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Old 12-17-2011, 02:24 PM   #16
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First, you can find the complete challenge overviews and tickers at this link to my GR Challenges thread.

UPDATE 9/25/12 - Click on my Reading Challenge link in sig for progress. I'm so far behind on updating this list...

(Format: # Date finished - Title - Author - other info/goal it counts toward)
1. 1/3/12 - The Mill River Recluse - Darcy Chan - Really good book! Counts toward overall total.
2. 1/8/12 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson - Excellent! Counts toward series challenges.
3. 1/12/12 - Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher - Another great installment of my favorite series. Counts toward series challenges.
4. 1/13/12 - All I Want... - Isabel Sharpe - Counts toward the Harlequin Decimation Challenge.
5. 1/15/12 - At the Millionaire's Request - Teresa Southwick - Counts toward the Harlequin Decimation Challenge
6. 1/15/12 - Ten Past Midnight - Jane Toombs - Counts toward Kindle Freebie Decimation.
7 - 9. 1/16/12 - Just One Bite Vols 4, 5, 6 - Various - Count toward overall total.
10. 1/17/12 - Having Her Boss's Baby - Susan Mallery - Counts toward Harlequin Decimation Challenge.
11. 1/17/12 - The Engagement Project - Brenda Harlen - Counts toward Harlequin Decimation Challenge.
12. 1/18/12 - Cop On Loan - Jeannie Watt - Harlequin Decimation
13. 1/19/12 - The Farmer Takes a Wife - Barbara Gale - Harlequin Decimation
14. 1/20/12 - Ice Age - Iain Rowan - Kindle Freebie Decimation
15. 1/22/12 - Capturing the Millionaire - Marie Ferrarella - Harlequin Decimation
16. 1/25/12 - I Held My Breath As Long As I Could - Kristopher Kelly - Kindle Freebie Decimation
17. 2/3/12 - The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson - Series challenge
18. 2/10/12 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson - Completes this Series challenge
19. 2/11/12 - Mastering Chaos - Michelle Marquis - Overall total
20. 2/16/12 - Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) - Jim Butcher - Series Challenge
21. 2/19/12 - The Town - Bentley Little - Overall total
22. 2/23/12 - Wool 1-5 Omnibus - Hugh Howey - Overall total
23. 2/25/12 - Lily & the Lawman - Marie Ferrarella - Harlequin Decimation
24. 3/5/12 - The Resort - Bentley Little - Overall total
25. 3/8/12 - Social Blunders - Tim Sandlin - Series Challenge

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I am going to do my page challenge again - 20,000 pages was about right, so that will be the same for next year. Other than a re-read of the Wheel of Time series in preparation for the final book release (January 2013, goal added in March), I won't be setting any specific books/series goals.

Completed page goal on October 25, 2012 during my re-read of Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. I will continue tracking though to see where I end up for the year to get a better idea for next year.
Completed re-read goal on December 26, 2012. Ready for A Memory of Light now!

December 31, 2012 - Read 24,204 pages and completed 79 books/short stories.

2012 final comments: I blew past my goal in October this year, almost a month faster than last year. There are a couple reasons, first is that I was a little more consistent in my reading, I had much less variation than last year. The second reason is that I was re-reading much more than 2011. With this in mind, I will plan on increasing my reading goal for 2013, but only to the level of 2011 since I don't plan on re-reading nearly as much in 2013 as I did this year (64% of the pages I read were re-reads vs 17% in 2011).

