Books I’ve Read in 2012

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2012
1. Yoga School Dropout – Lucy Edge
2. The Secret of Judas – James M. Robinson
3. Stoneheart – Charlie Fletcher
4. Room – Emma Donoghue
5. Honolulu – Alan Brennert
6. Cheating death – Sanjay Gupta
7. Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles – Jeanette Winterson
8. Packing for Mars – Mary Roach
9. Shopgirl – Steve Martin
10. Miss Chopsticks – Xinran
11. True Happiness – Pema Chodron

February 2012
12. Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer
13. The 13th Hour – Richard Doetsch
14. Cheese – Willem Elsschot
15. The Wooden Sea – Jonathan Carroll
16. Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson
17. Shanghai Diary – Ursula Bacon
18. Toast – Nigel Slater
19. The Bialey Eaters – Mimi Sheraton
20. Owl In Love – Patricia Kindl
21. In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan
22. Bound Beauty Vol. 1 – Mick Takeuchi
23. Mind Like Fire Unbound – Geoffrey DeGraff
24. The Haunting of L. – Howard Norman
25. 31 Months in Japan – Larry K. Collins and Lorna Collins

March 2012
26. Cutting For Stone – Abraham Verghese
27. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
28. The Poe Shadow
29. Shattered Dreams – Irene Spencer
30. Eyes of the Emperor – Graham Salisbury
31. Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries – Laurel Holliday
32. Entombed – Bernard Mayer
33. The Book Stops Here – Ian Sansom

April 2012
34. Big Shots: The Men Behind the Booze – A.J. Baime
35. Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
36. A Perfect Red
37. Katurah and Lord Death -Martine Leavitt
38. Night of Many Dreams – Gail Tsukiyama
39. Book Business: Publishing: Past, Present, and Future – Jason Epstein
40. Acquired Tastes – Peter Mayle
41. The Rabbi’s Cat – Joann Sfar
42. Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
43. With A Tangled Skein – Piers Anthony
44. The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
45. Paddington Abroad – Michael Bond
46. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai
47. Name Me Nobody – Lois-Ann Yamanaka
48. Single White Vampire – Lynsay Sands
49. Two Lipsticks and a Lover – Helena Frith Powell
50. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
51. The Butterfly Tattoo – Philip Pullman
52. The World Without Us – Alan Weisman
53. The Shiniest Jewel – Marian Henley

May 2012
54. The Light in the Forest – Conrad Richter
55. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard
56. The Cure – Sonia Levitin
57. Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier – M.M. Eboch
58. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
59. The China Study – T. Colin Campbell
60. The Rosewood Casket – Sharyn McCrumb
61. Ishi in Two Worlds – Theodora Kroeber
62. Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat – W J Burley
63. City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare

June 2012
64. The Swan Thieves – Elizabeth Kostova
65. Un Lun Dun – China Mieville
66. Gob’s Grief
67. Wielding a Red Sword – Piers Anthony
68. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
69. A Good Year – Peter Mayle
70. World’s End – Eiki Eiki
71. Rag and Bone – Peter Manseau
72. The Anteater of Death – Betty Webb

July 2012
73. Shadow Puppets – Orson Scott Card
74. Loving What Is – Byron Katie
75. Coastliners – Joanne Harris
76. Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials – Laura Werlin
77. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman, Terry Patchett
78. Must Love Dogs – Claire Cook
79. Island of the Sequined Love Nun – Christopher Moore
80. Bras and Broomsticks – Sarah Mlynowski
81. Say You’re One of Them – Uwem Akpan

August 2012
82. Remember Me When I’m Gone – Larry King
83. The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney
84. The Royal Spyness – Rhys Bowen
85. Full Circle – Michael Palin
86. Mr. Ding’s Chicken Feet – Gillian Kendall
87. The Cheese Chronicles – Liz Thorpe
88. From Here You Can’t See Paris – Michael Sanders
89. Candyfreak – Steve Almond
90. Colors of the Mountain – Da Chen
91. Karma Cola – Gita Mehta

September 2012
92. What The Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell
93. Troll – Johanna Sinisalo
94. Address Unknown – Katherine Kressmann Taylor
95. Turbans and Traders – Barbara-Sue White
96. Words in a French Life – Kristin Espinasse
97. Sam’s Letters to Jennifer – James Patterson
98. Paris in Mind – Jennifer Lee (editor)
99. The River Sutra – Gita Mehta
100. Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers – Lois-Ann Yamanaka
101. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman
102. Riding the Bus with My Sister – Rachel Simon
103. Homeland and Other Stories – Barbara Kingsolver
104. Breath, Eyes, Memory – Edwidge Danticat

October 2012
105. The Horse Boy: A Memoir of Healing – Rupert Isaacson
106. Anil’s Ghost – Michael Ondaatje
107. Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages – Ammon Shea
108. Alice’s Tulips – Sandra Dallas
109. Snakes and Earrings – Hitomi Kanehara
110. Even God Is Single, So Stop Giving Me A Hard Time – Karen Salmansohn
111. Never Let Me Go
112. The Twilight Zone #5 Radio Dramas – Stacy Keach etc
113. Big Breasts & Wide Hips – Mo Yan

November 2012
114. Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking – Michael Gelb
115. Dragon Rider – Cornelia Funke
116. Take the Cannoli – Sarah Vowell
117. When the Wind Blows – James Patterson
118. Summer of My German Soldier – Bette Greene
119. Wall to Wall – Mary Morris
120. Banker To The Poor – Muhammad Yunus
121. The Last Dragonslayer – Jasper Fforde
122. How I Made It to Eighteen – Tracy White
123. Threads of Time (2) – Mi Young Noh
124. So, This is Portugal – Anna Li
125. My Legendary Girlfriend – Mike Gayle

December 201
126. Half The Sky – Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
127. The Ginseng Hunter – Jeff Talarigo
128. Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok
129. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World – E.L. Konigsburg
130. The Encounter – K.A. Applegate
131. Zen Baggage – Bill Porter
132. Raymond + Hannah – Stephen Marche
133. The Virgin Blue – Tracy Chevalier
134. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood – David Benedictus
135. Port – Neil Mathieson
136. Under the Dragon: Travels in Burma – Rory MacLean
137. Against Depression – Peter D. Kramer
138. The Rose and The Beast – Francesca Lia Block
139. Metro Survive – Yuki Fujisawa
140. Bodies From the Ash – James M. Deem
141. Our Iceberg is Melting – John Kotter
142. Deja vu – Youn in-Wan
143. Moominland Midwinter
144. Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman
145. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
146. Drink Play F@*k – Drink, Play, F@#k – Andrew Gottlieb
147. Chakra Tonics  – Elise Marie Collins
148. I Know It When I See It  – John Guaspari
149. Same Cell Organism – Sumomo Yumeka
150. Beyond the Edge of the Sea – Mauricio Obregon

Thanks to the reading challenge on BookObsessed, I managed to read 150 books, the most in last five years.

My Top Ten of 2012

(in no strict order):
The 13th Hour
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Rabbi’s Cat
Un Lun Dun
The Horse Boy
Colors of the Mountain
Zen Baggage
The Cheese Chronicles
Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages
Half The Sky

Some Useless Statistics:
Up to December 2012 –
Bookcrossing Books: 133 Non-BC Books: 17
Fiction: 87 Non Fiction: 63

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