Friday, January 4, 2013

Books I read in 2012

cov title author



avg rating
rating shelves date read Down_arrow date added
Walk Two Moons
3.91
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Dec 20, 2012 [edit]
Dec 21, 2012
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
3.84
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Dec 16, 2012 [edit]
Dec 21, 2012
Digging to America
3.46
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Dec 12, 2012 [edit]
Dec 21, 2012
My Life Next Door
4.12
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Sep 2012 [edit]
Sep 25, 2012
The Scorpio Races
4.08
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Sep 2012 [edit]
Sep 25, 2012
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
3.91
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Aug 2012 [edit]
Jul 14, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
4.55
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Jul 16, 2012 [edit]
Mar 29, 2012
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.31
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Jul 12, 2012 [edit]
Jul 14, 2012
The Night Circus
3.99
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Jul 08, 2012 [edit]
Jul 07, 2012
An Abundance of Katherines
3.90
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2012 [edit]
Jun 18, 2012
Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
4.23
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Jun 2012 [edit]
Jul 23, 2012
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.98
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
May 16, 2012 [edit]
May 16, 2012
When You Reach Me
4.07
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Apr 28, 2012 [edit]
Apr 28, 2012
Belong to Me
3.82
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Apr 22, 2012 [edit]
Apr 22, 2012
Unforgettable
3.68
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Apr 15, 2012 [edit]
Apr 19, 2012
Peeled
3.57
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Apr 02, 2012 [edit]
Apr 03, 2012
Sundays at Tiffany's
3.62
didn't like it it was ok (my current rating) liked it really liked it it was amazing
Apr 2012 [edit]
Apr 03, 2012
Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.56
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Mar 24, 2012 [edit]
Feb 18, 2012
Rachel & Leah
3.83
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Mar 07, 2012 [edit]
Mar 14, 2012
Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
3.93
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Feb 25, 2012 [edit]
Jan 03, 2012
Peace Like a River
3.93
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Feb 22, 2012 [edit]
Feb 27, 2012
Ender's Shadow (Shadow, #1)
4.23
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Feb 10, 2012 [edit]
Feb 27, 2012
The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)
4.40
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Feb 07, 2012 [edit]
Jan 13, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.21
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Feb 04, 2012 [edit]
Jan 03, 2012
Out of My Mind
4.34
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Jan 31, 2012 [edit]
Jan 03, 2012
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.83
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2012 [edit]
Feb 01, 2012
Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
4.08
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2012 [edit]
Jan 30, 2012
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
4.35
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Jan 24, 2012 [edit]
Feb 01, 2012
Stuart Little
3.80
didn't like it it was ok (my current rating) liked it really liked it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2012 [edit]
Jan 16, 2012
Room
3.94
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Jan 13, 2012 [edit]
Jan 03, 2012
The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2)
4.25
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Jan 08, 2012 [edit]
Jan 13, 2012
Little Blog on the Prairie
3.63
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Jan 07, 2012 [edit]
Jan 07, 012

 

Looking back at this list, I know there were probably a few I missed (in fact, I see that I forgot “Xenocide by Orson Scott Card, which was a five star book), but things definitely slowed down in October and November, when I was always editing photos.  I am happy with my five star ratings – I still look back those books as the ones that impressed me the most and stuck with me most.  My most surprising five star book of the year was “The Scorpio Races.”  I don’t know if I could even explain why I hold it in such high regard, but the author, Maggie Stiefvater created such a strong mood and setting with her writing.

For more in depth reviews of some of these books, here is a blog post I wrote last summer for my cousin Olivia’s blog, Gnome Sweet Gnome.

So did you read any of these books?  What are some “five star” books that I HAVE to read in 2013? Please share!

4 comments:

Jaime M. said...

I read Room and thought it was great. Glad to see you liked Sundays at Tiffany's and Belong to Me. Those are on my shelf waiting for me. :)
Have you read Gone with the Wind, Scarlett, Atonement, Water for Elephants, or The Pact? Those are my five-star books.

Ashley said...

Wow, that's a lot of books. I'm starting to enjoy reading more, but I feel like I can only do about a book a month or else I get behind on my household duties :) I read "The Fault in Our Stars" and I liked it a lot, but I felt like the style of writing got a little old towards the end. I also read Free-range kids and liked that one a lot. Also enjoyed Nienie's book. I read Crossed a while ago, and while in Charlotte I noticed that third book came out(Reached), so I put that on my Kindle to read on the drive home. BUT, I can't remember enough about the second book! And I just read the "Uglies" series, and I think it is just too much dystopia in one month! I'm going to take a break for a bit and read something else and then try and come back to Crossed and Reached. I'll pick something off your list to read in the meantime :)

Katie said...

Jamie - I have not read any of those books. I will definitely check them out! Oh, and I kinda hated Sundays at Tiffany's, so if you hate it to, please don't blame ;o) If you don't hate it, woohoo!

Ashley - I will have to reserve Reached. I didn't like Crossed a ton - I listened to the audio version and it wasn't too great, but by the end I was really into it and I want to know what happend. I haven't read any of the Uglies series. Would you recommend it?

Ashley said...

I don't really recommend the Uglies series - unless you are really in the mood for that genre. Definitely don't read them all in a row - it gets old fast.