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A Reader of Fictions: Books Read in 2012

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Books Read in 2012

Alright, now that the year is over, I can actually start trying to come up with lists of my top reads, which will be by genre in groups of ten. Deal with it. Here's what I'm pulling from: all of the books I read in 2012. For a list of all reviews by author (not just 2012), check my Reviews.
  1. Black Cat - Kentaro Yabuki
  2. Ouran High School Host Club - Bisco Hatori
  3. Ditched - Robin Mellom
  4. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  5. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  6. The Gathering Storm - Robin Bridges
  7. Machine Man - Max Barry
  8. Revealing Eden - Victoria Foyt
  9. A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
  10. The Winter Palace - Eva Stachniak
  11. Tempest - Julie Cross
  12. The Dispatcher - Ryan David Jahn
  13. Fracture - Megan Miranda
  14. Goliath - Scott Westerfeld
  15. The Way We Fall - Megan Crewe
  16. Tantalize - Cynthia Leitich Smith
  17. A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Madeleine L'Engle
  18. Eternal - Cynthia Leitich Smith
  19. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
  20. Blessed - Cynthia Leitich Smith
  21. The Baker's Daughter - Sarah McCoy
  22. Diabolical - Cynthia Leitich Smith
  23. Fullmetal Alchemist - Hiromu Arakawa
  24. New Girl - Paige Harbison
  25. Drowning Instinct - Ilsa J. Bick
  26. The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
  27. Boys Over Flowers - Yoko Kamio
  28. Compulsively Mr. Darcy - Nina Benneton
  29. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  30. Halflings - Heather Burch
  31. Drifting House - Krys Lee
  32. Erebos - Ursula Poznanski
  33. Midnight in Austenland - Shannon Hale
  34. The Fox Inheritance - Mary E. Pearson
  35. The Darlings - Cristina Alger
  36. Pure - Julianna Baggott
  37. Fever - Lauren DeStefano
  38. Scarlet - A. C. Gaughen
  39. Wonder - R. J. Palacio
  40. The Declaration - Gemma Malley
  41. The Orchid House - Lucinda Riley
  42. Lockdown - Alexander Gordon Smith
  43. The Detour - Andromeda Romano-Lax
  44. Double - Jenny Valentine
  45. The Kama Sutra - Vatsyayana
  46. Solitary - Alexander Gordon Smith
  47. Dead Beautiful - Yvonne Woon
  48. Eye of the Storm - Kate Messner
  49. The Royal Wulff Murders - Keith McCafferty
  50. Death Sentence - Alexander Gordon Smith
  51. Life Eternal - Yvonne Woon
  52. Fugitives - Alexander Gordon Smith
  53. Allegiance - Kayla Cluver
  54. Blue Monday - Nicci French
  55. Brewster's Millions - George Barr McCutcheon
  56. This Is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
  57. The Inferior - Peadar Ó Guilín
  58. InuYasha - Rumiko Takahashi 
  59. The Humming Room - Ellen Potter
  60. Memento Nora - Angie Smibert
  61. The Hunt - Andrew Fukuda
  62. Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom - Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin
  63. The Child Who - Simon Lelic
  64. The Académie - Susanne Dunlap
  65. Magic Under Glass - Jaclyn Dolamore*
  66. ReVamped - Ada Adams
  67. Cheeky Angel - Hiroyuki Nishimori
  68. Magic Under Stone - Jaclyn Dolamore
  69. Katana - Cole Gibsen
  70. The Deserter - Peadar Ó Guilín
  71. Chobits - CLAMP 
  72. Glow - Jessica Maria Tuccelli
  73. Cross My Heart - Sasha Gould
  74. Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen - Donna Gephart
  75. Love, Fiercely - Jean Zimmerman
  76. Starters - Lissa Price
  77. The Three Colonels  - Jack Caldwell
  78. One Day -  David Nicholls
  79. Love & Leftovers - Sarah Tregay
  80. Croak - Gina Damico
  81. Ichiro - Ryan Inzana
  82. Fruits Basket - Natsuki Takaya
  83. Chomp - Carl Hiaasen
  84. Sisters of Glass - Stephanie Hemphill
  85. The Coming of the Dragon - Rebecca Barnhouse 
  86. After the Snow - S. D. Crockett
  87. Escape from Camp 14 - Blaine Harden
  88. Peaceweaver - Rebecca Barnhouse
  89. Goddess Interrupted - Aimée Carter
  90. Spellcaster - Cara Lynn Shultz
  91. My Beating Teenage Heart - C. K. Kelly Martin 
  92. Invisible Sun - David Macinnis Gill
