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Hey, I had the list for last year and then completely forgot to post it, so this is a step up for me. And yet again it illustrates how little time I actually have for reading. Meh.

Some really sweet nonfiction this year! (And I'm starting 2012 with some more sweet nonfiction: On Monsters by Stephen T. Asma, which is so much fun.) As usual the list is pretty much all over the place -- I'll read anything. A couple of these were gifties from mer_moon (the Byatt and de Lint) and the Hunger Games trilogy was on csecooney's recommendation. I hardly ever read anything trendy but it was surprisingly fun.

Anyway, the list!

1. Cherie Priest, Dreadnought

2. Catherynne M. Valente, The Habitation of the Blessed

3. Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts

4. Geoff Ryman, Lust

5. Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

6. JoSelle Vanderhooft (ed), Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories

7. Christopher Barzak, The Love We Share Without Knowing

8. C.S.E. Cooney, Jack o' the Hills

9. Elizabeth Bear, All the Windwracked Stars

10. Kathe Koja, Under the Poppy

11. Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber

12. Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

13. Roger D. McGrath, Gunfighters, Highwaymen, & Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier

14. Claire Rudolf Murphy & Jane G. Haigh, Gold Rush Women

15. Life and Exploits of the Daring Frank & Jesse James

16. Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds

17. Francine du Plessix Grey, At Home with the Marquis de Sade

18. The Complete Marquis de Sade

19. Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

20. Gemma Files, A Rope of Thorn

21. Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

22. Paolo Bacigalupi, Pump Six and Other Stories

23. John Crowley, The Solitudes

24. John Crowley, Love & Sleep

25. John Crowley, Daemonomania

26. John Crowley, Endless Things

27. Christopher Barzak, One for Sorrow

28. Dictionary of Rogues

29. Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

30. A.S. Byatt, The Children's Book

31.  Inga Clendinnen, Aztecs

32. Parker Pearson, The Archaeology of Death and Burial

33. K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers

34. Mary Beth Norton, In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

35. Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

36. Joe Hill, Horns

37. Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, I Kill Giants

38. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

39. Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

40. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Comments

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rubian77
Jan. 6th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
How'd you like the Marquis de Sade?
wirewalking
Jan. 6th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
I was amused. :D
rubian77
Jan. 6th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was basically my take as well when I read his Philosophy of the Bedroom. It was sort of funny because they were discussing philosophy, then they'd have some sex, then they'd go back to philosophy.
pattytempleton
Jan. 8th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I love Joe Hill. Well, I love about half of 20th Century Ghosts and Heart Shaped Box. Horns...eh could've been abt a hundred pages, but was still fun.
( 4 cautionary tales — step off the path )