Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 went out with friends and a bottle of Dom Perignon in a warm SF apartment and Lady Gaga playing in the background. It was a nice, intimate party of 15 and the perfect way to ring in the New Year. 

Before getting started on my challenges, reviews and readings of 2013, I thought I would take a look back at 2012. My GoodReads Reading Challenge goal was for 25 books read. I ended the year with 33! My goal for 2013 is 50. Slowly working my way back up to normal reading.

Here is the list of all the books I read this past year and links to reviews for some.

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (review)
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson =
3. Blood Orchids by Toby Neal + (review

4. The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes (review)
5. A Will to Murder by Hilary Thomson + (review)


6. The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose* (review)
7. Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain (review)
8. The Day the World Ends: Poems by Ethan Coen + (review)

9. Merciful Law by Darby Rae + (review)
10. The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley * (review)
11. Guest of Honor by Deborah Davis + (review)
12. A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight (review)

13. The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner+ (review)
14. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James =
15. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James =
16. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James =

17. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)
18. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes* (review)
19. Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant^ (review)

20. Light From A Distant Star by Mary McGarry Morris + (review)
21. Dead End Deal by Allen Wyler + (review)

22. The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans + (review)
23. Lip Service by M.J. Rose + (review)
24. The Stand by Stephen King (review)
25. Ninepins by Rosy Thornton + (review)

26. Heat Wave by Richard Castle (review)
27. Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler + (review)
28. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 

26. Heat Wave by Richard Castle (review)

27. Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler + (review)
28. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 
29. Abdication by Juliet Nicolson + (review)

30. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
31. The Listeners by Harrison Demchick *(review)
32. The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley+
33. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

^ LT Early Reviewers Program
# GoodReads First Reads Program
~ Giveaway Win
+ publisher/author sent for review (not ARC)
= Mooched/Borrowed

Happy Reading!
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1 comment:

  1. Great job on reading more than your goals set! I'm sure you can do 50 this year. I read Dead Ringer as well and really enjoyed it. I'd love to check out more by this author.

    I also really want to read The Maltese Falcon. I just read The Big Sleep this past semester at school and it made me want to check out TMF even more.



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