Book list for 2012

My favorites are in bold characters. Please share your favorites in the comment section.
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Andre Kersetz by Michel Frizot
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  • God is an Englishman by R.F Delderfield
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • A different Light: The photography of Sebastiao Selgado by Nair Parvati
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  • Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  • The secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie
  • Karsh Portraits by Yousuf Karsh
  • The Stranger’s child by Alan Hollinghurst
  • East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
  • Sutton by J.R.Moehinger
  • Crazy Brave: a Memoir by Joy Harjo
  • In Focus: Julia Margaret Cameron by Julian Cox
  • SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
  • Jacques-Henri Lartigue by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
  • Why Be happy when you could be normal by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg
  • Dearie: The remarkable life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
  • The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
  • Daring Greatly: How the courage to Be Vulnerable transforms the way we live, parent and lead by Brene Brown
  • An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  • Living, Thinking, Looking: Essays by Siri Hustvedt
  • We Sinners: a novel by Hanna Pulvainen
  • The time in between by Maria Duenas
  • Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles
  • This I know: Notes on Unraveling the heart by Susannah Conway
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Steal like an Artist: 10 things Nobody told you about being creative by Austin Kleon
  • Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Caleb’s crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
  • What Remains by Sally Mann
  • New York Mon Amour by Jacques Tardi
  • Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why we love France but not the France by Jean-Benoit Nadeau
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • A prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • A Lady Cyclist Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
  • The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • 11.22.63 by Stephen King
  • Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends by Tim Montoani
  • Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
  • Abelardo Morrell by Richard B. Woodward
  • A Good Man is Hard to find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  • The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  • Fireflies: Photographs of Children by Keith Carter
  • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
  • The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  • Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • How Eskimos keep their babies warm: And other adventures in Parenting by Mei-Ling Hopgood
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzzo
  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Book of Madness and Cures Regina O’Melveny
  • Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister
  • The Dip by Seth Godin
  • Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

31979 words. 88 books.

Well thank you if you read so far 😉

A few thoughts on my reads for 2012:

  • Never judge a book by it’s cover 
  • Let a cover tempt you to pick a book
  • If I don’t like the first couple of chapters there is no point in forcing myself to read it. Life is too short
  • A critically acclaimed book doesn’t guarantee a good read
  • A book club is a great place to open your mind to other point of views and interpretations. I have seen and thought about books differently after discussing them
  • there will never be enough time in my life for all the books I want to read

My top five for this year (in no particular order)

  1. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  4. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
  5. Daring Greatly: How the courage to Be Vulnerable transforms the way we live, parent and lead by Brene Brown

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