Monday, December 31, 2012

Year of reading total...

1.   I read an all time personal best this year, abaondoned one "running with sicissors, and left This is where I leave you for another time in my life.  Not bad.
I    A Thousand Splendid Suns
2.       Alice Hartley’s Happiness
3.       All Shall be Well
4.       Book Thief, The
5.       Charms for an Easy Life
6.       Code Name Verity
7.       Confession, The
8.       Copper Beech, The
9.       Crimson Room, The
10.   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
11.   Dublin 4, The
12.   Emerald Atlas
13.   End of the Alphabet, The
14.   Every Last One
15.   Halloween Party
16.   Hanging Shed, The
17.   House at Tynford, The
18.   Hunger Games, The
19.   Impartial Witness
20.   Jim the Boy 
21.   Knife of Never Letting Go, The

22.   Lottery
23.   Mysterious Affairs at Styles, The
24.   Ophelia
25.   Prayers for Sale
26.   Private Peaceful
27.   Quietly in their Sleep
28.   Running with Scissors (abandoned)        
29.   Sandal Wood Tree, The
30.   Scarecrow in Gray
31.   School of Essential Ingredients
32.   Secret Daughter, The
33.   Skippy Dies
34.   Sleeping with Ward Cleever
35.   Stand, The
36.   Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The
37.   The Secret Adversary
38.   Thirst
39.   This is Where I leave You (saved for another time.
40.   Watch that ends the night, The
41.   Water for Elephants
42.   Yellow House
43.   You Are My Only

II have no freekin' idea what's going on with the numbers by my book list, and I'm not patient enough to figure it out.  Can't tell you which book is my fav, can tell you I'll not be reading Stevie King anytime soon.  Loved Private Peaceful, went out and bought a copy for my own library, after reading a loaner.  Plan on reading a few more of the Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie Series, love Flavia. Found Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a little tiresome. Really began to "feel" for the couple in Thirst,  Cried through You Are My Only, did not want to run away and join the circus after Water for Elephants and I could go on... enjoyed my reading and have big plans for 2013 challenges.


Donna said...

I've read a few of those, but not many! I made it through Running with Scissors, sad to say, because I couldn't believe that it would get worse as I turned each page. It did. Wow. Took a while to scrub that one out of my brain.

I'm reading more than even with a Kindle and free e-books fro the library. I still buy a few too.

Best wishes for a great 2013!

Nise' said...

Congrats on such a great reading year! I loved You Are My Only too. Happy New Year Irene!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Happy New Year, Irene. I enjoyed your comments after the list. Congrats on a great reading year!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Good for you dear Irene, reading more books in a year than ever before! I don't get to read nearly as much as I'd like but now I am immensely enjoying Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training. It's nonfic, takes place in Winnipeg, well-written and funny, poignant. I got it as a gift for Christmas (it was on my list!) and was so happy. So Happy New Year to you and I hope this year is full of as much joy and adventure as we can cram into it. Take care of yourself, stay warm, and know I love you! You're in my prayers.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I've read a few of these and there are some I'd like to read. We'll never run out of reading!

The numbers on my booklist seem to have a mind of their own, so I don't think I'll bother writing a statistics post this year.

Best wishes for 2013 and good reading!

Shonna said...

You`ve certainly read a few good ones this past year. I enjoyed seeing your take on ones I`d read, and was inspired by your enjoyment of others to move them up my list.
Have a great 2013.

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on such a great reading year!

Vicki said...

My favorite author is Stephen King, but know he's not for everyone!

You read some really good books in 2012, can't wait to see what you read in 2013!

Elisa said...

You read some wonderful books this year! I have a few of those on my TBR and a few that I loved (*cough* Book Thief!) :)

Carrie K. said...

Sounds like a fantastic year of reading!

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