Saturday, January 5, 2013

Books read in 2012

Thanks to Amazon Prime's Kindle owner lending library, I read a lot more so-so books this year than I otherwise would have. Not all of them were terrible; I actually recommend Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy, although be advised that it's in weird almost poetry prose--which I find highly distasteful in bloggers, but it works better here--and of course is pretty emotionally difficult, being about the Holocaust. And thank to Bookmans and apparently someone who sold off their grandmother's entire collection, I've been reading quite a bit of Georgette Heyer, too.

So without further ado, the 45 books I started--and 44 I finished--last year. 

Mark of Athena
Friday's Child
Casino Royale
Yellow Star
The Last Justice
Heat Wave
Why Shoot a Butler?
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
My Mother Was Nuts
The Talisman Ring
Up in the Air
Regency Buck
War Brides (did not finish)
The Black Moth
The Hangman's Daughter
Devil's Cub
These Old Shades
Love Letters Inc
Maids of Misfortune
Black Diamond Death
Salt Bride
The Serpent's Shadow
Night Swim
Water for Elephants
Lessons from Jack
Mockingjay (again)
Catching Fire (again)
The Hunger Games (again)
The Millionaire's Wish
Happy Accidents
The Last Battle
The Magician's Nephew

Catching Fire
The Hunger Games
The Horse and His Boy

The Silver Chair
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Prince Caspian
The Tale of Despereaux
The Secret Garden
The Accidental Tourist


  1. That's impressive! Did you not finish War Brides on purpose? Also, I have to reread the Grand Sophy for our book club this month. Have you read it recently and can tell me all the details so I don't have to read it? ;) just kidding, I'm rereading it as soon as the kids hush up so I can concentrate.

    1. I purposely didn't finish War Brides. I don't have time or inclination to finish bad books. I couldn't even get past the prologue, the writing was so mediocre.

      I haven't read the Grand Sophy, but it's highly possible that I own it. Anyway, I'm sure you could just read the Wikipedia entry on it.

  2. Nice list.
    Mine is not learly so varied. I did read Divergent, Insurgent, Water For Elephants and The Hunger Games Trilogy.
    And a whole pile of James Patterson.
    Some Lisa See.
    And I just finished a really adorable book called The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat. (It's from the 50's but so cute and sweet. Really well written, you'd like the vocabulary.)

  3. I'm very impressed. Way to go. :)


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