Friday, January 18, 2013

Books of 2012

I've been meaning to share this list on here for a couple of weeks... anway here it is! I'm quite proud of myself for getting through a whole year without any re-reads. 2013 won't match that as I'm going to have to re-read Brisinger before I read Inheritance as I can't remember where the had plot got to!

As you can see I got hooked on two new series of books. The Rangers Apprentice which I've been meaning to read since Ryan told me they were his favourite books (the boy has good taste!) okay so they are meant for children but like so many good children's books they are a good read for adults too. The Liaden Universe series by  Sharen Lee and Steve Miller are described as 'space opera' and I'm enjoying having some generally easy reads to fall back on when travelling as I have the full set as e-books. I'm now most of my way through them all but am saving the last block of them for my travels at the end of the month!

I think I achieved my goals of varying my reading though and certainly reached an average of a book a week. Now to see how 2013 goes....

* means I'm still reading it

Jan - March 2012
i.  The New Natural Alternatives to HRT - Marilyn Glenville (started in 2011)
ii. A Testament of Devotion - Thomas Kelly (started in 2011)
1. March - Geraldine Brooks
2. The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M. Auel
3. An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon
4. Foodwise - Wendy Cook
5. Love Over Scotland - Alexander McCall Smith
6. The Bone People - Keri Hulme
7. All Fall Down - Sally Nicholls
8. Kenya - Lonely Planet Guide
9. The Quilter's Legacy - Jennifer Chiaverini

April - June 2012
10. The Winding Ways Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini
11. Under the Frangipani - Mia Couto
12. Corduroy Mansions - Alexander McCall Smith
13. A Very Short Introduction to Quakers - Ben Pink Danelion
14. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
15. The White People - Frances Hodgson Burnett
16. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
17. Walking Back to Happiness - Anne Bennett
18. Hand Me Down World - Lloyd Jones
19. Honouring the Other - Kevin Clements (Quaker lecture 2010)
20. Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan - John Flanagan
21. Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge - John Flanagan
22. Then She Found Me - Elinor Lipman
23. The Journey - Marvin Hubbard
24. Shatterglass - Tamora Pierce
25. The Garden of the Prophet (and other short stories) - Kahil Gibran
26. Ranger's Apprentice: The Icebound Land - John Flanagan
27. Ranger's Apprentice: The Oakleaf Bearers - John Flanagan
28. Ranger's Apprentice: Erak's Ransom - John Flanagan
29. Ranger's Apprentice: Socerer of the North - John Flanagan
30. Ranger's Apprentice: Siege of Macindaw - John Flanagan
31. Ranger's Apprentice: King of Clonmel - John Flanagan
32. Ranger's Apprentice: Halt's Peril - John Flanagan

July - September 2012
33. Ranger's Apprentice: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja - John Flanagan
34. Ranger's Apprentice: The Lost Stories - John Flanagan
35. The Quaker Movement in Africa - Ane Marie Bak Ramussen
36. Leaving Alexandria - Richard Holloway
37. Travellers Joy - Hannah Taylor & Ruthanna Hadley
38. The Scottish Prisoner - Diana Gabaldon
39. Body Ecology Diet - Donna Yates
40. Yes - Deborah Burnside
41. Local Custom - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
42. Costing Not Less Than Everything - Pam Lunn (Swarthmore Lecture 2011)
43. Scout's Prgress - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
44. Truth of the Heart - Rex Ambler
45. A Home Companion - Wendyl Nissen
46. Conflict of Honors - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
47. The Dearly Departed - Elinor Lipman
48. The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
49. I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett
50. Agent of Change - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
51. Carpe Diem - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

October - December 2012
52. Letters from a Fainthearted Feminist - Jill Tweedie
53. Plan B - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
54. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
55. I Dare- Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
56. * Medicinal Cookery - Dale Pinnock
57. * The Spirit Level - Richard G. Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
58. Brideshead Revisted - Evelyn Waugh
59. George... Don't Do That - Joyce Grenfell
60. Balance of Trade - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Still to read list...
Inheritance - Christopher Paolini 
This Charming Man - Marian Keyes (totally swayed by 'The Smiths' song title!)
Finding Our Voice - Australian YFs (Backhouse Lecture 2010)
In Search of Simplicity - John P. Haines
Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela


Anonymous said...

bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbut NO re-reads!

Gosh, erm, well - but what about comfort reading?

Seriously well done but I know there's no way I could do that!


Anna Dunford said...

Don't worry, The Ranger's Apprentice and the Laiden Universe books definitely count as comfort reads Dawn =)