The List (in order of date finished):
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  1. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest - started in 2011
  2. Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp #1) - Vince Flynn
  3. Unconditional - Blake Crouch
  4. Street Music - J.A. Konrath
  5. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes 1) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (From HarryT's Omnibus Edition)
  6. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 1) - James S.A. Corey
  7. With A Twist - A Lt. Jack Daniels Locked Room Mystery Short Story - Konrath, J.A.
  8. Hunters of the Red Moon - Marion Zimmer Bradley (My first MZB book)
  9. An Apple a Day Keeps the Dragon Away - Amber D. Sistla
  10. The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes 2) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. Homeland (Dark Elf Trilogy 1) - R.A. Salvatore
  12. Exile (Dark Elf Trilogy 2) - R.A. Salvatore
  13. Sojourn (Dark Elf Trilogy 3) - R.A. Salvatore
  14. Going Somewhere Else - Amber D. Sistla
  15. Wool (Silo 1) - Hugh Howey
  16. The List - J.A. Konrath
  17. The Man Who Knew Too Much - G.K. Chesterton
  18. Blood Spatter - Guy James
  19. New Spring (Wheel of Time 0) - Robert Jordan
  20. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time 1) - Robert Jordan
  21. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time 2) - Robert Jordan
  22. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time 3) - Robert Jordan
  23. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time 4) - Robert Jordan
  24. Wool 2 (Silo 2) - Hugh Howey
  25. Wool 3 (silo 3) - Hugh Howey
  26. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow - Jerome K. Jerome
  27. 10 People Every Christian Should Know - Warren W. Wiersbe
  28. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time 5) - Robert Jordan
  29. The Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time 6) - Robert Jordan
  30. Phineas (Ordinal) - Joseph Gellene
  31. The Senex - Jeff Ambrose
  32. The Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time 7) - Robert Jordan
  33. Wool 4: The Unraveling (Silo 4) - Hugh Howey
  34. Wool 5: The Stranded (Silo 5) - Hugh Howey
  35. The St. Petersburg Confessions - Ty Hutchinson
  36. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  37. The Bourne Supremacy (Bourne 2) - Robert Ludlum
  38. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time 8) - Robert Jordan
  39. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes 3) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  40. The Plagiarist - Hugh Howey
  41. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom 1) - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  42. A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak 1) - Dana Stabenow
  43. Julius Katz Mysteries (Julius Katz 1) - Dave Zeltserman
  44. To Read or Not To Read - Vincent Hobbes
  45. Lethal Circuit - Lars Guignard
  46. Flash Gold - Lindsay Buroker
  47. Imperfect - David Adams
  48. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time 9) - Robert Jordan
  49. The Perfect Plan - Ty Huchinson
  50. 3 Mindful Experiments: 3 Short Stories - Joshua Scribner
  51. The Bourne Ultimatum (Bourne 3) - Robert Ludlum
  52. On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) - David Weber
  53. The Honor of the Queen (HH2) - David Weber
  54. 12|21|12 - Larry Enright
  55. The Wee Free Men (Discworld 30/Tiffany Aching 1) - Terry Pratchett
  56. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time 10) - Robert Jordan
  57. Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum - Mark Stevens
  58. The Giving Plague - David Brin - a Hugo nominated short story from 1988
  59. Hal Spacejock (Hal Spacejock 1) - Simon Haynes
  60. The Death Clock - J. Rock
  61. The Feeling of Power - Isaac Asimov
  62. The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell
  63. One Angry Julius Katz and Other Stories - Dave Zeltserman
  64. The Problem of Cell 13 - Jacques Futrelle
  65. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  66. Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Oct 2012 Book Club selection
  67. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time 11) - Robert Jordan - Finished Page Goal for Year
  68. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time 12) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  69. Jet - Russell Blake
  70. The Variant Effect - G. Wells Taylor - Book 1 was later subtitled "Skin Eaters"
  71. The Variant Effect - Painkiller - G. Wells Taylor - Short story follow-up to Skin Eaters
  72. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain - MR Library Omnibus
  73. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Mobile Read library
  74. Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
  75. Christians and the Common Good - Charles Gutenson
  76. Tower of Midnight (Wheel of Time 13) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  77. Shear Terror (Wool Fanfiction) - David Adams
  78. Fluke: Langara's Prize - Cyril Kowaliski
  79. A Sound of Thunder - Ray Bradbury

Books in progress at the end of the year:
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  • Charon's Claw (Neverwinter 3) - R.A. Salvatore - ~15% finished
  • The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington 3) - David Weber - barely started

Progress Chart:

My final monthly reading stats and projections:

See this post for how to create your own Google Docs Reading Tracking spreadsheet, and the instructions for how to post a graph from Google Docs.

Edit: Removed TBR goal (reduce it) - my TBR list contains almost all free books, so I am just being slightly more picky about which ones I grab rather than worrying about it.

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Old 12-17-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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-- A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z --
-- 19-C 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
--


A new year and a new challenge. I started out thinking I needed to read more variety so I’d read at least one book from every decade since 1900. That seemed a little thin even for me who usually only reads twenty books a year. Then I thought about reading a pangram of author names and calling it The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog challenge or just The Lazy Dog Challenge. I switched it up from the pangram to just read a book by an author whose last name begins with ‘?’ for every letter of the alphabet. So there it is.

The books that are larger in the list are my top picks from the list. Books that I would highly recommend to others.

Required Books Remaining:
Spoiler:

none, woohoo!


