Books I Read in 2012

Here’s a snapshot of all the books I read in 2012. Full list below.


2012 was a good year of book reading.  I had  made a resolution to read 30 books, including at least 1 “classic.” I reached my goal of 30 books but I’m still chipping away at my classic, Moby Dick. Are you on Goodreads? It’s a great place to keep track of what you’ve read and to read/write reviews. Goodreads also helps monitor your reading goals. Check it out here.

I want to make 2013 an even better year of book reading. My goal is to finish 50 books. I’m usually pretty dedicated in finding time to read, so it’ll be a challenge to fit in 20 more books than last year, but I think I can do it. Wish me luck!

Full list of books I read in 2012:

  1. Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  2. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
  3. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  4. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  5. Swamplandia by Karen Russell
  6. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
  7. Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  8. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  9. Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider
  10. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  11. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  12. Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy
  13. Suddenly a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret
  14. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  15. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  16. All the Flowers of Shanghai by Duncan Jepson
  17. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  18. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  19. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
  20. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  21. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
  22. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  23. First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty
  24. Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  25. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  26. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
  27. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  28. Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho
  29. I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
  30. What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes

13 thoughts on “Books I Read in 2012

    • I’m trying to go to the library more often now, and spending money on books only when I want them forever on my shelf- keeps less unread books on the shelf too. Hope you get around to Marriage Plot soon; it was so good!

  1. Oh, I love this! You read a lot that have been on my list. Last year, I almost solely read books for the English class I teach, and then a lot of magazines because I kind of got burned out for the first time. This year, I am starting fresh by letting magazine subscriptions expire and by reading “The Night Circus.” Loving it so far! Good luck with that very awe-some goal of 50. If anyone can, it’s you!

    • My hubs doesn’t read anymore either, outside of his curriculum. It’s tough, I know! And my to-be-read magazine pile is getting out of control. I went out and got my library card renewed yesterday, and promised myself at least 10 pages of reading after work every day, and to only read books I really really love. Best of luck with your fresh start!

  2. This year I managed to get through about a hundred books, but I do have the advantage of a lot more free time, and I read a lot for my blog.

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