As 2012 draws to a close, i have been looking over all the books i read during the year!
I used Goodreads to keep track of the books i’ve read, and set myself a challenge to read 80 books in 2012. I only realised just before Christmas that i wouldn’t be able to meet the target in time, so i reduced it to 70, which is still a reasonable target!
The good news is that i miscounted and actually read 71 books in 2012!
There has been a wide range of genres which i have covered over the year, and i have tried to review the books when i finished them (the only exceptions are Harry Potter and Twilight and a few others).
To see the full list, check out My 2012 Reading List
My favourite books i’ve read this year include ”The Hunger Games” trilogy
“Starcrossed” and “Starcrossed: Dreamless” by Josephine Angelini
I read a few classics which i’ve never read before now (or read properly), and my favourite of these was “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens! (see my book-review)
It was nice to read a lot of the classics outside of an academic environment, which i think made it a more enjoyable reading experience!
I’ve also re-read a few favourites from when i was younger, from Beatrix Potter’s Tales, through “I Capture The Castle” by Dodie Smith, to Grimm’s Fairy Stories”.
Books which i was either disappointed with or thought were awful include “Fifty Shades of Grey” (which i only read the first book of and got annoyed with), and “The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife Series)” by Travis Luedke (too much sex, and has put me off reading the Vampire genre for a while!)
I have also read 8 translated fiction titles this year! For the full list, complete with links to my reviews, see my Translated Fiction page!
Hopefully, in 2013 i can beat the target 0f 70 books and hopefully get above 80!
I hope you’ve had a good year of reading, and that my list inspires you to read more of these excellent books!