Books, books, books!! ;)

I challenged myself to read 110 books in 2012.  I exceeded my goal by finishing 116 books!  Yay!!  🙂  Below is a list of all the books I read.

— January —

#1 “Fatal Loyalty” — Sue Duffy
#2 “The Bride Collector” — Ted Dekker
#3 “Midnight Sea” — Colleen Coble
#4 “No Place For A Lady” — Maggie Brendan
#5 “Firethorn” — Ronie Kendig
#6 “Lonestar Angel” — Colleen Coble
#7 “River’s Edge” — Terri Blackstock
#8 “Dead Reckoning” — Ronie Kendig
#9 “Beguiled” — Deeanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand
#10 “Jingle Bell Babies” — Kathryn Springer
#11 “Love Finds You in Miracle Kentucky” — Andrea Boeshaar

— February —

#12 “Home Sweet Home” — Kim Watters
#13 “Child Of Grace” — Irene Hannon
#14 “Ruth” — Lori Copeland
#15 “Christmas Peril” — Margaret Daley & Debby Giusti
#16 “Oklahoma Reunion” — Tina Radcliffe
#17 “Shelter Of Hope” — Lyn Cote
#18 “Child Of The Mist” — Kathleen Morgan
#19 “Forever After” — Deborah Raney
#20 “Daughter Of Joy” — Kathleen Morgan
#21 “Deadly Ties” — Vicki Hinze

— March —

#22 “Always The Baker Never The Bride” — Sandra D. Bricker
#23 “Highland Sanctuary” — Jennifer Hudson Taylor
#24 “Healer” — Linda Windsor
#25 “Unforgettable” — Trish Perry
#26 “Homespun Bride” — Jillian Hart
#27 “A Texan’s Promise” — Shelley Gray
#28 “Building A Family” — Lyn Cote
#29 “Mom In The Making” — Kit Wilkinson
#30 “Cora’s Deception” — Mildred Covin
#31 “Kansas Home” — Tracey V. Bateman
#32Sagebrush Brides” — Carol Cox
#33 “Highland Blessings” — Jennifer Hudson Taylor
#34 “Remembered” — Tamera Alexander
#35 “Always The Wedding Planner Never The Bride” — Sandra D. Bricker

— April —

#36 “Kansas” — Tracie Peterson
#37 “A Texan’s Honor” — Shelley Gray
#38 “Always the Designer, Never the Bride” — Sandra Bricker
#39 “Woman of Grace” — Kathleen Morgan
#40 “Jenna’s Cowboy” — Sharon Gillenwater

— May —

#41 “Breathe” — Lisa Tawn Bergren
#42 “Love Starts with Elle” — Rachel Hauck
#43 “Lady in the Mist” — Laurie Alice Eakes
#44 “To Win Her Heart” — Karen Witemeyer
#45 “Out of Control” — Mary Connealy
#46 “A Bride for a Bit” — JoAnn A. Grote
#47 “Daddy’s Little Matchmakers” — Kathleen Y’Barbo
#48 “A Necessary Deception” — Laurie Alice Eakes
#49 “Prize of My Heart” — Lisa Norato

— June —

#50 “Bourne” — Lisa Tawn Bergren
#51 “Ireland Rose” — Patricia Strefling
#52 “Rock and A Hard Place” — Bonnie Blythe
#53 “When the Smoke Clears” — Lynette Eason
#54 “Head in the Clouds” — Karen Witemeyer
#55 “Tributary” — Lisa Tawn Bergren
#56 “Happily Ever After” — Susan May Warren
#57 “Tea with Emma” — Diane Moody
#58 “Tying the Knot” — Susan May Warren
#59 “The Perfect Match” — Susan May Warren
#60 “Saving Hope” — Margaret Daley
#61 “The Lady of Bolton Hill” — Elizabeth Camden
#62 “Lady of Light” — Kathleen Morgan

— July —

#63 “Summer of Promise” — Amanda Cabot
#64 “Before the Scarlet Dawn” — Rita Gerlach
#65 “Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota” — Tracey Bateman
#66 “From Ashes to Honor” — Loree Lough
#67 “Falls Like Lightning” — Shawn Grady
#68 “A Tailor-Made Bride” — Karen Witemeyer
#69 “Submerged” — Dani Pettrey

— August —

#70 “The Jewel of His Heart” — Maggie Brendan
#71 “A Hometown Fourth of July” — June Foster
#72 “Love in Disguise” — Carol Cox
#73 “Short-Straw Bride” — Karen Witemeyer
#74 “True Valor” — Dee Henderson
#75 “The Last Thing I Remember” — Andrew Klavan
#76 “The Long Way Home” — Andrew Klavan
#77 “My Stubborn Heart” — Becky Wade
#78 “Rocky Mountain Oasis” — Lynnette Bonner
#79 “Rose’s Legacy” — Patricia Strefling
#80 “The Truth of the Matter” — Andrew Klavan
#81 “The Final Hour” — Andrew Klavan
#82 “Ransome’s Honor” — Kaye Dacus
#83 “Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Christian Serial Dater” — Christa Banister
#84 “The Perfect Blend” — Anita Higman

