Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 reading

About this time last year, a lot of people were blogging about their resolution to read more books in 2012.  Some of them even gave a number of books they planned to read and were going to track them on Goodreads.  I don't use Goodreads, but I thought the numbers people cited were quite low and decided to keep tabs on how many books I read in 2012.

With one day left to go, I'm sitting on 128 books read.  And I doubt that will change because I've only just started both the Kindle book and the paper book I'm currently reading.  So 128.  And that's real, published books.  I'm not including the manuscripts I read in there.  Or the books I read to my kids.  It's just the books I read myself for fun.

Wanna see what I read?  I'll show you the list.  How'd you do for reading in 2012?  Achieve your goal?
Magic Hour Kristin Hannah
Caleb's Crossing Geraldine Brooks
Sweet Little Lies Lauren Conrad
Sign Language Amy Ackley
Night Road Kristin Hannah
Paper Towns John Green
The Moment Douglas Kennedy
Changing Tides Michael Thomas Ford
Bunheads Sophie Flack
Summer Island Kristin Hannah
Where She Went Gayle Foreman
The Singular Adventures of Super Mom and Party Girl Marc Schuster
Shine Lauren Myracle
What Happened to Goodbye? Sarah Dessen
The Liar Society Lisa & Laura Roecker
True Colors Kristin Hannah
Jumpstart the World Catehrine Ryan Hyde
Looking For It Michael Thomas Ford
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Michelle Hodkin
A Million Suns Beth Revis
Fixing Delilah Sarah Ockler
Comfort and Joy Kristin Hannah
When She Woke Hilary Jordan
The Next Door Boys Jolene B Perry
We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver
Amplified Tara Kelly
Between Here and Forever Elizabeth Scott
The Survival Kit Donna Frietas
Pull B A Binns
Winter Garden Kristin Hannah
Try Not to Breathe Jennifer Hubbard
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship Lisa Verge Higgins
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Between Jessica Warman
The Tenth Circle Jodi Picoult
Don't Breathe A Word Holly Cupala
Pregnant Pause Han Nolan
Center Line Joyce Sweeney
I Wish Mandy Hubbard
Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein
What a Boy Wants Nyrae Dawn
Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult
Supernaturally Kiersten White
My Heart for Yours Jolene Perry & Stephanie Campbell
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
Broadway Baby Alan Shapiro
Knee Deep Jolene Perry
The Wind Blows Backward Mary Hahn
Pandemonium Lauren Oliver
Five Flavors of Dumb Anthony Johns
Altercation Tamara Hart Heiner
So Shelley Ty Roth
Change of Heart Jodi Picoult
Sizzle Julie Garwood
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult
Like Mandarin Kirsten Hubbard
What A Boy Needs Nyrae Dawn
The Replacement Brenna Yovanoff
Handle With Care Jodi Picoult
Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks
Grounding Quinn Stephanie Campbell
How To Save A Life Sara Zarr
Keeping Faith Jodi Picoult
Virtuosity Jessica Martinez
The Grief of Others ????
The Fame Game Lauren Conrad
Spill Over Jolene Perry
Blind Sight Meg Howerty
Delicate Stephanie Campbell
Vanishing Acts Jodi Picoult
Almost Perfect Brian Katcher
A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray
Trigger Susan Vaught
Rebel Angels Libba Bray
Harvesting the Heart Jodi Picoult
Burnout Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Trafficked Kim Purcell
The Duff Kody Keplinger
Meg's Melody Kaylee Baldwin
The Sweet Far Thing Libba Bray
Riding Out The Storm Sis Deans
The Pact Jodi Picoult
Lucky Break Kelley Vittollo
Anna and the French Kiss Sephanie Perkins
Looking for Alaska John Green
Salem Falls Jodi Picoult
Ten Weeks Jolene Perry
Half Brother Kenneth Oppel
Home Front Kristin Hannah
And I Don't Want to Live This Life Deborah Spungen
Lola and the Boy Next Door Stephanie Perkins
Dirty Little Secrets C J Omololu
150 Pounds Kate Rockland
An Abundance of Katherines John Green
The Other Side of the Bridge Mary Lawson
Secret Year Jennifer B Hubbard
Perfect Escape Jennifer Brown
Property Of Alice Hoffman
Insight Jolene Perry
Wrecker Summer Wood
The Probability of Miracles Wendy Wunder
Gone Gone Gone Hannah Moskowitz
Perfect Match Jodi Picoult
Devine Intervention Martha Brockenbrough
Rock On Denise Vega
The Miseducation of Cameron Post Emily M Danforth
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl Stephanie McAffee
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part time Indian Sherman Alexi
My Beating Teenage Heart C K Kelly Martin
Life After Death Damien Echols
Sing  You Home Jodi Picoult
Endlessly Kiersten White
Mr Death's Blue Eyed Girls Mary Hahn Downing
Charade Nyrae Dawn
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Beginning of After Jennifer Castle
Falling Jolene Perry
The Boy Vanishes Jennifer Haigh
I'm Not Her Janet Gurtler
Mercy Jodi Picoult
Revenge of a Band Geek Gone Bad Naomi Rabinowitz
Bound Together Eliza Jane
Relatively Famous Jessica Park
Rival Sara Bennet Weeler
The Smallest Color Bill Roorbach
Boy Toy Barry Lyga
Flat Out Love Jessica Park
At Risk Alice Hoffman


  1. Congrats! I haven't counted how many I read, but since I work as an editor, I probably read just as many if not more manuscripts than published books. I want to try to read more new releases in 2013.

  2. That's a lot of reading. I read 50, my goal.

    1. Yay for meeting your goal! I didn't have a goal. I was just curious to know how much I read....

  3. I read :
    1. Hunger Games Trilogy,
    2. two graphic novels ('The Clarence Principle' and 'The Last Uniform'),
    3. The Catcher In The Rye,
    4. Girl With A Dragon Tattoo,
    5. The Perks Of Being a Wallflower,
    6. Les Miserable,
    7. Why We Broke Up,
    8. Beautiful Creatures,
    9. Mortal Instruments- City of Bones

  4. I am AMAZED by your reading list from last year! I probably finish about 12 books a year, although I still consider myself an avid reader. Also, I consider author blogs and writing education part of my reading. I can't really set a specific reading goal because I never know what I can accomplish. I have a mild mental condition that sometimes makes reading comprehension difficult, even though I can read words as fast as anyone. The difficulty comes and goes. It's been pretty bad the past few months, because stress makes it worse. I still ALWAYS have to have a book with me, though! :)

  5. Impressive list! I never keep count, but I did read some very cool books this last year, including all 900+ pages of Justin Cronin's The Passage, which I loved.

  6. Good for you and thanks for reading I'm Not Her. I see that you are a fellow Jodi Picoult fan!