  93. The Selection - Kiera Cass
  94. Hot Gimmick - Miki Aihara 
  95. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
  96. The New Republic - Lionel Shriver
  97. Dying to Know You - Aidan Chambers
  98. Mr. Darcy Forever - Victoria Connelly
  99. Kiss the Morning Star - Elissa Janine Hoole
  100. A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies
  101. Midori Days - Kazurou Inoue 
  102. Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
  103. The Candidates - Inara Scott 
  104. The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
  105. The Marked - Inara Scott
  106. The Other Countess - Eve Edwards 
  107. Blue Asylum - Kathy Hepinstall
  108. Unraveling - Elizabeth Norris
  109. The Book of Blood and Shadow - Robin Wasserman
  110. The Queen's Lady - Eve Edwards
  111. Midnight in Peking - Paul French 
  112. The Wicked and the Just - J. Anderson Coats
  113. Shadows on the Moon - Zoë Marriott
  114. The Singles - Meredith Goldstein
  115. Possess - Gretchen McNeil
  116. The Girl in the Park - Mariah Fredericks
  117. Helen Keller in Love - Rosie Sultan
  118. Breaking Beautiful - Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  119. The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
  120. Play Ball - Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
  121. Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil
  122. Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe - Shelley Coriell
  123. Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink - Stephanie Kate Strohm
  124. The Killing Moon - N. K. Jemisin
  125. Swipe - Evan Angler
  126. Ladies in Waiting - Laura L. Sullivan
  127. Two Crafty Criminals! - Philip Pullman
  128. Starter for Ten - David Nicholls 
  129. The Origins of Sex - Faramerz Dabhoiwala
  130. The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls - Julie Schumacher
  131. Baby's in Black - Arne Bellstorf
  132. Deadline - Mira Grant 
  133. Cold Kiss - Amy Garvey
  134. Struck - Jennifer Bosworth
  135. Ordinary Magic - Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
  136. Pretty Amy - Lisa Burstein
  137. The Weepers - Susanne Winnacker
  138. The Mapmaker and the Ghost - Sarvenaz Tash
  139. Next to Love - Ellen Feldman
  140. Blackout - Mira Grant 
  141. Gilt - Katherine Longshore
  142. Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce 
  143. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
  144. The Orphanmaster - Jean Zimmerman 
  145. Angel Wars - Miwa Ueda 
  146. The Forgetting Curve - Angie Smibert
  147. The Coldest City - Antony Johnston
  148. Unbreak My Heart - Melissa Walker
  149. Inhale - Kendall Grey
  150. The Prince Who Fell from the Sky - John Claude Bemis
  151. Baby Pop - Yayoi Ogawa 
  152. Angel Eyes - Shannon Dittemore
  153. Defiance - C. J. Redwine
  154. Of Poseidon - Anna Banks
  155. Indigo Springs - A. M. Dellamonica 
  156. So Far Away - Meg Mitchell Moore
  157. Never Enough - Denise Jaden
  158. Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
  159. A Blight of Mages - Karen Miller 
  160. Believers - Naoki Yamamoto
  161. The Borrower - Rebecca Makkai 
  162. All These Lives - Sarah Wylie
  163. Smart Girls Get What They Want - Sarah Strohmeyer
  164. Tokyo Heist - Diana Renn
  165. Dead Beautiful - Melanie Dugan
  166. The Understory - Elizabeth Leiknes
  167. Good Neighbors - Ryan David Jahn
  168. Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
  169. Dead Reckoning - Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill
  170. Level 2 - Lenore Appelhans
  171. The Shadowed Sun - N. K. Jemisin  
  172. Amped - Daniel H. Wilson
  173. The Bellwether Revivals - Benjamin Wood
  174. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake - Jenny Wingfield 
  175. The Far Side of the Sky - Daniel Kalla
  176. The Bay of Foxes- Sheila Kohler  
  177. The Glimpse - Claire Merle
  178. The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winters 
  179. Divergent - Veronica Roth
  180. Lies Beneath - Anne Greenwood Brown
  181. Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 
  182. Burn Mark - Laura Powell
  183. Something Like Normal - Trish Doller
