Saturday, January 05, 2013

Books Read in 2012

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel *
2. Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
3. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne Valente *
4. Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs *
6. Chance by Robert Parker
7. Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
8. The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg *
9. Tinkers by Paul Harding
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green *
11. Rules by Cynthia Lord
12. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
13. Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli
14. The Herb and the Crown by Rosin McKinley
15. Ella the Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine *
16. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
17. Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman *
18. Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston *
19. The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock
20. Henry Higgins by Beverly Cleary *
21. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suznne Joinson
22. Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood
23. Persuader by Lee Child *
24. Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis *
25. You're the One That I want by Von Ziegesar
26. Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
27. In One Person by John Irving *
28. The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist *
29. Paris in Love by Eloisa James
30. Bollywood Nights by Shobhaa De
31. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle *
32. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
33. The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
34. Evie and Cookie by Irmegarde Eberle *
35. Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
36. Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen *
37. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace *
38. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
39. A Dog Year by Jon Katz
40. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
41. Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt
42. Lulu in Marakech by Diane Johnson
43. Killy Floor by Lee Child
44. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny *
45. Hundred Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker *
46. Worth Dying For by Lee Child
47. The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
48. Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
49. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
50. 61 Hours by Lee Child
51. The Naked Roommate by Harlan Cohen
52. The Enemy by Lee Child
53. Without Fair by Lee Child
54. Heartburn by Nora Ephron *
55. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos *
56. An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette
57. Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse by George Seldon *
58. Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman *
59. Adopted Jane by Helen Fern Daringer
60. Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl
61. Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
62. The Order of Odd-fish by James Kennedy
63. Dogson by Gary Paulsen
64. Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer *
65. The Dean and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer *
66. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
67. The Wierd Sisters by Eleanor Brown
68. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
69. Homesick My Own Story by Jean Fritz
70. Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman *
71. The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
72. A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lahane *
73. The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban
74. Wonder by R. J. Palacio *
75. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple *
76. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
77. The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay *
78. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

I read the first 50 pages.  If I don't like the book after 50 pages, it's out.

* recommended

My FAVORITE books this year are Wonder (recommendation from Oliva), Life As We Knew It (also recommended by Oliva), The Fault in our Stars (after I heard John Green speak), A View From Saturday, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland.  I also read my first Lee Child book and then read as many of them as I could get my hands on.

I heard John Irving and John Green speak at ALA.  Ahhhhhh.

And I went to the 2012 Newbery/Caldecott Award Dinner  and heard Jack Gantos and  Chris Raschka.  Double ahhhh.

2012 was a good year for reading.

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