Sunday, January 1, 2012

Books Read in 2012


Goal (125)
  1. A Sense of an Ending; Julian Barnes (5/5) - literary fiction
  2. Lethal; Sandra Brown - 4/5 (suspense - audio book)
  3. The Girl Who Played With Fire; Stieg Larsson - 4/5 (books to movies)
  4. Heft; Liz Moore - 4.5/5 (contemporary fiction)
  5. The Odds: A Love Story; Stewart O'Nan - 4/5 (contemporary fiction) 
  6. Home Front; Kristin Hannah - 3/5  (contemporary fiction  - audio book)
  7. East of Eden; John Steinbeck - 5/5 (classic challenge - audio) 
  8. The Invisible Ones; Stef Penney - 4/5 (arc/mystery) 
  9. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Amy Chua - 4/5 (memoir) 
  10. Catch Me; Lisa Gardner - 4/5 (psychological thriller) 
  11. No Buddy Left Behind; Terri Crisp and Cindy Hurn - 5/5 (non fiction)
  12. Fairy Tale Interrupted; Rose Marie Terenzio - 1/5 (eBook) 
  13. We the Animals; Justin Torres (contemporary fiction - audio book) 
  14. A Moveable Feast; Ernest Hemingway (memoir) - 4.5/5
  15. Lone Wolf; Jodi Picoult (contemporary fiction - 5/5) 
  16. Worth Fighting For; Lisa Niemi Swayze (memoir - 4/5)
  17. The Beginner's Goodbye; Anne Tyler - 5/5 (contemporary fiction - review copy) 
  18. Waiting for Sunrise; William Boyd - 4.5/5 (literary fiction- review copy) 
  19. How To Babysit a Grandpa; Jean Reagan ( 5/5) (kids - eBook)
  20. Small Bunny's Blue Blanket; Tatyana Feeney (4.5/5) (kids-eBook)
  21. Dancing Feet; Lindsay Craig (5/5) (kids-eBook) 
  22. The Night Bookmobile; Audrey Niffenberger - 4/5 ( 4/5 - graphic novel)
  23. Hide and Seek; Il Sung Na - 4/5 (kids eBook)
  24. I Like Old Clothes;  3.5/5 - (Kids - eBook)
  25. Falcon; Tim Jessell - 5/5 - (kids - eBook)
  26. Inch By Inch; Leo Lionni - 4.5/5 (kids eBook)
  27. Travels With Charley in Search of America; John Steinbeck - 4/5 (audio/trade) 
  28. A Ball for Daisy; Chris Rashchka - 4/5 (kids - library book)
  29. Underground; Shane Evans - 5/5 - (kids library)
  30. Horns; Joe Hill (audio) - 4/5 (audio) 
  31. Old Bear; Kevin Henkes - 5/5 (kids library)
  32. Fancy Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth; Jane O'Connor - 4.5/5 (eGalley) 
  33. The Chicken Problem; Oxley and Aronson - 5/5 (eBook)
  34. Where's Ellie?; Salina Yoon - 4.5/5 (eBook)
  35. Quiet; Susan Cain (5/5) (audio & eBook) - (NF)
  36. Uninvited Guests; Sadie Jones - 4/5
  37. Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake; Anna Quindlen (5/5) - (memoir - eBook)
  38. Defending Jacob; William Landay - 4.5/5 (audio and eBook) 
  39. Calico Joe; John Grisham - 4/5 (ARC)
  40. The Underside of Joy; Sere Prince Halverson  4.5/5 - (eBook) 
  41. Woolbur; Leslie Helakowski = 4.5/5 (kids - library )
  42. Odd Bird Out; Helga Bansch - 4/5 (kids-library)
  43. The Busy Beaver; Nicholas Oldland - 5/5 (kids-library)
  44. The Good Father; Noah Hawley 3.5/5 (ebook and audio)
  45. An Uncommon Education; Elizabeth Percer - 3/5 (arc)
  46. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea; Morgan Callan Rogers - 4/5 (eGalley)
  47. The Book of Jonas; Stephen Dau - 4/5 (audio download) 
  48. The Lola Quartet; Emily St. John Mandel - 4/5 (eGalley) 
