Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Year in Review

Here is my master list of everything I've read this year.To see my favorites check out this post below is my Stats page from goodreads

I had a great reading year I was a bit pickier about the books I read and quit reading books I just wasn’t connecting to that is why I have so many high starred books.
5 Stars
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel by, Jenny Wingfield
The Silence of Trees by, Valya Dudycz Lupescu narrated by, Xe Sands
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by, Matthew Dicks narrated by, Matthew Brown
Yellow Crocus by, Laila Ibrahim
A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by, Joshilyn Jackson
Ashen Winter by, Mike Mullins
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by, Christopher Healy narrated by, Bronson Pinchot
Beyond the Bougainvillea by, Delores Durando
Catch Me by, Lisa Gardner
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by, Lyndsay Faye narrated by, Simon Vance

4 ½ stars
The Last Queen (narrated by, Marguerite Gavin) & The Confessions of Catherine de Medici: A Novel & (narrated by, Cassandra Campbell) & The Queen’s Vow by, CW Gortner
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court by, Michelle Moran
The Secret Keeper by, Kate Morton narrated by, Caroline Lee
The Time Keeper by, Mitch Albom narrated by, Dan Stevens
Defending Jacob by, William Landay narrated by, Grover Gardner
The Dressmaker by, Kate Alcott
Fair Game by, Patricia Briggs
Timeless by, Gail Carriger narrated by, Emily Gray
Cold Sassy Tree by, Olive Ann Burns narrated by, Tom Parker
The Cove by, Ron Rash Narrated By Merritt Hicks
Insurgent by, Veronica Roth narrated by, Emma Galvin
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by, Seth Grahame-Smith narrated by, Scott Holst
Step on a Crack by, Mary Anderson narrated by, Xe Sands
My Name Is Not Easy by, Debby Dahl Edwardson narrated by, Amy Rubinate & Nick Podehl
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her by, Michael Schofield

4 Stars
The Roots of the Olive Tree by, Courtney Miller Santo narrated by, Karen White
The Art Forger by, B.A. Shapiro narrated by, Xe Sands
The Orchardist by, Amanda Coplin narrated by, Mark Bramhall
Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery by, Juliet Blackwell narrated by, Xe Sands
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by, Robert Massie narrated by, Mark Deakins
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by, Stephen Chbosky narrated by, Johnny Heller
Gone Girl by, Gillian Flynn narrated by, Kirby Heyborne, Julie Whelan
Winter Shadows by, Margaret Buffie
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A Novel by, Amy Hill Hearth
A Dog named Christmas, A Christmas Home & A Christmas with Tucker by, Greg Kincaid narrated by, Mark Bramhall
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by, Annabel Pitcher narrated by, David Tennant
This One and Magic Life: A Novel of a Southern Family by, Anne C. George
The Dry Grass of August by, Anna Jean Mayhew narrated by, Karen White
The Rose Garden by, Susanna Kearsley narrated by, Nicola Barber
The Unseen by, Katherine Webb
The House I Loved by, Tatiana de Rosnay narrated by, Jennifer Mendenhall
The Woman at the Light: A Novel by, Joanna Brady
Stay Close by, Harlan Coben narrated by, Scott Brick
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by, Jamie Ford narrated by, Feodor Chin
Ready Player One by, Ernest Cline narrated by, Wil Wheaton
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by, Julia Fox narrated by, Rosalyn Landor
Sophie and the Rising Sun by, Augusta Trobaugh narrated by, Rue McClanahan
A Place of Secrets by, Rachel Hore narrated by, Jilly Bond
The Age of Miracles by, Karen Thompson Walker narrated by, Emily Janice Card
The Prisoner of Heaven by, Carlos Ruiz Zafon narrated by, Peter Kenny
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel (Maggie Hope) by, Susan Elia MacNeal narrated by, Wanda McCaddon/Donada Peters
The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea (Bloody Jack Adventures) by, LA Meyer narrated by, Katherine Kellgren
The Importance of Being Earnest by, Oscar Wilde narrated by, James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf
These Things Hidden by, Heather Gudenkauf narrated by, Ali Ahn, Angela Lin, Angela Goethals
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by, Fannie Flagg narrated by, Lorna Raver
Blackbird Fly by, Lisa McClendon narrated by, Denice Stradling
The Lost Years by, Mary Higgins Clark narrated by, Jan Maxwell
The Bee-Loud Glade by, Steve Himmer narrated by, Mark F. Smith
Revolver by, Marcus Sedgwick narrated by, Peter Berkrot
Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by, Sam Brower
O Little Town by, Don Reid
Locomotion by, Jacqueline Woodson narrated by, Dion Graham
Wicked business by, Janet Evanovich narrated by, Lorelei King
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by, Jennifer Worth narrated by, Nicola Barber
Crocodile on the Sandbank by, Elizabeth peters narrated by, Barbara Rosenblat
Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by, Eva Kors
Locker 572 by, L.T. Kodzo

3 ½ Stars
Sky Dragons by, Anne & Todd McCaffrey
The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel by, Jasper Fforde narrated by, Emily Gray
Heading Out To Wonderful by, Robert Goolrick narrated by, Norman Dietz
The Ruby Ring by, Diane Haeger narrated by, Elizabeth Wiley
Stories:All-New Tales by, Neil Gaiman narrated by, Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, Neil Gaiman
The Wedding Gift by, Kathleen McKenna
Little Century by, Anna Keesey narrated by, Tavia Gilbert
A Land More Kind Than Home by, Wiley Cash narrated by, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall, Nick Sullivan
The Things They Carried by, Tim O’Brien narrated by, Tom Stechschulte
Collapse of The Veil by, Alison Lohans narrated by, Arielle Lipshaw
Her Royal Spyness by, Rhys Bowen narrated by, Katherine Kellgren
Deadlocked by, Charlaine Harris
The Jungle by, Upton Sinclair narrated by, Paul Boehmer
Sisters in Mystery by, Al Sarrantonio narrated by, Arielle DeLisle
The House Girl by, Tara Conklin
Great Classic Holiday Stories by, Various Authors & Narrators

3 Stars
Cutting Season by, Attica Locke narrated by, Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Feedback by, Robinson Wells
The Tigers Wife by, Tea Obreht narrated by, Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs,
Come Home by, Lisa Scottoline narrated by, Maggi-Meg Reed
Playing with Matches by, Carolyn Wall
Shadow of Night by, Deborah Harkness narrated by, Jennifer Ikeda
Prime Suspect by, Lynda la Plante
Amos to Ride a Dead Horse by, Stanley Gordon West
Blue Asylum by, Kathy Hepinstall narrated by, Kate Forbes
The Rum Diary by, Hunter S. Thompson narrated by, Campbell Scott
Warm Bodies by, Isaac Marion narrated by, Kevin Kenerly
365 Energy Boosters by, Sandra Kornblatt

2 ½ Stars
Scorpio Races by, Maggie Stiefvater narrated by, Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
Death of a Gossip by, MC Beaton narrated by, Davina Porter
The Handmaids tale by, Margaret Atwood
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by,Stephanie McAfee narrated by, Cassandra Campbell

2 stars
Westhope: Life as a Former Farm Boy by, Dean Hulse

Did Not Finish
Casual Vacancy by, JK Rowlings------Just not my cup of tea no matter who wrote it!

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