2012 Reading Log

  1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. 5/3
  2. A

  3. Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'Aulaire. 1/23
  4. An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle. 2/26
  5. Appomattox by James Reasoner. 2/24
  6. Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove, Leo & Diane Dillon, ill. 7/10
  7. B

  8. Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins, Nicolas Sidjakov, ill. 6/21
  9. A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka. 9/15
  10. The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward. 4/11
  11. Black Powder War by Naomi Novik. 6/24
  12. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.5 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 1/13
  13. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.6 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 2/9
  14. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.7 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 4/1
  15. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.8 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 4/29
  16. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.9 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 11/18
  17. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, v.10 by Richard F. Burton, translator. 12/2
  18. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Supplement volumes: v.1: in progress ; v.2: ; v.3: ; v.4: ; v.5: ; v.6 by Richard F. Burton, translator.
  19. C

  20. The Call of the Wild , by Jack London. 11/18
  21. Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner. 3/26
  22. The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lillian Jackson Brown. 1/15
  23. The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lillian Jackson Brown. 1/25
  24. The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lillian Jackson Brown. 2/6
  25. The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lillian Jackson Brown. 2/11
  26. Chickamauga by James Reasoner. 1/30
  27. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke. 10/24
  28. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, Chris Raschka, ill. 12/19
  29. The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans. 12/19
  30. The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jack Zipes. 1/6
  31. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer. 7/23
  32. D

  33. Dangerous Island by Helen Mather-Smith Mindlin. 1/26
  34. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney. 9/7
  35. Door in the Woods by James Dashner. 9/4
  36. Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time #3) by Robert Jordan. 7/25
  37. Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey. 2/14
  38. Duffy and the Devil retold by Harve Zemach, Margot Zemach, ill. 7/12
  39. Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye. 7/31
  40. E

  41. Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card. 8/3
  42. The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor. 8/30
  43. The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous. 4/10
  44. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. 1/2
  45. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan. 6/2
  46. F

  47. The Fields by Conrad Richter. 2/20
  48. Finders Keepers by Will [William Lipkind], Nicolas [Nicholas Mordvinoff], ill. 4/11
  49. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time #5) by Robert Jordan. 10/9
  50. Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do by Eileen Christelow. 6/21
  51. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale by Arthur Ransome, Uri Shulevitz, ill. 7/5
  52. Formic Wars: Burning Earth by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, Giancarlo Caracuzzo. 3/2
  53. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. 4/11
  54. The Funny Little Woman retold by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent, ill. 7/10
  55. G

  56. Gettysburg by James Reasoner. 1/12
  57. Gift Of Ice by James Dashner. 9/19
  58. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble. 7/17
  59. The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen. 7/20
  60. Golem by David Wisniewski, Lee Salsbery, ill. 1/22
  61. Good Night, Gorilla board book by Peggy Rathmann. 6/28
  62. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd, ill. 6/28
  63. Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say. 8/29
  64. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan. 6/20
  65. H

  66. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. 6/30
  67. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. 7/23
  68. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. 7/16
  69. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. 8/3
  70. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. 8/26
  71. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 9/23
  72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling 10/13
  73. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 10/29
  74. The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, Chris Raschka (ill.). 9/11
  75. Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks. 7/24
  76. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. 5/23/28
  77. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire v.1 by Edward Gibbon. 8/20
  78. Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis. 5/23
  79. The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes (ill.). 9/8
  80. I

  81. In His Majesty's Service by Naomi Novik. 6/24
  82. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. 6/19
  83. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. 4/16
  84. J

  85. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. 10/25
  86. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. 9/7
  87. K

  88. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard. 11/1
  89. L

  90. The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand. 4/10
  91. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. 9/12
  92. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. 1/27
  93. The Little Island by Golden MacDonald [Margaret Wise Brown], Leonard Weisgard (ill.). 2/5
  94. Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6) by Robert Jordan. 12/5
  95. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 12/16
  96. M

  97. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. 2/6
  98. The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin. 5/23
  99. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. 9/5
  100. Many Moons by James Thurber. 1/28
  101. March by Geraldine Brooks. 9/17
  102. May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Beni Montresor. 6/30
  103. Mei Li by Thomas Handforth. 1/22
  104. Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully. 8/4
  105. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. 3/16
  106. Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George. 7/11
  107. My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness by Gwyneth Paltrow. 11/19
  108. My friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann. 9/4
  109. N

