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92 books reviewed here in 2012

books reviewed here in 2012: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam JohnsonFor your convenience, I’m listing here the 92 books reviewed here in 2012, including 52 novels and 40 nonfiction books. I’m including the 10 commentaries and FAQs posted during the year as well. Each title is linked to its posted review.

52 novels reviewed here in 2012

Harbor Nocturne (Hollywood Station #5) by Joseph Wambaugh

Wrong Man Running by Alan Hruska

Agent 6 (Leo Demidov #3) by Tom Rob Smith

Tribe by James Bruno

Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18) by Janet Evanovich

Breakdown (V. I. Warshawski #15) by Sara Paretsky

Believing the Lie (Inspector Lynley #17) by Elizabeth George

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

A Theory of Small Earthquakes by Meredith Maran

The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones

The Bridge of Sighs (Yalta Boulevard #1) by Olen Steinhauer

The Ghost War (John Wells #2) by Alex Berenson

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

The Cut by George Pelecanos

The Silent Man (John Wells #3) by Alex Berenson

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #13) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Confession (Yalta Boulevard #2) by Olen Steinhauer

Buried Secrets (Nick Heller #2) by Joseph Finder

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

Harbor Nocturne (Hollywood Station #5) by Joseph Wambaugh

They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? by Christopher Buckley

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst

36 Yalta Boulevard (Yalta Boulevard #3) by Olen Steinhauer

The Midnight House (John Wells #4) by Alex Berenson

Vulture Peak (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #5) by John Burdett

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

The Drowned Cities (Drowned Cities #2) by Paolo Bacigalupi

Skios by Michael Frayn

A Foreign Country (Thomas Kell #1) by Charles Cumming

The Mormon Candidate by Avraham Azrieli

The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley

Stolen Prey (Prey #22) by John Sandford

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Prophet by Michael Koryta

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley

Criminal (Will Trent #7) by Karin Slaughter

Liberation Movements (Yalta Boulevard #4) by Olen Steinhauer

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley

Mad River (Virgil Flowers #6) by John Sandford

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Black Box (Harry Bosch #16) by Michael Connelly

River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy #2) by Amitav Ghosh

Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

40 nonfiction books reviewed here in 2012

Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right by Dal LaMagna

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin

Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World’s Greatest Business Case for Compassion by Pavithra Mehta and Suchitra Shenoy

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It by Chuck Collins

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail by Paul Polak

Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right by Dal LaMagna

Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It by Jeffrey D. Clements

Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones

The Self-Made Myth, and the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed by Brian Miller and Mike Lapham

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner

The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World, by John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein and Susan Davis

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power by David E. Sanger

Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World by Beverly Schwartz

Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Live — and Tell — the Best Stories Will Rule the Future by Jonah Sachs

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden

Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, Orlanda Ruthven

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How Microlending Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor by Hugh Sinclair

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben McIntyre

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan

KaBoom! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play by Darrell Hammond

Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t by Nate Silver

Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party by Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace by Peter Janney

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace by Peter Janney

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace, by Peter Janney

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace, by Peter Janney

10 commentaries and FAQs posted here in 2012

Third World development: A reading list

The top 10 books on the economics of poverty

Eight recent books that illuminate the state of affairs in America today

A resource list on social enterprise

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The most interesting books I’ve read so far this year

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18 nonfiction books that helped me understand the world

The 12 best nonfiction books I’ve read in 2012

The 5 best novels I’ve read in 2012

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