Dec 30, 2012

Reading 100+ Books in a Year: Challenge Met in 2012

I joined the 100+ Books in a Year 2012 challenge by Book Chick City and found I read more than 100 books for the challenge, 128 to be exact. I have shortened my list to show the ones that stood out for me.


The Poser: my life in twenty-three yoga poses by Claire Dederer *
Living Fully by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche *
We're With Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics by Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian *
Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain *
Pilgrimage to the End of the World by Conrad Rudolph *
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf *
Street Freak by Jared Dillian *

 Bond Girl: A Novel by Erin Duffy *
 Walter's Muse: A Novel by Jean Davies Okimoto *
 Other Waters by Eleni N. Gage *
 I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella *
 The White Pearl: A Novel by Kate Furnivall *
Skios by Michael Frayn *
What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang *
The King's Damsel by Kate Emerson *
The Round House by Louise Erdrich *
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett *

 The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly *
The Face Thief by Eli Gottlieb *
The Fear Artist by Timothy Hallinan *
Raylan: A Novel by Elmore Leonard *
No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie *
Broken Harbor by Tana French *
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman *
A Fistful of Collars by Spencer Quinn *
Tahoe Trap by Tod Borg *
The Expats by Chris Pavone *
The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura *
Livin' Lahaina Loca by JoAnn Bassett*

What challenges have you met or exceeded this year?
Here is my list of Books Read in 2012 and Books Read in 2011.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW, you really had a successful 2012 in books. Several of your non fiction titles sounded good so I jotted them down. I do like a balance between fiction and nf.

Happy new Year.

Suko said...

Congrats on having an incredible year of reading! :)

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Congratulations on meeting your goal. I set 120 as my goal and I am currently at 119. Think I can finish a book in a day?

Yvonne said...

Wow you had a great year! Happy New Year!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Poser was a great read, wasn't it? I think it would particularly resonate with young women.

mnleona said...

Great job.

Brian Joseph said...

Congratulations! That is a very impressive list! I am jealous as I have only read a fraction of that number!

Brooke said...

Congrats on so many books read. I'm impressed! And your list has a ton of books I've never read, but am dying to - like The Round House and Quiet. Happy New Year!

@parridhlantern said...

Congrats read a lot more than I (81 book, 24 nations). Best Wishes for this shiny New year.

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