Friday, January 11, 2013

2012 Yearly Rundown...

Well, I once again did the 75 book challenge with the group I'm in at Goodreads. I really had to push it to get there. And I "cheated" by adding the books I read to Alyssa.

So, I have decided not to participate in that challenge next year, and lowered my number to a 60 book challenge for the year. I think that is alot more realistic for me, as I am just so busy with my daughter, and fitness goals, and other hobbies, besides the fact that we will be moving this summer, so will be busy with that, for at least a few months!

So, here is what I read in 2012:

1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight
2. The Romance Readers Book Club
3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
4. Strawberry Shortcake Murder
5. Of Mice and Men
6. Dragons of Winter Night
7. The Secret Garden
8. Dragons of spring dawning
9. Three Fates
10. Every Breath You Take
11.Nostalgic Noel
12.Girls Night In
13. Ask again Later
14. Waiting to Exhale
15. The Appeal
16. Mansfield Park
17. Sammy's hill
18. Summer Breeze
19. The summer House
20. I is for Innocent
21. Sea Glass
22. Naked in death
23. Glory in death
24. Sir Apropos of Nothing
25. J is for Judgement
26. The White Queen
27. At First Sight
28. Ape House
29. Where Two Ways Met
30. The Pact
31. Immortal in Death
32. The Mayor of Casterbridge
33. The Confessions of Max Tivoli
34. Shanghai Girls
35. Dreams of Joy
36. The Queens Fool
37. Envy
38. Miracle
39. Summer's End
40. Rainwater
41. Fannin' the Flames
42. K is for Killer
43. Blueberry Muffin Murder
44. The Help
45. Haunted Illinois
46. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
47. Season Of Love
48. Destination Frightville
49. Fudge Cupcake Murder
50. Changes
51. Truth about Stacey
52. Boy Crazy Stacey
53. Christmas Threads
54. Lunatics
55. Sugar Cookie Murder
56. The Woad to Wuin
57. Atlas Shrugged
58. Zuckerman Unbound
59. Peach Cobbler Murder
60. Elsewhere perhaps
61. All I want for Christmas is You
62. Cherry Cheesecake Murder
63. Key Lime Pie Murder
64. Carrot Cake Murder

Kiddie books I read to fill out my challenge
65. If you have a Hat
66. Cougar Cub Tales
67. My Little Pet Dragon
68. The Going to Bed Book
69. Good Night Moon
70. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
71. Moo, Baa, La,la,la
72. Love and Kisses
73. Good Night!
74. How Kind!
75. Julius! I love color!
76. Guess How Much I Love You?
77. National Geographic Look and Learn:Counting
78. Easter Bunny Flap Book

So, there it is, my list for 2012. I didn't get as much read as I would have liked, since 13 of those books were picture books, but hey! They were books and they counted for the challenge!  So, I guess I can just say I got 64 books read this year. And so, I have decided to take it down a notch next year, by only reading 60.  With how busy I am anymore, I think that is a good goal, and I have a few huge ones I wanna get to, like The Stand, Don Quixote, and The Shining,11/22/63 for example!  This year I made a list of 65 books that I wanted to read from my TBR shelf, and I think I read 36 off of it, Next year I am not doing that, I'm just gonna read what I please, because even though I was good and knocked a good 36 off my list, I also bought a bunch for my Kindle (Like all the Hannah Swensen series ones!) and read them, as well as some library books, and so while I'm glad I was able to get a bunch read off my shelf, I just want the freedom to pick and choose and if I want to go buy a new book and start it right off, or go to the library then I don't want to feel guilty about it.