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.


  1. 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.

  2. Congrats on having an incredible year of reading! :)

  3. 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?

  4. Wow you had a great year! Happy New Year!

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

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

  7. 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!

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


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