The Books Read in 2012 List:
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1. 7p Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1970s)
2. 6e Jack London, The Call of the Wild (1900s)
3. 6p William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1920s)
4. 8e Franz Kafka, The Trial (1920s)
5. 7e Masuji Ibuse, Black Rain (1980s)
6. 6p Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (2000s)
7. 5e James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1910s)
8. 9p John Steinbeck, Cannery Row (1940s)
9. 7p Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters (1990s)
10. 8e Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (2000s)
11. 7p Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey (1990s)
12. 7p Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy (1980s)
13. 5e Stanley Elkin, Van Gogh's Room at Arles (1990s)
14. 8p Gordon Neufeld, Hold on to Your Kids (2000s)
15. 6p Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (1980s)
16. 8e Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1960s)
17. 8e Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere (2000s)
18. 7p James Gleick, The Information (2010s)
19. 6e Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (19th C)
20. 7e Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2010s)
21. 9e Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1990s)
22. 8e Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (2000s)
23. 8p Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1960s)
24. 7p Catherynne M. Valente, The Labyrinth (2000s)
25. 8e Richard Matheson, I Am Legend (1950s)
26. 6p Nomi Aldort, Raising Our Children Raising Ourselves (2000s)
27. 5p Arlene G. Taylor, The Organization of Information (2000s)
28. 8p John Updike, Rabbit, Run (1960s)
29. 7p Dave Bidini, Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places (2000s)
30. 7p Kenzaburo Oe, A Personal Matter (1960s)
31. 7p Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1930s)
32. 9p Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010s)
33. 7p Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (2010s)
34. 7p Paul Quarrington, Whale Music (1990s)
35. 9p Andrea Resmini & Luca Rosati, Pervasive Information Architecture (2010s)
36. 6p R.K. Narayan, The Guide (1950s)
37. 8e Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke ha ha ha (1990s)
38. 6p Luke Tredinnick, Why Intranets Fail and How to Fix Them (2000s)
39. 4e Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1920s)
40. 7p Steven Galloway, Ascension (2000s)
41. 9p Ray Bradbury, R is for Rocket (1960s)
42. 5p H.G. Wells, In the Days of the Comet (1900s)
43. 7p Ha Jin, The Crazed (2000s)
44. 8e Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters (1980s)
45. 7p Terry Pratchett, Pyramids (1980s)
46. 8p Sarah Selecky, This Cake is for the Party (2000s)
47. 8p Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction 1970s)
48. 7p Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (2000s)
49. 6p Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (2000s)
50. 8p Neil Gaiman, Stardust (1990s)
51. 7p Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (2000s)
52. 7p Diane Duane, So You Want to Be A Wizard (1980s)
53. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, M.Y.T.H. Inc. In Action (1990s)
54. 7p Dave Bidini, On a Cold Road (1990s)
55. 6p Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010s)
56. 7p Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief (2000s)
57. 5p Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus (1990s)
58. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, Sweet Myth-Tery of Life (1990s)
59. 7p E. Annie Proulx, Accordion Crimes (1990s)
60. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, Myth-ion Improbable (2000s)
61. 7p Robert Lynn Aspring, Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (2000s)
62. 8p Terry Pratchett, Making Money (2000s)
63. 8p Dave Bidini, Home and Away (2010s)
64. 8p Diane Duane, Deep Wizardry (1980s)
65. 9p Charles Stross, Halting State (2000s)
66. 7p Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (1990s)
67. 6p Jim Butcher, Storm Front (2000s)
68. 9p Paolo Bacigalupi, Pump Six and Other Stories (2000s)
69. 6e Russell Meek, The Madness of Hallen (2010s)
70. 7e Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures (1990s)
71. 5e Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners (2000s)
72. 8p Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives (2000s)
73. 6p Chuck Palahniuk, Damned (2010s)
74. 5p Ismail Kadare, The Ghost Rider (1980s)
75. 7p Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (1990s)
76. 6p David Weinberger, Too Big to Know (2010s)
77. 8p Diane Duane, High Wizardry (1990s)
78. 8p Diane Duane, A Wizard Abroad (1990s)
79. 7p Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (1920s)
80. 7p Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! (1980s)
81. 7p Douglas Coupland, Miss Wyoming (1990s)
82. 8e Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome (1910s)
83. 8e Diane Duane, A Wizard's Dilemma (2000s)
? = currently reading



Rating and Abbreviation Guide
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The arbitrary rating system:
9 Kill your neighbours to get a copy of this book.
8 Drive to your bookstore. NOW!
7 Definitely pick this up.
6 Pretty reasonable.
5 An option if you're stuck in the airport with no Internet access.
4 Meh.
3 I could have had a V8!
2 I can't believe the ink stuck to the paper.
1 Give your neighbours a copy in hopes of killing them.


Legend:

e e-book
p paper book


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My goals for 2012:

Priority book list (read/to read): 0/124

MR Book Club (read/total): 0/0

MR Literary Book Club (read/total): 0/0

Local library afternoon book club: 0/11

Local library evening book club: 0/11

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January
★★☆☆☆ 1) Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse, 260 pp.
★★★★★ 2) Leaves of Grass First Edition by Walt Whitman, 195 pp.

February
★★★★★ 3) Leaves of Grass Deathbed Edition by Walt Whitman, 304 pp.
★★★★☆ 4) Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 347 pp.
★★★★☆ 5) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 167 pp.

March
★★☆☆☆ 6) Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, 232 pp.

