My 2012 Reading List

As 2012 begins, it’s time to focus on the books I’ll be reading in the year ahead. Since it helped me stay on track to meet last year’s goal of reading 36 books, I’ve signed up for the 2012 Reading Challenge at GoodReads.com again this year. The format for the list will be the same as last year. I’ll note what I’m currently reading at the top of the list, followed by the books I’ve finished and the date I finished them. Last year I surpassed my goal by 4 books and managed to finish 40, so 40 books will be my goal for 2012. Wish me luck!

[UPDATE] My last book read in 2012 was The Hobbit, finished just days after watching the first of three Peter Jackson films based on the book. I easily passed my goal of 40 books this year, with a final count of 54. I plan to continue logging what books I read both here on the blog and on Goodreads in 2013, and also to keep track of the short stories I read as well.

Currently reading: No more books to read this year!

  1. Physics of the Impossible, Michio Kaku (EB) (1/10/12)
  2. Halting State, Charles Stross (EB) (1/14/12)
  3. To Be Continued, 1953-58, Robert Silverberg (EB) (1/19/12)
  4. Babylon 5: The Shadow Within #7, Jeanne Cavelos (DTB) (RR) (1/20/12)
  5. Babylon 5: To Dream in the City of Sorrows #9, Kathryn M. Drennan (DTB) (RR) (1/24/12)
  6. The Annotated Sandman Volume 1, Neil Gaiman/Leslie Klinger (DTB) (1/24/12)
  7. The Postman, David Brin (EB) (1/26/12)
  8. Inherit the Stars, James P. Hogan (EB) (1/29/12)
  9. The Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie (EB) (2/2/12)
  10. Magnificent Desolation, Buzz Aldrin/Ken Abraham (DTB) (2/5/12)
  11. The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross (EB) (2/6/12)
  12. Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (EB) (HN) (2/10/12)
  13. Federations, John Joseph Adams (Editor) (EB) (2/20/12)
  14. Ringworld, Larry Niven (DTB) (RR) (2/27/12)
  15. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke (DTB) (RR) (3/2/12)
  16. Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi (EB) (4/18/12)
  17. Time Traders, Andre Norton (EB) (4/24/12)
  18. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (EB) (5/7/12)
  19. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (EB) (5/14/12)
  20. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (EB) (5/22/12)
  21. A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (EB) (5/30/12)
  22. A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (EB) (HN) (6/6/12)
  23. Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi (DTB) (HN+*) (6/10/12)
  24. Embassytown, China Miéville (EB) (HN) (6/22/12)
  25. Deadline, Mira Grant (EB) (HN) (6/29/12)
  26. Among Others, Jo Walton (EB) (HN*) (7/5/12)
  27. For the Win, Cory Doctorow (EB) (7/8/12)
  28. The Copenhagen Interpretation, Paul Cornell (EB) (HN) (7/9/12)
  29. Fields of Gold, Rachel Swirsky (EB) (HN) (7/10/12)
  30. What We Found, Geoff Ryman (EB) (HN) (7/10/12)
  31. Ray of Light, Brad R. Torgersen (EB) (HN) (7/11/12)
  32. Six Months, Three Days, Charlie Jane Anders (EB) (HN*) (7/12/12)
  33. The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary, Ken Liu (EB) (HN) (7/12/12)
  34. Countdown, Mira Grant (EB) (HN) (7/13/12)
  35. The Man Who Bridged the Mist, Kij Johnson (EB) (HN*) (7/17/12)
  36. The Ice Owl, Carolyn Ives Gilman (EB) (HN) (7/26/12)
  37. Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (EB) (HN) (7/27/12)
  38. Kiss Me Twice, Mary Robinette Kowal (EB) (HN) (7/28/12)
  39. Collected Editorials from Analog, John W. Campbell (Harry Harrison, Editor) (EB) (8/15/12)
  40. 250 Things You Should Know About Writing, Chuck Wendig (EB) (9/23/12)
  41. 500 Ways To Be A Better Writer, Chuck Wendig (EB) (9/25/12)
  42. The Maltese Falcon, Dashielle Hammett (DTB) (9/28/12)
  43. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection, Gardner R. Dozois (Editor) (EB) (10/4/12)
  44. 1632, Eric Flint (EB) (10/6/12)
  45. The Aviator, Ernest K. Gann (DTB) (RR) (10/10/12)
  46. The Blue Max, Jack D. Hunter (DTB) (RR) (10/14/12)
  47. Thrice Upon A Time, James P. Hogan (DTB) (RR) (10/17/12)
  48. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (DTB) (10/19/12)
  49. Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (DTB) (10/25/12)
  50. Aloha From Hell, Richard Kadrey (EB) (10/29/12)
  51. Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill (EB) (11/5/12)
  52. Exploits: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones Volume II, Mike Resnick (EB) (11/23/12)
  53. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Connie Willis (EB) (12/18/12)
  54. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkein (DTB) (RR) (12/30/12)

(DTB) = Dead Tree Book (a physical book)
(EB) = eBook, or in Barnes & Noble parlance, a “NOOKbook”
(RR) = Reread, I book that I enjoyed so much that I read it again.
(HN) = Nominated for 2012 Hugo Award (* = Won)
(HN+) = Nominated for 2013 Hugo Award (* = Won)

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