100 Books 2012

Just today I finished my 100 book challenge for 2012.  And over a week to spare.  For those just tuning in, the 100 book challenge is to read 100 books in the year, which includes MG, YA, or adult, audiobooks, and graphic novels.  I also include completed, but unpublished, books that I beta read, but not books of mine that I read for fun, unless they are published.  A book is counted only once if I reread it in this year, but I can count it if I read it again next year.  For this reason, I’ve been waiting on a few books that I’m really looking forward to rereading.

Here’s my list of my 100 books for this year:

1. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
3. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
4. The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
5. Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
6. Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz
7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
9. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
10. Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer
11. There is no Dog by Meg Rosoff
12. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
13. Absolute Visions by various, including some sage girl
14. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
15. Saving June by Hannah Harrington
16. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
17. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 1
18. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 2
19. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 3
20. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 4
21. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 5
22. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 6
23. beta read
24. Love Sucks by Sage Collins
25. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
26. Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
27. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
28. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
29. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
30. beta
31. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
32. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
33. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
34. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
35. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
36. Holes by Louis Sachar
37. Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
38. Demon Diary, vol. 1
39. Demon Diary, vol. 2
40. Demon Diary, vol. 3
41. The False Prince by Jennifer a. Nielsen
42. Demon Diary, vol. 4
43. Demon Diary, vol. 5
44. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
45. Demon Diary, vol. 6
46. Demon Diary, vol. 7
47. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
48. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
49. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
50. Loveless, vol. 1
51. Loveless, vol. 2
52. Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin
53. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
54. The Selection by Kiera Cass
55. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
56. A Want so Wicked by Suzanne Young
57. beta
58. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
59. Eona by Alison Goodman
60. White Knight by Jim Butcher
61. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer’s Comrade by Mark Twain
62. Loveless, vol. 3
63. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
64. Loveless, vol. 4
65. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
66. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
67. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
68. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
69. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
70. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
71. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
72. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okirafor
73. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca
74. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
75. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
76. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
77. Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky
78. Small Favor by Jim Butcher
79. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
80. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
81. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
82. The Diviners by Libba Bray
83. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
84. Fox’s Mask by Anna Frost
85. The Turning by Francine Prose
86. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
87. The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
88. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
89. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
90. Loveless, vol. 5
91. Loveless, vol. 6
92. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
93. Loveless, vol. 7
94. Columbus: Past, Present, and Future by various
95. Speechless by Hannah Harrington
96. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
97. Phoenix by Jennifer Mason-Black
98. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
99. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
100. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Of books that I counted, 3 were beta reads, and 2 were either by me or included a story of mine.  4 were classics, 53 were YA, 13 were MG (counting all Harry Potters), 7 were adult, 2 were anthologies, 1 was non-fiction, and 20 were manga.

33 of these books were ones I had read at least once before 2012.  17 were ebooks.  7 were audiobooks. 13 were library books.

Oh, and I finished the 2012 YA/MG Debut author challenge, which you wouldn’t think would be too hard, since 4 people within my writing group, including myself, debuted this year and I only needed 12, but I finished the last two in mid-December

1. When the Sea is Rising Red
2. Love Sucks
3. Incarnate
4. Cinder
5. Kiss the Morning Star
6. Scarlet
7. What’s Left of Me
8. Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator
9. Fox’s Mask
10. Stormdancer
11. Shadow and Bone
12. Phoenix

It will be interesting to see if I make the challenge in 2013 (will it be 13 debut authors?) since so many of this year’s debuts have sequels coming out, and I know nothing about the debuts for next year.  Then again, that’s how I found out about so many of the ones that I read this year and loved.

So there’s my stats for 2012.

Did you take on a challenge to read a certain number of books this year?  How did you do?

Lots of love,

3 thoughts on “100 Books 2012

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  2. I did 40 books for the year, but I only started counting in about June or so, when I signed up for GoodReads. I made it about a month ago.

    I plan to strive for something bigger in 2013, but am thinking or a limit of about 60 or so.

    It’s very cool to have such a big list, though! It’s making me rethink only doing 60 ;D

    • It is pretty fun to see that long list.

      If you’ve read 40 since June, I bet you can make 100 in a year. The year before I started the challenge, I only read 25 books. It’s a good motivator to take some extra reading time.

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