2012 Reading

Just as in years past, here’s a list of everything remotely literary that I’ve read this year.

*Asterisks denote previously unread books.

American Gods, Neil Gaiman*
The City & the City, China Mieville
Club Dead, Charlaine Harris*
Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris*
Engaging the Earl, Mandy Goff*
A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore*
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank*
The Guardian, Dee Henderson
The Healer, Dee Henderson
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris*
The Negotiator, Dee Henderson
The Night Circus, Erin Morganstern*
The Protector, Dee Henderson
The Rescuer, Dee Henderson
Sisterhood Everlasting, Ann Brashares*
Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut*
The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Jane Rogers*
The Truth Seeker, Dee Henderson
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks*

Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived, Andrew Wilson*

Young Adult/Children’s Literature
The 10 P.M. Question, Kate di Goldi*
An Abundance of Katherines, John Green*
Across the Universe, Beth Revis*
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Catching Jordan, Miranda Kennearley*
Every Day, David Levithan*
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green*
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman*
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Looking for Alaska, John Green*
A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness*
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Paper Towns, John Green*
The Power of Six, Pittacus Lore*
Railsea, China Mieville*
The Selection, Kiera Cass*
Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi*
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jennifer E. Smith*
The Vampire Diaries, Vol. 1: The Struggle, L. J. Smith*
The Vampire Diaries, Vol. 2: The Awakening, L. J. Smith*
Why We Broke Up, Daniel Handler*
Will Grayson, will grayson, John Green & David Levithan*

Comic Books & Graphic Novels
Batman (DC New 52), issues 1-11, Scott Snyder
Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grant Morrison (writer) and Dave McKeon (artist)
Batman: The Black Mirror, Scott Snyder (writer), Jock & Francesco Francavilla (artists)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 9, issues 6-11, Andrew Chambliss
Dial H (DC New 52), issues 1-3, China Mieville
Nightwing (DC New 52), issues 8 & 9, Kyle Higgins
The Umbrella Academy in Apocalypse Suite, issues 1-2, Gerard Way (writer) and Gabriel Ba (artist)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us, Robert Kirman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars, Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire, Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Wolverine and the X-Men, issue 2, Jason Aaron


  • Mikhail Bakhtin: “Epic and Novel”

Short Stories

  • Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”
  • Ernest Hemingway: “Hills Like White Elephants”
  • Shirley Jackson: “The Lottery”
  • Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
  • Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher”


  • Elizabeth Bishop: “One Art”
  • Billy Collins: “Some Days”
  • T. S. Eliot: “Ash-Wednesday,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
  • Robert Frost: “Acquainted with the Night,” “Birches,” “Fire and Ice,” “Mending Wall,” “The Road Not Taken”
  • Seamus Heaney: “Digging”
  • Neil Gaiman: “The Day the Saucers Came”
  • Edgar Allan Poe: “Eldorado”
  • W. B. Yeats: “Easter 1916,” “The Second Coming”

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