Total Books Read: 20
Fiction — 15
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis: Or, the book that made me never want to leave my house ever again.
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein: Don’t tell anyone, but I’d never actually read the whole book before. It had to be done.
- Angel’s Tip (Ellie Hatcher #2) by Alafair Burke: I don’t know what it is about me that makes me have such a weakness for mystery series, but I just can’t help myself.
- Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis: I’m as shocked as you are that I actually read another Ellis novel after my first experience. This one was less vomit inducing–thanks for that, BEE.
- Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (audio): I may be the only person who finds it easy to listen to really long books than read them.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (audio): Whatever you do, don’t look at the Goodreads reviews of this book. People are SHOCKED, SHOCKED I SAY, that there may have been gay men in ancient Greece. I just…
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (ebook): The only problem with this book was that the ending was easier to figure out because I’d read (and loved!) Flynn’s other novels. Otherwise, yes, it is as good as you’ve been hearing.
- Burglars Can’t Be Choosers by Lawrence Block: Weakness, thou art mystery series.
- The Might Have Been by Joesph M. Schuster: Something I learned this month: baseball is depressing as shit.
- Britten and Brülightly by Hannah Berry: Charming! Hard-hitting! OH THE ENDING! Best graphic novel I’ve read in a long time.
- The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar: All cats should be able to talk, unless they are creepy like I imagine mine to be.
- Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (audio): I can’t even talk about this book. It’s just a teenie tiny bit away from absolute perfection, and is without a doubt my favorite novel of 2012 (thus far, I suppose).
- Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (ebook): “It’s like Memento but not at all.” – Me, trying to explain the book to my best friend.
- The Infernals by John Connolly (audio): My love for Mr. Connolly, however, has nothing to do with his mystery series and everything to do with his utterly charming side projects.
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach: Two baseball novels, one month. I don’t even know who I am any more.
Non-Fiction — 5
- Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed — and Why It Still Matters by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles (audio): Part of my endless quest to Know Everything. I Knew (almost) Nothing about the Oklahoma! city bombing, and now I know that the investigation may or may not have been sketchy as all hello.
- The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (audio): I am trying to convince myself to like Teddy Roosevelt. It’s not really working.
- Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage edited by Ryan Conrad: Equal marriage doesn’t solve all (not even most) of gay folks’ problems!
- Mind-Blowing Sex: A Woman’s Guide by Diana Cage (ebook): An important book if you still have trouble finding your clitoris.
- Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings (audio)
A conversation with my girlfriend during the writing of this post…
“What are you writing about? Me?”