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My Top Twenty Books to Read in 2012

Books I PLAN to read in 2012
but you know what they say ... Man plans and God laughs!

1  The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides (finish!) *
2  Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (finish!) *
3  Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmid  (finish!)
4  I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron
5  The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht
6  Swamplandia, Karen Russell *
7  Headhunters, Jo Nesbo *
8  Snowman, Jo Nesbo *
9  My Andalucian Friend, Alexander Soderberg *
10 Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Steig Larsson *
11 Great Expectations, Charles Dickens *
12 The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson *
  13 The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides*
14 Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides *
15 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson*
16 On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan *
17 Austenland, Shannon Hale *
18 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel/These Foolish Things, Deborah Moggach *
19 The Abstinence Teacher, Tom Perrotta *
20 Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo *
* indicates a book that has been or is being, adapted for the screen. And yes, I know, most of the books I plan on reading are upcoming movies or films already. What can I say? It's what I love. BUT if you have a great book to recommend - even if it's NOT pre-destined for the screen, I'd love your suggestions!


  1. The movie of Never Let Me Go was fantastic!

  2. I'm excited to see it! I'm taking my time with the book; loving it so. Of course it's hard not to picture Carey Mulligan as Cathy and Keira Knightly as Ruth but it seems like perfect casting so that's okay with me!


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