2012 Review Fireworks

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2012 Book & Reading Review

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Reading Highlights:

  • Joined two book clubs.
  • Completed my 2012 reading goal to read at least 20 books.
  • Started a book journal to list summaries and my thoughts about books.

Here’s a list of the books that I read in 2012. I underlined my favorite books read from this year.

Favorite Books from 2012:

  1. The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
  2. The 19th Wife by 
    David Ebershoff
  3. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  5. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  6. The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
  7. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  8. My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store by Ben Ryder Howe
  9. Gold by  Chris Cleave
  10. Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James
  11. The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
  12. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  13. The Chaperone  by Laura Moriarty
  14. 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
  15. A Dog’s Journey by  W. Bruce Cameron
  16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  17. A Woman’s Place by Lynn Austin
  18. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic*
  19. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  20. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  21. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (reread)
  22. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  23. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (reread)

What were some books that you read in 2012? Hopefully, 2013 is filled with pages of wonderful books!