  184. The Apothecary - Maile Meloy 
  185. Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
  186. Dust Girl - Sarah Zettel
  187. Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard
  188. The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
  189. Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury - Sam Weller and Mort Castle, eds. 
  190. Altered - Jennifer Rush
  191. The Thing About Thugs - Tabish Khair
  192. Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact - A. J. Hartley
  193. Secret Letters - Leah Scheier
  194. House of Shadows - Rachel Neumeier
  195. One Moment - Kristina McBride
  196. Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
  197. Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
  198. Darker Still - Leanna Renee Hieber
  199. Velveteen - Daniel Marks
  200. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
  201. For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
  202. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft - Jody Gehrman
  203. Dualed - Elsie Chapman
  204. What's Left of Me - Kat Zhang
  205. Article 5 - Kristen Simmons
  206. Eve & Adam - Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate 
  207. Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
  208. Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi
  209. Origin - Jessica Khoury
  210. Glitch - Heather Anastasiu
  211. A Million Suns - Beth Revis
  212. The Loners - Lex Thomas
  213. Magisterium - Jeff Hirsch
  214. Yesterday - C. K. Kelly Martin
  215. Anthem - Ayn Rand
  216. Once - Anna Carey  
  217. Ashen Winter - Mike Mullin
  218. Zom-B - Darren Shan 
  219. False Memory - Dan Krokos
  220. Tomorrow Land - Mari Mancusi
  221. Crewel - Gennifer Albin
  222. After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia - Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.
  223. Eden's Root - Rachel Fisher
  224. Above World - Jenn Reese
  225. Above - Leah Bobet
  226. The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
  227. Beta - Rachel Cohn
  228. The Testament of Jessie Lamb - Jane Rogers 
  229. Alice in Zombieland - Gena Showalter 
  230. Blood Red Road - Moira Young 
  231. Black City - Elizabeth Richards
  232. When the Sea Is Rising Red - Cat Hellisen
  233. Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin
  234. The Dark Unwinding - Sharon Cameron
  235. The Farm - Emily McKay
  236. Skylark - Meagan Spooner
  237. The Age of Desire - Jennie Fields 
  238. Sneak - Evan Angler
  239. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller 
  240. Fair Coin - E.C. Myers
  241. Before the Rain - Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
  242. Princess Academy - Shannon Hale 
  243. The Iron Wyrm Affair - Lilith Saintcrow 
  244. Through to You - Emily Hainsworth
  245. Size 12 and Ready to Rock - Meg Cabot 
  246. The White Forest - Adam McOmber
  247. Dark Companion - Marta Acosta
  248. Violins of Autumn - Amy McAuley
  249. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  250. Wicked Sense - Fabio Bueno
  251. Palace of Stone - Shannon Hale 
  252. Endlessly - Kiersten White 
  253. Cold Magic - Kate Elliott 
  254. Ordinary Beauty - Laura Wiess 
  255. Love, in Theory: Ten Stories - E. J. Levy 
  256. The Sweetest Dark - Shana Abé
  257. Don't Turn Around - Michelle Gagnon 
  258. The Calling - Neil Cross 
  259. The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M. Danforth
  260. Murder in the Rue Dumas - M.L. Longworth 
  261. Catching Jordan - Miranda Kenneally
  262. Valkyrie Rising - Ingrid Paulson
  263. Ask the Passengers - A.S. King
  264. Judging a Book by Its Lover - Lauren Leto
  265. Juliet Immortal - Stacey Jay
  266. Quantum Coin - E.C. Myers
  267. Scorch - Gina Damico
  268. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
  269. From What I Remember... - Valerie Thomas & Stacy Kramer
  270. Sacrifice - Cayla Kluver
  271. Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally
  272. Starling - Lesley Livingston 
  273. Falling Together - Marisa de los Santos
  274. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy - Nikki Loftin
  275. Carnival of Souls - Melissa Marr 
