Books Read in 2012

The Kindle Fire made it easier to reach my goal. With this fantastic little buddy, I could take a bunch of my books with me. Most of the books I read in 2012 were physical books, but I’m still a big fan of the digital ones.

I gave myself a goal of reading 25 books in 2012. I surpassed that goal and, as of December 31, I have read 37 books. I’m quite proud of this accomplishment. Here are the books I read (in sort-of-alphabetical order so series are kept together) this year, along with reviews for some of them.

I’ve set myself another goal for 2013. Fifty books. With the kid and I reading so much before bed, I figure I’ll be able to get out quite a few more. And just because it’s totally awesome, Harry Potter will be on this year’s list too. Because T is finally telling me he’s ready to read the books. YES!

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1. Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day – Amazon

2. Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2) by Sylvia Day – Review / Amazon

3. Buck’s Landing (A New England Seacoast Romance) by Cameron D. Garriepy – Amazon

4. Callgirl: Confessions of an Ivy League Lady of Pleasure by Jeannette Angell – Amazon

5. Closing Shift by Cameron D. Garriepy – Amazon

6. Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening by Sophie Morgan – Review / Amazon

7. Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt – Amazon

8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson – Amazon

9. The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson – Amazon

10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson – Amazon

11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Amazon

12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling – Amazon

13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – Amazon

14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – Amazon

15. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult  – Amazon

16. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Amazon

17. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young – Amazon

18. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Amazon

19. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Amazon

20. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Amazon

21. I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl by Kelle Groom – Review / Amazon

22. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows – Amazon

23. Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres – Amazon

24. Listen by Rene Gutteridge – Amazon

25. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline – Review / Amazon

26. Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines – Amazon

27. Matilda by Roald Dahl – Amazon

28. Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School by Eva Moskowitz – Review / Amazon

29. My Life Map by Kate and David Marshall – Review / Amazon

30. Parallel Jump by Cameron D. Garriepy – Amazon

31. Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different-And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men by Steve Biddulph – Amazon

32. Requiring of Care by Cameron D. Garriepy – Amazon

33. Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove – Amazon

34. The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion – Amazon

35. Throwaway by Heather Huffman –Amazon

36. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Review / Amazon

37. Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg – Amazon

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What was the best book you read this year? Leave me some suggestions in the comments so I can check them out!

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12 comments on “Books Read in 2012”

  1. Samantha

    If you like mystery/suspense, you could try the Kinsey Millhone-alphabet series by Sue Grafton. I read them this year and they were good, but quick, reads.

    I also really enjoyed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

  2. brianna

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed, followed closely by Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon van Booy, followed third by The Book Thief (which I firmly believe should be required reading – it’s a whole different take on the Holocaust and WW2).

  3. Wendi

    Great list! My favorite book was “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. Incredibly good writing, but a contemporary plot.

  4. Gina

    Congrats! And I love your goal for next year! I’m in! I’ve read a few of yours. Lately I’ve read Gillian Flynn and Ian McEwan. I agree with the letter series by Grafton. Saw your link on twitter and when I see books, I’m sucked right in.

    • Roxanne

      Anything about books gets me excited too. Thanks for your suggestions, I’m putting Grafton on the list and I’ll check out the others too. 🙂

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