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2012 in books

29 December, 2012
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I may not have read as many books this year, but a number of the books I read were quite lengthy.

These are the books I read in 2012, listed in order in which they were read:

1. Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer) *

2. Under the Dome (Stephen King)

3. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Anthony Bourdain)

4. Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Rob Lowe) **

5. Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer)

6. Throttle (Joe Hill/Stephen King)

7. A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)

8. A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin)

9. A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin)

10. A Feast for Crows (George R. R. Martin)

11. A Dance with Dragons (George R. R. Martin)

I read the bulk of these books on my kindle, and now that I have been using it almost exclusively, I absolutely love it.  In fact, holding a traditional book seems rather cumbersome in comparison to my slim little e-reader.  I love how portable my books have become, but not being able to physically lend them out or give them away is something I miss a little.

* Everything is Illuminated is one (of two) instances in which I think the movie is actually better than the book.

** My kindle is the less expensive version that comes with ads, and surprisingly, the ads are actually useful from time to time.  I listened to Stories I Only Tell My Friends courtesy of a free audio book offer that was an ad provided by audible.com.

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  1. 6 January, 2013 05:02

    I listened to Kitchen Confidential on audio book through the same offer on Audible, and it was narrated by Anthony Bourdain. Loved it!

    Also started reading Game of Thrones this year, and can’t wait to keep going with the series. Might do a post like this myself with my favorite books of the year.

    Are you on Goodreads? http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4729477-ariel

    • 15 January, 2013 21:38

      It would be fun to listen to Anthony Bourdain narrate his book! Maybe I ought to listen to more audiobooks.. especially those narrated by their authors. And I can’t wait for the final books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series to come out! I almost wish I would have waited so that I could read them all in order without having to wait for them to be published.

      I’m not on Goodreads, surprisingly. At some point, I decided I had too many sites and I am hard pressed as it is now to keep up with them.. I do, however, have a books goal every year on 43things.com, so I suppose that sort of almost serves the same purpose.

      You’ve got some good books on your list.. and interesting ones too that I will have to add to my reading list. I’ve probably mentioned it before, but I find death and the way it is handled across various cultures to be very interesting. How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter sounds like it’d be my cup of tea.

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