction)
Falling for Hamlet (Michelle Ray; YA fiction)
Tiger Eyes (Judy Blume; YA fiction)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins; fiction)
Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher; YA fiction)
The Project (Brian Falkner; YA fiction)
Epic Fail (Claire LaZebnik; YA fiction)

~ Non-fiction (47) ~

Counterfeit Kids: Why They Can’t Think and How to Save Them (Rod Baird; non-fiction)
One for the Books (Joe Queenan; non-fiction)
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Joshua Foer; non-fiction)
The Autobiography of an Execution (David R. Dow; non-fiction)
The Memory Palace (Mira Bartók; memoir)
The Fiddler in the Subway (Gene Weingarten; non-fiction, journalism/essays)
The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg; non-fiction)
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Harold Bloom; non-fiction)
My Ideal Bookshelf (Thessaly La Force, editor, Jane Mount, illustrator; non-fiction)
Say This, NOT That to Your Professor (Ellen Bremen; non-fiction)
The End of Your Life Book Club (Will Schwalbe; non-fiction)
The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield (Larry Sheehan; non-fiction)
January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her (Michael Schofield; non-fiction)
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (Nicholas Carr; non-fiction)
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl (Stacey O’Brien; non-fiction)
The Essential Voter’s Guide (TIME; non-fiction)
Teaching Hamlet and Henry IV, Part I (Peggy O’Brien; non-fiction)
Drawn In (Julia Rothman; non-fiction)
No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master’s Degree at age 16 (Alexandra Swann; memoir)
The Fat Flush Plan (Ann Louise Gittleman; health)
Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? (Richard J. Maybury; non-fiction)
The Year of Learning Dangerously (Quinn Cummings; memoir)
The Paleo Diet (Loren Cordain; non-fiction)
The Primal Blueprint (Mark Sisson; non-fiction)
How to Retire Overseas (Kathleen Peddicord; non-fiction)
Where to Retire (John Howells; non-fiction)
The Outsourced Self (Arlie Russell Hochschild; non-fiction)
Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? (Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.; non-fiction)
Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell; non-fiction)
The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need (Andrew Tobias; non-fiction)
Lament for a Son (Nicholas Wolterstorff; non-fiction)
Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997 (Janis Hendrickson; non-fiction)
Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (Rob Thomas, editor; non-fiction)
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (Pamela Druckerman; non-fiction)
Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading (Lizzie Skurnik; non-fiction)
Bossypants (Tina Fey; non-fiction)
Retirement without Borders (Barry Golson; non-fiction)
The World’s Top Retirement Havens (ed. Margaret J. Goldstein; non-fiction)
Let’s Go: Peru, Ecuador & Bolivia (ed. Michelle R. Bowman; non-fiction)
iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (Larry D. Rosen; non-fiction, psychology/technology)
The Difference (Jean Chatzky; non-fiction, personal finance)
The Pen Commandments (Steven Frank; non-fiction, writing)
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (Leah Price; non-fiction)
Immortal Bird (Doron Weber; memoir)
Stop Acting Rich… And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire (Thomas J. Stanley; non-fiction; personal finance)
Like Shaking Hands with God (Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Stringer; non-fiction)
Artist’s Journal Workshop (Cathy Johnson; non-fiction, art)

~ Graphic works, both fiction and non-fiction (11) ~

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Ellen Forney; graphic memoir)
Are You My Mother? (Alison Bechdel; graphic memoir)
The Zen of Steve Jobs (Caleb Melby; graphic non-fiction)
American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang; graphic novel)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 5: Unnatural Habitat (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 4: Endangered Species (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 3: Animal Armies (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
Kill Shakespeare: Volume 1 (Conor McCreery; graphic fiction)
The Night Bookmobile (Audrey Niffenegger; graphic novel)