Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Books Read 2012

Wow. 2012 STUNK for me, reading-wise.

While I read 75 books in 2011, I read a dismal 60 in 2012.


  • The Miracle at Speedy Motors (Book 9 of the 'No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series) - Alexander McCall Smith
  • First Among Sequels (Book 5 of the 'Thursday Next' series) - Jasper Fforde
  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (Book10 of the 'No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series)  - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Double Comfort Safari Club (Book 11 of the 'No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series) - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down (Book 2 of the 'Yada Yada Prayer Group' series) - Neta Jackson
  • Storm Front (Book 1 of the Dresden Files) - Jim Butcher
  • The Big Over Easy (Book 1 of the Nursery Crimes series) - Jasper Fforde
  • Three to Get Deadly (Book 3 of the Stephanie Plum series) - Janet Evanovich
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  • Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
  • Fool Moon - Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 2)
  • Four to Score - Janet Evanovich (Stephenie Plum Series, Book 4)
  • Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven book 2) by Brandon Mull
  • The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer*
  • The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book 2) by Michael Scott
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
  • High Five (Stephanie Plum book 5) by Janet Evanovitch
  • Grave Peril (Dresden Files book 3) by Jim Butcher
  • Out of Oz (The Wicked Years book 4) by Gregory Maguire
  • Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Sunday Philosophy Club book 2) - Alexander McCall Smith.
  • La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith
  • Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan Book 1) - Kathy Reichs
  • The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (#1 Ladies' Detective Agency book 12) - Alexander McCall Smith.
  • Death Du Jour   (Temperance Brennan Book 2) - Kathy Reichs
  • Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron - Jasper Fforde (NO, NOT "50 Shades of Grey.")
  • Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (book 6 of the Stephanie Plum series.)
  • Summer Knight"by Jim Butcher (book 4 of The Dresden Files series.)
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo*
  • Seven Up by Janet Evanovich   (book 7 of the Stephanie Plum series.)

  • Death Masks  (Dresden Files series book 5) by Jim Butcher
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real (Yada Yada book 3) by Neta Jackson.
  • Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough, (Yada Yada book 4) by Neta Jackson
  • The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief book 2) by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  • Blood Rites, (Dresden Files series book 6) by Jim Butcher
  • Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro
  • Jane Austen Ruined My Life -  Beth Patillo
  • Everlost -  Neil Shusterman
  • Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoe - Joyce Meyer
  • The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
  • Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught by Neta Jackson
  • The Wee Free Men by Terri Pratchett
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling by Neta Jackson
  • A Heart Full of Diamonds by A.M. Jenner
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • Coraline (Graphic Novel), by Neil Gaiman
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out by Neta Jackson
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Little Men By Louisa May Alcott*
  • The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  • Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Dickinson
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terri Prachett

I tended to read a lot of series this year.  Alexander McCall Smith's "#1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, Neta Jackson's "Yada Yada" Series, Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" Series, Jim Butcher's "Dresden" series.   All good or I would not keep reading them.

Nothing really stands out.  I mean, I loved the Yada Yada series, I continue to love Precious Ramotswe, and Stephanie Plum is my guilty pleasure, but really the only book that made me go "yay!" was Paolini's "Inheritance" because it was long-awaited and also very good.

What book in 2012 made you say "Yay?"  Tell me about your favorite.  I might add it to my ever-growing list.

1 comment:

Niki said...

2012 was a bad reading year for me, too. I'm kind of afraid to do my blog book report...
The only thing that stands out for me off of the top of my head is "Everything Matters" by Ron Currie, Jr. It is over the top sci-fi, but very thought provoking.