Book Breakdown of 2012

It’s that time again. To recap my meds. I mean, reads. Recap my reads.

This year, I’ve read 22 books. Last year it was 17. I am okay with this number. Not meh-okay or even a herp-derp-okay, but a head-nodding-musing-a-okay. My book journal, Jeeves, is okay with this as well.



Also, my goal for the first three months of 2012 was to only read books by female authors, which I verily did.

The high ambition for 2013 is to beat 2012’s record. Maybe 30 next year. Not sure how I’ll do it. Maybe cut back on the lengthy Stephen King books since they definitely cannibalize the amount of books I can read or just commit myself to a mental asylum to get some really good quality time with these books of mine.

Meanwhile…here is my list of reads…in order of having been read:

1. From the Umberplatzen  by Susan Tepper

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

4. Hang On by Nell Gavin

5. One Time All I Wanted by Nicolle Elizabeth

6. The Bell Jar (re-read) by Sylvia Plath

Even the rose looks depressed.

Even the rose looks depressed.

7. Kinky by Denise Duhamel

8. Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston

9. Wild Life by Kathy Fish

10. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

11. Disparate Pathos by Meg Tuite

She wrote me a poem too. So there.

She wrote me a poem too. So there.

12. John Dies at the End by David Wong

13. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

14. Scar Tissue by Marcus Sakey

15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

16. The Sweet Life – Book One (created) by Francine Pascal

17. The Sweet Life – Book Two (created) by Francine Pascal

18. The Sweet Life – Book Three (created) by Francine Pascal

19. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

20. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

21. This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong

The sister and I...dual readers.

The sister and I…dual readers.

22. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

So the verdict?

My favorite out of this whole list was John Dies at the End. I am fucking telling you people: READ THIS BOOK. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read. It’s hilarious, and action packed, and witty and amazing. John is one of my favorite characters ever encountered. I’ve never laughed so long and hard in my life. And that includes the time I saw your dad’s penis.

How’d you do this year? Faves? Recommendations? Vague disregard for anything I’ve read here?

Jeeves, my book journal, is shaping up nicely.

This whole self is 2013 reading.

Herp Derp.

Herp Derp.

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    susan tepper

    December 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Jules I am totally honored to be on your book list for the year! I’m happy your meds (reads) are all in order and you haven’t OD on all this literature…. HAPPPPPPPPY X-(RATED) MASSS…..

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    December 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    You maybe should have omitted #16-18…just sayin’
    Great list though! I have only read 4 of them.
    How was the Hunger Games? What did you think?

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