April
★★★☆☆ 7) Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell, 209 pp.
★★★☆☆ 8) The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 276 pp.
★★★☆☆ 9) The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton, 8 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 10) The Discourager of Hesitancy by Frank R. Stockton, 5 pp.
★★★★☆ 11) The Iliad of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore, 605 pp.
★★★★☆ 12) A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock, 287 pp.
★★★☆☆ 13) The Eternal Husband and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 260 pp.
★★★★☆ 14) A Room with a View by E. M. Forster, 207 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 15) A View without a Room by E. M. Forster, 2 pp.
★★★☆☆ 16) Sylvie and Bruno Complete by Lewis Carroll, 407 pp.

May
★★★☆☆ 17) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, 847 pp.
★★★☆☆ 18) Homer's Odyssey, A Companion by Peter Jones, 237 pp.

June
★★★★☆ 19) The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore, 409 pp.
★☆☆☆☆ 20) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, 245 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 21) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey, 476 pp.

July
★★★☆☆ 22) My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway, 13 pp.
★★★☆☆ 23) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, 307 pp.

August
★★★★★ 24) Middlemarch by George Eliot, 830 pp.
★★★☆☆ 25) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 408 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 26) Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, 58 pp.
★★★☆☆ 27) The Annotated Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner, 138 pp.
★★★★☆ 28) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, 259 pp.

September
★★★☆☆ 29) A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia Edwards, 475 pp.
★★★☆☆ 30) Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, 588 pp.
★★★☆☆ 31) Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl, 537 pp.

October
★★★★☆ 32) The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, 495 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 33) Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw, 55 pp.
★★★☆☆ 34) Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 87 pp.
★★★★☆ 35) A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll, 100 pp.
★★★☆☆ 36) The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll, 38 pp.
★★★★★ 37) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 1070 pp.

November
★★★★☆ 38) The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, 1096 pp.
★★★★☆ 39) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, 430 pp.

December
★★★☆☆ 40) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 215 pp.


My goal is to read 13,000 pages, divided into 50 trackable sections of 260 pages each, including 13 pre-selected books and all 2012 MR book club selections that I haven't already read.

Detailed:
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Ratings Key:

1 Star - Disliked
2 Stars - So-so
3 Stars - Good
4 Stars - Excellent
5 Stars - Favourite



I'd like to read around 50 books this year, but want to count by pages, so I estimated general pages per book to be around 260, and then multiplied by 50 to reach 13,000 pages as a goal.

I'll count by sections of 260 pages each, so my goal is 50 of those.

I divided the books I want to read for this challenge into three sections - 13 pre-selected books, around 24 MR book club selections and around 13 other books of my choosing, which altogether equal around 50.



The 13 pre-selected books from my TBR list, all chosen at the same time, with completed books greyed:

Ulysses by James Joyce
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner
Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll
A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll
The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll




The book club selections, in order of selection:

Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia Edwards
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


Others chosen throughout the year, in order of selection:

The Iliad of Homer, translated by Richard Lattimore
The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
The Discourager of Hesitancy by Frank R. Stockton
A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock
The "other stories" from The Eternal Husband and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A View without a Room by E. M. Forster
The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore
Homer's Odyssey, A Companion by Peter Jones
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses by Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman



My 2011 list can be found here.

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A place to keep track of the books I read in 2012. I'd like to reach 52, a book a week.

1. 1/1/2012 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Print Length: 350 pages) When I sat down to start to read, I had no intention of finishing the book in one day. Yet, I found the story-telling compelling enough that's exactly what happened.
2. 1/4/2012 - Airman by Eoin Colfer (Print Length: 417 pages)
3. 1/8/2012 - Shop Till You Drop: A Dead-End Job Mystery by Elaine Viets (Print Length: 292 pages)
4. 1/20/2012 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Print Length: 396 pages)
5. 1/22/2012 - Murder Between the Covers by Elaine Viets (Print Length: 292 pages)
6. 2/12/2012 - The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Print Length:290 pages)
7. 2/15/2012 - Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich - audiobook & a re-read
sometime in March and April (neglected to log at the time I finished them)-
8. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - audiobook & a re-read
9. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich - audiobook & a re-read
10. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich - audiobook & a re-read
11. Dying To Call You: A Dead-End Job Mystery by Elaine Viets (Print Length: 288 pages)
12. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (Print Length: 322 pages)
13. 5/02/2012 -Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich - audiobook & a re-read
14. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - audiobook
15. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis - audiobook
16. State of the Onion (White House Chef Mysteries, No. 1) by Julie Hyzy
17. The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov - audiobook
18. The Leper of St. Giles by Ellis Peters - audiobook
19. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King - audiobook
20. A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King - audiobook
21. 10/05/2012 - A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King - audiobook


[10/7/2012 - just added the titles I've finished in the last few months, since I didn't log as I went, I may have missed a couple. Mostly audiobooks recently. Won't get anywhere near 52 for the year, but that's OK. I'm really enjoying the Laurie R. King books, adding her to my favorite authors list for sure]

I'm also going to list some of the more notable self-help, diet and health books I "read". I almost never read these from cover to cover. I skim and read what appear to be the more interesting chapters. I'm not counting them towards my "challenge" total.
The Belly Fat Cure Fast Track - Jorge Cruise

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My overall challenge for 2012 is to read 75 books. Although I exceeded 100 in 2011, it was at the cost of various diversions such as short stories and magazines, and a lot of radio shows. So I'm reducing the number to allow for these various peccadilloes.

