2012 Book List

Inspired by blogging friends, I decided to keep a list of books that I read each year.

Completed:

  1. Lord of Chaos by R.Jordan (#6)
  2. A Crown of Swords by R.Jordan (#7)
  3. The Path of Daggers by R.Jordan (#8)
  4. Winter’s Heart by R.Jordan (#9)
  5. Crossroads of Twilight by R.Jordan (#10)
  6. Knife of Dreams by R.Jordan (#11)
  7. The Gathering Storm by R.Jordan (#12)
  8. Towers of Midnight by R.Jordan (#13)
  9. The Help by K.Stockett
  10. New Spring: The Novel by R. Jordan (#-1)
  11. White Oleander by J.Fitch
  12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by S.Larsson
  13. The Girl who Played with Fire by S.Larsson
  14. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by S.Larsson
  15. The Hunger Games by S.Collins
  16. Catching Fire by S.Collins
  17. Mockingjay by S.Collins
  18. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  19. 50 Shades Darker by E.L. James
  20. 50 Shades Freed by E.L. James
  21. Bitter is the New Black by J.Lancaster
  22. The Marriage Bargain by J.Probst
  23. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by L.Snicket
  24. The Reptile Room: Or, Murder! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2) by L.Snicket
  25. When you Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous and Happy (When You Feel Anything But) by G.Roth
  26. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by B.Kingsolver
  27. Ten Little Indians by A.Christie
  28. The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3) by L.Snicket
  29. Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look  at Motherhood–The Good, The Bad, and The Scary by J.Smokler
  30. The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4) by L.Snicket
  31. The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 5) by L.Snicket
  32. The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 6) by L.Snicket
  33. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7) by L.Snicket
  34. The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 8) by L.Snicket
  35. The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 9) by L.Snicket
  36. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10) by L.Snicket
  37. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by L.Snicket
  38. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12) by L.Snicket
  39. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13) by L.Snicket
  40. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by S.Grahame-Smith
  41. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by D.Ramsey
  42. Born Standing Up by S.Martin
  43. Cyrano de Bergerac by E.Rostand
  44. Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by P.Wrede
  45. Searching for Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Two by P.Wrede
  46. Calling on Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Three by P.Wrede
  47. Talking to Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Four, by P.Wrede
  48. The Sound and the Fury by W.Faulkner
  49. Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People by L.Kindred
  50. Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel by G.Shteyngart

Now:

The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by C.Erway

The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove

In the city where dining is a sport, a gourmand swears off restaurants (even takeout!) for two years, rediscovering the economical, gastronomical joy of home cooking.

Gourmand-ista Cathy Erway’s timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey speaks to a new era of conscientious eating. An underpaid, twenty-something executive assistant in New York City, she was struggling to make ends meet when she decided to embark on a Walden- esque retreat from the high-priced eateries that drained her wallet. Though she was living in the nation’s culinary capital, she decided to swear off all restaurant food. The Art of Eating In chronicles the delectable results of her twenty-four-month experiment, with thirty original recipes included.

What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends at home, the subtleties of home-cooked flavors, and whether her ingredients were ethically grown. She also explored the anti-restaurant underground of supper clubs and cook-offs, and immersed herself in an array of alternative eating lifestyles from freeganism and dumpster-diving to picking tasty greens on a wild edible tour in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Culminating in a binge that leaves her with a foodie hangover, The Art of Eating In is a journey to savor.

 

Next Up: 

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life and Save Thousands a Year by C.Paine

 

Gave up:

 

Want to read:

  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by R.Skloot
  2. The Help by K.Stockett
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by S.Larsson (Entire Trilogy)
  4. The Hunger Games by S.Collins (Entire Trilogy)
  5. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by J.Lawson
  6. Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary by J.Smokler
  7. The Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year by C.Paine
  8. Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by C.Moore
  9. The Stupidest Angel by C.Moore
  10. 1000 Years of Annoying the French by S.Clarke
  11. Paris Revealed by S.Clarke
  12. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs
  13. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs
  14. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels–a Love Story by R.Drummond
  15. Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by J.Child
  16. The Way to Cook by J.Child
  17. A Memory of Light by R.Jordan (#14)
  18. Bitter is the New Black by J.Lancaster
  19. Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult’s Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It’s Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner by J.Lancaster
  20. If You Were Here by J.Lancaster
  21. Something Borrowed by E.Griffin
  22. Something Blue by E.Griffin
  23. I’m A Stranger Here Myself by B.Bryson
  24. Dial M for Merde by S.Clarke
  25. Merde Happens by S.Clarke
  26. Merde Actually by S.Clarke
  27. Freakonomics by S.Levitt
  28. Heroics for Beginners by J.Moore
  29. I’ve Got Your Number: A Novel by S.Kinsella
  30. 50 Shades of Grey Series by E.L.James
  31. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by G.Rubin
  32. Happiness for Two: 75 Secrets for Finding Joy Together by A.Stoddard
  33. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by T.Adler
  34. How to be a Woman by C.Moran

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