  276. First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde 
  277. Full Blooded - Amanda Carlson 
  278. Romeo Redeemed - Stacey Jay 
  279. Ironskin - Tina Connolly
  280. Middle Ground - Katie Kacvinsky
  281. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing - Jasper Fforde 
  282. The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson
  283. Blood Zero Sky - J. Gabriel Gates
  284. The Woman Who Died a Lot - Jasper Fforde 
  285. Dear Teen Me - E. Kristin Anderson & Miranda Kenneally, eds.
  286. Dark Star - Bethany Frenette
  287. American Grown - Michelle Obama 
  288. The Bookie's Son - Andrew Goldstein
  289. Wildwood - Colin Meloy
  290. Gravity - Melissa West
  291. The Crown of Embers - Rae Carson 
  292. Touching the Surface - Kimberly Sabatini
  293. Drama - Raina Telgemeier
  294. The Spindlers - Lauren Oliver 
  295. Have Mother, Will Travel - Claire and Mia Fontaine
  296. A Train in Winter - Caroline Moorehead 
  297. Renegade - J. A. Souders
  298. The Diviners - Libba Bray 
  299. Meant to Be - Lauren Morrill
  300. Pirate Cinema - Cory Doctorow
  301. The Tower Treasure - Franklin W. Dixon
  302. Lucky Bunny - Jill Dawson
  303. Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver 
  304. Splintered - A. G. Howard
  305. The Unfailing Light - Robin Bridges
  306. Red Rain - R.L. Stine
  307. All You Never Wanted - Adele Griffin
  308. The Opposite of Hallelujah - Anna Jarzab
  309. Under Wildwood - Colin Meloy 
  310. Scent of Magic - Maria V. Snyder
  311. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor 
  312. The Confidant - Hélène Grémillon 
  313. A Temptation of Angels - Michelle Zink
  314. Earth Unaware - Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  315. Prophecy - Ellen Oh
  316. Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson
  317. The Angel Esmeralda - Don DeLillo 
  318. The Art of Wishing - Lindsay Ribar
  319. A Midsummer's Nightmare - Kody Keplinger
  320. The Corpse Didn't Kick - Otto Penzler 
  321. All Men of Genius - Lev AC Rosen
  322. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - David Levithan & Andrea Cremer
  323. Eyes to See - Joseph Nassise 
  324. Austentatious - Alyssa Goodnight 
  325. Orleans - Sherri L. Smith
  326. One Lonely Degree - C. K. Kelly Martin 
  327. Just One Day - Gayle Forman 
  328. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl 
  329. May the Road Rise Up to Meet You - Peter Troy 
  330. King of the Dead - Joseph Nassise 
  331. Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody 
  332. These Things Happen - Richard Kramer
  333. What I Saw and How I Lied - Judy Blundell 
  334. Paper Valentine - Brenna Yovanoff 
  335. Moonglass - Jessi Kirby
  336. The Madman's Daughter - Megan Shepherd
  337. Austensibly Ordinary - Alyssa Goodnight
  338. Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone - Kat Rosenfield
  339. Nobody But Us - Kristin Halbrook
  340. The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
  341. Girl, Stolen - April Henry 
  342. The Boyfriend List - E. Lockhart
  343. One Breath Away - Heather Gudenkauf
  344. The Boy Book - E. Lockhart
  345. Cascade - Maryanna O'Hara
  346. The Treasure Map of Boys - E. Lockhart 
  347. Astray - Emma Donoghue
  348. Real Live Boyfriends - E. Lockhart
  349. Zombies: A Record Year of the Infection - Don Roff
  350. Guardian - Heather Burch
  351. Small Medium at Large - Joanne Levy
  352. Easy - Tammara Webber 
  353. Everneath - Brodi Ashton
  354. Dreamland - Sarah Dessen 
  355. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
  356. Salvation - Anne Osterlund
  357. Teeth - Hannah Moskowitz
  358. Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
  359. Shades of Earth - Beth Revis 
  360. Ashes of Twilight - Kassy Tayler
  361. The Dust of 100 Dogs - A.S. King 
  362. Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities - Mike Jung
  363. So You Want to Be a Wizard - Diane Duane 
  364. Everbound - Brodi Ashton
  365. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  366. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  367. Mothership - Martin Leicht & Isla Neal

