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Book list 2013

Here are the books that I read this past year.

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Fiction

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (2013)
My Education,​ ​Susan Choi​ ​(2013)
The Woman upstairs,​ ​Claire Messud​ ​(2013)
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Adelle Waldman (2013)
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (2013)
This is how you lose her,​ ​Junot Díaz​ ​(2012)
The Art of Fielding,​ ​Chad Harbach​ ​(2012)
How Should a Person Be,​ ​Sheila Heti​ ​(2012)
NW,​ ​Zadie Smith​ ​(2012)
A Dance with Dragons,​ ​George R R Martin​ ​(2011)
We the Animals,​ ​Justin Torres​ ​(2011)
Freedom,​ ​Jonathan Franzen​ ​(2010)
The Girl who kicked the hornets’ nest,​ ​Stieg Larsson​ ​(2010)
All the Sad Young Literary Young Men, Keith Glessen (2009)
The Girl who played with Fire,​ ​Stieg Larsson​ ​(2009)
The Hunger Games,​ ​Suzanne Collins​ ​(2008)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,​ ​Stieg Larsson​ ​(2008)
Spook Country,​ ​William Gibson​ ​(2007)
Sharp Objects,​ ​Gillian Flynn​ ​(2006)
A Feast for Crows,​ ​George R R Martin​ ​(2005)
The Cloud Atlas,​ ​Liam Callanan​ ​(2004)
The Corrections,​ ​Jonathan Franzen​ ​(2001)
A Storm of Swords,​ ​George R R Martin​ ​(2000)
A Clash of Kings,​ ​George R R Martin​ ​(1999)
Game of Thrones​​,​ ​George R R Martin​ ​(1996)
Mating, Norman Rush (1991)

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Memoir

Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead​, ​Sheryl Sandberg​ (​2013​)​
Heroines,​ ​Kate Zambreno​ ​(2012)
Are You My Mother?,​ ​Alison Bechdel​ ​(2012)
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail​, ​Cheryl Strayed​ (​2012​)​
Every love story is a ghost story: a life of David Foster Wallace​, ​D​.​T​.​ Max​ (​2012​)​
Slouching Towards Bethlehem​​, ​Joan Didion ​(​1968​)​

 

 

 

 

 

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Non-fiction

More Than You Wanted to Know about John Baldessari. Volume 1. John Baldessari​ ​(2013)
More Than You Wanted to Know about John Baldessari. Volume 2. John Baldessari​ ​(2013)
Forty-one false starts: essays on artists and writers,​ ​Janet Malcom​ ​(2013)
Topless Jihadis: Inside Femen, the World’s Most Provocative Activist Group,​ ​Jeffrey Tayler​ ​(2013)
The Information Diet,​ ​Clay A​.​ Johnson​ ​(2012)
The story of America: essays on origins,​ ​Jill Lepore​ ​(2012)
Total recall: how the E-memory revolution will change​ ​everything,​ ​C. Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell​ ​(2009)
The difference,​ ​Jean Chatzky​ ​(2009)
Sound mind, sound body: David Kirsch’s ultimate 6-week fitness transformation for men and women,​ ​David Kirsch​ ​(2002)
No more nice girls: countercultural essays,​ ​Ellen Willis​ ​(1992)
The last intellectuals: American culture in the age of academe,​ ​Russell Jacoby​ ​(1987)
In the Freud Archives,​ ​Janet Malcolm​ ​(​1983)
Art Worlds,​ ​Howard S. Becker​ ​(1982)
Psychoanalysis, the impossible profession,​ ​Janet Malcolm​ ​(1981)

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Research

Digital Memory and the Archive,​ ​Wolfgang Ernst​ ​(2013)
“Raw data” is an oxymoron,​ ​Lisa Gitelman​ ​(2013)
Burdens of proof,​ ​Jean-François Blanchette​ ​(2012)
What is media archaeology?​, ​Jussi Parikka​ ​(2012)
MP3: the meaning of a format,​ ​Jonathan Sterne​ ​(2012)
Everyday information: the evolution of information seeking in America,​ ​William Aspray and Barbara Hayes​ ​(2011)
Programmed visions: software and memory,​ Wendy Hui Kyong Chun​ ​(2011)
Media archaeology: approaches, applications, and implications,​ ​Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka​ ​(2011)
I, digital: personal collections in the digital era,​ ​Cal Lee (2011)
Surveillance or security?: the risks posed by new wiretapping technologies,​ ​Susan Landau​ ​(2010)
Mediated memories in the digital age,​ ​José van Dijck​ ​(2007)
Personal mobilities​,​ Aharon Kellerman​ ​(2006)
What’s the Matter with the Internet,​ ​Mark Poster​ ​(2001)
Bibliography and the sociology of texts,​ ​D.F.​ ​McKenzie​ ​(1999)
The cryptographic imagination : secret writing from Edgar Poe to the Internet,​ ​Shawn Rosenheim​ ​(1997)
Feminism confronts technology,​ ​Judy Wajcman​ ​(1991)
The mode of information: poststructuralism and social context,​ ​Mark Poster​ ​(1990)
Communication as culture: essays on media and society,​ ​James Carey​ ​(1989)
Control through communication: the rise of system in American management,​ ​JoAnne Yates​ ​(1989)
Two kinds of power; an essay on bibliographical control​,​ ​Patrick Wilson​ ​(1968)

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On Writing

Stylish academic writing,​ ​Helen Sword​ ​(2012)
Telling about Society,​ ​​Howard S. Becker​ ​(2007)
How to write a lot: a practical guide to productive academic writing,​ ​Paul J Silva​ ​(2007)
On writing: a memoir of the craft,​ ​Stephen King​ ​(2000)
Tricks of the trade: how to think about your research while you’re doing it,​ ​Howard S. Becker​ ​(1998)
If you want to write,​ ​Brenda Ueland​ ​(1987)
Writing for social scientists: how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article,​ ​Howard S. Becker​ ​(1986)