Within the 75, I have named a number of books I want to read (for various reasons - see below), and on top of this I will be attempting to read at least 6 of the Mobileread Book Club challenges (including the Romance choice, just to force me to read from a genre wild horses would not normally drag me to, and the Classics, which are woefully missing from my named list). I also want to clear my bedside table draw of a few lingering dead tree books, which have been appended to my list below.

So in summary:
Read 6 from the MR Book Club choices (Achieved 6 of 6)
Read all of the 30 named books on my list (18 down, 12 to go)
Read 75 books in total (65 down, 10 to go)

11/22/63 - Stephen King (been listening to this since November 2011, and should finish it by the end of January, I hope). - Read
Black Rain - Masuji Ibuse (January 2012 MR Book Club choice). - Read
Transition - Iain M. Banks (first eBook I bought after acquiring my Kindle. Must get round to finally reading it).
Antigone - Sophocles (my first born was named after this Greek tragic heroine, so I ought to get round to reading the play). - Read.
Rain Fall - Barry Eisler (recommended by an MR member - can't remember who). - Read
Survival Of The Fittest - Jonathan Kellerman (I think I missed this one somehow, so need to catch up as I've read all the other Alex Delaware books). - Read
The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster (have wanted to read this for a while).
1Q84 (books I and II) - Haruki Murakami (2011 MR Book Choice that I haven't yet caught up on).
Shikasta - Doris Lessing (Desertblues has convinced me to give Lessing a try).
Rabbit, Run - John Updike (just feel like I should read an Updike, and the Rabbit series (#3) is in the 1001 must read books list).
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (a classic of its genre). - Read
Heaven's Prisoners - James Lee Burke (will keep going with the Dave Robicheaux series, having started it in 2011).
Nightmare in Pink - John D. MacDonald (I enjoyed the first in the series, so will carry this on for a while and see where it goes).
Soft Target - Stephen Hunter (have read all the swagger books - no reason to stop now ) - Read
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon (audiobook. I loved "Boys Life" and "Fevre Dream", and have promised myself that I would return to this author). Read/Listened to
The Five - Robert R. McCammon (audiobook). Read/Listened to
Blood Count - Robert Goddard (audiobook. I have read all of his books to date, apart from this one). - Read/listened to
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher (wasn't that impressed with the first in the Dresden series, but as people say it improves I'll give #2 & #3 a go, and then decide whether to complete the series). - Read
Grave Peril - Jim Butcher (I'll decide after this one whether to carry on with the series).
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (seems to be a popular choice with MR readers). - Read
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby - Ace Atkins (due for release in May 2012). - Read
The Cold Kiss - John Rector (recommended by an MR member - can't remember who).
Taken - Robert Crais (I'm a big fan of this series - due for release in January 2012). - Read
Terror's Reach - Tom Bale (apparently if you like the Jack Reacher books, you'll like this - suckered in by marketing once again). Read/Listened to
Artists in Crime - Ngaio Marsh (recommended by HarryT).
The Serialist - David Gordon (suggested by Dr. Drib).
The Book With No Name - Anonymous (DTB gift). - Read
Nine Dragons - Michael Connelly (DTB).
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy (DTB which I've had for ever, and given my enjoyment of The Road and No Country for Old Men, one I really should read).
Viper - Michael Morley (my first eBook library loan - will have to bump it up the list to read within 21 days ) - Read

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Audiobooks
Stories I only Tell My Friends (Autobiography) by Robb Lowe - Dec 2011 - free - Audible ♥ ♥ ♥★
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde performed by L. A. Theatre Works - April 2012 - free - Audible ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries by Victoria Lane - April 2012 - free - Audible ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen - January 2012 - free - Audible ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
What Would Macgyver Do?: True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life by Brendan Vaughanposted - April 2012 - free - Tantor
Valentine Wedding Dress by Sheryl Woods - May 2012 - free - Audible
The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery by Bill Pronzini - April 2012 - free - Audible
Come Toy with Me by Cara Summers - Dec 2009 - free - Audible
METAtropolis by Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Karl Schroeder - Jan 2012 - free - Audible
A Hunger for the Infinite (Unabridged) by Gregory Benford / Narrator: Robin Sachs - May 2012 - free - Audible
VANISHING ACT - Book 1 in the Jane Whitefield series By Thomas Perry: Narrated by Joyce Bean - April 2012 - free - Tantor audiobooks ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty - podiobook
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch: Narrated by Dan Bittner (Scholastic) - June 2012 - free - audiobooksync ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck performed by the L.A. Theatre Works - June 2012 - free - Audible ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan - Dec 2011 - free - Escape Pod ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★

