Books Read in 2012, part 5 (last one)
I completed reading 22 books this year, including four classics, four novels featuring characters from Istanbul, three Iranian-American memoirs, modern classics, fiction and my first graphic novel. Each book is listed in chronological order completed along with a brief review, and my favorite reads from this year are highlighted in bold. Here are parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and The People Who Love Them, Elif Batuman I would love to have a cup of kvass with Elif Batuman. Her plucky, hilarious, effortless enthusiasm and brilliance make her instantly endearing to readers, and