Reading List 2012

As the happy owner of a shiny new Kindle, a Christmas present from Chris, I’ve fallen in love with reading all over again. I love how crisp the electronic ink is and the progress bar at the bottom of the page letting me know how far, by percentage, I am into the book. And between free books from Amazon – odds are good I’ll be signing up for Amazon Prime – and Project Gutenberg, I’ve piled up a lovely stack of digital books to read.

With the new year and my new toy, it’s time to resurrect my tradition of keeping a list of books I’ve finished on my blog. Previous year’s lists, sadly, are gone with my old blog, but I often found them useful.

I’ll include the date I finish reading, along with title and author. When I review a book, I’ll link to the review post.

Happy Reading!

January 1: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

January 6: Anthem by Ayn Rand

January 13: I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Julie Dawn Cole and Michael Esslinger

January 27: Uptown Local and Other Interventions by Diane Duane

February 1: Sugarland by Joni Rodgers

February 16: All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me by Jeff Dunham

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer

Date unrecorded: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Date unrecorded: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Date unrecorded: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Date unrecorded: Doc Maynard: The man who invented Seattle by William C. Speidel

Date unrecorded: Sons Of The Profits Or, There’s No Business Like Grow Business! The Seattle Story, 1851-1901 by William C. Speidel

Date unrecorded: Some Haystacks Don’t Even Have Any Needle, and Other Complete Modern Poems. by Stephen, Edward Lueders and Hugh Smith, compiled by Dunning

Date unrecorded: Sweet Potato Pie and Other Surrealities by Lawrence M. Schoen

Date unrecorded: Buffalogistics (Tales of the Amazing Conroy #3) by Lawrence M. Schoen

Date unrecorded: Crazy on You (Kindle Single) by Rachel Gibson

Date unrecorded: How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story (Kindle Single) by John Scalzi

Date unrecorded: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date unrecorded: Drinking with Dead Women Writers (Drinking with Dead Writers) by Elaine Ambrose and AK Turne

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla

In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla

Kahless (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Michael Jan Friedman

Redshirts by John Scalzi

June 16: Matched by Ally Condie

August 1: No Plot? No Problem by Chris Baty

August 3: On Bear Mountian by Deborah Smith

August 12: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

August 16: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

August 18: We Are All Weird by Seth Godin

August 18: Star Trek 100 Page Spectacular 2012 (Comic)

August 18: Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1, #2, #3 (comic)

August 22: Star Trek Ongoing #9, #10, #11 (comic, IDW Publishing)

August 26: Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Date unrecorded: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

September 8: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

September 17: Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

September 27: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

October 2: The Man in the Empty Boat by Mark Salzman

October 15: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

November 1: The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

November 1: Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning (Kindle Single) by Sugata Mitra

Date unrecorded: Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Date unrecorded: Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick

Date unrecorded: Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti

Date unrecorded: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Date unrecorded: This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Novemeber 26: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Date unrecorded: Morning is a Long Time Coming by Bette Greene

Date unrecorded: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

December 22: Regarding Ducks and Universes by Neve Maslakovic

Happy Reading!