Friday, January 04, 2013

2012 in Review

Here is the list of book I read in 2012.  I did not write a review for every single one.  I'm happy to say that I DID meet my yearly goal of 52 books.  My Best of 2012 list will be coming soon!!!

1. Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
2. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
3. The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
4. Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jabar
5. American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
6. Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
7. Snowman by Jo Nesbo
8. Darlings by Cristina Alger
9. Heft by Liz Moore
10. Heading out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
11. Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
12. Expats by Chris Pavone
13. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson
14. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
15. Vanishers by Heidi Julavits
16. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
17. Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman
18. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
19. Molokai by Alan Brennert
20. Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
21. Helen Keller in Love by Rosie Sultan
22. Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
23. In One Person by John Irving
24. Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
25. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
26. Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
27. Red House by Mark Haddon
28. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
29. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
30. Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
31. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
32.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
33. City of Women by David R. Gillham
34. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
35. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
36. Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
37. Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
38. Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
39. Dearie by Bob Spitz
40. Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins
41. There Goes the Bride by MC Beaton
42. Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
43. End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
44. Unburied by Charles Palliser
45. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
46. Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
47. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
48. Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
49. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
50. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
51. Dog Stars by Peter Heller
52. At Home by Bill Bryson
53. Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
54. Round House by Louise Erdrich
55. Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
56. Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
57. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon
58. Being Santa Claus by Sal Lizard
59. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
60. Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman

Whew! What a year!!! It will be really hard to narrow down the Top 10.  


Susan said...

You read some really good and interesting books this year, Amy. I have several on my to-get list that you read: The Round Dance (I just went and read your review also), The Dog Stars, The Age of Miracles, Gone Girl (I'm up to #459 on my library wait list!), The Twelve. I wonder which ones will be your picks of the year, too?

Have a happy new Year, Amy, I wish you and your family all the best. Lots of reading time for you, too!

Marie said...

What an impressive list! Happy New Year Amy!

Bookfool said...

Well done, Amy!