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Read in 2012

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  1. Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge – Simpson, Jeffrey, Mark Jaccard and Nic Rivers
  2. To ‘Joy my Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War by Hunter, Tera W
  3. Captivity – Noyes, Deborah
  4. Cereus Blooms at Night – Mootoo, Shani
  5. Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women – Mattu, Ayesha and Nuru Maznavi
  6. Tales of the Tikongs – Hau’ofa, Epeli
  7. Nefertiti: Unlocking the Mystery Surrounding Egypt’s Most Famous and Beautiful Queen – Tyldesley, Joyce
  8. Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night – Magona, Sindiwe
  9. Blanche on the Lam – Neely, Barbara
  10. Reading Like a Writer – Prose, Francine
  11. African Roar – Sigauke, Emmanuel and Ivor Hartmann
  12. Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance – Faith, Karlene
  13. Feminism is for Everybody – hooks, bell
  14. Well With My Soul – Allen, Gregory
  15. Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers – Beam, Cris
  16. Whose Bible Is It? – Pelikan, Jaroslav
  17. Huntress – Lo, Malinda
  18. Swimming to Chicago – Barnes, David-Matthew
  19. Places Far From Ellesmere – van Herk, Aritha
  20. The Abandoned Baobab – Bugul, Ken
  21. In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women – Eldridge, Laura
  22. Songs for the New Depression – Edwards-Stout, Kergan
  23. Nefertiti - Moran, Michelle
  24. Masters of the Dew – Roumain, Jacques
  25. Complaints & Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness - Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English
  26. Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America – King, Gilbert
  27. Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are – Walker, Rob
  28. In the Orchard, the Swallows – Hobbs, Peter
  29. Somewhere Over the Sea – Freihow, Halfdan
  30. The Book of the City of Ladies – de Pizan, Christine
  31. Strength in What Remains – Kidder, Tracy
  32. Abraham: A Journey Into the Heart of Three Faiths – Feiler, Bruce
  33. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy – Hedges, Chris
  34. Tortured – O’Brien, Caragh M
  35. Prized – O’Brien, Caragh M
  36. Cairo: My City, Our Revolution – Soueif, Ahdaf
  37. The Tent – al-Tahawy, Miral
  38. Hear Me Alone – Mgqolozana, Thando
  39. Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Gender-Based Violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Abu-Duhou, Jamileh
  40. Women, Water and Memory: Recasting Lives in Palestin – Naguib, Nefissa
  41. Crude: The Story of Oil – Shah, Sonia
  42. Taxi – Al Khamissi, Khaled
  43. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa – Hochschild, Adam
  44.  Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada – Hill, Lawrence
  45. The Accidental – Smith, Ali
  46. Love in a Headscarf: Muslim Woman Seeks the One – Janmohamed, Shelina Zahra
  47. Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels – Bond, Justin Vivian
  48. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom – Hoffman, Merle
  49. The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa – Roberts, Adam
  50. The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia – Miller, Laura
  51. The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing – Calvani, Mayra and Anne K Edwards
  52. The Glamour of Grammar: : A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English – Clark, Roy Peter
  53. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets – Venkatesh, Sudhir
  54. I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of a Life Through Events – the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don’t – Gilbert, Jennifer
  55. Bitterblue – Cashore, Kristin
  56. Women Without Men – Parsipur, Shahrnush
  57. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity – Serano, Julia
  58. Wide Sargasso Sea – Rhys Jean
  59. Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body – Kinzel, Lesley
  60. Full Frontal T.O.: Exploring Toronto’s Architectural Vernacular – Cummins, Patrick and Shawn Micallef
  61. Attention All Passengers: The Airlines’ Dangerous Descent – and how to Reclaim Our Skies – McGee, William J
  62. Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes – Cho, Michael
  63. A Man’s Place – Ernaux, Annie
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