Books Read in 2012

~January~
1. Loving by Henry Green
2. The Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka
3. The Bastard by Brenda Novak
4. Shutter Island by Dennis LeHane
5. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
6. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
7. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
8. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
9. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
10. Crossing The Bridge of Sighs by Susan Ashley Michael
11. Otis by Loren Long (Monarch book nominee)
12. Moonshot by Brian Floca (Monarch book nominee)
13. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
14. I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson (reread)

~February~
15. Room by Emma Donaghue
16. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
17. Frindle by Andrew Clements
18. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
19. The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
20. The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice by Laurel Corona
21. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
22. Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
23. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
24. Junie B. Jones and The Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Parks (reread)

~March~
25. Daughters by Elizabeth Buchan
26. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
27. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
28. Sweet Little Lies by Alison Bond
29. Shadows on The Rock by Willa Cather
30. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs (DNF)
31. The Boy in The Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

~April~
32. Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner (DNF)
33. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (reread)
34. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
35. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (reread)
36. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
37. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
38. The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner
39. Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (DNF)

~May~
40. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
41. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
42. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
43. The Secret Garden by Francess Hodges Burnett
44. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland (DNF)
45. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
46. Gone by Mo Hayder
47. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
48. In One Person by John Irving

~June~
49. Defending Jacob by William Landay
50. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
51. Sweetness At The Bottom of The Pie by Alan Bradley
52. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy by Eric Metaxes
53. The Thief by Fuminor Nakamura
54. Brenner and God by Wolf Haas
55. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (DNF)
56. Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
57. The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

~July~
58. Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
59. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
60. Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson
61. Evel Knievel Days by Pauls Toutonghi
62. Helen Said by Beryl Bainbridge
63. Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen
64. Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac

~August~
65. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
66. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
67. The Lost Button by Irene Rosdobudko (translated by Michael M. Naydan)
68. Miss Me When I’m Gone by Emily Arsenault
69. 12/21 by Dustin Thomason

~September~
70. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
71. You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum by Andy Stanton
72. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
73. Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter
74. The Woman in The Dunes by Kobo Abe

~October~
75. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
76. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
77. Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis (DNF)
78. Boo…and I MEAN IT! by Barbara Park

~November~
79. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
80. Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park
81. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
82. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
83. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

~December~
84. The Naughtiest Girl in The School by Enid Blyton
85. The Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie Lacava
86. Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis
87. Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann (illustrated by Maurice Sendak)
88. The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
89. The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol (short story)
90. The Chimes by Charles Dickens (short story)
91. Where God Is, Love Is Also by Leo Tolstoy (short story)
92. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (short story)
93. The Expats by Chris Pavone
94. Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope
95. Easy by Tammara Webber

11 thoughts on “Books Read in 2012”

  1. Good list, as usual! I need to look up the Christmas Trollope book. Not one I've noticed before. Hope you have a wonderful 2013 filled with good books, family, and good times 🙂

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  2. I read it to my class of third graders, as we were reading many British authors, and they loved it! I liked it, too, especially the lessons that Enid taught through her plot. I miss that in current literature today, children's or not.

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  3. 95 are more books than I used to read in a year. However, now I'm not focused on how many I read, but how much I'm enjoying the reading of them. When I read too quickly I don't find myself dweeling on, and thus enjoying, the what the author has to say. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  4. THanks, Stu, I'm even a bit surprised myself to see how many different authors/translations I've read within the literature genre. Surely that comes from the exposure to great writers through blogging, as my blogging friends have so enriched my reading life.

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