2012 To Read List

I managed to read 50 books this year thanks to my Kindle, which allows me to read faster and listen to books when I'm working out. 

After downloading and adding so many titles to my wishlist, I decided to organize myself better as far as I want to read in the new year. Let's see if I can get to another 50 books in 2012.

About Translation

⚐ David Bellos' Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

⚐ Edith Grossman's Why Translation Matters

⚐ Fabio Said's Fidus Interpres

About Writing & Publishing

☑ Amazon's Publishing on Amazon Kindle

☑ Infinite Ideas's Get Published

☑ Kat Duncan's Telling Details

☑ Scott Nicholson et al Write Good or Die

☑ Stephen Windwalker's Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex

Classics in English

☑ F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, The

☑ Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

☑ Jack Kerouac's On The Road

☑ John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath

☑ John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Man

☑ Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

☑ ♺ Various Stories by Foreign Authors: Spanish (Several Translators)

☑ ♺ Various Stories by Foreign Authors: Italian (Several Translators)


⚐ David Folkenflik's Page One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism

⚐ ♺ Eva Gabrielsson's There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me (Translator: Linda Coverdale)

☑ ♺ ☹ Fernando Morais' Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography

☑ John Krakauer's Under The Banner of Heaven

⚐ Tina Fey's Bossy Pants


☑ Antonio Ghislanzoni's Libro proibito

☑ Giuseppe Garibaldi's I Mille

☑ Iginio Ugo Tarchetti's Racconti fantastici


☑ Debra Burroughs' She Had No Choice

☑ Kathryn Stockett's Help, THE

⚐ ◧ Maria Dueñas' Time in Between, THE (Translator: Daniel Hahn)

☑ Peter Brown Hoffmeister's End of Boys, THE

☑ Tricia Goyer's Songbird Under a German Moon


☑ Camilo Castelo Branco's Amor de Perdição

☑ Camilo Castelo Branco's Amor de Salvação

☑ Sergio S. Santos' Trama mortal


⚐ ◧ Maria Dueñas' Tiempo entre costuras, EL

☑ Vicente Blasco Ibáñez's Argonautas, LOS

☑ Vicente Blasco Ibáñez's Sangre y arena

Thriller & Fantasy

☑ Amanda Hocking's My Blood Approves

⚐ Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho

☑ Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, THE

⚐ Cory Doctorow's Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, THE

☑ Dana Donovan's Witch's Ladder, THE

☑ Gary Grierson's OtherWhere: The Crazies

☑ Gene Edwards' Prisoner in the Third Cell, THE

⚐ ♺ Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 (Translators: Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel)

☑ ♺ José Saramago's Blindness (Translator: Giovanni Pontiero)

⚐ Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

☑ Richard Bard's Brainrush, a Thriller

☑ Richard Bard's Brainrush II - The Enemy of My Enemy

☑ ♺ Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THE (Translator: Reg Keeland)

☑ Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, THE

☑ ♺ Thierry Jonquet's Tarantula: The Skin I live In (Translator: Donald Nicholson-Smith)


☑ Already downloaded to my Kindle!

⚐ On my wishlist...

♺ These are translated versions, not the original books.

◧ These are the original and translated versions I want to compare.

☹ Can't find the name of the translator for the life of me!

Well, these are the 50 books I'd like to read in 2012. It looks like a very ambitious list, but at least it gives me some sort of direction. I definitely want to start the year off with "Tarantula" and then "Blindness." Let's see what other surprises I can find along the way...