Rummanah Aasi

262/245 books

I read 240 books this year. Just short of 10 books for my reading goal of 250, but I still think that's pretty good considering I had two jobs and all the other obstacles that life throws at you. For 2012, my goal is to read 245. Thanks to Tales of the Crypt for hosting this challenge. 

  • Starts January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012
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  • There is no need to come up with your list of books in advance.
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  • The goal of this challenge is to read 100+ books during 2012.

Books Read in 2012

Italics indicate a review has already been posted

  1. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (YA)
  2. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (YA)
  3. Darker Still (Magic Most Foul #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber (YA)
  4. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (GN)
  5. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (Children/YA)
  6. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) (Children/YA)
  7. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten (YA)
  8. Library Wars Vol. 4 by Kiiro Yumi (Manga)
  9. Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder (Adult/YA)
  10. Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand (YA)
  11. Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton (YA)
  12. Library Wars Vol. 5 by Kiiro Yumi (Manga)
  13. Library Wars Vol. 6 by Kiiro Yumi (Manga)
  14. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Childrens/YA)
  15. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen (YA)
  16. A Spy in the House (Agency #1) by Y.S. Lee (Children/YA)
  17. A Body at the Tower (Agency #2) by Y.S. Lee (Children/YA)
  18. Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi (YA)
  19. Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows (YA)
  20. Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (Children)
  21. Airport by Byron Barton (Children)
  22. The Grand Mosque of Paris by Karen Gray Ruelle (Children)
  23. Owl Babies by Martin Waddel (Children)
  24. In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming (Children)
  25. Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tegray (YA)
  26. Legend by Marie Lu (YA)
  27. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Adult)
  28. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (YA)
  29. Amelia Rules! The Whole World is Crazy by Jimmy Gownley (Graphic Novels)
  30. Amelia Rules! Superheroes by Jimmy Gownley (Graphic Novels)
  31. Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit (YA)
  32. Deadly by Julie Chibbaro (Children/YA)
  33. What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cryr #1) by C.S. Harris (Adult)
  34. Afterschool Charisma Vol 1 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  35. Afterschool Charisma Vol 2 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  36. Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Children)
  37. Blood Lie by Shirley Vernick (YA)
  38. Afterschool Charisma Vol 3 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  39. Afterschool Charisma Vol 4 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  40. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (YA)
  41. How to Raise Mom and Dad by Josh Lerman (Chldren)
  42. The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore (Children)
  43. A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley (Children)
  44. But, excuse me, that's my book by Lauren Child (Children)
  45. Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee (Children/YA)
  46. Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler (YA) 
  47. Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace #3) by Alexander Gordon Smith *Review coming soon
  48. Fracture by Megan Miranda (YA)
  49. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #2) (Adult)
  50. Black Butler Volume 6 by Yana Toboso (Manga)
  51. Black Butler Volume 7 by Yana Toboso (Manga)
  52. The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark (YA)
  53. Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! by Margaret Read MacDonald (Children)
  54. Alia's Mission by Mark Alan Stamaty (GN)
  55. Mystery Bottle by Kristen Balouch (Children)
  56. The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox (Children)
  57. The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin (Children)
  58. Mirror by Jeannie Baker (Children)
  59. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (YA)
  60. Hexed by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) (Adult)
  61. New Girl by Paige Harbison (YA)
  62. Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill (YA)
  63. Scary School by Derek Kent (Children)
  64.  Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles #1) by Alex Flinn (YA)
  65. The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani (Children)
  66. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers (YA)
  67. Anything But Typical by Nora Baskins (Children)
  68. 172 hours on the Moon by Johan Farstad (YA)
  69. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (YA)
  70. Spies of Mississippi by Rick Bowers (Children/YA)
  71. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (Children)
  72. Nana Vol 1 by Ai Yawaza (Manga)
  73. Nana Vol 2 by Ai Yawaza (Manga)
  74. Exile by Anne Ousterlund *Review coming soon
  75. Breaking Night by Liz Murray (Adult)
  76. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (YA)
  77. The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (YA)
  78. Boys Over Flowers Volume 1 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  79. Boys Over Flowers Volume 2 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  80. Boys Over Flowers Volume 3 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  81. Boys Over Flowers Volume 4 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  82. Boys Over Flowers Volume 5 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  83. Boys Over Flowers Volume 6 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  84. Boys Over Flowers Volume 7 by Yoko Kamino (Manga)
  85. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould (YA)
  86. The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonym Bosch (Children)
  87. American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (Adult)
