Books to Read in 2012 Recommended to Me by Twitter

Today, I asked on Twitter what non-technical books I should read in 2012.

I was nicely surprised to see so many of my followers send recommendations. Here is a list of 25 books that like-minded people suggested I read. Hopefully you will find a book or two to read too. Feel free to send more recommendations via the comments.


1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

suggested by @mrb_bk and @chadfowler

The Floating Opera and The End of the Road by John Barth

suggested by @chadfowler

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

suggested by @bradly

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

suggested by @bradly

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

suggested by @bradly

Cien años de soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (es)

suggested by @romanandreg & @jrfernandez & @edgarschmidt

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez

suggested by @romanandreg & @jrfernandez & @edgarschmidt

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

suggested by @supaspoida

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

suggested by @dennismajor1

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

suggested by @dj2sincl

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

suggested by @chadfowler

Mindfire by Scott Berkun

suggested by @lucasdicioccio

Les Fourmis by Bernard Werber (fr)

suggested by @twitty_tim

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

suggested by @twitty_tim

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (en, free ebook)

suggested by @tutec

Song Of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones saga)

suggested by @eeppa & @jarin

Clockwork Century by Cherie Priest

suggested by @eeppa

The Darkness that Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker

suggested by @eeppa

Drood by Dan Simmons

suggested by @eeppa

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

suggested by @atduskgreg

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

suggested by @jarin

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (entire saga)

suggested by @jarin & @edgarschmidt

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

suggested by @jarin

Fixing the Game by Roger L. Martin

suggested by @jarkko

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

suggested by @mrreynolds

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