Monday, February 18, 2013

Books Read 2012

Last year's crop of books read is a doozy. It spans the classics and current books for very young children through complex dramas.  I like to think of my reading tastes as being eclectic and this list would prove me right about that.

What have I learned from all of this?  That's an excellent question. I've learned that some people should stop beating the horse after it's dead... I'm speaking to you, Ann Brashares and Cassandra Clare.  I've learned that sometimes the classics hold up so much better than I imagine they will. I've learned that Not everyone can write children's books... ahem John Grisham. Theodore Boone is just the least likable, least believable character I've come across in a while..... and that's saying something!!  I've learned that sometimes children's books can pack quite a punch and deserve to find much wider audiences.  And, I've learned that despite my love of free books from Barnes and Noble for my nook, often I get just what I paid for!

So, without further ado... THE LIST.

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  2. Dead End in Norvalt by Jack Gantos
  3. Red Glove by Holly Black
  4. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  5. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
  7. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
  8. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  9. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  10. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  12. Open City by Teju Cole
  13. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  14. The Last Brother by Natacha Apanah
  15. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  16. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  17. Blood Ties by Lori G. Armstrong
  18. The Angel Esmerelda by Don Delillo
  19. The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur hillips
  20. Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  21. Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
  22. Plugged by Eoin Colfer
  23. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  24. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  25. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  26. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
  27. From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender
  28. Breaking Stalin's Nose
  29. The Sigh
  30. The Foot Book  by Dr. Seuss
  31. Horton Hears a Who
  32. Edwina the Dinosaur
  33. I Want My Hat Back
  34. Me... Jane 
  35. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
  36. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  37. Oh, The Places You'll Go!
  38. Grandpa Green
  39. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  40. The Lorax
  41. Breadcrumbs
  42. Inside Out and Back Again
  43. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny: Detectives Extraordinaire
  44. Goodnight, Gorilla
  45. Extra Yarn
  46. Rainbow Fish
  47. The Mitten
  48. Goodnight Ipad
  49. The Paper Bag Princess
  50. Chalk
  51. Who Will Save the Tiger
  52. The List
  53. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  54. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  55. Horton's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
  56. Dragonbreath: When Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon 
  57. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger
  58. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hiever
  59. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  60. Moominappa at Sea by Tove Jansson
  61. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  62. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  63. Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
  64. The Day I Died by Candace Fleming
  65. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  66. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  67. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
  68. Abandon by Meg Cabot
  69. The Phantom Tollbooth (annotated) by Norton Juster
  70. The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8)  by Eoin Colfer
  71. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
  72. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
  73. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  74. Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan
  75. Something Rotten (Thursday Next #4) by Jasper Fforde
  76. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  77. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  78. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  79. The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
  80. Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
  81. The Insomniaces
  82. Sandman, Vol. 1
  83. Rhyming Dust Bunnies
  84. Fake Mustache
  85. Along a Long Road
  86. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  87. Turtle in Paradise
  88. The Bear Snores On
  89. Officer Buckle and Gloria
  90.  Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
  91. Pinocchio
  92. Ozma of Oz
  93. The New Kid on the Block
  94. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
  95. Tuesday
  96. Eloise
  97. Little Bear 
  98. Animalia
  99. Clementine
  100. A Bear Called Paddington
  101. Bark, George
  102. The Very Quiet Cricket
  103. Far Side Gallery 3
  104. Kitten's First Full Moon
  105. Ling and Ting
  106. Over and Under the Snow
  107. Red Sled
  108. Red Sled (there turned out to be two of them)
  109. Guess How Much I Love You
  110. The Sneetches and Other Stories (Dr. Seuss
  111. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
  112. Winterling
  113. Penny and Her Song
  114. The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
  115. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
  116. Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
  117. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
  118. She by H. Rider Haggard
  119. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  120. Chomp by Carl Hiassen
  121. Role Models by John Waters
  122. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly
  123. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  124. Unholy Night by Seth Grahamme-Smith
  125. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
  126. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  127. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  128. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  129. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  130. The City of Ember by Jeanne du Prau
  131. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  132. Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
  133. Beswitched by Kate Saunders
  134. Today I Will Fly by Mo Willems
  135. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  136. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  137. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  138. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  139. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  140. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  141. Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
  142. Beyond Lucky
  143. One Dog and His Boy
  144. Moon Over Manifest
  145. The Mighty Miss Malone
  146. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
  147. The Polar Express
  148. Stuck
  149. Corduroy
  150. Hound Dog True
  151. Stuart Little
  152. And Then It's Spring
  153. The Humming Room
  154. Listen to My Trumpet
  155. Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black
  156. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
  157. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harknes
  158. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
  159. The Well of Lost Plots by jasper Fforde
  160. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  161. Hana by Lauren Oliver
  162. Rock Paper Tiger by Lisa Brackman
  163. Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  164. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  165. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  166. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
  167. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  168. Cinder by Marissa Myer
  169. The Eyre Affair by jasper Fforde
  170. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  171. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  172. Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell
  173. Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr
  174. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  175. Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli
  176. Legend by Marie Lu
  177. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  178. Stolen Prey by John Sanford
  179. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  180. Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer
  181. The Cheshire Cheese Cat
  182. Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day
  183. I Love You Forever
  184. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  185. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  186. The Poky Little Puppy
  187. Chopsticks
  188. Caps for Sale
  189. Dr Seuss' ABCs
  190. Go, Dog, Go!
  191. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  192. There's a Wocket in my Pocket
  193. Mr. Brown can Moo, Can You?
  194. May B.
  195. The Stinky Cheese Man
  196. Green
  197. Pete the Cat - I Love my White Shoes
  198. Cat Secrets
  199. One Cool Friend
  200. Z is for Moose
  201. Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
  202. A Pet for Petunia
  203. Listen to My Trumpet
  204. Luminous Airplanes by Paul La Farge
  205. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson 
  206. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
  207. Sarah's Key
  208. Vanished by 
  209. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  210. Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems
  211. Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
  212. Swirls by Nature by Joyce Sidman
  213. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  214. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  215. Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  216. Keller in Dallas by Lawrence Block
  217. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood
  218. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  219. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  220. Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss
  221. Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
  222. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  223. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

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