Saturday, December 29, 2012
It appears that 75 was a good number for which to strive in my reading challenge 2012. It seemed to me that my reading lagged a bit this year, but with the help of a cozy mystery series, I was able to hit the mark. Favorites in adult fiction included Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Emma by Jane Austen, The Yard by Alex Grecian, The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney, The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny, Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King, Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton, Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen, and The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. I would be less than honest if I didn't also mention enjoying the Fifty Shades of Gray series. Young adult favorites included The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, Good Masters/Sweet Ladies by Laura Amy Schlitz, and the Sally Lockhart series (The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well, and The Tin Princess) by Philip Pullman. Some picture book favorites were Book Speak by Laura Purdie Salas and The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco. In the cozy mystery series category, I have one more book to go in the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton, a series that has been a pleasant one to go through in the same year. I should finish the last one before January 1. It has been a great reading year, even though there are some major titles, such as The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, that I have yet to read.