My Favourite Books Read in 2012

In 2012 I set myself a target to read 200 books, it was an ambitious target but I was determined to try and reduce the size of my To Be Read mountain. Anyway, I’ve surprised myself in managing to read 243 books! I’ve read a real mix of books including a re-read of James Joyce’s Ulysses so I haven’t stuck to reading short books in order to meet the challenge I’d set myself.

I keep track of all my books on Goodreads and so have been adding and removing books on my fave reads of 2012 as the year has gone on. I have cheated slightly in that I’ve made two Top 10 lists – a fiction and a non-fiction list as it was just too difficult to pick ten books from 243.

So here goes, in no particular order…

Top 10 fiction reads of 2012

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. The Fault is in our Stars by John Green
  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Fry
  5. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
  6. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
  7. Nutmeg by Maria Goodin
  8. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  9. Playing on Cotton Clouds by Michela O’Brien
  10. Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane

My Top 10 Fiction reads of 2012

  1. The End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe
  2. The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
  3. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  4. On Writing by Stephen King
  5. The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke
  6. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  7. And The Band Played on by Christopher Ward
  8. Mother, Lover, Brother: Selected Lyrics by Jarvis Cocker
  9. Gift of Time: A Family’s Diary of Cancer by Rory MacLean
  10. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

Now I’m looking forward to all the books I have to read in 2013!

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