2012 Book List

Updated list of books read in 2012!

1. Knee High by the 4th of July by Jess Lourey

2. Excuse Me, My Brain Has Stepped Out by Pandora Poikilos

3. October Fest by Jess Lourey

4. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

5.  My Funny Dad, Harry by Karen Arlettaz Zemeks

6. Beach Cottage Decor: Life’s Simple Pleasures by Cincy Adkins

7. An Honest Mistake by by Andrew Bliss

8.  A Life Worth Living by Jennifer Probst

9.  Hidden Truths by Brenda Youngerman

10. Sparkle by Mara Altman

11.  The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich

12. The Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

13. The Rainy Day House by Linda Legeza

14. Bossypants by Tina Fey

15  House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson

16. Getting Old Can Kill You  by Rita Lakin

17. Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

18.  I Travel by Train by Rollo Walter Brown

19.  November Hunt by Jess Lourey

20. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

21. Courting Trouble by Lisa Scottoline

22. Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer

23. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

24. Skewered Halo by Brenda Youngerman

25. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

26. Death in High Places by Jo Bannister

27.  The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

28.  Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris

29. Things I want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble

30. 31. 32.  Fifty Shades of Gray, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. Jame

33. The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Cogan

34. Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

35. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

36. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

37.  Love Wins by Rob Bell

38.  Lullaby Town by Robert Crais

39.  Bachelor Boys by Kate Saunders

40. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

41. Home Invasion by Joy Fielding

42. The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates

43. South of Bixby Bridge by Rye Winfield

44. Out of Nowhere by Esther Hougham

45. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

46. A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

47. Defending Jacob by William Landey

48. Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

49. Only Women Bleed by L J Rivard

50. Flat Crazy by Ben Rehder

51. Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer

52. The Reverend’s Wife by Kimberla Lawson Roby

53. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

54. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophia Kinsella

55. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

56. Megan’s Way by Melissa Foster

57. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

58. Making Upcycled Cards using Paint Chips by Mahe Husain

59. Remember Me by Sophia Kinsella

60. Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts

61. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

62. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan

63. The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook by Mary Lou  Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

64. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

65. Calico Joe by John Grisham

66. Grand Mother’s Teapots by Nelda Powell

67. Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs

68. Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs

69. Believe Me by Nina Krillham

70. How Do You Kill 11 Million People?  by Andy Andrews

71. The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

72. December Dread by Jess Lourey

73. Sophie-the Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog  by Emma Pearse

74. Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?  A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right and Solves her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

75. Death on a High Floor by CHarles Rosenberg

76. Wish You Well by David Baldacci

77. The Secret of Ella and Micah by Jessica Soren

78. Losing It by Cora Carvack

79. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

80. The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner

81. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

82. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophia Kinsella

83. Who’s Killing the Great Writers of America?  by Robert Kaplaw

84. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

85. Life Without Limits. by Nick Vujicic

86. Weeds by McGuffy Ann Morris

87.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

88. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

89. Fatal Exchange by Russell Blake



  1. That’s a lot of books. And I thought I was doing good with 30 something. I don’t think I’ve read any of your books except for The Language of flowers. I find that amazing. You probably read the ones I read this year years ago. 🙂 I think there is a list of them with covers somewhere on the web, maybe on my blog, or at Goodreads. (I’m using my iPad right now and I can’t do a thing with it.)

    • Some of these were quick easy ones! I don’t need too serious these days! Will check out yours! I think you recommended The Language of Flowers to me!

  2. Wow! You’re a prolific reader! Thanks for the list–I’m always on the lookout for books to read. Have you read Gone Girl or What Alice Forgot? I just finished them for my book clubs–enjoyed them both very much!

  3. I really enjoyed The Weird Sisters…..and I also read a couple of Brenda’s novels, but that is about all from your list. Do blogs count? 🙂

  4. What did you think of Chevy Stevens’ Still Missing? For me, it is one of those rare books that I still think about often. It really made an impression on me. I also loved Gone Girl.

    • I liked that book a lot and I agree–it kind of stays with you. My favorite book lately has been Calico Joe—-didn’t think I would like it so much but it surprised me. I love to share books lists with folks like you because you have great ones to offer up that I haven’t read!

  5. Impressive list! I seem to have slowed down on my reading – too much work getting in the way. 🙂 As it is, all the books I’ve read this year are piled atop a dresser, waiting to be summarized on the blog, like you just did. And we don’t have a single book in common!

    • I used to write a little summary and then I got behind and just kind of gave up on it so I re-compliled the list and posted it today so it would be easy to update. My problem is that I have books from so many places–friends, family, library, on my Kindle, on my iPad, everywhere!!! I have to really be good about writing them down or I forget that I read it!!!

    • EXACTLY!!!!!

  6. That is quite a reading list! How do you manage that much reading? I never see you sit down! lol

  7. How do you have time to read that many books. I’m happy I made it through about 5 new ones in the past year!!! 🙂

  8. I am so far behind you in reading this year! I have found I don’t read quite as much right now because I have not been taking public transportation this year. Every assignment I had was off the public route & i needed to take my car. And I haven’t been working since the beginning of August, so I haven’t used any transportation. I only have time to read in bed now & then I find I fall asleep so easily with my reader. How was Bossypants – I’d love to read it.

  9. Amazingly, I have not read a single one of those! And I can’t believe you read 50 shades! *gasp*

    • Haha! I debated putting those in there but hey—I was intrigued by what all the hub bub was about. All I can say is I read them. 🙂 No big deal.

  10. Helen Brown says:

    My list of books read are all different than yours. I am on a mission to read all of Richard Paul Evans books. He has such interesting plots. I like the ones that I am surprised when it ends.

  11. Wow…you are a reader!

  12. You have read so many books! I’ve only read a couple this year!

  13. Wow, just wow. I wish, I had the time to read that many books. I love to read but just don’t have the time I used to have! I did read a few new books this year though!!! 🙂

    • I would imagine I have a lot more free time than you have at this point!!! I did not do nearly as much for fun reading years ago!!! So I am making up for it now!

  14. Miranda Gargasz says:

    Wow! And here I was feeling all full of myself being 4 away from 50 reads for the year. There’s a lesson to be learned here, but I’m too busy pouting to realize it. LOL! I’ve read a handful of the same books as you. It seems you and I love us some brain candy!

    • I don’t always read the most intellectual books but that is okay! There were so many years I just did not have time to read and now I make the time! I imagine I have a lot more disposable time than you do ! Your goal is a great one, too!!!

  15. I am a fan of Richard Paul Evans and am reading his “Lost Decender” now. His Walk series of three were just great. His books always surprise me and I like that.

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