Monday, December 31, 2012

Books Read 2012

I only reviewed a few books this year and I've hyperlinked those titles with reviews in the list below. A post will follow with some commentary about favorites, my overall thoughts about reading in 2012, and commentary on my participation in a few challenges and the Clarissa group read.

Edited to add:
Merely Mystery Reading Challenge Wrap Up

1. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael) by Ellis Peters
2. Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare
3. The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin) by Boris Akunin
4. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe
5. The Palace of Tears by Alev Lytle Croutier
6. In the Bleak Midwinter (Russ Van Alstyne/Clare Fergusson) by Julia Spencer-Fleming

7. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
8. The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill
9. Bad Boy (Inspector Banks) by Peter Robinson
10. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
11. Wither (The Chemical Garden) by Lauren DeStefano

12. Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
13. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
14. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
15. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
16. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

17. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
18. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
19. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
20. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
21. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
22. The Grilling Season (Goldy Culinary Mystery) by Diane Mott Davidson
23. Sticks and Scones (Goldy Culinary Mystery) by Diane Mott Davidson

24. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
25. Serpents Trail by Sue Henry
26. Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson
27. The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson
28. Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson

29. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
30. White Cat by Holly Black
31. Forests of the Night by James W. Hall
32. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
33. Borderline (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr
34. In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip

35. The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
36. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
37. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
38. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
39. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
40. The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson
41. Sixpence House by Paul Collins
42. The Tooth of Time by Sue Henry
43. Dark Tort (Goldy Culinary Mystery) by Diane Mott Davidson

44. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
45. Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
46. Fatally Flaky (Goldy Culinary Mystery) by Diane Mott Davidson
47. The Shakespeare Thefts by Eric Rasmussen
48. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
49. The Forests of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

50. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
51. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

52. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
53. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
54. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

55. Crunch Time (Goldy Culinary Mystery) by Diane Mott Davidson
56. Burn (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr
57. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
58. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

59. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
60. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
61. Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson


  1. Congrats on having a great year of reading! Here's to another in 2013!

  2. Looks like you had a good reading year, Terri! Our numbers are very similar. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  3. Overall it was a great year! Even if Clarissa didn't make the final cut. Have you considered audio to help you finish?

    Hope 2013 is just as great!