2012 Reading Roundup

/ Books /

2012 was kind of a banner year for me when it came to reading. Last year, I read 35 books, 11 more than 2011. Now, keep in mind that that number actually includes 15 full length novels, 5 graphic novels, 14 audio books, and 1 audio novella.

Here’s the complete list:

5 Star Reviews

  1. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay (audio)
  2. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (audio)
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audio)
  4. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (audio)
  5. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (audio)
  6. The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller (graphic novel)
  7. Y: The Last Man, Vol 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan (graphic novel)
  8. Y: The Last Man, Vol 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan (graphic novel)
  9. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (audio) (re-read)
  10. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (audio) (re-read)
  11. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (audio) (re-read)

4 Star Reviews

  1. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman (audio)
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Kindle)
  3. First Lord’s Fury by Jim Butcher (paperback)
  4. Nine Princes of Amber by Roger Zelazny (paperback)
  5. The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny (paperback)
  6. Hyperion by Dan Simmons (paperback)
  7. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (paperback)
  8. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (paperback)
  9. The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay (trade paperback)
  10. Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks (paperback)
  11. Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks (paperback)
  12. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  14. The Magician King by Lev Grossman (trade paperback)
  15. Hounded by Kevin Hearne (paperback)
  16. Legion by Brandon Sanderson (audio novella)

3 Star Reviews

  1. Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis (audio)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (audio)
  3. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (trade paperback)
  4. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (paperback)
  5. Watchmen by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
  6. Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher (graphic novel)

2 Star Reviews

  1.  Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (audio)
  2. Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood (Kindle)

Did Not Finish

  1. The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan (hardcover)

Overall, I read or listened to a lot of really great books this year. There were a few disappointments and a couple that I struggled through, but I also read a nice combination of new releases and novels that I’ve been meaning to read for some time. I hope, if nothing else, that gives you a couple books to add to your own “to-read” list.