Thursday, January 03, 2013

What I Read in 2012

The annual list of what I read this year. A lot of it was forgettable, a lot of it was entertaining. 

I have highlighted some books because I enjoyed them or because some aspect of the book stayed with me for a long time. Some are fiction, some non-fiction, some are children's books.       

                         The Little Book of Talent - Daniel Coyle
Gone - Randy Wayne White
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds - Alexander McCall Smith
The Daydreamer - Ian McEwan
The Newlyweds - Nell Freudenberger
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
Liesl & Po - Lauren Oliver
The 500 - Matthew Quirk
Princess Elizabeth's Spy - Susan Ella MacNeal
Until the Night - Giles Blunt
Instructions (everything You'll Need to Know on your Journey) - Neil Gaiman
The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny
The Innocents - Francesca Segal
The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
How Did You Get This Number - Sloane Crosley
The Absolute Value of Mike - Kathryn Erskine
Restless in the Grave - Dana Stabenow
Bones are Forever - Kathy Reichs
Triple Shot - Sandra Balzo
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Wicked Business - Janet Evanovich
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs - Alexander McCall Smith
Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D. James
Portuguese Irregular Verbs - Alexander McCall Smith
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Wicked Autumn - G.M. Malliet
Chasing the Bear - Robert Parker
They DId It With Love - Kate Morgenroth
Bahamarama - Bob Morris
The Chaperone - Laura Moriarty
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
Late Eclipses - Seanan McGuire
Love In A Nutshell - Janet Evanovich
An Everlasting Meal - Tamar Adler
Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
Deadlock - Sara Paretsky
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear
Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
The Lola Quartet - Emily St. John Mandel
The Impossible Dead - Ian Rankin
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
Coaching Kids to Play Soccer - Jim San Marco
The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual - Kim Izzo
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (the second time I read this book b/c I forgot everything from the first time)

Lush Life - Richard Price
Number The Stars - Lois Lowry
The Uninvited Guests - Sadie Jones
The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems - Billy Collins
Foreskin's Lament - Shalom Auslander
Chasing Midnight - Randy Wayne White
REAMDE - Neal Stephenson
A Bucket of Ashes - Patricia Ryan
Still Life With Murder - Patricia Ryan
Grave Endings - Rochelle Majer Krich
The Ice Princess - Camilla Lackberg
Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
Bad Island - Doug TenNapel
The Crowded Grave - Martin Walker
Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
Left Bank - Kate Muir
Busy Monster - William Giraldi
Red Mist - Patricia Cornwell
I Am Half-sick of Shadows - Alan Bradley
Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling
You Deserve Nothing - Alexander Maksik
Sweetness in the Belly - Camilla Gibb
Blood, Bones & Butter - Gabrielle Hamilton
The Most Dangerous Thing - Laura Lippman
The Chronology of Water - Lidia Yuknavitch
Whisper To The Blood - Dana Stabenow
A Night Too Dark - Dana Stabenow
Though Not Dead - Dana Stabenow

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