Tuesday, January 1, 2013

'How did I do?'


I feel good about accomplishing as many of the reading goals as I did this year. For three years in a row I have had a goal to read at least 50 books and this year was the first time I met (and flew past) that goal. My e-reader really helped in this regard and I carry it almost everywhere I go. I'm on Goodreads and LibraryThing, if you like reading and want to be 'friends' on those sites, just leave a comment. Soon I will post reading goals for 2013 and do the reading map summarizing 2012's reads. Happy Reading in 2013!

 2012 Reading Challenge Summary

2012 Reading Challenges               posted: January 1, 2013

1. Support Your Local Library- 6/12
2. Young Adult Challenge 13/12
3. E- Book challenge- 41/20
4. Mount To Be Read- 18/25
5. Mix it Up Challenge- 8 category goal/actually read 10 categories
History
Classics
Modern Fiction
Short Story Collections
Audio Books
Romance
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Religion/Psychology
Science

6. Where Are You Reading- map will be done at the end of the year
7. End of the World Challenge 2/2
8. American Classic Author Nathaniel Hawthorne Challenge 2/2
9. Banned Books- 0/1
10. Female Sci Fi Authors- 2/1
11. Related to Science- 3/2
12. Read a minimum of 50 Books 71/50

(Some categories overlap such as: TBR and E-Book)

The 2 books marked with an * were provided to me for review. All the rest I chose to obtain, read them because I wanted to, and purchased with my own money.
  
  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  2. Keep Out by Nick Redfern
  3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  4. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  6. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  7. Back-Up by Jim Butcher
  8. Making Hand Milled Soaps by Susan Godfrey
  9. House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. Jesus the Very Thought of Thee by Millet and Newell
  11. The Real Pirates of the Caribbean by Colin Woodard
  12. The Suppressed History: Lewis and Clark by Paul Schrag
  13. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  14. The Pet Psychic (What the Animals Tell Me) by Sonya Fitzpatrick
  15. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  16. Ascend by Amanda Hocking
  17. Mixed Bag by Marva Dasef
  18. Leviathan by Vaughn Heppner
  19. *Vampire-ish by Cani-Jo (ARC)
  20. *A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet
  21. (The Lizzie Borden Story by Ira Krakow) (terrible BTW)
  22. Hearts West-True Stories of Mail Order Brides by Chris Enss
  23. Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
  24. Doctors Who Kill by John Summit
  25. Secret Chamber by Alan Fey
  26. True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
  27. Ghost Hunting diary Vol. I by T. M.Simmons
  28. The Unicorns War Softly by S.J. Reisner
  29. Old Magic by Marianne Curley
  30. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  31. The Breeder’s Code-The Awakening by Eric Niven
  32. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  33. New Jersey Stories by Frank Richard Stockton
  34. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  35. How I Killed Pluto by Mike Brown
  36. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
  37. Famous Modern Ghost Stories by Leonid N. Andreyev
  38. The Tipping Point- Malcolm Gladwell
  39. Blood by Douglass Starr
  40. The Olive Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  41. The Flaming Grenade by M. Williams
  42. The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
  43. Ghost Stories of Antiquary by M.R. James
  44. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  45. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  46. Daughters in My Service
  47. Japanese Culture Design Guide “Mon” by Momoyo Nishimura
  48. The Story of the Scrolls by Geza Vermes
  49. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  50. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
  51. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  52. Epigenetics by Richard C. Francis
  53. Two Minutes at the Gate by Tom Morelli
  54. Mycroft Holmes and the Case of the Romanoff Pearls by David Dickenson
  55. Indian Ghost Stories by S. Mukerji
  56. This House is Haunted by Hanz Holzer
  57. Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  58. The Tree of Life by Vaughn Heppner
  59. True Miracles of Genealogy part 2 by Anne Bradshaw
  60. Legion by Brandon Sanderson
  61. The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  62. Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
  63. The Reverse Immigrant by Alfred Zappala
  64. Mycroft Holmes and the Murder at the Diogenes Club by David Dickenson
  65. A Haunted Love Story by Mark Spencer
  66. The Mound Builders by Robert Silverberg
  67. The Big Book of Ghosts by Various Authors
  68. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  69. Nadia Comaneci: Perfect 10 by David Bruce
  70. Of Bone and Steel and Other soft Materials by Annie Bellet
  71. The Bee Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales by Frank R. Stockton


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