  88. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn (YA)
  89. Countdown by Deborah Wiles (Children)
  90. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (Children)
  91. Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford (Children)
  92. River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs (Adult)
  93. Shine by Lauren Myracle *Review coming soon
  94. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (YA)
  95. Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber (Adult)
  96. Fables #1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (Adult/Graphic Novel)
  97. Dark Life by Kat Falls (Children)
  98. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer (Children)
  99. How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (Children)
  100. That Cat Can't Stay by Thad Krasnesky (Children)
  101. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott (Children)
  102. Blackout by Jon Rocco (Children)
  103. Shadows: Book of Elsewhere #1 by Jacqueline West (Children)
  104. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (YA)
  105. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Adult)
  106. Black Heart (Curseworkers #3) by Holly Black (YA)
  107. My Abandonment by Peter Rock (Adult)
  108. The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland (YA)
  109. Night Sky by Joelle Perry (YA)
  110. The Prophet (Graveyard Queen #3) by Amanda Stevens (Adult)
  111. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #1) (Adult)
  112. The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen (Children)
  113. Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray (Children)
  114. Clemente! by Willie Perdomo (Children)
  115. Art and Max by David Wiesner (Children)
  116. Skellig by David Almond *Review coming soon
  117. Trash by Andy Mulligan (Children/YA)
  118. Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond (YA)
  119. Redwoods by Jason Chin (Children) 
  120. Familiars (Familiars #1) by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (Children)
  121. City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare (YA)
  122. Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer (YA)
  123. Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konisburg *Review coming soon
  124. Shades of Milk and Honey (Shades of Milk and Honey #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (Adult)
  125. Witch Child by Cecilia Rees *Review coming soon
  126. Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce *Review coming soon
  127. Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst (Childrens)
  128. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Childrens)
  129. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Adult)
  130. The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan (Childrens/YA)
  131. Hunting Ground (Alpha and Omega #2) by Patricia Briggs (Adult)
  132. We Are All Equally Far from Love by Adania Shilbi (Adult)
  133. Zeina by Nawal El Saadawi (Adult)
  134. Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #3) (Adult)
  135. Nana Vol. 3 by Ai Yawaza (Manga)
  136. Nana Vol. 4 by Ai Yawaza (Manga)
  137. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (YA)
  138. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Adult)
  139. Karma by Cathy Ostlere (YA)
  140. The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin (Children)
  141. Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! by Margaret Mead MacDonald (Children)
  142. Mystery Bottle by Kristen Balouch (Children)
  143. Silent Music by James Rumford (Children)
  144. Joha Makes a Wish by Eric Kimmel (Children)
  145. Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck (Adult)
  146. Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (YA)
  147. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (YA) 
  148. Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs (Adult)
  149. A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis *Review coming soon
  150. Between by Cyndi Tefts (YA)
  151. Alanna: The First Adventurer (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce (YA)
  152. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (Adult)
  153. In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness #2) by Tamora Pierce (YA)
  154. The Abandoned by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen Prequel) (Adult)
  155. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker *Review coming soon 
  156. Tricked by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) (Adult)
  157.  The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness #3) by Tamora Pierce (YA)
  158. Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (YA)
  159. Vampire Knight Vol. 14 by Matsuri Hino (Manga) 
  160. Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness #4) by Tamora Pierce (YA)
  161. Girls Don't Fly by Kristin Chandler *Review coming soon
  162. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (YA)
  163. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith *Review coming soon
  164.  Nana Vol 5 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  165. And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (Adult)
  166. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (YA) 
  167. Nana Vol. 6 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  168. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (Childrens/YA)
  169. Nana Vol. 7 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  170. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (part of the Kate Daniels series) (Adult)
  171. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #1) (Adult)
  172. Nana Vol. 8 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  173. Hemlock (Hemlock #1) by Kathleen Peacock (YA)
  174. Tiger Lilly by Jodi Anderson (YA)
  175. Nana Vol. 9 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  176. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (YA) 
  177. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Adult)
  178. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (YA)
  179. Vampire Empire: The Greyfrair by Clay Griffith (Vampire Empire #1) (Adult)
  180. Three Wishes by Deborah Ellis (Children)
  181. Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat (YA)
  182. Nana Vol. 10 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  183. Library Wars Vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi (Manga)
  184. What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen (YA)
