Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012 in The Rearview Mirror

Well, this has been a very interesting year for us. The kids lived with us for 8 months, which was quite a life changing event but one I wouldn't change for anything. My husband and I have both had medical issues this year as well which slowed me down. And now my 87 year old father is in need of care for a broken arm. But God is good and he is seeing us through. God willing dad will gain his strength back and achieve his goal of returning home.

Even with all this I managed to read 77 books this year, quite a few short of my goal of 100 but many more than I thought I'd get to.

I did not post them here and I won't go back and try to put them in. However I kept track of them at Goodreads on my 2012 shelf. If you would like to view the list this is the link:

I will make plans for next year and hope to meet my goals! Happy reading!

Absolute favorites of 2012:

Other Favorites:

Books out of my comfort zone:

Books I just knew I would like but didn't so much:

Some of my least favorites:

I'm revisiting an end-of-year survey that Perpetual Page Turner hosted a couple of years ago.

Best Book of 2012 
Ape House by Sara Gruen

Worst Book of 2012 I

Most Disappointing Book of 2012

Most Surprising (in a good way) Book of 2012

Creepers by Morrell, David (The title suggested that is was gooing to be...well...creepy. But I found out it was a page turning thriller.)
Book You Recommended to People Most in 2012

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #13) by
Smith, Alexander McCall
Best Series You Discovered in 2012
The Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I never read any of these till I saw the Longmire TV series. Both are great especially for you mystery readers.

Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2012
Craig Johnson
Micchael Jecks
Most Hilarious Read of 2012

1.You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning by
Rivenbark, Celia 2.Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book of 2012
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

Book You Most Anticipated in 2012


Favorite Cover of a Book Read in 2012

Most Memorable Character in 2012

Most Beautifully Written Book in 2012

Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2012
John Adams by McCullough, David This historical book was very interesting. Once again McCullough's writing brought the time period and the subject to life.

Book(s) You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2012 to Finally Read
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Book That You Read In 2012 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2013

Best Moment of Book Blogging in 2012
There isn't a single moment. I always enjoy it when people post comments and I find things in common with other readers.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Best Bookish Discovery

The book blogger community continues to amaze me, so this isn't a new discovery. But so many of the things I read make me stop and think, I love it.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?

One goal of mine is to read books I already own and buy no (or very few) new books. Really, they are piled to the ceiling and I need to read them, not just keep on getting more! I would also like to visit my book blogger friends more and make new friends.


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