Books of 2012

December 31, 2012

Years of Reading

This year I read 141 books and discovered 25 new authors.

This year was a mess! I've been sick a lot. I read every day for like six to eight hours, swallowing books one after another. I reread a lot of stuff also: Макс Фрай, Haruki Murakami and so on. I've discovered several new authors too, but it wasn't my goal. Facing numerous obstacles during this year's course, I wanted to read my all-time favourite stuff and recall it in my memory as much as possible.

December

December 30, 2012 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

December 20, 2012 After Dark by Haruki Murakami (2004)

December 16, 2012 Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (1999)

December 14, 2012 South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami (1992)

December 10, 2012 What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (2007)

December 6, 2012 Underground by Haruki Murakami (1997)

November

November 29, 2012 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (1985)

November 20, 2012 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994)

November 9, 2012 A Perfect Day for Kangaroos by Haruki Murakami (1981)

November 7, 2012 A Slow Boat to China by Haruki Murakami (1980)

November 5, 2012 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (2002)

October

October 31, 2012 Tokyo Legends by Haruki Murakami (2005)

October 29, 2012 The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (1985)

October 28, 2012 Murakami Radio by Haruki Murakami (2001)

October 27, 2012 A Shinagawa Monkey by Haruki Murakami (2005)

October 26, 2012 All God's Children Can Dance by Haruki Murakami (1999)

October 25, 2012 TV People by Haruki Murakami (1989)

October 24, 2012 Firefly by Haruki Murakami (1983)

October 23, 2012 Carrousel's Dead-heat by Haruki Murakami (1985)

October 22, 2012 Lexington Ghosts by Haruki Murakami (1996)

October 21, 2012 Большая телега by Макс Фрай (2008)

October 20, 2012 Ключ из жёлтого металла by Макс Фрай (2009)

October 18, 2012 Дар Шаванахолы (Хроники Ехо #7) by Макс Фрай (2010)

October 17, 2012 Обжора-хохотун (Хроники Ехо #6) by Макс Фрай (2007)

October 15, 2012 Горе господина Гро (Хроники Ехо #5) by Макс Фрай (2006)

October 12, 2012 Ворона на мосту (Хроники Ехо #4) by Макс Фрай (2005)

October 11, 2012 Неуловимый Хабба Хэн (Хроники Ехо #3) by Макс Фрай (2005)

October 9, 2012 Властелин Морморы (Хроники Ехо #2) by Макс Фрай (2004)

October 7, 2012 Чуб земли. Туланский детектив (Хроники Ехо #1) by Макс Фрай (2004)

October 5, 2012 Мой Рагнарёк by Макс Фрай (1998)

October 2, 2012 Гнёзда Химер by Макс Фрай (1997)

September

September 30, 2012 Лабиринт Мёнина (Лабиринты Ехо #8) by Макс Фрай (2000)

September 29, 2012 Болтливый мертвец (Лабиринты Ехо #7) by Макс Фрай (1999)

September 27, 2012 Власть несбывшегося (Лабиринты Ехо #6) by Макс Фрай (1998)

September 26, 2012 Наваждения (Лабиринты Ехо #5) by Макс Фрай (1997)

September 25, 2012 Тёмная сторона (Лабиринты Ехо #4) by Макс Фрай (1997)

September 24, 2012 Простые волшебные вещи (Лабиринты Ехо #3) by Макс Фрай (1997)

September 23, 2012 Волонтёры вечности (Лабиринты Ехо #2) by Макс Фрай (1997)

September 20, 2012 Чужак (Лабиринты Ехо #1) by Макс Фрай (1996)

September 18, 2012 Live With Lightning by Mitchell Wilson (1949)

September 14, 2012 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2001)

September 12, 2012 Saturday by Ian McEwan (2005)

September 11, 2012 The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn (2001)

September 8, 2012 Москва 2042 by Владимир Войнович (1987)

September 5, 2012 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1881)

August

August 30, 2012 Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee (2005)

August 25, 2012 To Hell With the Ugly. They Do Not Realize by Boris Vian (1948)

August 23, 2012 The Red Grass by Boris Vian (1950)

August 21, 2012 Autumn in Peking by Boris Vian (1947)

August 19, 2012 Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (1953)

August 17, 2012 Shut a Final Door by Truman Capote (1949)

August 15, 2012 Summer Crossing by Truman Capote (1943)

August 14, 2012 Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (1958)

August 13, 2012 Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch (1979)

August 12, 2012 Montauk by Max Frisch (1975)

August 10, 2012 Bluebeard by Max Frisch (1982)

August 7, 2012 Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (1948)

August 5, 2012 The Winners by Julio Cortázar (1960)

August 3, 2012 Crystal Horizon: Everest: The First Solo Ascent by Reinhold Messner (1989)

August 1, 2012 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1989)

July

July 31, 2012 In the Shape of a Boar by Lawrence Norfolk (2000)

July 27, 2012 Lemprière's Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk (1991)

