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2012 book list

I’ve never made a full list of all the books I’ve read in one year. I probably read anywhere from 10-20 books each year.  I haven’t set a goal for any particular number of books, but I’d like to see how many I get through by December 31, 2012.  Here’s a running list:

  1. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer (2003)
  2. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (1996)
  3. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood (2000)
  4. Coraline, Neil Gaiman (2002)
  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (2005)
  6. Mildred Pierce, James M. Cain (1941) 
  7. Divergent, Veronica Roth (2011)
  8. Rules of Civility, Amor Towles (2011)
  9. Working Mom Survival Guide, Suzanne Riss and Terry Palagano (2011)
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (2011)
  11. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (1860-1861)
  12. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua (2011)
  13. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1960)
  14. If I Stay, Gayle Forman (2009)
  15. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (2012)
  16. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (2005)
  17. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver (2003)
  18. Death Comes to Pemberly, PD James (2011) (I quit about halfway in.  I have never read Pride and Prejudice, and just didn’t find this interesting)
  19. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (2012)
  20. My Horizontal Life, Chelsea Handler (2005)
  21. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese (2010)
  22. The Giver, Lois Lowery (1993)
  23. Aftertaste, Meredith Mileti (2011)
  24. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, Jenny Lawson (2012)
  25. Bachelor Number One, Mishka Shubaly (2012)
  26. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1891)
  27. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling (2011)
  28. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin (1979)
  29. A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard (2011)
  30. Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2012)
  31. The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman (2012)
  32. Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins (2005) (I couldn’t even make it halfway, it was awful and boring)
  33. The Dark Monk, Oliver Poetsch (2012) (I read about 60% then quit, I couldn’t get into it)
  34. The Round House, Louise Erdrich (2012)
  35. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Steven Chbosky (1999)
  36. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Susan Elia MacNeal (2012)
  37. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch (2008)
  38. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith (1943)
  39. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender (2010)
  40. Mariette in Ecstasy, Ron Hansen (1992)
  41. People who eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman, Richard Lloyd Parry (2011)

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