My Year of Reading – 2012

Disclaimer: I did not make a list of books I read this year, but I am going to try to list them anyway, just for some kind of closure and because it’s interesting, to me at least. After some agonizing and scratching my head a bunch, this is what I’ve come up with. It’s by no means complete, and I will likely add more as I remember more. Also, this doesn’t include manuscripts I read for friends and clients, which is at least 10-15 more books.


1.The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

5. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

6. The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

8. Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

9. San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

10. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

11. Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

12. The Middlesteins by Jamie Attenberg

13. The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon

14. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

15. Suddenly, A Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

16. Threats by Amelia Gray

17. Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

18. Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld

19. The Age of Hope by David Bergen

20. The Memory Thief by Emily Colin

21. The News From Spain by Joan Wickersham

22. A Blessing on the Moon by Joseph Skibell

23. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

24. An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava

25. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

26. Be My Knife by David Grossman

27. Then by Julie Myerson

28. Amongst Women by John McGahern

29. A Boy by Lara Santoro

30. The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White

31. Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

32. The Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson

33. Dictation by Cynthia Ozick

34. Sorry, Please, Thank You by Charles Yu

35. Breed by Chase Novak

36. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer

37. The Archivist by Martha Cooley

38. City of Women by David Gillham

39. The Face Thief by Eli Gottlieb

40. About Schmidt by Louis Begley

41. Strangers by Anita Brookner

42. Carmen’s Rust by Ana Maria del Rio

43. Memories from Cherry Harvest by Amy Wachspress

44. The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny

45. The First Warm Evening of the Year by Jamie Saul

46. 50 Shades of Grey (Books 1 and 2) by E.L. James

47. The Mirrored World by Debra Dean

48. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

49. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward


YA Fantasy:

1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

2. Furious by Jill Wolfson

3. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

4. House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier

6. Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

8. Evermore by Alyson Noel

9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

10. Pure by Julianna Baggott

11. Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

12. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

13. Venom by Fiona Paul

14. Origin by Jessica Khoury

15. Poison Study by Maria Snyder

16. Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

17. Catherine by April Lindner



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2 responses to “My Year of Reading – 2012

  1. damn… that is a lot of books! one day I hope to be able to match the amount…

    • renarossner

      Haha…those are only the ones I remember! And it doesn’t count stuff like your book and the dozens of manuscripts I’ve read! Maybe I’ll keep a proper count in 2013.

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