Ben Payne (benpayne) wrote,
Ben Payne

Books Read in 2012

I felt like I got nothing read in 2012, but looking back I read quite a bit, at least by my standards (slow reader). And I got three quarters of the way through War and Peace, which took a substantial chunk out of my reading time.

I found my reading drifted more toward non-fiction this year. I don't know if this is a sign of getting old :-)

Anyway, those in bold are the ones I would highly recommend:


Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians

Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre

Sue Townsend Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

Penni Russon Only Ever Always

Ann Patchett State of Wonder

Julianna Baggott Pure

Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies

Dave Eggers A Hologram for the King

Julie Zeh The Method

Sally Gardner The Double Shadow

Katy Stauber Revolution World

Hal Duncan Ink

Miyuki Miyabe Brave Story

Julie Czerneda Beholder's Eye

Lee Child Killing Floor

Carlton Mellick III Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland

Katharine Kerr Daggerspell

JV Jones The Baker's Boy


Non Fiction

Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now

B Allan Wallace The Attention Revolution

Rodd, James Wagner, Carter 12: The Elements of Great Managing

Leo Babauta The Effortless Life

Melvin McLeod (ed) The Best Buddhist Writing 2010

Daniel Goleman Working With Emotional Intelligence

Robin Sharma Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Lama Suraya Das Awakening the Buddha Within

Jonathan Safran Foer Eating Animals

Lodro Rinzler The Buddha Walks Into a Bar

John Pomfret Chinese Lessons

Bob Ellis Suddenly, Last Winter

Elaine Aron The Highly Sensitive Person

Dalai Lama A Simple Path

Joshua Fields, Ryan Millburn, Nicodemus Simplicity: Essays

Chloe Hooper The Tall Man

Sarah Gamble The Routledge Companion to Feminism

David Miche Buddhism for Busy People

Lieve Joris The Rebels' Hour

Julian Baginni The Ego Trick

Juliet Barker The Brontes

Zadie Smith Changing My Mind

Richard Watson Future Minds

Philip Zaleski, Editor The Best Spiritual Writing 2012

Katharine Kerr Daggerspell

JV Jones The Baker's Boy

Trent Jamieson The Business of Death


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