Books Read in 2012

4 Jan

Remember that resolution I made last year to read more books for fun? Apparently I didn’t remember it, either!

  1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 
  2. Pure by Julianna Baggott 
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore 
  4. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 
  5. Welcome to Vietnam (Echo Company #1) by Ellen Emerson White 
  6. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 
  7. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein /
  8. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead 
  9. The Diviners by Libba Bray 
  10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  11. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell…valiant effort but abandoned when it took six weeks to get to page 18.
  12. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  13. Winter Dreams, Christmas Love by Mary Francis Shura 

So next year, truly, I resolve to read more for fun, which has the added benefit of helping me stay sane and feel like myself. Funny how books can do that. 

And for the curious, I received 178 or so agented submissions this year, a healthy mix of age levels, but tending mostly toward YA. And edited a whole bunch of books, too, which involved reading manuscripts multiple times. Which is how it must work out that I’m constantly reading but only have 13 books on this list!

2 Responses to “Books Read in 2012”

  1. Rebekah January 6, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    I have an agent (who’s also a friend of mine), and since most of her reading is done outside the office, she doesn’t seem to ever read for pleasure. I think the fact that you managed to read ANYTHING for fun is a huge accomplishment.

    I read quite a few of the same books this year. I was a huge fan of Kristen Cashore’s Graceling Trilogy, and Pure. Julianna Baggott’s words have such a wonderful sound in my head. I actually read A Wrinkle in Time this year again because of another Rebecca Stead book, When You Reach Me. I had read it when I was a kid (I have a mom who thinks fantasy is the way to truth), but it was a totally different experience for me this year.

    Congratulations on this very well-rounded list. I really think you should be patting yourself on the back.

  2. Rita Webb January 28, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Lot of good books on your list! Night Circus was awesome.

    Do you ever do audiobooks? I find that audiobooks make my long drive to work shorter, and I read a whole lot more books that way.

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