Random Picks of large TBR pile

The Hunger Games by Suzane Collins - years ago - reread - pbook $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block - pbook - reread ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart - Oct 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥
The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith - MobileRead Patricia Clark Memorial Library - free ♥ ♥ ♥
The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien - May 2012 - free ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
Witch Way (Part One) (The Mystic Series) by Heidi Hall - March 2012 - free ♥ ♥ ♥
Old Man Scratch by Rio Youers - October 2012 - free ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Egypt

Spoiler:
Bug Eyes and the Sacred Scrolls by Mark Forte - Feb 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
The God's Wife by Lynn Voedisch - Nov 2011 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥★
Servant of the Gods by Valerie Douglas - Feb 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Heart of the Gods by Valerie Douglas - March 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich - Dec 2011 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥★
Scorpion House by Maria Hudgins - March 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥★
The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold - Apr 2012 - free from Tor - ♥ ♥ ♥★
The Curse of Senmut by Vickie Britton - Apr 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥★
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards - Sept 2012 - free - upload by HarryT - ♥ ♥ ♥★
Spoiler:

+ Egypt: How a Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered by Joyce Tyldesley <- wishlist
+ River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt / The Seventh Scroll (A Novel of Ancient Egypt) / Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt / The Quest - by Wilbur Smith - <- wishlist BOCD Smith, W.
+ The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss /Suspense) by Elizabeth Peters - <- wishlist BOCD Peters, E.
+ Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody) by Elizabeth Peters - <- wishlist BOCD Peters, E.
+ Death Comes As the End by Agatha Christie - <- wishlist
BOCD Christie, A.
+ The Egyptian by Mika Waltari - <- wishlist
+ Shadow Hawk by Andre Norton - <- wishlist


Titanic

Spoiler:
The Sinking of the Titanic by Bruce M. Caplan - Mar 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Titanic - The Birds of Ill-Omen by Joseph Nolan - Apr 2012 - free -
Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke - April 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Mystery of the Titanic - A Complete Account With Photos, Newspaper Clippings, & Description... by Pierre Beaumont - Apr 2012 - free - deleted this one


By Maria E Schneider

Spoiler:
Under Witch Moon (Moon Shadow Series 01) by Maria E Schneider (MR author BearMountainBooks) - reread - 10/2010 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Under Witch Aura (Moon Shadow Series 02) by Maria E Schneider - 08/2012 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider - 07/2012 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Executive Lunch: A Sedona O'Hala Mystery by Maria E. Schneider
Executive Retention: A Sedona O'Hala Mystery #2 by Maria E. Schneider
Executive Sick Days: A Sedona O'Hala Mystery by Maria E. Schneider
Catch an Honest Thief by Maria E. Schneider ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Black-Tie Bingo by Maria E Schneider
Year of the Mountain Lion by Maria Schneider and John Dotegowski
Haunting Clues by Maria E. Schneider
Sage Tales from a Magical Kingdom by Maria E. Schneider
Tracking Magic by Maria E. Schneider ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Snitched, Snatched by Maria E. Schneider ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★


By Simon Haynes

Spoiler:
Hal Spacejock 01 by Simon Haynes (MR author Spacejock) - Sept 2009 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★★
Hal Spacejock 02 Second Course by Simon Haynes - Sept 2009 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★★
Hal Spacejock: Framed (A Short Story) by Simon Haynes ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★★
Hal Spacejock03 Just Desserts by Simon Haynes - Sept 2009 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★★
Hal Spacejock 04 No Free Lunch by Simon Haynes - Sept 2009 - $ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★★
Hal Spacejock 05 Baker's Dough by Simon Haynes
Hal Spacejock 06 Safe Art by Simon Haynes

Hal Junior 1: The Secret Signal by Simon Haynes - Jan 2012 - free
Hal Junior 2: The Missing Case by Simon Haynes
Hal Junior 3: The Gyris Mission by Simon Haynes


By Stephanie Bond (aka Stephanie Bancroft)

Spoiler:

