Monday, December 31, 2012

Books I Didn't Read - 2012

This time of year is a book addict's biggest nightmare.  It's the time of year when we realize just how many books we DIDN'T read.  Every year around this time, I lament the days I spent lingering between books, watching Downton Abbey, or listening to news radio, because I could have been reading or listening to another book.  I see all the "Best Of" lists coming out and beat myself up for passing up this book or that.

There are too many books, too little time, and I will never read all the books I want to read.

So, here I dedicate a post to all the books I Wish I Read in 2012. 

FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
THE ROUND HOUSE: A NOVEL by Louise Erdich (Harper)
THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin (Ballantine/Random House)
THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers (Little, Brown)
THE GODS OF GOTHAM by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam, Amy Einhorn)
WILD by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER by Junot Diaz (Riverhead)
THE DOG STARS by Peter Heller (Knopf)
LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES by Emma Straub (Riverhead)
A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME by Wiley Cash (William Morrow)
SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer (St Martin's Press)
AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani (Harper)
RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles (Penguin)
THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey (Harper Perennial)
THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE by Courtney Miller Santo (William Morrow)
SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn (Broadway)
WIFE 22 by Melanie Gideon (William Morrow)

Young Adult:

THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray (Little, Brown)
ASK THE PASSENGERS by A.S. King (Little, Brown)
THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen (Scholastic)
DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic)
SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman (Random House)
ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic)
INSURGENT by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegan Books)
EVERY DAY by David Levithan (Knopf)
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel)
SKINNY by Donna Cooner (Scholastic)


Florinda Pendley Vasquez said...

I didn't get to some of those either :-). But FLIGHT BEHAVIOR is one of my 2012 Books of the Year, and I'd recommend the audiobook of SHINE SHINE SHINE. Happy reading in 2013!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I've just accepted that my to read list is always going to be long and there are always books I won't get to. For every book currently on my list, I think two more get added! Happy New Year!
2 Kids and Tired Books

Beth F said...

You have some awesome reading a head of you! I hope these don't get lost to the new year.

janellenferrigan said...

Great list. Thanks. I just added several of the titles to my goodreads to read list.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Good post! I have read some of them but many of these are still on the shelf.

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