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Books Read in 2012
Highly Literate and Sophisticated Key:
*: At least 4/5 stars on Goodreads
@_@: plenty of wtf moments
Zzzzz: Snoozefest
D: uuggghh

Translations by Brian Friel*
M. Butterfly by David Hwang
Persepolis 2:The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison*
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury*
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri*
Daisy Miller by Henry James
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima @_@
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Villette by Charlotte Bronte* @_@
Prelandra by C.S. Lewis @_@
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis*
Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett*
Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon*
Go Tell it On the Mountain by James Baldwin D:
The Ghost Road (Regeneration 3) by Pat Barker*
The Eye in the Door (Regeneration 2) by Pat Barker*
The Last Unicorn by Peater S. Beagle*
Regeneration by Pat Barker*
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Woodlawn Remembers by Edward R. Bergman
Nature’s Government: Science, Imperial Britain, and the ‘’Improvement” of the World by Richard Drayton
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India by Madhav Gadgil@_@
Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism by Richard Grove Zzzzz
The Rise of Conservation in South Africa: Settlers, Livestock, and the Environment by William Beinart Zzzz, @_@, D:
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel*
Catching Fire (Hunger Games 2) by Suzanne Collins
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s by Ann Douglas @_@
The Empire of Nature: Hunting, Conservation, and British Imperialism by John M. Mackenzie*
The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire by Thomas Richards
Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India Zzzzz!!!! D:
Intimate Strangers: Friendship, Exchange, and Pacific Encounters by Vanessa Smith
The Problem of Nature: Environment and Culture in Historical Perspective by David Arnold
Lords of all the World: Ideological Empires in Spain, Britain, and France by Anthony Pagden
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins*
The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America by Margot Canaday
Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation by Karl Jacoby*
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson*
Orientalism by Edward Said*
Naming Colonialism: History and Collective Memory in the Congo by Osumaka Likaka
Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780 – 1870 by Christopher Alan Bayly
Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation by Mary Louise Pratt*
“That Noble Dream”: The Objectivity Question and the American Historical Profession by Peter Novick
Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks
The Irish Experience by Thomas E. Hachey
The Easter Rising: Revolution and Irish Nationalism by Alan Ward

30 for pleasure
22 for work
22 non-fiction
30 fiction\
longest: 662 pages

Movies Seen (2012 Releases)
(This is really sad. There were so many things I wanted to see, but didn’t.)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Frankenstein (National Theatre Live)
The Hobbit
Les Miserables

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