Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Books I Read in 2012

For 2012 I set a goal of reading at least 4 old favorites and 2 non-fiction books, as well as new titles that caught my fancy. Here is my yearly report. Books marked 2 **s in blue signify old favorites. Books marked in green were non-fiction. As you'll see, I surpassed my non-fiction goal by 3 books, but failed my old favorites goal by 1.

My favorite "new" book of 2012 is marked with 3 ***s in red.

My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison (fiction)
Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard (non-fiction)
Letters in the Jade Dragon Box, by Gale Sears (fiction)***
Fires of Jerusalem, by Marilyn Brown (fiction)
Isabelle Webb: The Pharaoh's Daughter, by N.C. Allen (fiction)
Miss Delacourt Has Her Day, by Heidi Ashworth (fiction)
Daughter of Helaman, by Misty Moncur (fiction)
Dead Running, by Cami Checketts (fiction)
A Mormon in the White House: Ten Things Every Conservative Should Know About Mitt Romney, by Hugh Hewitt (non-fiction)
The Conquering Familyby Thomas B. Costain (non-fiction)** (this book fell into 2 categories, non-fiction and old favorite, so I used both colors)
Taking Advantage, by Larry Hammersley (fiction)
Zenobia: the Birth of a Legend, by Russ Wallace (fiction)
A Lady by Any Other Name, by Jennifer Kitchens (fiction)
Black Ships Before Troy, by Rosemary Sutcliff (fiction)
The Wanderings of Odysseus, by Rosemary Sutcliff (fiction)
Cousin Kate, by Georgette Heyer (fiction)**
The Nonesuch, by Georgette Heyer (fiction)**
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection 2012,various authors (fiction)
Mistletoe Magic: A Short Regency Romance, by Donna Hatch (fiction)
Frontier Wolf, by Rosemary Sutcliff (fiction)

During my move to Mesa I found myself having trouble focusing on a full-length novel, so each night I browsed a little book called Medieval Ghost Stories, compiled and edited by Andrew Joynes. I didn't read it from cover to cover, though, so I can't add it to my list. I also began a re-read of a favorite book from my childhood, The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney, so I guess technically I've read 3.5 old favorites, but I haven't finished it yet, so it, too, can't go on my official list.

I decided to add my scripture reading report this year, since I read those, too!

Pearl of Great Price: Moses 4 - Articles of Faith 1-13
Old Testament: Genesis - Psalms 40
New Testament: Luke 1-24 (with my yearly chocolate advent calendar)

Goal for 2013: In addition to new reads, 4 old favorites and 2 non-fiction books.

1 comment:

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I think it great to make reading goals. It keeps us focused and we get more done. Glad you accomplished most of your goals. Starting this year and this month I will have a monthly reading plan. So far, it's keeping me on track.