2012 book list

2 Jan

I’ve never made a full list of all the books I’ve read in one year. I probably read anywhere from 10-20 books each year.  I haven’t set a goal for any particular number of books, but I’d like to see how many I get through by December 31, 2012.  Here’s a running list:

  1. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer (2003)
  2. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (1996)
  3. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood (2000)
  4. Coraline, Neil Gaiman (2002)
  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (2005)
  6. Mildred Pierce, James M. Cain (1941) 
  7. Divergent, Veronica Roth (2011)
  8. Rules of Civility, Amor Towles (2011)
  9. Working Mom Survival Guide, Suzanne Riss and Terry Palagano (2011)
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (2011)
  11. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (1860-1861)
  12. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua (2011)
  13. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1960)
  14. If I Stay, Gayle Forman (2009)
  15. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (2012)
  16. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (2005)
  17. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver (2003)
  18. Death Comes to Pemberly, PD James (2011) (I quit about halfway in.  I have never read Pride and Prejudice, and just didn’t find this interesting)
  19. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (2012)
  20. My Horizontal Life, Chelsea Handler (2005)
  21. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese (2010)
  22. The Giver, Lois Lowery (1993)
  23. Aftertaste, Meredith Mileti (2011)
  24. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, Jenny Lawson (2012)
  25. Bachelor Number One, Mishka Shubaly (2012)
  26. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1891)
  27. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling (2011)
  28. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin (1979)
  29. A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard (2011)
  30. Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2012)
  31. The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman (2012)
  32. Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins (2005) (I couldn’t even make it halfway, it was awful and boring)
  33. The Dark Monk, Oliver Poetsch (2012) (I read about 60% then quit, I couldn’t get into it)
  34. The Round House, Louise Erdrich (2012)
  35. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Steven Chbosky (1999)
  36. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Susan Elia MacNeal (2012)
  37. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch (2008)
  38. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith (1943)
  39. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender (2010)
  40. Mariette in Ecstasy, Ron Hansen (1992)
  41. People who eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman, Richard Lloyd Parry (2011)

6 Responses to “2012 book list”

  1. Cassie January 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Under the Banner of Heaven is an UNBELIEVABLE book. It’s one of my favorite non-fiction books ever, but it’s also very disturbing. Just prepare to be outraged. You should also try Columbine by David…something. It’s the story of Columbine (school shooting) and it’s a great work of nonfiction.

  2. {Ashley} August 15, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    What a list! You’ve got some great titles there already. {Atwood is one of my all-time favorites.}
    I can’t wait to pick up Gone Girl, but I’m too stingy to buy it full-price. 🙂

    • BeezusKiddo August 15, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      I LOVE Atwood, too! Having a Kindle has made a world of difference to me, in terms of the volume of my reading. Before I had a Kindle, I read probably 10 books a year. Now, since it’s back-lit I don’t have to fuss with a reading lamp, plus it’s (dangerously) easy to keep buying new books on it.


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