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January 1st, 2013


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01:04 pm - Books Read in 2012
I didn't read nearly as much this year as in years previous (only a little more than half). This is what happens when you have a full-time job, apparently...

As always, my favourites of the year are in bold.

1. The Philosopher's Kiss (Peter Prange)
2. the Moonlit Cage (Linda Holeman)
3. Wither (Lauren DeStefano)
4. Notes Left Behind (Keith & Brooke Desserich)
5. Lady of the Hay (Barbara Erskine)
6. Dispatches from the Edge (Anderson Cooper)
7. Genesis (Bernard Beckett)
8. The Meeting Point (Lucy Caldwell)
9. The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater)
10. My Enemy's Cradle (Sara Young)
11. Farishta (Patricia McArdle)
12. Lady of the English (Elizabeth Chadwick)
13. Delicacy (David Foenkinos)
14. The Covenant (Naomi Ragen)
15. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
16. The Last Patriarch (Najat el Hachmi)
17. Exodus (Julie Bertagna)
18. Girl of Fire and Thorns (Rae Carson)
19. The Books of Rachel (Joel Gross)
20. The Second Messiah (Glenn Meade)
21. The Observations (Jane Harris)
22. Tatty Coram (Audrey Thomas)
23. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
24. Innocence (Jane Mendelsohn)
25. Ice Land (Betsy Tobin)
26. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray)
27. Dancing on Broken Glass (Ka Hancock)
28. Past Imperfect (Julian Fellowes)
29. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
30. Perfect Peace (Daniel Black)
31. The Near Witch (Victoria Schwab)
32. So Far Away (Meg Mitchell Moore)
33. The Water Mirror (Kai Meyer)
34. The Last Dragonslayer (Jasper Fforde)
35. Emperor (Stephen Baxter)
36. Leviathan (Scott Westerfeld)
37. The Sigh (Marjane Satrapi)
38. His Majesty's Dragon (Naomi Novik)
39. City of Swords (Mary Hoffman)
40. Falling Angels (Tracy Chevalier)
41. The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
42. Mr. g (Alan Lightman)
43. The Sweet Girl (Annabel Lyon)
44. The Divining (Barbara Wood)
45. The Woman Who Died a Lot (Jasper Fforde)
46. The House of Velvet and Glass (Katherine Howe)
47. The Silver Dark Sea (Susan Fletcher)
48. Every Day (David Levithan)
49. Black Ships (Jo Graham)
50. Peaches for M. le Curé (Joanne Harris))

It's funny, but even though I read fewer this year, I don't remember most of them all that well. Frankly, I remember picking a lot of them up, but the only reason I know I actually finished them is because I only add them to my list once I'm done... With a few exceptions, they were all good or decent, but only a few of them really stuck with me. Still, ask me about any of them!

What can you recommend for me, based on what I've enjoyed?

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