My Reading List (December 2012 – March 2013)

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

Frederick Douglass

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
Oscar Wilde

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles William Eliot

Admittedly, I am not a voracious reader when it comes to books but I love to disappear into a great book when I have the time, especially if it’s a good essay collection.

Over the past few months, I’ve increased my appetite for books/novels. It helps that I can finally afford to buy the books I want to read. (So long and farewell my sad student budget, I will not miss you.)

Below is a list of books I’ve read recently, been meaning to read, and will soon start reading. I’m always looking for great reads, so please pass on your recommendations.

Non-Fiction:

  • Books v. Cigarettes – George Orwell (Penguin) -> recently added
  • This is Running for Your Life – Michelle Orange (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) -> recently added
  • The Book for Dangerous Women – Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett (Anansi) -> recently added
  • Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin) -> recently added
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy – Charlie LeDuff (Penguin) -> recently added
  • Works and Other Sins – Charlie LeDuff (Penguin) -> recently added
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo (Random House)
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling (Three Rivers Press)
  • Some Great Idea – Edward Keenan (Coach House)
  • The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion (Vintage)
  • Blue Nights – Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot – Sarah Vowell (Simon and Schuster)
  • How Did You Get This Number? – Sloane Crosley (Riverhead)

Fiction:

  • This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz (Riverhead)
  • How Should a Person Be? – Sheila Heti (Anansi)
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (Knopf Doubleday) -> my favourite book, I read it once a year
  • Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart (Random House)

Next purchase: Building Stories – Chris Ware (it’s a big one!)

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