Almost a Family (a feel-good romance) by Stephanie Bond - Oct 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Baby, I'm Yours (Southern Roads) by Stephanie Bond - Feb 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Got Your Number (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - May 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - Mar 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
In Deep Voodoo (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series #1) by Stephanie Bond - May 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Kill the Competition (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - March 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
License to Thrill (a romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - Sept 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Love Can Be Murder (boxed set of humorous mysteries) by Stephanie Bond - Dec 2012 - free -
[Party Crashers / In Deep Voodoo / Got Your Number / Bump in the Night]
Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - July 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Stop the Wedding! by Stephanie Bond - Nov 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥★
Three Wishes (a romantic comedy) by Stephanie Bond - Mar 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★
Voodoo or Die (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series #2) by Stephanie Bond - Oct 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★
Whole Lotta Trouble (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - June 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★


Mary Lincoln

Spoiler:
Mary Lincoln's Insanity: The Discovery of Her Lost Letters by Jason Emerson - Jan 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥
The Addiction of Mary Todd Lincoln by Anne Beidler - Feb 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


The Sneezing Christmas Tree by Aaron Kerr - Dec 2012 - free ♥ ♥ ♥

Mixed
Spoiler:
Weddings From Hell by Maggie Shayne, Jeaniene Frost, Terry Garey, Kathryn Smith - Oct 2012 - pbook $ store ♥ ♥ ♥
Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston - Jan 2012 - free - ♥ ♥
The Last Page by David J. Walker and Libby Fischer Hellmann (MR author Libbyfh) + 2 short stories from Chicago Blues - Feb 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
His Robot Wife by Wesley Allison (MR author HistoryWes) - 07/2011- $ ♥ ♥ ♥
The Scargill Cove Case Files: An Arcane Society Story by Jayne Ann Krentz - Nov 2011 - free - ♥ ♥
The Last Reef by Gareth L. Powell (SF Short Stories) - Sept 2012 - free - (hit & miss but ♥ ♥ ♥)
Love Birds by Carolyn McCray - short story ♥ ♥ ♥
The Wheel of Justice by Stephen Livingston - April 2012 - free ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
How To Declutter Your Home And Your Life by Martha Sinclair - Jan 2012 - free -
Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood (Newfangled Fairy Tales) by Timothy Tocher - Mar 2012 - free - ♥ ♥ ♥
The Library of Lost Books by Darius Jones - Aug 2012 - free - deleted


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★ highly enjoyed
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥★ enjoyed
♥ ♥ ♥★ OK
♥ ♥★ did not like
♥★ not interesting/didn't finish/deleted

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My goal as of now is to read one book a week in 2012, or ~52 books total.

From others' posts, I might come up with a more specific goal as well.

Edit to add: I'm going to make it my goal to post one book a month here to the MR library, preferably epub.




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1. Lightspeed Magazine #9 (Feb 2011) (ebook)
2. Lightspeed Magazine #10 (Mar 2011) (ebook)
3. Lightspeed Magazine #11 (Apr 2011) (ebook)
4. Lightspeed Magazine #12 (May 2011) (ebook)
5. Lightspeed Magazine #13 (Jun 2011) (ebook)
6. Fantasy Magazine #48 (Mar 2011) (ebook)
7. Fantasy Magazine #49 (Apr 2011) (ebook)
8. Fantasy Magazine #50 (May 2011) (ebook)
9. Fantasy Magazine #51 (Jun 2011) (ebook)
10. Clarkesworld Magazine #54 (Mar 2011) (ebook)
11. Analog Magazine (Jan/Feb 2012) (paper book)
12. Across The Universe (Across The Universe Trilogy #1) by Beth Revis (paper book)
13. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (paper book)
14. The Wisdom of Dead Men (Wildenstern Saga #2) by Oisín McGann (paper book)
15. Embassytown by China Miéville (paper book)
16. Night Walk by Bob Shaw (paper book)
17. Dangerous Waters (The Hadrumal Crisis #1) by Juliet E. McKenna (ebook)
18. Irons in the Fire (Lescari Revolution #1) by Juliet E. McKenna (ebook)
19. Armageddon: The Musical (Armageddon Trilogy #1) by Robert Rankin (paper book)
20. The 2012 Octocon Anthology (ebook)
21. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (paper book)
22. Among Others by Jo Walton (paper book)
23. Beauty by Robin McKinley (paper book)
24. Nine Layers of Sky by Liz Williams (paper book)
25. The Mist by Stephen King (paper book)
26. Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis (paper book)
27. Taken At The Flood by Agatha Christie (paper book)
28. The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (paper book)
29. Survivors by Terry Nation (paper book)
30. Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (ebook)
31. The 2012 Nebula Award Short Story Nominees (ebook)
32. The Ragged Astronauts (Land and Overland Trilogy #1) by Bob Shaw (paper book)
33. A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet #1) by Daniel Abraham (ebook)
34. Fledgling by Octavia Butler (ebook)
35. Fool's War by Sarah Zettel (ebook)
36. Empire of Bones by Liz Williams (ebook)
37. The Ant King and Other Stories by Benjamin Rosenbaum (ebook)
38. They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie (paper book)
39. Hugo Award 2012 Novelette Nominees (ebook)
40. A Dreamer's Tales by Lord Dunsany (ebook)
41. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (paper book)
42. Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie (paper book)
43. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ebook)
44. Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia (ebook)
45. The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ebook)
46. Worldsoul (Worldsoul Trilogy #1) by Liz Williams (ebook)
47. The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (ebook)
48. Governor Ramage, R.N. (Ramage #4) by Dudley Pope (paper book)
49. Into The Grey by Celine Keirnan (paper book)
50. Redshirts by John Scalzi (paper book)
51. Ringworld by Larry Niven (paper book)
52. Lud-In-The-Mist by Hope Mirrlees (paper book)
53. Who Goes Here? (Warren Peace, #1) by Bob Shaw (paper book)
54. The Monkey's Wedding And Other Stories by Joan Aiken (paper book)
55. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine June 2010 (ebook)
56. Tides From the New Worlds by Tobias Buckell (ebook)
57. A Collection of Mystery Stories published by Hamlyn (paper book)
58. Valentina by Kevin McDermot (paper book)

