50 Books Challenge: 2012

Here is the compiled list of books I read in 2012. The ones with stars after them are books I’d highly recommend, and any books with dashes next to them were read in its entirety for a literature class (or, in other words, not necessarily by choice). If there’s an x near it, I would never read it again.

This particular challenge was odd. I finished my 2011 challenge in November 2011, so I thought I’d start my next 50 right then instead of waiting till January. Technically, I read 55 books in 2011 and 51 books in 2012. Either way, this was fun again and I’m looking forward to completing my 2013 challenge!

1. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons ★

2. Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons ★

3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

4. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

5. The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

6. Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare ★

7. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

8. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James ★

9. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ★

11. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

12. Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff (-x)

13. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth ★

14. In the Woods by Tana French

15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (-)

16. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (-) ★

17. Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje (-x)

18. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

19. Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu (-) ★

20. Carrier by Bonnie J. Rough (-) ★

21. Dracula by Bram Stoker (-)

22. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott ★

23. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield ★

24. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins ★

25. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins ★

26. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

27. Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver ★

28. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver

29. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

30. Faithful Place by Tana French ★

31. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

32. Changeling (Order of Darkness #1) by Philippa Gregory

33. Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie ★

34. Romancing Miss Bronte by Juliet Gael ★

35. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

36. Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emily Campbell Webster

37. Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

38. The Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

39. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson ★

40. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ★

41. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness ★

42. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

43. The Secret Keeper (ARC) by Kate Morton ★

44. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

45. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

46. Snowed Up by Rosalie Fry (-)

47. Beneath the Abbey Wall (ARC) by A.D. Scott (-)

48. The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

49. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore & Charles Santore

50. Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle

51. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare (-)

52. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray (-)

53. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys ★

54. Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

55. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ★

56. Witchlanders by Lena Coakley