  49. Blue Monday; Nicci French - 3/5 (eGalley) 
  50. Carry the One; Carol Anshaw - 4/5 (ARC/audio)
  51. The Replacement Wife; Eileen Goudge - 4/5 (eBook)
  52. Say You're One of Them; Uwem Akpan - 4.5/5 (audio)
  53. Bringing Up Bebe; Pamala Druckerman - 5/5 (audio)
  54. Home; Toni Morrison - 4.5/5 (eBook)
  55. The Gingerbread Girl; Stephen King - 3.5/5 (audio)
  56. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats; Jan-Philipps Sendker  4.5/5 (eBook)
  57. The Land of Decoration; Grace McCleen - 5/5 (ARC) 
  58. I'll Save You Bobo!; Eileen and Mac Rosenthal - 3/5 (kids-library)
  59. Cat Heaven; Cynthia Rylant - 4/5 (kids - library)
  60. A House in the Woods' Inga Moore 5/5 (kids - library)
  61. Neighborhood Watch; Cammie McGovern  4/5 - audio
  62. UR; Stephen King - 4/5 (audio)
  63. Monday Mornings; Sanjay Gupta 4/5 - (audio)
  64. The Spectator Bird; Wallace Stegner 5/5) 
  65. The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration; Joy Bauer, MS RD (5/5) review
  66. A Partial History of Lost Causes; Jennifer duBois 4/5 - (audio) 
  67. Summer of the Gypsy Moths; Sara Pennypacker - 4/5 (kids-8+)
  68. Picture This; Jacqueline Sheehan - 3.5/5 (eBook) 
  69. Arcadia; Lauren Groff  - 3/5 (audio/eGalley)
  70. Unsaid; Neil Abramson - 4.5/5 eGalley
  71. Big Cat, Small Cat; Ami Rubinger - 4/5 (eBook)
  72. Six-Dinner Sid; Inga Moore - 5/5 (Library)
  73. Sneakers, the Seaside Cat;  Margaret Wise Brown - 4/5 (Library)
  74. One Foot Two Feet: An Exceptional Counting Book; Maloney and Zekaukaus - 5/5
  75. The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye; Yalon  - 5/5 (Library)
  76. Northwest Corner; John Burnham Schwartz - 4/5 -  (HC - my shelf)
  77. The Stand; Stephen King - 4/5 (eBook) (eBook)
  78. In One Person; John Irving - 4/5 
  79. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty; Joshilyn Jackson - 5/5 
  80. Gold; Chris Cleave - 4.5/5 (eGalley)  
  81. The Healing; Jonathan O'Dell - 4.5/5 (audio and eGalley)
  82. Snow Angels; Stewart O'Nan - 3.5/5 (audio) 
  83. Drop Dead Healthy; A.J. Jacobs - 3.5/5 (audio) 
  84. Translation of the Bones; Francesca Kay -5/5  (eBook) 
  85. So Cold the River; Michael Koryta - 3.5/5 (audio) 
  86. Canada; Richard Ford - 4.5/5 (audio and eGalley)
  87. Heading Out to Wonderful; Robert Goolrick - 3.5/5 (eGalley and audio)
  88. Use Your Brain to Change Your Age; 3.5/5 Dr Daniel Amen (audio)
  89. January First; Schofield (NF) 4/5 - eGalley
  90. The Innocent; Baldacci - 4/5 (audio)
  91. Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Brunt - 5/5 (eGalley)
  92. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Rachel Joyce - 5/5 (ARC)
  93. The Folded Earth; Anuradha Roy - 3.5/5
  94. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving; Jonathan Evison - 4.5/5 (eGalley)
  95. Broken Harbor; Tana French - 4.5/5 (eGalley)
  96. The Sandcastle Girls; Chris Bohjalian - 4/5 (eGalley)
  97. Love Anthony; Lisa Genova 3.5/5 (eGalley)
  98. More; I.C. Springman - 5/5 (library-kids)
  99. Extra Yarn; Mac Barnett - 4/5 (library-kids) 
  100. 1-2-3 Peas; Keith Baker - 3/5 (for review-kids)
  101. The Prisoner of Heaven; Carlos Ruiz Zafron - 3.5/5 (eGalley) 