— September —

#85 “Blue Moon Promise” — Colleen Coble
#86 “Liberty Belle” — Patricia PacJac Carroll
#87 “The Sound of Red Returning” — Sue Duffy
#88 “In My Father’s House” — Bodie Thoene
#89 “Gentleman of Her Dreams” — Jen Turano
#90 “Paper Roses” — Amanda Cabot
#91 “A Thousand Shall Fall” — Bodie Thoene

— October —

#92 “The Pursuit of Lucy Banning” — Olivia Newport
#93 “Bayward Heart” — Bonnie Blythe
#94 “Touching the Clouds” — Bonnie Leon
#95 “Dearly Loved” — Bonnie Blythe
#96 “A Lady Like Sarah” — Margaret Brownley
#97 “A Wedding Song in Lexington, Kentucky” — Jennifer Johnson
#98 “Undaunted Love” — Jennings Wright
#99 “Through the Fire” — Shawn Grady
#100 “Restorations” — Bonnie Blythe
#101 “Attracted to Fire” — DiAnn Mills
#102 “Chasing the Sun” — Tracie Peterson

— November —

#103 “Belinda” — Colleen Coble
#104 “Melody’s Knight” — Bonnie Blythe
#105 “Hook, Line And Sinker” — Susan May Warren
#106 “Touching the Sky” — Tracie Peterson
#107 “Mr. Darcy’s Diary” — Amanda Grange

— December —

#108 “The Cowboy’s Holiday Blessing” — Brenda Minton
#109 “Heart of the Family” — Margaret Daley
#110 “Faith, Fireworks and Fir” — Pam Andrews Hanson
#111 “A Good-Hearted Man” — Barbara Kaylor
#112 “Cool Beans” — Erynn Mangum
#113 “Miss Match” — Erynn Mangum
#114 “Taming the Wind” — Tracie Peterson
#115 “Full Disclosure” — Dee Henderson
#116 “The Girl in the Gatehouse” — Julie Klassen

Now that I’ve listed these here, I will take the “2012 Reading” list off my blog’s sidebar & replace it with a list of 2013 reads, which I plan to update every month.

I was only involved in one other reading challenge last year.  I passed my goal for that challenge as well, which makes me happy!  😉

New Author To You challenge — My goal was 25 new authors, and I read 33!  🙂

 

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I’ve seen a couple of lists people have made of their 12 favorite books of 2012.  So, I made a list of my own!  It was really hard to choose only 12 favorite books out of the 116 that I read this past year, but I think I managed.   😉  So, here’s my “12 Favorites of 2012” listed in no particular order.

To Win Her Heart Short-Straw Bride Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1) Love in Disguise Mr. Darcy's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #1) Falls Like Lightning The Homelanders Bourne & Tributary When the Smoke Clears (Deadly Reunions, #1) Love Starts with Elle  Woman of Grace (Brides of Culdee Creek, #2) Dead Reckoning

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I also decided to share my 12 Least Favorite books of 2012.  I’m happy to say that it was really hard to pick 12 books that I really didn’t enjoy all that much.  However, I was able to do it.  So, here is my “12 Least Favorites of 2012”

Before the Scarlet Dawn Lady of Light (Brides of Culdee Creek, Book 3) Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Christian Serial Dater  Ireland Rose Rose's Legacy Cafenova Unforgettable Full Disclosure Healer: A Novel Always the Designer, Never the Bride (Emma Rae Creations, #3) Deadly Ties

This isn’t to say that I really hated these books or anything, they just weren’t the best books I read last year…

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As for 2013…..  I’ve signed up for a few reading challenges on Goodreads again this year.  The challenges I’ve signed up for are listed below.

2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge” — read a total of at least 110 books in 2013

New Author To You Challenge” — read at least 25 new-to-me authors

Library Challenge” — read at least 36 books from my library

Buried Treasure TBR Pile Challenge” — read at least 75 books that are already on my to-be-read list

So, I guess that pretty much sums up my 2012 reading & my 2013 reading goals.  Wish me luck!  🙂

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A few similar blog posts by my friends can be found here

Christian Bookshelf Reviews: “Top 12 Books of 2012!”

Christian Novels: “Top Thirty Books I Read In 2012”

Christian Novels: “2012 End of Year Book Survey”

If you did a blog post like this, please leave a comment and share it with me!  I would love to check it out!  🙂

About Aerykah

I'm a 26-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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11 Responses to Books, books, books!! ;)

  1. dana mentink says:

    Wow! You really read up a storm this year! Good for you!

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  2. Abbi Hart says:

    Great list of books! I have read almost 30 of them and a bunch of the other ones I have waiting for me on my kindle app! Thank you so much for linking to my blog!

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  3. Melanie says:

    I’ve read a lot of the books on your favorites list – they were great! 🙂

    Thanks for linking to my blog post, Aerykah! 🙂 Hope you reach your goals!

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  4. neely wang says:

    Wow! I am so impressed, Aerykah! That is great!

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