Year-End Book Wrap-up: 2012

I was this close to finishing 100 books this year. Just two short! Maybe next year.

Books Read in 2012:
1. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
2. All Her Father’s Guns by James Warner
3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
4. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
5. Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
6. Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson
7. Black Bodies and Quantum Cats by Jennifer Ouellette
8. Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke
9. Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings
10. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
11. Shite’s Unoriginal Miscellany by A. Parody
12. Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright
13. e: The Story of a Number by Eli Maor
14. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
15. Beginner’s Luck by Laura Pedersen
16. Walpurgis III by Mike Resnick
17. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
18. America: The Book by Jon Stewart
19. Passage by Connie Willis
20. First Person Plural by Andrew W. M. Beierle
21. Why Rattlesnakes Rattle by Valeri R. Helterbran
22. War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends vol. 2) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
23. Test of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends vol. 3) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
24. The Daily Telegraph’s Book of Obituaries edited by Hugh Massingberd
25. Merciful Flush by Lance Manion
26. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
27. Ernie by Tony Mendoza
28. Ghosts of the Tower of London by G. Abbott
29. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
30. Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
31. The Best of Shrdlu by Denys Parsons
32. Breaking the Devil’s Heart by H.A. Goodman
33. Hey Canada! by Vivian Bowers and Milan Pavlovic
34. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
35. and then there were three… by Supriya Bhatnagar
36. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
37. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
38. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
39. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
40. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
41. Marly’s Ghost by David Levithan
42. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
43. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
44. The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America by Julian Montague
45. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
46. Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
47. As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto
48. The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells
49. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
50. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
51. The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
52. The Daria Diaries by Anne D. Bernstein
53. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
54. Ring by Koji Suzuki
55. Found by Davy Rothbart
56. Jenny Kidd by Laury A. Egan
57. Godspeed by Dan Chabot
58. Servant of the Jackal God by Keith Taylor
59. The Darlings by Christina Alger

Books Listened to in 2012:
1. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
3. Luminous Airplanes by Paul La Farge
4-5. Back Story and Widow’s Walk by Robert B. Parker
6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
7. Evermore by Alyson Noel
8. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
9. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond
10. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
11. Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
12. The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
13. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
15. The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card
16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
17. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
18. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
19. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
20. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson
21. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
22. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
23. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
24. Stuart Little by E.B. White
25. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
26. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle [reread]
27. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
28. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
29. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
30. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
31. Angelica by Arthur Phillips
32. Cod by Mark Kurlansky
33. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
34. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
35. The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield
36. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
37. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
38. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
39. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Books Started but Not Finished:
* Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat (just didn’t care)
* Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell (not my style of humor)
* Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (disc 3 of audiobook too scratched)
* Silence the Whispers by Cait London (didn’t interest me)

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  1. I almost didn’t finish Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way either. I gave it a chapter, and then a second chapter, and then a third one, and by then I thought I would just read it (was finally involved enough that it wasn’t making myself read it), especially since it was a Christmas gift. But it never got better, just kind of mildly funny, mildly cringe-inducing.

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