Peering into 2012

Well 2012 arrived whether I was ready for it or not. And I was not. Hence why my 2012 post is coming 6 days into 2012. Oh well. Whatevs. Ew I just said whatevs. 


As with last year, I'm not sure how realistic this list is. It's simply my wishlist. My goal this year is 70 books. For my sanity's sake I was going to only post half of those, this way I wouldn't freak out when I tack on some more. But that's not happening. So, without further ado, my reading wishlist (in no particular order) for 2012:

The Bridge to Never Land, by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson (yeah, finished that one already)

The Western Lit Survival Kit, by Sandra Newman (already halfway done)

The rest of Stephanie Barron's Being a Jane Austen Mystery series (I have 7 books left)

The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery

A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness

Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability, by Patricia White

The Gods of Gotham, by Lyndsay Faye

Remember How I Love You, by Jerry Orbach and Elaine Orbach, with Ken Bloom

Scarlett, by Alexandra Ripley

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

The Kingdom Keepers III, by Ridley Pearson

Jane Austen Made Me Do It, ed. by Laurel Ann Nattress

The Little Women Letters, by Gabrielle Donnelly

To be Queen, by Christy English

Daughters of the Witching Hill, by Mary Sharratt

Say Her Name, by Francisco Goldman

Fated, by S. G. Browne

Three Stages of Amazement, by Carol Edgarian

The Lincoln Lawyer, by John Connelly

Every Dead Thing, by John Connolly

The Siege of Krishnapur, by J. G. Farrell

The Jungle Books, by Rudyard Kipling

The Water Theatre, by Lindsay Clarke

Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City - His Way from The Fantastics to Law & Order, by John Anthony Gilvey

A Breath of Eyre, by Eve Marie Mont

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Perfume, by Patrick Suskind

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino

An Accident in August, by Laurence Cossé

Blueprints for Building Better Girls, by Elissa Schappell

Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell

Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland

Ten Thousand Saints, by Eleanor Henderson

This Beautiful Life, by Helen Schulman

The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht

Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, by Jennifer Becton

Sister Queens, by Julia Fox

Stay Awake, by Dan Chaon
The Age of Insight, by Eric R. Kandel

New York Diaries 1609-2009, ed. by Teresa Carpenter

The Thorn and the Blossom - A Two-Sided Love Story, by Theodora Goss

Birds of a Lesser Paradise, stories by Megan Mayhew

The Street Sweeper, by Elliot Perlman

Hope: A Tragedy, by Shalom Auslander

Island of Vice, by Richard Zacks

The Angel Esmeralda, Nine Stories by Don DeLillo

The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides

First Love, Last Rites, by Ian McEwan

The Comfort of Strangers, by Ian McEwan

The Imitation Game, by Ian McEwan

The Gates, by John Connolly

Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mystery of Photography), by Errol Morris

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author,Who Went in Search of Them, by Donovan Hohn

Panorama, by H. G. Adler

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen

Open City, by Teju Cole

All the Time in the World, by E. L. Doctorow

Horoscopes for the Dead, by Billy Collins

Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers, by James W. Hall

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