Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2012 Goodreads Reading Challenge Wrap Up

So I signed up for the Goodreads Challenge last year that allowed me to choose how many books I was going to read.  Well, I set a goal of 70 books....and.  I.  Failed.  I have had a lot of things go on in my life in 2012 so I'm not going to beat myself up over this, but I did decide that I am not signing up for that many challenges this year.  I really don't want to spend my time tracking books for each of the challenges I am in, but just reading them and keeping an annual list.  So that's what I will use the Goodreads Challenge for during 2013.

So here is what I read during 2012 and you should be able to click on the title to see my review:
1. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings--Completed 1/26/12
2. Night Road by Kristin Hannah--Completed 1/31/12
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern--Completed 2/5/12
4. Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons--Completed 2/11/12
5. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos--Completed 2/27/12
6. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 3/4/12
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins--Completed 3/8/12
8. Clair de Lune by Jaretta Carleton--Completed 3/21/12
9. Come a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock--Completed 4/2/12
10. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran--Completed 4/2/12
11. Cross Currents by John Shors--Completed 4/16/12
12. The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay--Completed 4/17/12
13. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne--Completed 5/1/12
14. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins--Completed 5/11/12
15. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett--Completed 5/15/12
16. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline--Completed 5/24/12
17. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin--Completed 5/28/12
18. The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker--Completed 6/6/12
19. An American Family by Peter Lefcourt--Completed 6/29/12
20. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel--Completed 7/6/12
21. The World Without You by Joshua Henkin--Completed 7/22/12
22. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar--Completed 8/4/12
23. More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi--Completed 8/18/12
24. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese--Completed 9/5/12
25. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phillipa Gregory--Completed 9/11/12
26. Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren--Completed 9/13/12
27. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenaugh--Completed 9/23/12
28. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire--Completed 9/26/12
29. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls--Completed 9/30/12
30. Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci--Completed 10/13/12
31. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova--Completed 10/19/12
32. A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama--Completed 10/24/12
33. Summer Island by Kristin Hannah--Completed 10/26/12
34. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger--Completed 11/06/12
35. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins--Completed 11/12/12
36. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe--Completed 11/27/12
37. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore--Completed 12/4/12
38. The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey--Completed 12/16/12
39. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson--Completed 12/23/12

My favorites that I read last year were:
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
The World Without You by Joshua Henkin
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore

My favorite audiobooks were:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe


Ti said...

You did well! I didn't make my goal of 80 but hit 65 which is respectable since I totally petered out from Oct to Dec.

bermudaonion said...

As long as you enjoyed what you read, the numbers don't matter.

momto8blog said...

what an interesting assortment. I am a reader too. I am currently plodding through Moby Dick...enjoying it, but it its taking forever...unlike the mindless Hunger Games!!
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