2012 Reads



  1. Age of X, by Mike Carey; art by Clay Mann.
  2. The World According to Garp, by John Irving.
  3. Bridge of Sighs, by Paulette Roeske.
  4. Never Love a Highlander, by Maya Banks.
  5. The Art of Time in Fiction, by Joan Silber.
  6. Seven Secrets of Seduction, by Anne Mallory.
  7. Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler.
  8. Tricked, by Alex Robinson.
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
  10. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams.
  11. A Lady Never Surrenders, by Sabrina Jeffries.
  12. To Taste Temptation, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  13. The Mind’s Eye, by Oliver Sacks.
  14. A Reader on Reading, by Alberto Manguel.
  15. Daytripper, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.



  1. The Duke is Mine, byEloisa James.
  2. The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing, by James Elkins.
  3. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.
  4. The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories, by Daphne du Maurier.
  5. Unlocked, by Courtney Milan.
  6. To Seduce a Sinner, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  7. The Raven Prince, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  8. The Leopard Prince, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  9. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes.
  10. The Serpent Prince, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  11. Like No Other Lover, by Julie Anne Long.
  12. Since the Surrender, by Julie Anne Long.
  13. I Kissed an Earl, by Julie Anne Long.
  14. What I Did for a Duke, by Julie Anne Long.



  1. To Beguile a Beast, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  2. The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins.
  3. Lord Baybrook’s Penniless Bride, by Elizabeth Rolls.
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James.
  5. Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James.
  6. Fifty Shades Freed, by E.L. James.
  7. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, by Caroline Preston.



  1. Against the Machine, by Lee Siegel.
  2. Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson.
  3. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett.
  4. To Desire a Devil, by Elizabeth Hoyt.
  5. One Night is Never Enough, by Anne Mallory.
  6. In Total Surrender, by Anne Mallory.
  7. On Literature, by Umberto Eco.
  8. Secrets of a Proper Countess, by Lecia Cornwall.
  9. Trese: Murder on Balete Drive, by Budjette Tan.
  10. Trese: Unreported Murders, by Budjette Tan.



  1. Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan.
  2. Trial by Desire, by Courtney Milan.
  3. World Without End, by Ken Follett.
  4. Trese: Mass Murders, by Budjette Tan.
  5. Trese: Last Seen After Midnight, by Budjette Tan.
  6. A Rogue by Any Other Name, by Sarah MacLean.
  7. The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan.
  8. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli.


JUNE-JULY [Lost count, goddammit.]

  1. Claiming the Courtesan, by Anna Campbell.
  2. With My Body, by Nikki Gemmell.
  3. Uncertain Magic, by Laura Kinsale.
  4. Who Will Take This Man?, by Jacqui d’Alessandro.
  5. The Prince of Midnight, by Laura Kinsale.



  1. Why is the Penis Shaped Like That?, by Jesse Bering.
  2. The Rehearsal, by Eleanor Catton.
  3. 11/22/63, by Stephen King.
  4. A Night Like This, by Julia Quinn.
  5. Mr. Fox, by Helen Oyeyemi.
  6. A Month in the Country, by J.L. Carr.
  7. How to Think More About Sex, by Alain de Botton. 
  8. All My Friends are Dead, by Avery Monsen.



  1. Book by Book, by Michael Dirda.
  2. Believe, by Victoria Alexander.








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