  102. My Brilliant Friend; Elena Ferrante -4/5 (eGalley) 
  103. The Good Dream; Donna VanLiere - 4.5/5 (HC/personal copy)
  104. The Chaperone; Laura Moriarty -  4/5 (audio/ARC )
  105. The Human Bobby; Gabe Rotter - 4.5/5 - trade/personal copy
  106. How the Trouble Started; Robert Williams - 4/5 - (eGalley)
  107. The Red Pony; John Steinbeck 4/5 audio
  108. Dark Side; Belinda Bauer - 3/5 (trade/personal copy)
  109. Gone Girl; Gillian Flynn - 3/5 
  110. A Beautiful Mystery; Louise Penny - 4/5 (audio) 
  111. Winter of the World; Ken Follett - 4.5/5 audio and print
  112. Comet's Tale; Steven Wolf and Lynette Pawdwa  - (eGalley) - 4/5
  113. Peaches for Father Francis; Joanne Harris - 4/5 (eGalley)
  114. The Bartender's Tale; Ivan Doig - 5/5 (eGalley and audiobook)
  115. In the Tall Grass; Stephen King and Joe Hill (audio) - 3.5/5
  116. The Round House; Louise Erdrich - 4.5/5 (eGalley) 
  117. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World; Sabina Berman - 4/5 (ARC)
  118. Beautiful Ruins ; Jess Walters - 2.5/5 (audio) 
  119. The Cure for Grief; Nellie Hermann - 4/5 
  120. Live By Night; Dennis LeHane - 4.5/5 (audio and eGalley)
  121. Flight Behavior; Barbara Kingsolver 4.5/5 (eGalley)
  122. Joy for Beginners; Eric Bauermeister - 4.5/5 (audio) 
  123. If You Spent a Day With Thoreau at Walden Pond; Burleigh and Minor - 5/5
  124. Fancy Nancy, There's No Day Like a Snow Day; Jane O'Connor and Glasser - 4/5
  125. The Christmas Quiet Book; Deborah Underwood and Liwska - 4.5/5 
  126. Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing; Sileo and Pillo - 5/5 (library)
  127. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories; Flannery O'Connor - 4.5/5 (personal copy)
  128. Shadow Tag; Louise Erdrich - 4/5 (audio) 
  129. NutCracker; E.T.A. Hoffman and Maurice Sendak - 4.5/5 
  130. Cascade; Maureen O'Hara - 4.5/5 (eGalley) 
  131. The Panther; Nelson DeMille - 4/5 (audio) 
  132. The Light Between Oceans; ML Stedman (eGalley) - 4.5/5
  133. It's Okay to Be Different; Todd Parr  - 5/5 (library)
  134. Baby's Christmas; Esther and Eloise Wilkin - 3.5/5 (eGalley)
  135. Little Owls Orange Scarf; Tatyana Feeney  - 4/5 (eGalley)
  136. Bad Astrid; Eileen Brennan, Regan Dunnick - 4.5/5 (eGalley)
  137. The End of Your Life Book Club; Will Schwalbe - 5/5 (audio-eGalley)
  138. The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas; Julia Romp - 4/5 (eGalley)

5 comments:

  1. Good luck with all of your challenges!

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  2. I see you are planning ahead! Good luck with yhour eading in 2012. And enjoy!

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  3. You have some unfamiliar books on your list, but I am taking note. A few of the really good books I have read so far (I am a big mystery reader) are Believing the Lie by Eliz. George, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar, and I am just finishing the new Charles Todd, The Confession.

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  4. Now that is darn impressive to me!

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