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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Wrap-Up

As near as I can tell, I read and reviewed 111 books in 2012. Of those, 2 were DNF. That is less than my 160 of last year, but as some of you know, I had major surgery this summer and it disrupted every aspect of my life. I've also decided that I don't like reading challenges. And, committed, scheduled book tours sometimes put a damper on my reading and I've decided I don't like reading deadlines. But, I do love reading and I love reviewing, so I shall find the middle ground.

Some of my favorites this year:








The School of Essential Ingredients
The Lost Art of Mixing



The Fiddler
The Wedding Dress

Some not so favorites:






For Such a Time as This
The Ruins of Us

True disappointments:


My Jane Austen Summer

What about you?  Any favorites?  No so favorites?

Thanks for stopping by this past year. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Here's to a fantastic 2013 and many more good book discoveries!

8 comments:

  1. So many good books on this list, I read The Wedding Dress this year too and I really liked it.

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  2. Seeing your list makes me want to drop everything and read The Lost Art of Mixing. Happy New Year!

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  3. Looks like we have similar reading tastes and our stats are very similar! I also liked The Captive Heart and of course, The School of essential Ingredients. I'm looking forward to following more of your reviews this year.

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  4. 111, I think that's awesome! I'm trying to inch my way up there. :)

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  5. I stumbled upon the Vampire Empire series this past Thanksgiving and fell in love. It's different from a lot of the vampire stuff out there but yet similar at the same time. I'm glad that I decided to check it out.

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  6. Hi, I found your blog through Booktalk & More. I read several of the books on your year-end list, including The Wedding Dress, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, and Mockingjay. I've only read one Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath. I often think his books are an acquired taste. Happy New Year!

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  7. Holy Cow! 111 books?? 160 books?? I did about 40 books this year, and that was a big year for me!

    How you have a great 2013!

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  8. You had a great year! I love Bauermeister's books, so glad to see them on your list. I liked My Jane Austen Summer more than you did, but it definitely wasn't my favorite Austenesque book.

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