Books of 2012

Well, folks, it was a 360 book year. Kind of stupid, really, because you know that just means I'll try to read 365 of them in 2013.

Formats! 149 were audiobooks, 120 were ebooks, and the rest (91) were paper.
Sources! I did buy a few, but as always, I'm so grateful that Harris County Public Library and Houston Public Library contain such multitudes. I also had some review copies of books and audiobooks sent along, which I always enjoy.

The bulk of 2012's reading was romance - 75 contemporaries, and 68 historicals. But there were also 66 mysteries, 57 young adult novels, 18 sci-fi/fantasties, a dozen non-fiction titles, and 64 real sorta serious otherwise non-genre fiction novels. Some really enthralling, uplifting, depressing, thought-provoking books there, in addition to the mindless fun and so forth.

Here they are, basically alphabetical by author. The green ones are the ones I've posted about, and the orange ones are ones I also loved (mostly I post about books I loved) so you should look out for them, too:

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Pick-Up Game edited by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith, Jr.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley
The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh
Web of Love by Mary Balogh
The Devil's Web by Mary Balogh
The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh
A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh
Wanted by her Lost Love by Maya Banks
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A Lady's Secret by Jo Beverley
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Tithe by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black
One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake
Valiant by Holly Black
Baby, Don't Go by Stephanie Bond
The Night Swimmer by Matt Bondurant
Cover Me by Stephanie Bond
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Mistress of Magic by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Diviners by Libba Bray
A Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley
I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, et al
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Tall, Dark & Deadly by Suzanne Brockmann
Future Perfect by Suzanne Brockmann
Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann
Love with the Proper Stranger by Suzanne Brockmann
Letters to Kelly by Suzanne Brockmann
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton
Missing You by Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)
The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot
When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)
Code Name Cassandra by Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)
Safe House by Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)
Sanctuary by Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)
Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri
The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri
The Smell of the Night by Andrea Camilleri
The Patience of the Spider by Andrea Camilleri
The Paper Moon by Andrea Camilleri
August Heat by Andrea Camilleri
Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri
Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase
Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Open City by Teju Cole
Crossed by Ally Condie
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare
Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare
Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare
Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
The Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare
A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare
A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare
The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Lighting Rods by Helen Dewitt
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Doctor's Deadly Affair by Stephanie Doyle
The Way Back by Stephanie Doyle
Assorted Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling
How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling
Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
Making Babies by Anne Enright
Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich
Full House by Janet Evanovich
Full Tilt by Janet Evanovich
Full Speed by Janet Evanovich
Full Blast by Janet Evanovich
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
The Woman who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Broken Harbor by Tana French
The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
A Good American by Alex George
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
True Confessions by Rachel Gibson
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
A Lady Awakened by Cecelia Grant
A Gentleman Undone by Cecilia Grant
Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves
Hot Wheels and High Heels by Jane Graves
Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
The Red House by Mark Haddon
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
No One in the World by E. Lynn Harris & R. M. Johnson
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison
Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlain Harris
Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
The Bone Magician by F. E. Higgins
Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins
Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins
The Eyeball Collector by F.E. Higgins
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Holt
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Holt
To Die For by Linda Howard
Prey by Linda Howard
Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
Cover Her Face by P. D. James
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
Unnatural Causes by P.D. James
The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James
Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
The Black Tower by P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
A Mind to Murder by P.D. James
A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries
The Truth about Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries
To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries
Captured by Beverly Jenkins
Through the Storm by Beverly Jenkins
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
The Moor by Laurie King
O Jerusalem by Laurie King
Justice Hall by Laurie King
The Game by Laurie King
The God of the Hive by Laurie King
Locked Rooms by Laurie King
Pirate King by Laurie King
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
A Letter of Mary by Laurie King
The Language of Bees by Laurie King
Midnight Angel by Lisa Kleypas
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrea by Stephanie Laurens
The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Call for the Dead by John Le Carré
Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Wide Awake by David Levithan
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
In a Strange City by Laura Lippman
The Last Place by Laura Lippman
By a Spider's Thread by Laura Lippman
No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman
The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman
Drama: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
The Boyfriend List by E Lockhart
The Boy Book by E Lockhart
The Treasure Map of Boys by E Lockhart
Real Live Boyfriends by E Lockhart
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Summer Nights by Susan Mallery
All Summer Long by Susan Mallery
Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery
One in a Million by Susan Mallery
Summer Days by Susan Mallery
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Last Goodbye by Sarah Mayberry
A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith
The Perils of Morning Coffee by Alexander McCall Smith (+ other novellas)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
My Bonny Light Horseman by L. A. Meyer
Rapture of the Deep by L A Meyer
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee by L A Meyer
The Mark of the Golden Dragon by L A Meyer
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Heft by Liz Moore
The Greek Billionaire's Love-Child by Sarah Morgan
Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
Home by Toni Morrison
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
The Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O'Neal
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Patterson
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Lush Life by Richard Price
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
A Surrey State of Affairs by Ceri Radford
The Cove by Ron Rash
Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts
Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
Rising Tides by Nora Roberts
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose
Divergent by Victoria Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Countess by Lyndsay Sands
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
Cancer on $5 a Day by Robert Schimmel
The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis
Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
Toast by Nigel Slater
The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane
The Angel in My Arms by Stefanie Sloane
The Saint Who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloane
The Sinner Who Seduced Me by Stefanie Sloane
There but for the by Ali Smith
NW by Zadie Smith
Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
Breathless by Anne Stuart
Reckless by Anne Stuart
Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart
Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart
Ruthless by Anne Stuart
On Thin Ice by Anne Stuart
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
His at Night by Sherry Thomas
Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas
Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas
Delicious by Sherry Thomas
We the Animals by Justin Torres
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
In the Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler
An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
Angel with Two Faces by Nicola Upson
Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Half a Crown by Jo Walton
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig
Blackout by Connie Willis
All Clear by Connie Willis
The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig
Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
Top Ten Reasons Your Novel is Rejected
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
Above Us Only Sky by Marion Winik
The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede

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