Books I read in 2012

The idea was to read an equal number of current fiction, classics and non-fiction books.


  1. Relic by Douglas Preston and Lee Child (finished 1/6/12)
  2. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory (finished 1/25/12)
  3. Empress of Eternity by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (finished 2/18/12)
  4. Dragongirl by Todd J. McCaffrey (finished 3/9/12)
  5. Oath of Fealty  by Elizabeth Moon (finished 3/24/12)
  6. Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon (finished 4/10/12)
  7. Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance (finished 4/14/12)
  8. Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen (finished 4/15/12)
  9. On the Run by Iris Johansen (finished 4/21/12)
  10. Tripwire by Lee Child (finished 4/22/12)
  11. The Power of Blackness by Jack Williamson (finished 5/24/12)
  12. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child (finished 6/28/12)
  13. Between Assassinations by Aravind Adiga  (finished 7/7/12)
  14. Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind  (finished 7/10/12)
  15. The Collectors by David Baldacci (finished 7/29/12)
  16. The Rift by Walter J. Williams (finished 8/11/12)
  17. The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams (finished 8/22/12)
  18. The Heretic by Joseph Nassise (finished 9/4/12)
  19. Winter World by CJ Mills (finished 9/18/12)
  20. Pocho by José Antonio Villareal (finished  (10/16/12)
  21. Simple Genius by David Baldacci (finished 11/15/12)
  22. Legion by Brandon Sanderson – a novella (finished 11/18/12)
  23. Reflex by Steven Gould (finished 12/6/12)


  1. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (finished 1/25/12)
  2. At Home in the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Rosemary Radford Ruether edited by Mary Tardiff (finished 2/26/12)
  3. Feudalism in Japan by Peter Duss (finished 3/31/12)
  4. The South Pole by Roald Amundsen (finished 4/16/12)
  5. Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (finished 5/16/12)
  6. The Writer’s Little Helper by James V. Smith, Jr. (finished 5/31/12)
  7. Come On, People by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. (finished 6/5/12)
  8. Share or Die edited by Malcolm Harris with Neal Gorenflo (finished 7/18/12)
  9. The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones (finished 8/18/12)
  10. The Art of War by Sun Tzu (finished 8/31/12)
  11. Virtual Justice by Greg Lastowka (finished 9/9/12)
  12. A  Cynic Looks at Life by Ambrose Bierce (finished 9/23/12)
  13. No Red Pen – Writers, Writing Groups and Critique by  Victoria A. Hudson (finished 9/25/12)
  14. Content by Cory Doctorow (finished 10/13/12)
  15. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (finished 10/30/12)
  16. Context by Cory Doctorow (finished 11/23/12)
  17. People of the Abyss by Jack London (finished 12/20/12)
  18. The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential by Anya Kramenetz (finished 12/25/12)
  19. First and Last Things by HG Wells (finished 12/27/12)


  1. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (finished 2/2/12)
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (finished 3/13/12)
  3. The Time Machine by HG Wells (finished 3/19/12)
  4. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville (finished 5/16/12)
  5. Emma by Jane Austen (finished 6/3/12)
  6. Oil! by Upton Sinclair (finished 6/23/12)
  7. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (finished 7/31/12)
  8. The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells (finished 8/26/12)
  9. Dracula by Bram Stoker (finished 9/17/12)
  10. Lady Susan by Jane Austen – novella (finished 9/30/12)
  11. The Man Who Knew Too Much by GK Chesterton (finished 11/6/12)
  12. Persuasion by Jane Austen (finished 11/29/12)
  13. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (finished 12/10/12)
  14. The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs – novella (finished 12/14/12)
  15. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (finished 12/17/12)
  16. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (finished 12/19/12)
  17. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (finished 12/24/12)
  18. The Mysterious Key and What It Unlocked by Louisa May Alcott (finished 12/24/12)
  19. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (finished 12/29/12)

3 thoughts on “Books I read in 2012

  1. If you like the dystopian novels some good ones to read are Divergent, Insurgent(its the sequel to Divergent) Dilerium, Pandamonium(its the sequel to delirum), and Birthmarked which I think its sequel is coming out soon. Thanks for giving me some good book ideas!

    1. Thanks for the suggestions. I am always looking for new books and series to read. I don’t always get around to reading them, but I enjoy learning about them!

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