2012 – My Year of Reading

1. We need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver

2. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive – Alexander McCall Smith

3. Forecast Turbulence – Janet Turner Hospital (short stories)

4. The Streetsweeper – Eliot Perlman

5. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes *

6. The Help – Kathryn Stockett *

7. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness – Richard Yates (short stories)

8. The Thirteenth Tale – Dianne Settlewood *

9. The Aunt’s Story – Patrick White

10. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-sharif – Najif Mazari & Rob Hillman *

11. Sophie’s Choice – William Styron

12. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

13. The Idea of Perfection – Kate Grenville *

14. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

15. The Reasons I won’t be Coming – Eliot Perlman (short stories)

16. All that I am – Anna Funder

17. East of Eden – John Steinbeck

18. Istanbul – Memories & the City – Orhan Pamuk (non fiction)

19. The First Stone – Helen Garner * (re-read)

20. 50 Shades of Grey – EL James (first 90 pages only)

21. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

22. Capital – John Lanchester

23. There Needs to be more Dancing – Fiona Ham *

24. The Constant Gardener – John Le Carre * (re-read)

25. The 40 Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

26. The People’s Act of Love – James Meek
I cannot pick favourites as I enjoyed them all, except 50 shades etc which I got bored with & did not finish. Those marked with an asterick were Bookclub reads.

 

 

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