30 December 2012

2012 Books


One of my New Year's resolutions this year (and basically the only one I actually did) was to read two books a month. There was one month where I only read one book, but overall I accomplished my goal of getting back into reading. Here are the books I read this year. The italicized ones are ones I've read before 2012 and the underlined ones are my favorites from the year (some of which have been added to my all time favorites).
  1. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  2. That Was Then, This Is Now - S.E. Hinton 
  3. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
  4. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  5. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
  6. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
  7. Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
  8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (x2) - Jonathan Safran Foer
  9. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  10. Tex - S.E. Hinton
  11. Knight's Castle - Edward Eager
  12. Look Me In The Eye - John Elder Robinson
  13. The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Banks
  14. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah
  15. The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham 
  16. The Journals of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath 
  17. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky 
  18. Cards on the Table - Agatha Christie
  19. Endless Night - Agatha Christie
  20. Ordeal by Innocence - Agatha Christie
  21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  22. Flipped - Wendelin Van Draanen
  23. The Giver - Lois Lowry
  24. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  25. Tomorrow Will Be Better - Betty Smith
  26. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
  27. The Hollow - Agatha Christie
  28. The Well and The Mine - Gin Phillips 
  29. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
  30. My Life in France - Julia Child
  31. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
  32. Culture Shock: France - Sally Adamson Taylor
  33. The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  34. Nancy Drew, the Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
  35. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
  36. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
  37. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
  38. Pride and Prejudice (yes, again) - Jane Austen
  39. So Long and Thanks For All the Fish - Douglas Adams
  40. Fahrhenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  41. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  42. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  43. The Pleasure of My Company - Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin)
  44. Rumble Fish - S.E. Hinton
  45. Flickering Pixels - Shane Hipps
  46. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  47. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
  48. The Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie
  49. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  50. Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams
  51. Theater Shoes - Noel Streatfeild 
  52. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
I would recommend every book on this list, though some of them do have adult content. What was the best book you read this year?

Love,
Scout

4 comments:

Kelly said...

What a great idea!

I've never been good at recording anything, but you've inspired me to keep a list this year!

Scout said...

I actually got the idea from Art Garfunkel - he has a HUGE list of books he's read on his website. I think it starts in the 60s!

Lindsay said...

Wow, what a cool idea indeed!

I would like to make this a goal of mine for next year, but seeing as there's this book I've been working on for over a year now, I'm not sure if it's completely doable. :P

Scout said...

It gets so much easier as you go along! Especially if you read small books (like children's novels) every now and then as a "break" :)