July 22, 2012 The Sea Eagle by James Aldridge (1944)

July 20, 2012 Strahlungen II by Ernst Jünger (1988)

July 16, 2012 The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey (1969)

July 15, 2012 You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe (1940)

July 10, 2012 Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe (1929)

June

June 30, 2012 All Men Are Enemies by Richard Aldington (1933)

June 25, 2012 Hatter's Castle by A. J. Cronin (1931)

June 22, 2012 Суси-Нуар. Занимательное муракамиЕдение by Дмитрий Коваленин (2004)

June 20, 2012 The Sweet Poison Cook by Arto Paasilinna (1988)

June 19, 2012 The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor (2008)

June 17, 2012 The Dark Side of the Moon by Martin Suter (2000)

June 16, 2012 Small World by Martin Suter (1997)

June 14, 2012 A Perfect Friend by Martin Suter (2002)

June 12, 2012 Violet, Violet by Martin Suter (2004)

June 11, 2012 Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk (2005)

June 8, 2012 Diary by Chuck Palahniuk (2003)

June 6, 2012 When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (2000)

June 4, 2012 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (2009)

May

May 30, 2012 A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch (1961)

May 27, 2012 Tuer le père by Amélie Nothomb (2011)

May 26, 2012 Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words by Jay Rubin (2002)

May 24, 2012 The Sheep Man's Christmas by Haruki Murakami (1985)

May 23, 2012 Portrait in Jazz by Haruki Murakami (1997)

May 22, 2012 Underground 2 by Haruki Murakami (1998)

May 20, 2012 Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (1987)

May 18, 2012 The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch (1974)

May 14, 2012 Dance Dance Dance (Trilogy of the Rat #4) by Haruki Murakami (1988)

May 10, 2012 Very Heaven by Richard Aldington (1937)

May 8, 2012 On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (2007)

May 7, 2012 A Wild Sheep Chase (Trilogy of the Rat #3) by Haruki Murakami (1982)

May 4, 2012 Pinball, 1973 (Trilogy of the Rat #2) by Haruki Murakami (1980)

May 3, 2012 Hear the Wind Sing (Trilogy of the Rat #1) by Haruki Murakami (1979)

April

April 30, 2012 An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch (1962)

April 29, 2012 The Ants by Boris Vian (1949)

April 28, 2012 Русские инородные сказки 2. Как-то так — Как-то иначе by Макс Фрай (2003)

April 27, 2012 Русские инородные сказки. По ту сторону — По эту сторону by Макс Фрай (2003)

April 26, 2012 You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier (2010)

April 25, 2012 Точка и линия на плоскости by Василий Кандинский (1926)

April 22, 2012 Сказки и истории by Макс Фрай (2004)

April 21, 2012 An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (1986)

April 19, 2012 Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck (1929)

April 18, 2012 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (1945)

April 16, 2012 Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote (1980)

April 14, 2012 Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert (1862)

April 11, 2012 The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch (1973)

April 9, 2012 Homo Faber by Max Frisch (1957)

April 7, 2012 Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (1988)

April 5, 2012 The Short Stories of Paulo Coelho (2012)

April 4, 2012 Where Europe Begins by Yōko Tawada (1991)

April 2, 2012 The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson (2010)

March

March 30, 2012 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (1955)

March 20, 2012 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (1966)

March 19, 2012 Синдром Петрушки by Дина Рубина (2010)

March 17, 2012 Полночь. XXI век: антология современной французской прозы (2008)

March 15, 2012 The Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot (1835)

March 10, 2012 Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1983)

March 4, 2012 Péplum by Amélie Nothomb (1996)

March 2, 2012 Stupeur et tremblements by Amélie Nothomb (1999)

March 1, 2012 Une Forme de Vie by Amélie Nothomb (2010)

February

February 25, 2012 Rivarol: massime di un conservatore by Ernst Jünger (1956)

February 20, 2012 L'”Operaio” nel pensiero di Ernst Jünger by Julius Evola (1959)

February 16, 2012 I Spit on Your Graves. The Dead All Have the Same Skin by Boris Vian (1946)

February 14, 2012 Foam of the Days by Boris Vian (1946)

February 12, 2012 Little, Big by John Crowley (1981)

February 5, 2012 Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond Carver (1969)

February 3, 2012 In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster (1987)

January

January 30, 2012 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)

January 28, 2012 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye by John David California (2009)

January 27, 2012 Gantenbein by Max Frisch (1964)

January 25, 2012 The Pearl by John Steinbeck (1947)

January 24, 2012 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (1937)

January 23, 2012 The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck (1961)

January 20, 2012 The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck (1947)

January 15, 2012 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)

January 13, 2012 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)

January 11, 2012 Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)

January 9, 2012 1984 by George Orwell (1949)

January 5, 2012 Green Tunnels by Aldous Huxley (2010)

January 3, 2012 Wandering Star by J. M. G. Le Clézio (1992)