Books 2012

This page is an archive of books read in the year 2010. (Click here for last year’s list.) The ones marked asterisk (*) are books I have read before. The bolded titles are books I recommend. The titles in strikes are books I dislike; that does not in any way mean the books would not be good reads for you, it is purely my personal preference.

Looking for Alaska – John Green
Summary: 1 young adult

How Big is Big?: The Mysteries of Sex Explained – Anne Hooper & Jeremy Holford
Summary: 1 non-fiction

*Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
Summary: 1 young adult

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell
Bared to You – Sylvia Day
Shit My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Summary: 1 non-fiction, 1 autobiography, 1 erotica, 1 children

I Suck at Girls – Justin Halpern
*The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Flowers in the Attic – V.C. Andrews
*The Music of Dolphins – Karen Hesse

Forever – Judy Blume
Summary: 1 autobiography, 5 young adult

The Lost Art of Gratitude – Alexander McCall Smith
The Charming Quirks of Others – Alexander McCall Smith
Room – Emma Donoghue
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – Matthew Green
Summary: 4 fiction, 1 young adult

Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant’s Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet – Elliott Hester

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday – Alexander McCall Smith
Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
The Tiger Rising – Kate DiCamillo
Summary: 1 non-fiction, 1 fiction, 1 erotica, 2 children

The Litigators – John Grisham
Looks – Madeleine George
Kebaya Tales – Lee Su Kim
Summary: 1 fiction, 1 young adult, 1 anthology

84 Charing Cross Road/The Duchess of Bloomsbury – Helene Hanff
The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan
Summary: 1 non-fiction, 1 fiction

Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
The Big Crunch – Pete Hautman

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
Singapore to Beijing on a Bike – Khoo Swee Chiow
Summary: 3 young adult, 1 non-fiction

The Careful Use of Compliments – Alexander McCall Smith
Summary: 1 fiction

Corduroy Mansions – Alexander McCall Smith
Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan
Love Monkey – Edward Monkton
An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
Summary: 1 fiction, 2 young adult, 1 miscellaneous


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