Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A List of 63 Books Read in 2012

By far, I read the most books I've ever read in 2012. I started the year with a goal of reading 50 books... and ended up reading 63! I read a great variety of books from memoirs (like The Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour) to science fiction (like Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card). I discovered new authors (like Ruta Septys' Between Shades of Grey) and classics (like Dickens' Oliver Twist). I read books written for the young (like books by Gloria Whelan) and for adults (like David McCullough's The Greater Journey). It was an amazing journey as I read book after book, laughed and cried, and learned about different times and places... even imaginary ones! I had a wonderful year of reading. Here's a list of those books from the first to the last...
  1. The Greater Journey by David McCullough (mentioned here)
  2. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  3. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (review)
  4. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (review)
  5. Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif (review)
  6. The Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour (review)
  7. The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma (review)
  8.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J K Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling
  10. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (review)
  11. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (review)
  12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling
  13. Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo (review)
  14. The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan (review)
  15. Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Velchin (review)
  16. The Wanigan: A Life on the River by Gloria Whelan (review)
  17. Hidden by Helen Frost (review)
  18. Miranda's Last Stand by Gloria Whelan (review)
  19. Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan (review)
  20. Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
  21. Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan (review)
  22. Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest by G A Henty (review)
  23. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond (review)
  24. Matched by Ally Condie (review)
  25. Crossed by Ally Condie (review)
  26. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (review)
  27. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman (review)
  28. Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
  29. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (review)
  30. The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
  31. In the Reign of Terror by G. A. Henty (review)
  32. Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran (review)
  33. Texas Angel by Judith Pella
  34. Heaven's Road by Judith Pella
  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
  36. Edge of Apocalypse (The End Series) by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall
  37. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  38. The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years by Rosemary McDunn
  39. The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
  40. Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
  41. The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  42. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  43. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling
  44. Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
  45. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling
  46. The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins
  47. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (review)
  48. The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic by Michael Sims
  49. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
  50. Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
  51. All Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark
  52. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  53. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
  54. The Summons by John Grisham
  55. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (review)
  56. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (review)
  57. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (review)
  58. The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans (review)
  59. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans (review)
  60. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (review)
  61. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat (review)
  62. Airframe by Michael Crichton (review)
  63. A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor (review)
P.S. I will try to review many of the books I didn't already review and add links ASAP!


lahbluebonnet said...

I have no idea how many I read. I made a list but didn't count them. LOL

Kerry said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your list. I"ll be looking for some 2013 reads for myself

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