2012 Reading List

In 2012 I set myself a goal to read 50 books. I read 69.

Click on the links below to read my reviews of the books I’ve been reading this year. And please visit my profile on Goodreads and sign up as my friend. I’d love to know what you’ve been reading as well!

December

Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires #13) — Rachel Caine (****)
A Bad Day for Voodoo — Jeff Strand (****)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) — Catherynne M. Valente (****)

November

City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3) — Stacia Kane (*****)
Two Weeks’ Notice (The Revivalist #2) — Rachel Caine (****)
The Night is for Hunting (Tomorrow Series #6) — John Marsden (****)
Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts #2) — Stacia Kane (*****)
Dead Mann Walking (Hessius Mann #1) — Stefan Petrucha (****)

October

Taken by the Others (H&W Investigations #2) — Jess Haines (*****)
Darker Angels (Black Sun’s Daughter #2) — M.L.N. Hanover (****)
Head Rush (The Disillusionists Trilogy #3) — Carolyn Crane (****)
Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy #2) — Carolyn Crane (****)
The Pericles Commission (Athenian Mysteries #1) — Gary Corby (*****)
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) — Rachel Hawkins (****)

September

City of the Lost — Stephen Blackmore (*****)
Darkfall (The Healing Wars #3) — Janice Hardy (*****)
Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) — Kalayna Price (***)
Burning for Revenge (Tomorrow Series #5) — John Marsden (****)
Addition — Toni Jordan (****)
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) — Stacia Kane (****)

August

Can’t Teach an Old Demon New Tricks — Cara Lockwood (***)
Tiger Lily — Jodi Lynn Anderson (*****)
Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series #4) — John Marsden (****)
Ready Player One — Ernest Cline (*****)
Writing the Breakout Novel — Donald Maass (****)
Tempest Rising (Jane True #1) — Nicole Peeler (***)
A Killing Frost (Tomorrow Series #3) — John Marsden (****)

July

The Ant and the Ferrari — Kerry Spackman (****)
Unclean Spirits (Black Sun’s Daughter #1) — M.L.N. Hanover  (*****)
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (Felix Gomez #1) — Mario Acevedo (***)
Croak (Croak #1) — Gina Damico (*****)

June

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) — Cassandra Clare
Blue Fire (The Healing Wars #2) — Janice Hardy (****)
Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires #12) — Rachel Caine (*****)
The Dead of the Night (Tomorrow Series #2) — John Marsden

May

Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11) — Rachel Caine (****)
Bite Club (Morganville Vampires #10) — Rachel Caine (****)
Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9) — Rachel Caine (*****)
Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires #8) — Rachel Caine (****)
Fade Out (Morganville Vampires #7) — Rachel Caine (***)
Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #6) — Rachel Caine (*****)
Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires #5) — Rachel Caine (*****)
Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow Series #1) — John Marsden (*****)
Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires #4) — Rachel Caine (*****)
Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires #3) — Rachel Caine (****)
The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) — Rachel Caine  (****)
Delirium — Lauren Oliver (**)
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) — Rachel Caine (*****)

April

Giants of the Frost — Kim Wilkins (*****)
Before I Go To Sleep — S.J. Watson (***)
Little Princes — Conor Grennan (****)
The Winter of our Disconnect — Susan Maushart (****)
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crimes #2) — Jasper Fforde (*****)
A Tale of Two Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer #3) — Angie Fox (****)

March

Goodnight Nobody — Jennifer Weiner (****)
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer #2) — Angie Fox (***)
The Shifter (The Healing Wars #1) — Janice Hardy (****)

February

Violent Exposure — Katherine Howell (***)
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2) — C.S. Lewis (****)
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) — Tahereh Mafi (*****)
Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) — Cassandra Clare (*****)

January

Plain Truth — Jodi Picoult (***)
Writing the Paranormal Novel — Steven Harper (**)
Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy #1) — Carolyn Crane (****)
The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crimes #1) — Jasper Fforde (*****)
Working Stiff (The Revivalist #1) — Rachel Caine (*****)
The God Engines — John Scalzi (****)
Brave New World — Aldous Huxley (***)
Wintersmith (Discworld)— Terry Pratchett (****)

Want to know what I was reading before this? You can also check out my reading list for 2011.

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4 responses to “2012 Reading List

  1. This might be a stupid question, since you read some of his other books, but did you ever read the Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde wrote? Quite good. Maybe even a bit better than the Nursery Crimes series.

    • Yes! I love the Thursday Next series. I don’t think I’ve read all of them (I’ve read three), but it’s the series that first introduced me to Jasper Fforde and his unique sense of humour.

  2. This is wonderful! I have a reading list, too, but my progress is much slower, I’m afraid. Sixty-six books, and the year’s not even up yet…wow! Do you feel your writing has significantly improved this year, too?

    • Funny you should ask that question, Julie. The answer is a resounding YES. And I definitely credit my extra reading with helping improve my writing. Not only do I learn how and why stories appeal to me, I find myself reading with a different part of my brain working, and asking myself how I would have written the same thing differently — and then taking those thoughts and realisations into my own storytelling.

      As for the number of books, it’s been quite a challenge. But I always keep a book with me, a book in the bathroom (it’s amazing how much reading you can do 5-10 minutes at a time), and an audiobook in the car.

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