  185. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #1) (YA)
  186. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Adult)
  187. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (YA)
  188. Nana Vol. 11 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  189. Nana Vol. 12 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  190. Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger (Adult)
  191. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (Adult)
  192. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (YA)
  193. Nana Vol. 13 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  194. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Adult)
  195. Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa (YA)
  196. The New Phenomenon by Chris Raabe (YA)
  197. Lousy, Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini (Children)
  198. Night Flight by Robert Burleigh (Children)
  199. Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy (Children)
  200. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin (Children)
  201. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #2) (YA)
  202. Second Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson # 2) (Adult)
  203. Nana Vol 14 by Ai Yazawa (Manga) 
  204. Fair Game (Alpha and Omega #3) by Patricia Briggs (Adult)
  205. Black Butler Vol. 8 by Yana Toboso (Manga)
  206. Secret Letters by Leah Scherier (YA)
  207. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (Body Finder #3) (YA)
  208. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Adult)
  209. Nana Vol. 15 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  210. Such Wicked Intent (Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2) by Kenneth Oppel (Children/YA)
  211. Nana Vol 16 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  212. Nana Vol 17 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  213. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Lotus War #1) (YA)
  214. Monster Museum by Marilyn Singer (Children)
  215. Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann (Children)
  216. Just Say Boo! by Susan Hood (Children)
  217. Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler (Children)
  218. Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw (Children)
  219. The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo (Children)
  220. Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi (Children)
  221. Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting (Children)
  222. The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown (Children)
  223.  Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth (Children) 
  224. Night Fright Flight by Laura Kraus Melmed (Children)
  225. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (YA)
  226. Nana Vol 18 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  227. Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Beil (Children)
  228. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama *Review coming soon
  229. The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson (Adult)
  230. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book 1 Graphic Novel by Denise Mina  (Adult/Graphic Novel)
  231. Nana Vol 19 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  232. Girl of Nightmares by Kendra Blake (Anna #2) *Review coming soon
  233. Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Graphic Novel)
  234. Crow Boy by Taro Yashima (Childrens)
  235. Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake (Childrens)
  236. Guess What? by Mem Fox (Childrens)
  237. Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones (Dark Light #1) *Review coming soon
  238. Nana Vol 20 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  239. Nana Vol 21 by Ai Yazawa (Manga)
  240. Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #3) (Adult)
  241. Two Ravens and One Crow by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #4.5) (Adult)
  242. Fourth Grave Beneath Me by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #4) (Adult)
  243. Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) by Miranda Kenneally (YA)
  244. Trapped by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #5) (Adult)
  245. There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack (YA)
  246. A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily #2) (Adult)
  247. Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched #2) *Review coming soon
  248. Vampire Knight Vol. 15 by Matsuri Hino (Manga)
  249. Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi (Childrens)
  250. A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached (Graphic Novel)
  251. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Adult)
  252. Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #2) (YA)
  253. Zahra's Paradise by Amir and Khalil (Graphic Novel)
  254. Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander (Adult)
  255. Two Crafty Criminals by Philip Pullman (Childrens)
  256. Afterschool Charisma Vol. 5 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  257. Hiroshima No Pika by Toshi Maruki (Childrens)
  258. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (Childrens)
  259. Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Childrens)
  260. Beast by Donna Jo Napoli *Review coming soon
  261. Afterschool Charisma Vol. 6 by Kumiko Suekane (Manga)
  262. Space Between Our Footsteps edited by Naomi Shihab Nye *Review coming soon
    2 Responses
    1. Unknown Says:

      240? That's amazing! I'm planning on reading 200 this year and I'll probably struggle - despite having a lot of free time!

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    2. Sverige Says:

      Ruby Red is absolutely fantastic!! I kept putting it off because, usually, I'm not a fan of books involving time travel. I. WAS. SO. WRONG! I devoured this book. Ruby Red alone has changed how I view the time travel genre!

      What really surprised me is that there is so little romance, but this book still demanded my attention. I feel that sometimes I rely on the romantic side of a book to get me through a mediocre plot; but definitely not in this case! In my mind, that is the sign of a truly special book. I definitely foresee a budding romance in Sapphire Blue, the next in the series. I'm super excited to see how that plays out!

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