Last year, I joined the GoodReads.com 2011 Reading Challenge, though I know I didn’t read as many books in ’11 as I normally do. My arrival and settling into my job in Australia caused me to get offtrack with my usual reading regimen. I’m sure I could’ve read well over 100 books, if not for that.

As a bookworm, with a voracious appetite, I work my way through piles of books every year. I do mean literal piles, since I tend to pick them up at new and used bookstores, as well as order them from Amazon. And then, occasionally, I visit the library. But it wasn’t until sometime after I started my blog in 2011 that it occurred to me to keep a list of what I read. Strange, since I happen to like lists, and have a long one of all the books I own. Now, it keeps me happy, being able to know exactly which and how many books I’ve read through in a year. I also hope these lists might encourage others to read more, and perhaps to try some new books… or even a new genre!

So, I’ve joined the Goodreads.com 2012 Reading Challenge, and plan to see if I can officially read over 100 books. Perhaps you’d like to join in? You don’t have to read that many, of course. Just plan to read more than you ever have before. Happy reading!


* = I’ve read this more than once



*Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #1) – James A. Owen

*Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Dragons of the Watch – Donita K. Paul

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – Bill Bryson

Museum of Thieves (The Keepers #1) – Lian Tanner

*Detection Unlimited – Georgette Heyer

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall – Julie Klassen

Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G. K. Chesterton – Kevin Belmonte

*The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien

Conviction (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #7) – Aaron Allston

Read: 10



*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic #1) – Patricia C. Wrede

Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic #2) – Patricia C. Wrede

*Through Wolf’s Eyes (Firekeeper Saga #1) – Jane Lindskold

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism – Robert P. Murphy

Caught in Crystal (A Lyra Novel, #4) – Patricia C. Wrede

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama – Stephen F. Hayward

The Silent Tower (Windrose Chronicles, #1) – Barbara Hambly

Read: 9



The Truth-Teller’s Tale – Sharon Shinn

Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon — The Case Against Celebrity – Andrew Breitbart & Mark Ebner

Crucible of Gold (Temeraire #7) – Naomi Novik

*Anne of Windy Willows – L. M. Montgomery  [I’ve read Anne of Windy Poplars many times before.]

Ascension (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #8) – Christie Golden

Apocalypse (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #9) – Troy Denning

Henry Tilney’s Diary – Amanda Grange

*The Search for the Red Dragon (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #2) – James A. Owen

Read: 8



*Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill – Louisa May Alcott

*Rose in Bloom – Louisa May Alcott

The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After – Elizabeth Kantor

*Powder and Patch – Georgette Heyer

The Merchant’s Daughter – Melanie Dickerson

A Tale of Two Castles – Gail Carson Levine

Ruby (Dakotah Treasures #1) – Lauraine Snelling

Pearl (Dakotah Treasures #2) – Lauraine Snelling

*A Blunt Instrument – Georgette Heyer

Titanic: The Real Story of the Construction of the World’s Most Famous Ship – Anton Gill

Read: 10



*Envious Casca – Georgette Heyer

The Private World of Georgette Heyer – Jane Aiken Hodge

*Behold, Here’s Poison – Georgette Heyer

*The Unfinished Clue – Georgette Heyer

*Why Shoot a Butler? – Georgette Heyer

*The Reluctant Widow – Georgette Heyer

*Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart (Firekeeper Saga #2) – Jane Lindskold

Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – Jennifer Becton

Sixteen Brides – Stephanie Grace Whitson

Read: 9



Opal (Dakotah Treasures #3) – Lauraine Snelling

A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing #1) – Lauraine Snelling

No Distance Too Far (Home to Blessing #2) – Lauraine Snelling

*Pegasus in Flight – Anne McCaffrey

A Heart for Home (Home to Blessing #3) – Lauraine Snelling

*Pegasus in Space – Anne McCaffrey

*The Dragon of Despair (Firekeeper Saga #3) – Jane Lindskold

*Wolf Captured (Firekeeper Saga #4) – Jane Lindskold

*Wolf Hunting (Firekeeper Saga #5) – Jane Lindskold

Love on the Line – Deeanne Gist

Read: 10



*Rilla of Ingleside – L. M. Montgomery

Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – Jennifer Becton

*Chronicles of Avonlea – L. M. Montgomery

*Further Chronicles of Avonlea – L. M. Montgomery

*Kilmeny of the Orchard – L. M. Montgomery

The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – Jonah Goldberg

Twelfth Prophecy (A. D. Chronicles #12) – Bodie & Brock Thoene

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy – Jeanne Birdsall

Lonestar Homecoming (Lonestar Series #3) – Colleen Coble

The Family at Dowbiggins – Elfrida Vipont

Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers – Jason Mattera

*Two Weeks to Remember – Betty Neels

First Light (A.D. Chronicles #1) – Bodie & Brock Thoene

Snow White and the Huntsman – Lily Blake [this is a rotten novelization, don’t read it]

*Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Read: 15



*The Story Girl – L. M. Montgomery

*The Golden Road – L. M. Montgomery

*The Indigo King (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #3) – James A. Owen

*The Shadow Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #4) – James A. Owen

*The Dragon’s Apprentice (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #5) – James A. Owen

*Second Touch (A.D. Chronicles #2) – Bodie & Brock Thoene

The Search for WondLa – Tony DiTerlizzi

*Third Watch (A.D. Chronicles #3) – Bodie & Brock Thoene

*Fourth Dawn (A.D. Chronicles #4) – Bodie & Brock Thoene

*Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right – Ann Coulter

*Marlfox (Redwall #11) – Brian Jacques

*Redwall – Brian Jacques

Read: 12



*Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terror – Ann Coulter

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science – Tom Bethell

The Widow of Larkspur Inn (Gresham Chronicles #1) – Lawana Blackwell

The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter (Gresham Chronicles #2) – Lawana Blackwell

The Dragons of Winter (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #6) – James A. Owen

The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark (Gresham Chronicles #3) – Lawana Blackwell

The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — And Men Can’t Say – Suzanne Venker & Phyllis Schlafly

Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve – Bernard Goldberg

The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America – Burton W. Folsom

Read: 9



Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama – Ann Coulter

I am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted, and Absolutely Un-PC – Kurt Schlichter

I am a Liberal: A Conservative’s Guide to Nature’s Most Irritating Mistake – Kurt Schlichter

Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor – John Koster

Tuesdays at the Castle – Jessica Day George

Read: 5



The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) – Rick Riordan

Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up – Katie Pavlich

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes – Brion T. McClanahan

Read: 3



The Host – Stephenie Meyer

*Spindle’s End – Robin McKinley

Son (The Giver #4) – Lois Lowry

Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots – Laura Ingraham

Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Matched – Ally Condie

Seraphina – Rachel Hartman

The Great Unexpected – Sharon Creech

Pathfinder – Orson Scott Card

*Chalice – Robin McKinley

*False Colours – Georgette Heyer

Read: 11

Grand Total: 111

One thought on “2012

  1. What a great list of books — already! I just read Northanger Abbey for the first time a couple months ago. I’m newly falling in love with Austen, Alcott, the Brontes — and the classics. 🙂

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