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Recap: The Year in Reading

Well, I just squeaked in under the wire on my goal of reading 50 books for fun this year. So, as I get ready for the new reading challenge, I would like to revisit some of the books that saw me through 2012.

First book: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1 – edited by Joseph-Gordon Levitt

Last book: Hawthorn and Child – Keith Ridgway

Best read: Angelmaker – Nick Harkaway

Best book(s): Varamo – Cesar Aíra, The Ocean Sea – Alessandro Baricco

Best novella: Train Dreams – Denis Johnson

Best short story collection: The Man Who Walked Through Walls – Marcel Aymé

Best young adult book: The Seer of Shadows – Avi

Book(s) I haven’t finished (because if I really love a book, I don’t want it to end, and I foolishly slow down or stop reading to accomplish the not-ending) that would definitely make my “best of” list: Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas, The Other City – Michal Ajvaz

Worst book: Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

I’m starting 2013 with a couple of goals in mind. I will try to read 52 books next year, in spite of the fact that I will be working 3 jobs for at least the first 6 months. I am also hoping to post on this blog on a more regular schedule. Wish me luck. I look forward to sharing my reads with everyone, and wish you all a joyous and book-filled new year!

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