2012 Review!

2012 was a year of books for me!  I read more than I have in years.  I completed 3 challenges: Dystopia Challenge, Once Upon a Time, and R.I.P.

In 2013 I’m hoping to read almost as many books as I did last year (I know I won’t be able to read as many since I’m no longer nursing my youngest).  I’m also going to participate in more challenges and will hopefully update my blog more.

So here we go:

Challenges in which I participated:
Dystopia Challenge (finished 5 of 5)
Once Upon A Time VI (finished 5 of 5)
R.I.P. VII (finished 4 of 4)

My favorites in the order I read them:
The Sandalwood Tree  by: Elle Newmark
When You Reach Me  by: Rebecca Stead
Cinder  by: Marissa Meyer
The Snow Child  by: Eowyn Ivey
11/22/63  by: Stephen King
Neverwhere  by: Neil Gaiman
Sister  by: Rosamund Lupton
The Duggars: 20 and Counting  by: Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar
The Lies of Locke Lamora  by: Scott Lynch
The Language of Flowers  by: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Winter Sea  by: Susanna Kearsley
The Time Keeper  by: Mitch Albom
The Midwife of Hope River  by: Patricia Harmon
Shades of Grey  by: Jasper Fforde

Most recommended:
The Language of Flowers  by: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

# of books I read in 2012:
Up from 39 in 2011, 30 in 2010, 28 in 2009, & 48 in 2008
Down from 81 in 2007

Least favorite:
The Red Tree  by: Caitlin R. Kiernan (Horror, Fantasy)

Repeated authors:
Kelley Armstrong (2) (Women of the Underworld series)
Veronica Roth (2) (Divergent series)
Amanda Hocking (4) (Trylle series, Watersong series)
Rebecca Stead (2)
Neil Gaiman (2)
James Dashner (3) (Maze Runner series)
Chris Bohjalian (2)
Rosamund Lupton (2)
E.L. James (3) (Fifty Shades series)
Scott Lynch (2) (Gentleman Bastard series)
Caitlin R. Kiernan (2)
Patricia Harmon (2)


7 thoughts on “2012 Review!

  1. Andrea, thanks so much for coming to tell me about the Dystopian challenge. I just joined it 🙂 and I posted about it as well. I'll add in your link in just a moment. That was so thoughtful of you.

    You read more books than I did last year, and you have a toddler!! That's fabulous reading, especially with a young child around the house! I never managed that much when my kids were young.

    I like your list of favourite reads this year. Stephen King – I still have to read 11.22/63. I have to get to Lies of Locke Lamora!

    I'm happy you had such a good reading year, Andrea, and I hope for more of the same for you in 2013. Happy New Year 🙂


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