Books I’ve Read – 2012

I read more than I write, which may help me one day if I ever sit down to write something longer than a blog post. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment on a book you and I have in common. Or leave some recommendations!


  • Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah
  • Orange Revolution, Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton
  • The Myth of the Garage, Dan & Chip Heath
  • Unleashing the Power of Rubberbands, Nancy Ortberg
  • Junia is Not Alone, Scot McKnight


  • Reading Lolita, Azar Nafisi
  • Everyday Justice, Julie Clawson
  • Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff
  • Mean Girls Grown Up, Cheryl Dellasega, PhD


  • Caleb’s Crossing, Geraldine Brooks
  • Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
  • The Necklace, Cheryl Janis
  • Between Sisters, Kristin Hannah
  • The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
  • The Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry


  • Tomatoland, Barry Estabrook
  • The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka
  • The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, Ann Packer


  • Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner


  • A Gate at the Stairs, Lorie Moore
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
  • More Than Enchanting, Jo Saxton


  • The Assault, Harry Mulisch
  • Christians and the Common Good Charles Gutenson
  • A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Baeh


  • The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
  • A Northern Light, Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon


  • Bringing in Finn, Sara Connell
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  • Coach Your Champions, Eric Foley
  • Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman
  • The Day the Falls Stood Still, Cathy Marie Buchanan


  • The Sparrow, Mary Dora Russell


  • Children of God, Mary Dora Russell
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin


  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald