2012 Books Read

Okay, 5th year of this list! Wow, that’s pretty cool. Actually, it’s the 5th year that I’ve kept this list online, but I have notebooks full of reading lists going way back. I did not do very well in 2011, but as I write this on January 6th we’re still waiting for Hannah to arrive in March. Not so much reading time, I fall asleep too easily.

***And my depressing low total for 2012 is…121 books! That’s all I could manage with a newborn this year. I’m a little mortified by this number, but I do understand that’s a ridiculous guilty feeling to have. So I’m getting over it. Right now.

Here’s my tally from past years:

2008: 356 Books Read
2009: 302 Books Read
2010: 344 Books Read
2011: 202 Books Read

B=Biography
C=Chapter Book/Easy Reader
CN=Children’s Novel
CNF=Children’s Nonfiction
N=Novel
NF=Other Nonfiction (Teen or Adult)
P=Picture Book

* Audio Book

Picture Books
1. One, Two, Three Valentine’s Day-Jeanne Modesitt (P)
2. The Duckling Gets a Cookie?!-Mo Willems (P)
3. Snuggle Puppy-Sandra Boynton (P)
4. Tom’s Tweet-Jill Esbaum (P)
5. Red Knit Cap Girl-Naoko Stoop (P)
6. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me-Jenny Slate (P)
7. I’ll Save You, Bobo!-Eileen Rosenthal (P)
8. Memoirs of a Goldfish-David Scillian (P)
9. A Walk in London-Salvatore Rubbino (P)(CNF)
10. What Animals Really Like-Fiona Robinson (P)
11. Secret Agent Splat!-Rob Scotton (P)
12. Pass It On-Marilyn Sadler (P)
13. Chloe-Peter McCarty (P)
14. Chloe and the Lion-Mac Barnett (P)
15. Just Ducks-Nicola Davies (P)
16. Zorro Gets an Outfit-Carter Goodrich (P)
17. Wolf Won’t Bite!-Emily Gravett (P)
18. I Speak Dinosaur-Jed Henry (P)
19. Chloe, Instead-Micah Player (P)
20. When a Dragon Moves In-Jodi Moore (P)
21. On My Way to the Bath-Sarah Maizes (P)
22. My Dad, My Hero-Ethan Long (P)
23. A Ball for Daisy-Chris Raschka (P)
24. Ten Little Beasties-Ed Emberley (P)
25. There Was an Old Monster!-Rebecca Emberley (P)
26. Go Away, Big Green Monster!-Ed Emberley (P)
27. The Way Back Home-Oliver Jeffers (P)
28. The Runaway Bunny-Margeret Wise Brown (P)
29. Yoko-Rosemary Wells (P)
30. The Monster at the End of This Book-Jon Stone (P)
31. A Walk in New York-Salvatore Rubbino (P)(CNF)
32. The Little Engine That Could 60th Anniversary Edition-Watty Piper (P)
33. Little Pea-Amy Krouse Rosenthal (P)
34. The Relatives Came-Cynthia Rylant (P)
35. Tikki Tikki Tembo-Arlene Mosel (P)(CNF)
36. North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration-Nick Dowson (P)(SNF)
37. The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant-Jean de Brunhoff (P)
38. Blackout-John Rocco (P)
39. The Cloud Spinner-Michael Catchpool (P)
40. Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again-Dave Horowitz (P)
41. The Art Lesson-Tomie dePaola (P)(CNF)
42. Wow! School!-Robert Neubecker (P)
43. Lost and Found-Oliver Jeffers (P)
44. The Great Paper Caper-Oliver Jeffers (P)
45. The Incredible Book Eating Boy-Oliver Jeffers (P)
46. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears-Verna Aardema (P)(CNF)
47. The Library-Sarah Stewart (P)
48. The Gardener-Sarah Stewart (P)
49. Operation Alphabet-Al MacCuish (P)
50. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore-William Joyce (P)
51. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes-Eric Litwin (P)
52. Oh No! Not Again!-Mac Barnett (P)
53. Two Little Trains-Margaret Wise Brown (P)
54. Tickle Time!-Sandra Boynton (P)
55. Extra Yarn-Mac Barnett (P)
56. Zoo Girl-Rebecca Elliott (P)
57. E-mergency!-Tom Lichtenheld (P)
58. All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel-Dan Yaccarino (P)
59. My Name Is Elizabeth!-Annika Dunklee (P)
60. Beatrice Doesn’t Want To-Laura Joffe Numeroff (P)
61. My Name Is Yoon-Helen Recorvits (P)
62. Toot and Puddle: You Are My Sunshine (P)
63. The Recess Queen-Alexis O’Neill (P)
64. Mim, Gym, and June-Denis Roche (P)
65. Trouble in the Barkers’ Class-Tomie dePaola (P)
66. Don’t Need Friends-Carolyn Crimi (P)
67. The Ant Bully-John Nickle (P)
68. Mr. Lincoln’s Way-Patricia Polacco (P)
69. Think Big-Liz Garton Scanlon (P)
70. Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?-Audrey Vernick (P)
71. Dragons Love Tacos-Adam Rubin (P)
72. The Frank Show-David Mackintosh (P)
73. The Monsters’ Monster-Patrick O’Donnell (P)
74. Mouse Trouble-John Yeoman (P)
74. Over and Under the Snow-Kate Messner (P)(CNF)
75. There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!-Lucille Colandro (P)
76. How to Catch a Star-Oliver Jeffers (P)
77. Who Loves the Fall?-Bob Raczka (P)
78. One Witch-Laura Leuck (P)
79. The Bones of Fred McFee-Eve Bunting (P)
80. Nightsong-Ari Berk (P)
81. Vampirina Ballerina-Anne Marie Pace (P)
82. What Was I Scared Of?-Dr. Seuss (P)
83. Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody-Rick Walton (P)
84. Splat Says Thank You!-Rob Scotton (P)
85. Bear Says Thanks-Karma Wilson (P)
86. Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show-Michael Buckley (P)
87. Lovabye Dragon-Barbara Joosse (P)
88. I’m Bored-Michael Ian Black (P)
89. Little Elephants-Graeme Base (P)
90. This Is Not My Hat-Jon Klassen (P)
91. Boot and Shoe-Marla Frazee (P)
92. Andrew Drew and Drew-Barney Saltzberg (P)
93. One of a Kind-Ariel S. Winter (P)
94. The Insomniacs-Karina Wolf (P)
95. One Is a Feast for Mouse-Judy Cox (P)
96. Ten Shiny Snowflakes-Russell Julian (P)

Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books
1. The Meanest Thing to Say-Bill Cosby (C)
2. Tales for Very Picky Eaters-Josh Schneider (C)

Children’s/YA Books
1. *Breadcrumbs-Anne Ursu (CN)
2. *White Cat: The Curse Workers Book 1-Holly Black (N)
3. *The Fault in Our Stars-John Green (N)
4. *Okay for Now-Gary D. Schmidt (CN)
5. *Clockwork Prince-Cassandra Clare (N)
6. *Lola and the Boy Next Door-Stephanie Perkins (N)
7. Wonder-RJ Palacio (CN)
8. *The Demon’s Lexicon-Sarah Rees Brennan (N)
9. *How to Train Your Dragon-Cressida Cowell (CN)
10. *Shelter (A Mickey Bolitar Novel)-Harlan Coben (N)
11. *City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5)-Cassandra Clare (N)
12. Shatter Me-Tahereh Mafi (N)
13. *The Book Thief-Markus Zusak (N)

Grownup Books
1. *The Language of Bees-Laurie R. King (N)
2. Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It-Amy Atlas (NF)
3. I Am a Pole! (And So Can You)-Stephen Colbert (P)
4. Go the F**k to Sleep-Adam Mansbach (P)
5. The Baby Sleep Solution-Suzy Giordano (NF)
6. *The Moor-Laurie R. King (N)
7. *Morality-Christopher Hitchens (NF)
8. *Snow Angels-James Thompson (N)
9. *A Monstrous Regiment of Women-Laurie R. King (N)
10. *The Bat-Jo Nesbo (N)