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Books Read 2012

Somehow between being a temporary guardian, finding and moving into a new place, and a purgatorial span of existence lacking a day off from any of my jobs, I finished a damned lot more books this year than I'd thought.

The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language - Michel Foucault, trans. A.M. Sheridan Smith - 245 pages
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I - Miranda Carter - 498 pages
Son of the Morning - Linda Howard - 372 pages
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall - Kazuo Ishiguro - 221 pages
Atatürk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey - Andrew Mango - 666 pages
Masculine and Feminine: The Natural Flow of Opposites in the Psyche - Gareth S. Hill - 232 pages
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson - 176 pages
Violin - Anne Rice - 289 pages (REREAD)
Liquor - Poppy Z. Brite - 339 pages (REREAD)
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam - Karen Armstrong - 460 pages
Bellocq's Ophelia - Natasha Trethewey - 48 pages
Chopin's Funeral - Benita Eisler - 230 pages
Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand - Benita Eisler - 308 pages
Modernism: A Short Introduction - David Ayers - 153 pages
The Unnamable - Samuel Beckett, trans. Sameul Beckett - 179 pages
Monsieur d'Eon is a Woman: A Tale of Political Intrigue and Sexual Masquerade - Gary Kates - 368 pages
Indiana - George Sand, trans. George Burnham Ives - 327 pages
Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy - Robert Neuwirth - 290 pages
The Marquise; & Pauline - George Sane, trans. Sylvie Charron and Sue Huseman - 200 pages
The Last Temptation of Christ - Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. P.A. Bien - 506 pages
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones - 429 pages
House of Many Ways - Diane Wynne Jones - 404 pages
Speaking of Man - Abraham Myerson - 279 pages
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant - 403 pages
The Man in the Bowler Hat: His History and Iconography - Fred Miller Robinson - 198 pages
M. Butterfly - David Henry Hwang - 93 pages
The Sorrows of Satan - Marie Corelli - 393 pages
Masks - Fumiko Enchi, trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter - 141 pages
Vaslav Nijinsky: A Leap Into Madness - Peter Ostwald - 372 pages
The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles - 467 pages
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford - Ron Hansen - 389 pages
In a Dark Wood - Marcel Möring, trans. Shaun Whiteside - 449 pages
Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community - Sarah M. Pike - 288 pages
Paradise Lost and Other Poems - John Milton - 400 pages
Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente - 352 pages
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror: Two Decades of Dark Fiction - ed. Stephen Jones - 745 pages
In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas - Theodore Dalrymple - 129 pages
Continental Idealism: Liebniz to Nietzsche - Paul Redding - 229 pages
Lammas Night - Katherine Kurtz - 438 pages
Serpent and Lily: A Novella, with a Manifesto, The Sickness of the Age - Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. Theodora Vasils - 117 pages
White Niggers of America: The Precocious Autobiography of a Quebec "Terrorist" - Pierre Vallières, trans. Joan Pinkham - 288 pages
The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, ed. Michael Patrick Hearn - 182 pages

Books I fell in Love with:
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Chopin's Funeral
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
Deathless
The Sickness of the Age

Books that fell below my expectations:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
Naked in the Marketplace: The Many Lives of George Sand
The Unnamable
Lammas Night
A Christmas Carol
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