2012 Books & Challenges

This page is intended to be a quick-and-easy method for me (and you, my readers) to keep track of the books I've read recently and the challenges I'm participating in.

2012 Books (in the order I read them, most recent first)
*-ed books are books I started in 2011 but didn't finish until after the New Year.

Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States by Steve Lerner [review]
The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey [review]
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Wal-Mart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan [review]
30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice From the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer [review]
Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance by Richard C. Francis [review]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan [review]
Imperial Bedrooms by Brett Easton Ellis [review]
A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronsky [review]
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy by Lori Andrews [review]
Glock: The Rise of America's Gun by Paul M. Barrett [review]
Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence by Bill James [review]
The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan [review]
Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home by Anita Hill [review]
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis [review]
Crossed by Ally Condie [review]
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg [review]
The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman, and Meagan McCrary [review]
Snivel by Dale Basye [review]
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren [review]
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol [review]
Busy Monsters by William Giraldi [review]
Brightsided by Barbara Ehrenreich [review]
Looking for Alaska by John Green [review]
Paper Towns by John Green [review]
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [review]
Gossip: The Un-Trivial Pursuit by Joseph Epstein [review]
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez [review]
Right Ho, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse [review]
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore [review]
Home by Toni Morrison [review]
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander [review]
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward [review]
Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi [review]
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami [review]
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern [review]
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver [review]
Hana by Lauren Oliver [review]
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen [review]
Starting from Happy by Patricia Marx [review]
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys [review]
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie [review]
A Million Little Pieces  by James Frey [review]
The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber by John Tully [review]
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf [review]
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs [review]
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld [review]
Matched by Ally Condie [review]
Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks [review]
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson [review]
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz [review]
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown [review]
Fibble: The Fourth Circle of Heck by Dale Basye [review]
*The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides [review]
*Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski  [review]
*Catch-22 by Joseph Heller [review]

2012 Challenges

italicized books are either on the to-read list or are in progress.
struck-through books have been finished.

February – Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks [review]
March – The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine De Pizan 
April – Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano 
May – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë read alongside Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 
June – Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg 
July – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
August – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
September – Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua 
October – The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan 
November – Beyond the Veil by Fatema Mernissi 
December – Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis 
January – Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practising Solidarity by Chandra Talpade Mohanty