2012 Reading Recap

23,031!  117:31!

If my math is correct, this is the number of pages I read and amount of time I listened to audiobooks in 2012.

I participated in two reading challenges in 2012 – the Tewkbury Public Library’s 50 Books Challenge [http://www.tewksburypl.org/Pages/index] and Kelsey’s Alphabet Challenge (where I had to read one book for each letter of the alphabet). Here is the list of what I read this year:

Tewksbury Public Library’s 50 Books Challenge:

1. “Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” by Benjamin Franklin 5 hrs 59 min

2. “Casanova” by John Masters 9 hrs 23 min

3. “Diary of a U-Boat Commander” by Stephen King-Hall  5hrs 21 min

4. “Beyond Good & Evil” by Friedrich Nietzsche  7 hrs 26 min

5. “11/22/63” by Stephen King  849 pgs

6. “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich  320 pgs

7. “Fluke” by Christopher Moore  321 pgs

8. “The Griff” by Christopher Moore  160 pgs

9. “Island of the Sequined Love Nun” by Christopher Moore 336 pgs

10. “The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove” by Christopher Moore  320 pgs

11. “Google Docs 4 Everyone” by Scott & Nancy Holzner  264 pages

12. “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld  464 pgs

13. “Kill Shakespeare: Vol. 1” by Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col  148 pgs

14. “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley  416 pages

15. “Behemoth” by Scott Westerfeld  512 pgs

16. “Smoke and Mirrors” by Neil Gaiman  368 pgs

17. “Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams” by Jeff Mariotte  104 pages

18. “The Imperial Cruise” by James Bradley  400 pgs

19. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak  576 pgs

20. “Pride of Baghdad” by Brian K. Vaughn  136 pgs

21. “Y: The Last Man – Unmanned” by Brian K. Vaughn  128 pages

22. “Kill Shakespeare: The Blast of War” by Conor McCreery  148 pgs

23. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams  208 pages

24. “Roots” by Alex Haley  27 hrs 20 min

25. “Coyote Blue” by Christopher Moore  320 pgs

26. “Y: The Last Man: Cycles” by Brian Vaughn  128 pages

27. “Y: The Last Man: One Small Step” by Brian Vaughn  168 pages

28. “Sacre Bleu” by Christopher Moore  432 pgs

29. “Chasing the Moon” by A. Lee Martinez  320 pgs

30. “Hard Knocks” by Howie Carr  352 pgs

31. “Big Trouble” by Dave Barry  304 pgs

32. “The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag” by Alan Bradley  400 pgs

33. “Brotherhood of Warriors” by Aaron Cohen  304 pgs

34. “A Red Herring Without Mustard” by Alan Bradley  432 pgs

35. “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows” by Alan Bradley  336 pgs

36. “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore  405 pgs

37. “Beyond Band of Brothers” by Major Dick Winters  9hrs 57 min

38. “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare 528 pgs

39. “Horns” by Joe Hill  416 pgs

40. “Churchill” by Paul Johnson  192 pgs

41. “Black Elk Speaks” by John Neihardt  2 hrs 40 min

42. “The Ghost Brigades” by John Scalzi 384 pgs

43. “The Last Colony” by John Scalzi  336 pgs

44. “Lost on A Mountain in Maine” by Don Fendler  128 pgs

45. “A Good Thief” by Hannah Tinti  327 pgs

46. “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett  30 hrs 41 min

47. “Goliath” by Scott Westerfeld  576 pgs

48. “The Stalin Epigram” by Robert Littell  384 pgs

49. “Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words & Pictures” by Dick Johnson 224 pgs

50. “Hell’s Corner” by David Baldacci  448 pgs

Kelsey’s Alphabet Challenge:

A. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (Adventure) #55  864 pgs

B. “Business Networking & Sex: Not What You Think” by Dr. Ivan Misner (Educational) #57    256 pgs

C. “Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson (Suspense) #59  480 pgs

D. “Day of the Giants” by Lester del Ray (Science Fiction) #54  128 pgs

D. “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep” (Science Fiction) #77  244 pgs

E. “The Emperor’s Tomb” by Steve Berry (Suspense) #62  528 pgs

F. “Far Bright Star” by Robert Olmstead (Western) #69  218 pgs

G. “Givers Gain” by Dr. Ivan Misner (Educational) #58  113 pgs

H. “Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad (Literary) #67  148 pgs

I. “If the Walls Could Talk” by Margo Cobb (History) #72  66 pages

J. “The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry (Thriller/Suspense) #52  592 pgs

K. “Killer Crullers” by Jessica Beck (Mystery) #78 287 pgs

L. “Lost Girls” by George D. Shuman (Thriller/Suspense) #64  336 pgs

M. “The Mighty Quinns: Kellan” by Kate Hoffman (Romance) #53  216 pgs

M. “Masters of Networking” by Dr. Ivan Misner (Educational) #56  200 pgs

N. “The Night Birds” by Thomas Maltman (Historical Ficton) #73  384 pgs

O. “Odd Apocalypse” by Dean Koontz (Horror) #61  368 pgs

P. “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli (Literary) #65  124 pgs

Q. “The Quest for Anna Klein” by Thomas H. Cook (Historical Fiction) #70  352 pgs

R. “Red Mist” by Patricia Cornwell (Thriller/Suspense) #68  544 pgs

S. “Suicide Run” by William Styron (Historic Fiction) #51  208 pgs

T. “Troublemaker: Vol. 1 & 2” by Janet & Alex Evanovich (Graphic Novel) #75  224 pgs

U. “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman (Young Adult) #66  352 pgs

V. “Vanishing Act” by Thomas Perry (Suspense – Audiobook) #71  10 hrs 30 min

W. “We Bought a Zoo” by Benjamin Mee (Literary – Audiobook) #63  8 hrs 14 min

X. “The X-Files: Whirlwind” by Charles Grant (Science Fiction) #76  264 pgs

Y. “The Year of Loving Dangerously” by Ted Rall & Pablo Callejo (Graphic Novel) #74 128 pgs

Z. “Z for Zachariah” by Robert O’Brien (Young Adult) #60  240 pgs


#79 “Boneshakers” by Cherie Priest  416 pgs

#80 “Y: The Last Man: Safeword” by Brian K. Vaughn 142 pgs

#81 “Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days” by Brian K. Vaughn 136 pgs

#82 “Ex Machina:Tag” by Brian K. Vaughn 128 pgs

#83 “Fatally Flaky” by Diane Mott Davidson 323 pgs

If you would like to see the covers, you can visit my Pinterest Board at: http://pinterest.com/hilcheychandler/50-books-challenge-2012/


About Paul H-C

Just an avid reader in the little town of Bangor, Maine (Yes, that Bangor...home of Stephen King). When I'm not reading and drinking coffee, I sell cell phones by the sea shore.
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One Response to 2012 Reading Recap

  1. You, sir, could be a librarian, the way you like to keep track of little details! This is a great list and I look forward to starting 2013 in 2 days! Good luck with your extra challenge… I’m interested, but don’t know if I’ll even make 50 again! (Just made it under the wire this weekend!)


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