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The Books That I Read in 2012

December 28, 2012 | By Adam Roberts | 786 Comments

My year, this year, was very full of books. Between our temporary move back to New York City for The Skeleton Twins, and my cookbook tour—which took me through Atlanta, San Francisco, Napa, Seattle, L.A., Austin, Richmond and D.C.—there was lots of opportunity for reading. Looking at the list of the books that I read in 2012, it’s like looking at a list of friends that kept me company through so much journeying. It’s hard to pick favorites, but I’ll put asterisks next to the ones I most heartily recommend. And so, without further ado, the books that I read in 2012.

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The Books That I Read in 2010

December 30, 2010 | By Adam Roberts | 321 Comments

This year I made a point to keep a list of all the books that I read. I’m a big reader and by that I don’t mean that I plow through 1,000 books a year. No, I’m a slow reader–a deliberate reader–but I’m always reading something, usually a novel or a memoir, and like the tortoise in “The Tortoise and the Hare,” at my slow and steady pace, I make my way through a decent number of books each year. My book total in 2010, if I include the last Harry Potter book (which I finished last January), is, appropriately enough, 10. Here are some capsule reviews of those books.

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October 4, 2009 | By Adam Roberts | 270 Comments

This morning I finished reading a 750 page book by Rick Perlstein called “Nixonland.”

I won’t lie, it was a bit of a struggle to get through it. There were parts of the book where I’d get frustrated with all the minutiae (whoah, is that really how you spell that?) details of political machinations and national conventions involving Senators and delegates and party leaders and Mayor Daley of Chicago. It made my head spin and often times I’d throw the book down in frustration. In fact, halfway through the book I read two other books before picking the book back up again.

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