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End of the Year 2012: Reading

I read 43 books last year, seven short of my goal of 50. My favorite fiction titles were Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan, and The Expendable Man by Dorothy Hughes.

In nonfiction, I enjoyed Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson and American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum.

I really enjoyed the comics series Love and Capes by Tom Zahler & the book Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton. I listened to several books this year, usually while doing housework, and I have to give special notice to the full cast recording of American Gods, written by Neil Gaiman.

Most of the books I read this year were in an electronic form – even the comics. I find it convenient to read on the iPad or Kindle, and even on the iPhone. I like reading paper books just fine, I just happen to mostly read eBooks or listen to audiobooks.

Even though I didn’t meet my goal of 50 books last year, I’m going to try again this year. You can follow along and make your own reading goal at GoodReads.

One Comment

  1. heini says:

    Wow, well done anyway. Would be interesting to hear why did you like those the best. We went to the library today and I borrowed Siri Hustvedt’s What I Loved. Let’s see if I’ll like it or not.

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