2012 Books – A Year in Review

2012 – it’s been a fun year of reading.  48 books in 2012, 96% towards my goal of 50 books.  I reviewed the books that I completed in 2012 and have included a few highlights below.  After reflecting on my list of completed books for the year, I have to admit there were a few books that probably shouldn’t have counted towards my overall reading goal (more of a food/cookbook or reference book).  Also, there are a handful of books that I did not list and count towards my completed books list (again, some reference type books or really short reads).

Completed Books:
1: Wake Unto Me
2: The Twelfth Enchantment
3: Jane Austen Made Me Do It
4: Juliet
5: The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
6: The White Queen
7: Blackberry Wine
8: Toujours Provence
9: The Lady of the Rivers
10: Divergent
11: The Red Queen
12: Into the Wild
13: The Sonnet Lover
14: Brunelleschi’s Dome
15: The Ruby Ring
16: Pandemonium
17: The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
18: Death Comes to Pemberley
19: The Lightning Thief
20: On Writing
21: Outlander
22: Food Matters
23: The House at Riverton
24: The Sea of Monsters
25: Wildflower Hill
26: Insurgent
27: Poison
28: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
29: The Captive Queen
30: Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food
31: The House of Velvet and Glass
32: Lionheart
33: Shadow of Night
34: Mermaid
35: The Titan’s Curse
36: The Mermaid Chair
37: Holy Fools
38: Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence
39: Dragonfly in Amber
40: The Battle of the Labyrinth
41: White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story
42: The Last Olympian
43: Five Quarters of the Orange
44: Ophelia
45: Madame Tussaud
46: The Shadowy Horses
47: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Eat and Why
48: The Kingmaker’s Daughter

Favorite Reads in 2012:
Shadow of Night
Outlander
Juliet
Divergent
Insurgent
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Madame Tussaud

Non-Fiction Books:
Brunelleschi’s Dome
On Writing
Food Matters
Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food
White Jacket Required
The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Books that I thought (and hoped) I would enjoy more:
The House of Velvet and Glass
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Captive Queen

Books that are part of a series:
The War of the Roses  (The White Queen, The Red Queen, The Lady of the Rivers, The Kingmaker’s Daughter)
Divergent Trilogy  (Divergent, Insurgent)
The Food Trilogy  (Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange)
Delirium Trilogy  (Pandemonium)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians  (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian)
Outlander series  (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber)
All Souls Trilogy  (Shadow of Night)

Books that were 600 pages or more:
Lionheart
Outlander
Dragonfly in Amber

What were some of your reading highlights or favorites in 2012?

Here’s to another year of reading in 2013.  Happy reading!

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