2012 Book Challenge

I love reading, I feel it’s one of the best ways to decompress for all ages. It is for this very reason I’ve decided to incorporate one of my 2012 resolutions as part of my blog (two birds, one story theory). I am a voracious reader: if the content is interesting enough, I can polish off a substantial tome in about 72 hours (I’m looking at you, War and Peace). As a result, I’ve decided to take a word of advice from a certain Torontonian friend of mine, and outline a list of 50 books I would like to get through this calendar year, provide a rating for each, and occasionally a brief review on the stand outs.

If you have recommendations for me, please, leave a comment.

Without further ado, here we go!

#1 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4 stars/5)

#2 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (4 stars/5)

#3 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (3 stars/5)

#4 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (3.5 stars/5)

#5 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (4 stars/5)

#6 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (3.5 stars/5)

#7 The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa (2.5 stars/5)

#8a Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (.25 stars/5)

#8b Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3.5 stars/5)

#9 Free World by David Bezmozgis (2 stars/5)

#10 Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (3 stars/5)

#11  Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (2 stars/5)

#12 Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (1.5 stars/5)

#13 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (3.5 stars/5)

#14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (3 stars/5)

#15 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (4.5 stars/5)

#16 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (4 stars/5)

#17 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (3 stars/5)

#18 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (4.5 stars/5)

#19 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (5 stars/5)

#20 Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (3 stars/5)

#21 Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2.5 stars/5)

#22 Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (3.5 stars/5)

#23 Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (4 stars/5)

#24 Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (3.5 stars/5)

#25 Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (2.5 stars/5)

#26 All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (3 stars/5)

#27 From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (2.5 stars/5)

#28 Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (3 stars/5)

#29 Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (2.5 stars/5)

#30 Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (2.5 stars/5)

#31 Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (2 stars/5)

#32 Stardust by Neil Gaiman (3 stars/5)

#33 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (4 stars/5)

#34 Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (2.5 stars/5)

#35 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (4 stars/5)

#36 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (3 stars/5)

#37 The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (4.5 stars/5)

#38 Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (3.5 stars/5)

#39 A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (3 stars/5)

#40 A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (3 stars/5)

#41 A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin (3.5 stars/5)

#42 A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin (3 stars/5)

#43 The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (4 stars/5)

#44 Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (3.5 stars/5)

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