  110. New Spring by Robert Jordan. 5/4
  111. Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets, Aurora Labastida. 7/10
  112. Nothing At All by Wanda Gág. 6/17
  113. O

  114. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz. 8/23
  115. Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. 8/28
  116. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. 2/5
  117. One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. 7/16
  118. Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall and Barbara Cooney. 7/18
  119. P

  120. Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi. 7/22
  121. Penmarric by Susan Howatch. 1/27
  122. Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field, Elizabeth Orton Jones, ill. 2/5
  123. R

  124. Rabbit Redux by John Updike. 12/17
  125. Rabbit, Run by John Updike. 10/20
  126. Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky. 9/1
  127. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. 11/18
  128. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammel, ill. 2/6
  129. The Road by Cormac McCarthy. 6/6
  130. The Rooster Crows : A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham, ill. 2/5
  131. Rumpelstiltskin by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Paul O. Zelinsky, ill. 2/6
  132. S

  133. Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges, Trina Schart Hyman, ill. 7/16
  134. Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine by Evaline Ness. 6/27
  135. Savannah by James Reasoner. 2/16
  136. Scholar: A Novel in the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt Jr. 4/15
  137. A Separate Peace by John Knowles. 4/25
  138. Shadow by Blaise Cendrars, Marcia Brown. 7/25
  139. Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4) by Robert Jordan. 9/1
  140. Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card. 3/11
  141. Shenandoah by James Reasoner. 2/6
  142. Shipwreck by Richard Platt. 4/26
  143. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. 1/10
  144. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead, ill. 9/13
  145. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. 6/12
  146. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich. 2/23
  147. Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, David Diaz (ill.). 8/31
  148. Snow by Uri Shulevitz. 12/19
  149. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Mary Azarian, ill. 9/1
  150. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 6/22
  151. So Big by Edna Ferber. 9/28
  152. So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, David Small, ill. 9/2
  153. Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi. 4/8
  154. A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley. 7/09
  155. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon. 9/2
  156. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. 7/3
  157. T

  158. Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. 11/20
  159. They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson. 1/23
  160. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik. 5/30
  161. Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey. 6/24
  162. The Tower of Air (The Jimmy Fincher Saga #3) by James Dashner. 9/27
  163. The Town by Conrad Richter. 3/7
  164. A Tree is Nice by Janice Udry, Marc Simont, ill. 4/13
  165. The Trees by Conrad Richter. 2/5
  166. Tuesday by David Wiesner. 8/1
  167. Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. 4/20
  168. U

  169. The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reis. 6/23
  170. V

  171. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. 6/16
  172. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, Michael Hague, ill. 9/16
  173. W

  174. War of the Black Curtain by James Dashner. 10/12
  175. What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz. 2/16
  176. When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, Wes Hargis, ill. 9/16
  177. White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin R. Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin, ill. 2/5
  178. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle. 11/25
  179. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. 11/24
  180. X

  181. The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander. 8/6
Author Comments: 

2012 Goals

SUCCESS! Read 150 books in 2012 Final count: 153

SUCCESS! Continue reading winners of the Pulitzer Prize Award for fiction (27 remain)

SUCCESS! Continue reading the full 16 vol. Richard F. Burton translation of One Thousand Nights and a Night. (progress is excellent - 7 vol. completed this year

SUCCESS! Read all Caldecott medal winners (not including Honor books)

SUCCESS! Complete Lillian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series.

2011 Goals:

°°° SUCCESS Read 200 books in 2011. Final count: 206

°°° SUCCESS Begin reading more children's books. They were the secret to my reading so many books this year.

°°° SUCCESS Continue listening to the audiobook recording of the Aubrey/Maturin Series (completed the full series!)

°°° PARTIAL SUCCESS Continue reading winners of the Pulitzer Prize Award for Fiction. I grew tired of reading so much fiction, to the exclusion of other types of reading. I am expanding to include several other genre of Pulitzer winners.

°°° PARTIAL SUCCESS Complete Lillian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series. I got distracted by other book series I started reading, but I did complete a few.

°°° FAILURE Continue reading the full Richard F. Burton translation of One Thousand Nights and a Night. It got boring.


Just because I begin a book, I am not required to complete it if I don't enjoy it. Life is too short and there is so much to read.

I must remember that not all reading pleasure comes from reading from the innumerable lists of "best" books.

I am moving the full extent of my books (read, reading and planning to read) from Shelfari (who has sold out to Amazon) to http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4985011?shelf=currentlyoreading

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