Books I've Read

2012 Reading Challenge

Two posts from me today! This time, a redux of my 2012 reading challenge. As you can see, my goal of reading 60 books this year has been more than met, which makes me very happy!

1. The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
7. Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro
8. Domes of Fire by David Eddings
9. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
10. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
11. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
12. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
13. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R.Tolkien
14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
16. Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan
17. Shadowflame by Dianne Sylvan
18. Shadow’s Fall by Dianne Sylvan
19. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
20. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
21. Path of Fate by Diana Pharaoh Francis
22. The Shining Ones by David Eddings
23. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
24. The Sandman Vol. 1 – Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
25. Phantom by Susan Kay
26. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
27. The Hidden City by David Eddings
28. The Magician of Wall Street by Minta Hall
29. Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Steifvater
30. We the Animals by Justin Torres
31. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
32. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
33. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
34. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
35. The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
36. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
37. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
38. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
39. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
40. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
41. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
42. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
43. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
44. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
45. Hood by Stephen Lawhead
46. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
47. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
48. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
49. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
50. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
51. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
52. Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by MAggie Steifvater
53. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
54. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
55. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
56. Feed by Mira Grant
57. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
58. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
59. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
60. Regina’s Song by David & Leigh Eddings
61. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
62. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
63. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
64. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
65. Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
66. Tithe by Holly Black
67. Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn
68. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
69. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle



Year in Review!

Greetings all! I have returned after enjoying the holidays with my family. I hope you and yours had a nice holiday, whichever one you celebrate this time of year.

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time to look over the year and see how things have gone and what needs improvement. I pulled up my New Year’s resolution post from last year and was actually fairly surprised.

1. Finish that #%$#@%$ book!

Since the rough draft is done, I think I can cross this off the list. Sure, the book isn’t polished. It’s not publishable. But it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That’s more than I’ve ever been able to do in the past.

2. Do something about my job.

This one has also been taken care of, although my hours have been creeping back up over the past few months. That will change, especially once school starts. I will need all the help I can get at that point.

3. Blog at least twice a week and tweet at least once a day.

Yup, yup. I think I’ve more than taken care of that one.

4. Read 60 books this year.

Surpassed that goal by a fairly wide margin, and found a whole bunch of wonderful new books and authors in the process. Who could ask for anything more?

5. Get healthy.

And here’s where I dropped the ball. It’s not that I don’t want to try and get healthier, it’s just that it was hard to make it a priority with everything else going on. Which is stupid, since if my health goes, everything else will go with it. I guess we can see where improvements need to be made.

All in all, I would say that this year has been a fairly good one for me, if these goals are anything to go on. Naturally, I will have new goals for 2013, which I will put up tomorrow.