2012: The Year In Books

Just a little slow in getting this post out, but I wanted to recap my books of 2012.

I started the year with the goal of reading 31 books since I was turning 31…

Well, I blew past that hitting 31 books in the middle of the summer. I eventually will have to stop saying this as the years go by, but I still consider myself a “new reader” (as in, I didn’t start reading for fun until about 6 years ago) but I’m apparently horrible at predicating the free time I’ll have in the coming year to read.

Mid-summer I upped my book goal to 50 and finished with reading 57.

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57. Farmer Boy (read aloud)
56. James Harriot’s Treasury for Children (read aloud)
55. Quiet** (half read – half audiobook)
54. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day **
53. Interrupted
52. Wrecked
51. The Promise
50. A Moveable Feast (book club)
49. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (didn’t finish*)
48. Tears of the Giraffe
47. The Paris Wife (audiobook)
46. Wild (audiobook)
45. Quitter (audiobook)
44. My Father’s Dragon (read aloud)
43. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (book club)
42. Mine is the Night
41. Ivanhoe (book club) (audiobook)
40. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (book club)
39. Dolphin Treasure (read aloud)
38. 1776 (audiobook)

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37. The Core
36. Getting Started In Homeschooling
35. Love Does**
34. You are a Writer
33. Nature/Walking (book club)
32. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
31. Anne of the Island**
30. Beezus and Ramona (read aloud) (audiobook)
29. Last Child in the Woods
28. Grace Based Parenting**
27. Walking on Water
26. 7**
25. Summer of Promise
24. Les Mis** (book club) (audiobook)
23. Created To Be His Help Meet
22. The Body in the Library
21. Alice In Wonderland (audiobook)
20. Call of the Wild (audiobook)
19. Benjamin Button (audiobook)
18. The Lamplighter**

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17. The Book Group Book
16. A Wrinkle in Time (book club)
15. Educating the WholeHearted Child**
14. Scribbling in the Sand
13. A Confident Heart
12. Black Heals to Tractor Wheels
11. Redeeming Love
10. A Year In Provence (book club)
9. Bird by Bird
8. The Well-Educated Mind**
7. The Readers’ Choice
6. The Picture of Dorian Gray (audiobook)
5. Happy to Be Here (book club)
4. The Good Earth** (book club) (audiobook)
3. Water for Elephants (didn’t finish*) (audiobook)
2. The Great Divorce** (audiobook)
1. Heaven is for Real

57 Total
15 Audiobooks
10 Book Club books
5 Read Alouds

** See next post for a little bit more on these favorite books of mine.

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  • http://deliberatereader.com/ Sheila

    Love that you included all of the covers! How fun!

  • http://gribook.me/ Elena

    Such a cool list, Sarah! I have read a few of these and have a few more on my to-read list. Will read through it again and might add a few more to my TBR shelf.