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1. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings 3 1/2 out of 5
2. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins 4/5
3. Headhunters by Jo Nesbo 3/5
4. Dove Season by Johnny Shaw 3 1/2 out of 5
5. The Concrete Blonde(Harry Bosch 3) by Michael Conelly 4/5

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Goal: Read 52 books

To read: A book a week, i.e. 52 books.

At least 8 non-fiction.

Blah de blah here.

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Goal: To Read 150 Books and to Reduce TBR

1. To read at least 150 books this year (I upped it from 100).

2. Expand my reading by reading as many of the classics as I can. (I've started that late this year with David Copperfield and The Three Musketeers)

3. Reduce my TBR list on Goodreads

Will add more as I think of them.

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Katie's 2012 Reading List


January 2012
1. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
2. Still Life With Murder by P.B. Ryan
3. White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Paul Clayton
4. Gemini Moon by Elysa Hendricks
5. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
6. Emergency: Wife Lost and Found by Carol Marinelli

February 2012
7. D'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3 (The Vicomte de Bragelonne, parts 1-2) by Alexandre Dumas
8. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
9. World from Rough Stones by Malcolm Macdonald
10. Murder in a Mill Town by P.B. Ryan
11. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

March 2012
12. D'Artagnan Romances, Vol 4 (The Vicomte de Bragelonne, parts 3-4) by Alexandre Dumas
13. Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate by Kelly Hunter
14. Thin Blood by Vicki Tyley
15. Alice At Heart by Deborah Smith
16. Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne
17. The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
18. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne
19. Jerome and the Seraph by Robina Williams
20. The Fox by Arlene Radasky
21. Death on Beacon Hill by P.B. Ryan
22. A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne

April 2012
23. Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell
24. Grave Illusions by Lina Gardiner
25. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
26. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding
27. The Young Step-Mother by Charlotte Yonge
28. Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

May 2012
29. Murder on Black Friday by P.B. Ryan
30. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
31. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson
32. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
33. Eye Of The Storm by Monette Michaels
34. Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
35. Cover Me by Catherine Mann
36. Skipped Parts by Tim Sandlin
37. Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
38. Murder in the North End by P.B. Ryan

June 2012
39. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
40. A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future by Jennifer Granholm, Dan Mulhern
41. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
42. Xenolith by A. Sparrow
43. The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin
44. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
45. Wings with Bonus Material by Aprilynne Pike

July 2012
46. A Bucket of Ashes by P.B. Ryan
47. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
48. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
49. 13 Little Blue Envelopes with Bonus Material by Maureen Johnson
50. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
51. Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon
52. Their Newborn Gift by Nikki Logan
53. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
54. Peregrin by A. Sparrow
55. The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
56. The Heart of Memory: A Novel by Alison Strobel
57. Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason

August 2012
58. Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt
59. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
60. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba
61. Sparks Fly by Lucy Kevin
62. Club Dead
63. Prime Obsession by Monette Michaels
64. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
65. On Basilisk Station by David Weber

September 2012
66. Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
67. The Honor of the Queen by David Weber
68. The Losing Role by Steve Anderson
69. The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
70. Heat by Richard Castle
71. Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape
72. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
73. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

October 2012
74. The Last Key by Rob Steiner
75. The Short Victorious War by David Weber
76. Hot Zone by Catherine Mann
77. Donovan’s Angel by Peggy Webb
78. Field of Dishonor by David Weber
79. Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
80. Flag in Exile by David Weber

November 2012
81. Shrouded in Silence by Robert Wise
82. Heat Rises by Richard Castle

Currently Reading
Phone: Never Buried by Edie Claire
Home (Sony): Honor Among Enemies by David Weber
Lunch (Sony): Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

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