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19 Comments:

Blogger Maji Bookshelf said...

HOLY COW thats a LOT of books!! Great job dear!! Oh, and new follower :D
- Farah @ MajiBookshelf

January 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Sabryy said...

Did you read 367 books?! OMG, I'm stunned.

January 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

I already knew how many you read but seeing them listed was :-0

Well done, that's a mahoosive effort!

January 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger KM said...

This...is incredible. I can't imagine reading that many books in a year. I just read so slowly! lol YAY FOR FINISHING!!! :D

January 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Christina (Christinareadsya) said...

Wow. Congrats on reading that many!

January 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Laura Vera said...

OH.MY.GOD You've read ALL those books?!
Congratulations! DO you still have your eyes or did they melt after all that reading? :P

January 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Darn, that list is massive and detailed reviews for all of them...that is amazing! It's also nice to see some manga titles sprinkled in there, particularly Fruits Basket. :)

January 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks!

January 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I sure did. And it was definitely a challenge for me. I finished the day before the end of the year.

January 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

MAHOOSIVE!!!!

Yeah, for real. I know there are people who read even more than that and I cannot even begin to fathom HOW they do it.

January 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm a fairly quick reader, though not insanely fast, I don't think. Meh. I'm just boring and don't have much else to do, probably.

January 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm so glad I made it or I would have had to try again!

January 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Sure did!

No melting, but I might need a stronger prescription next time I go to the eye doctor. ;)

January 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

FRUITS BASKET! Seriously, that series is one of my favorite things to read of all time. I've read it four times, I think, and I love it more every single time.

January 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger roro said...

im stunned

cool

January 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

That series is absolutely amazing! I read it after watching the anime years ago and while the adaption hinted at a darker tone the manga really surprised me.

Do you take manga requests for Sadie Hawkins Sunday or for written books only? (I swear I'm not trying to suggest series like Skip Beat which is incredible in a different way but has been on going for 10 years and counting...)

January 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I read the manga first, and HATE the anime. It covered pretty much just volume one of the manga, though adding in the character introduction scenes from others. It made me so mad! How do you take something so wonderful and turn it into something so cheesy and shallow?!?!

I do take manga requests, however I need to be able to get the series either from the local library or from a scanlation site online. Oh, and it needs to be finished, because I learned long ago it was a waste of time for me to read manga before they finish. I know I'm going to have to reread all of Skip Beat! when it finally concludes, because my memory sucks. But, yes, would love manga reccs within those qualifications!

January 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Shoujo manga rarely get faithful adaptions. It sucks that those otome games turned anime get multiple seasons while a series like this gets minced to fit into a 20-ish episode frame. :( But I'm still grateful for it because it led me to discover the series I otherwise would have ignored (the tween year old me was very very picky about manga art lol)

The few I have in mind are completed and fully available online. :)

January 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

True. I love shoujo manga, but I don't think I've been a huge fan of any of the shoujo animes I've seen.

Ooh, yeah, the art in this one I don't super love at the beginning, but I think it matures with the characters. Kyo, MY LOVE!

January 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM  

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