The Book Post - 2012

I like to keep track of things during the year and two of my major non-cooking hobbies are movies and books – both of which lend themselves to list making.  I keep lists of these things throughout the year so I can see what I’ve seen and read and I figured I’d share those lists here as a Fun Thing To Do at the end of the year.  I know it’s not quite the end of the year, and I might finish another book or two before the year is over, but I’ll just update the list when that happens.  If you’re curious about the books, click the link to read more!

I still love my Kindle (and have since upgraded to a Paperwhite) and I still love using goodreads to track my reading.  (Feel free to add me if you are also a goodreads user!)  I set myself a goal of 100 books this year but, due to movies, travel, the gym, and other life happenings, I didn’t come anywhere close.  I’m hoping I’ll redeem my book count next year. 

I’m still working on my Stephen King project, I’ve read about 32 of his books and have 44 to go.  I’ve also tried to add more non-fiction into my reading habits this year, which is a new thing for me. 

Books I especially enjoyed are in bold.  (It’s so hard to pick favorites.)

1    The Immortalists    by    Kyle Mills
2    The Book    by    M. Clifford
3    Propanda from the desk of: Martin Trust - Director of Historic Homeland Preservation and Restoration    by    M. Clifford
4    Danse Macabre    by    Stephen King
5    The Egg Man    by    Carlton Mellick III
6    Anathem    by    Neal Stephenson
7    Cujo    by    Stephen King
8    The Running Man    by    Stephen King
9    The Gunslinger    by    Stephen King
10    Creepshow    by    Stephen King
11    Different Seasons    by    Stephen King
12    Secret of the Sands    by    Rai Aren
13    Seed    by    Ania Ahlborn
14    Latitude 38    by    Ron Hutchison
15    Christine    by    Stephen King
16    Pet Sematary    by    Stephen King
17    Cycle of the Werewolf    by    Stephen King
18    The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America    by    Susan Faludi
19    Godless for God’s Sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism    by    David Boulton
20    Lightspeed April 2012    by    various
21    The Wind Through the Keyhole    by    Stephen King
22    Half Past Midnight    by    Jeff Brackett
23    Reunion    by    Jeff Bennington
24    Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater    by    Gail Simmons
25    The Imago Sequence and Other Stories    by    Laird Barron
26    The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs    by    Kit Wohl
27    The Talisman    by    Stephen King
28    Running Out of Time    by    Margaret Peterson Haddix
29    Thinner    by    Stephen King
30    Skeleton Crew    by    Stephen King
31    It    by    Stephen King
32    The Eyes of the Dragon    by    Stephen King
33    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking    by    Susan Cain
34    Feed    by    Mira Grant
35    Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box    by    Mira Grant
36    Deadline    by    Mira Grant
37    Countdown    by    Mira Grant
38    Fed    by    Mira Grant
39    Blackout    by    Mira Grant
40    San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats     by    Mira Grant
41    Total Recall    by    Philip K. Dick
42    The Drawing of the Three    by    Stephen King
43    Misery    by    Stephen King
44    The Tommyknockers    by    Stephen King
45    Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques    by    f-stop Fitzgerald and Stephen King
46    Modernist Cuisine at Home    by    Nathan Myhrvold
47    The Golden Compass    by    Philip Pullman
48    The Subtle Knife    by    Philip Pullman
49    The Amber Spyglass    by    Philip Pullman
50    The House of Doors    by    Brian Lumley
51    Maze of Worlds    by    Brian Lumley
52    The Giver    by    Lois Lowry
53    Gathering Blue    by    Lois Lowry
54    Messenger    by    Lois Lowry
55    Son    by    Lois Lowry
56    The Strain    by    Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
57    The Fall    by    Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
58    The Night Eternal    by    Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
59    The Night Circus    by    Erin Morgenstern
60    The Book of Three    by    Lloyd Alexander
61    The Black Cauldron    by    Lloyd Alexander
62    The Castle of Llyr    by    Lloyd Alexander
63    Taran Wanderer    by    Lloyd Alexander
64    The High King    by    Lloyd Alexander
65    The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain    by    Lloyd Alexander
66    The Dark Half    by    Stephen King
67    Four Past Midnight    by    Stephen King
68    Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage    by    Kody Brown et al
69    The Boat    by    Christine Dougherty
70    The Filter Bubble    by    Eli Pariser
71    Redshirts    by    John Scalzi
72    Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury    by    various
73    The Sagan Diary    by    John Scalzi
74    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said    by    Philip K. Dick
75    A Scanner Darkly    by    Philip K. Dick