Books I've Read In 2012

A Listmania! list by Robert Woods
 
The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books)
1.  The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books) by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Excellent!"
$16.28   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,046 customer reviews)

The Snowman (Harry Hole, Book 7)
2.  The Snowman (Harry Hole, Book 7) by Jo NesbÝ
The list author says:
  "This series is losing steam for me."
$17.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (670 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
3.  Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "I liked it and thought it was really creative. It took me too long to read it, and I think it affected my enjoyment of it."
$8.48   Used & New from: $1.11
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (994 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
4.  Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "It was a lot better than the two previous books, and it was nice to have all of the character return.  However, it was a bit too slow and lengthy...not that I have an issue with length if it's done correctly."
$18.22   Used & New from: $4.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Vanishers
5.  The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits
The list author says:
  "So so good and completely captivating and unique."
$19.12   Used & New from: $0.01
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Threats: A Novel
6.  Threats: A Novel by Amelia Gray
The list author says:
  "Such a strange book.  I wanted more closure from it than I got, but it definitely had some great creative writing in it."
$9.37   Used & New from: $0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize - Fiction)
7.  The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize - Fiction) by Adam Johnson
The list author says:
  "Excellent!"
$19.83   Used & New from: $3.72
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,947 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Family Fang: A Novel
8.  The Family Fang: A Novel by Kevin Wilson
$11.69   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

The Rook: A Novel
9.  The Rook: A Novel by Jane Rusbridge
The list author says:
  "A creative, fun ride.  Even if it lost a little steam for me towards the end..."
Used & New from: $6.37
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (423 customer reviews)

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The Song of Achilles: A Novel
10.  The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller
The list author says:
  "I really enjoyed another take on the Illiad.  It was such a page-turner."
Used & New from: $0.20
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (702 customer reviews)

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White Horse: A Novel
11.  White Horse: A Novel by Alex Adams
The list author says:
  "I'm getting tired of post-apocalyptic books, but this one was an interesting take."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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The Pillars of the Earth
12.  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "UGH.  I really wanted to like this more than I did, but it was kind of boring.  It was like George R. R. Martin lite.  Without the interesting parts.  I understand why people really like it though."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,696 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Gone Girl
13.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The list author says:
  "BOSS.  Hilarious, nasty, and never a dull moment.   This might be the first book I read this year that I thundered through.  A perfect beach read."
$14.09   Used & New from: $4.10
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33,588 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

Savages: A Novel
14.  Savages: A Novel by Don Winslow
The list author says:
  "A quickie, and extremely fun and smart."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

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The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
15.  The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages by Don Winslow
The list author says:
  "I had to read this after "Savages."  I think that this one was actually better, and it was fun to return to the characters from "Savages.""
$18.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
16.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "Now I know what it's like to read a Murakami novel.  Strange and a little maddening."
$9.57   Used & New from: $6.34
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Age of Miracles: A Novel
17.  The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker
The list author says:
  "A great coming of age story with a fresh premise."
$21.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,014 customer reviews)

Dare Me: A Novel
18.  Dare Me: A Novel by Megan E. Abbott
The list author says:
  "Vicious and nasty.  Loved it."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel
19.  In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel by Vaddey Ratner
The list author says:
  "Amazing writing, but be warned: this is not a plot-driven novel.  It drives home the horrors of the Khmer Rouge in a very human, emotional way."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)

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Breed: A Novel
20.  Breed: A Novel by Chase Novak
The list author says:
  "A total blast!  It was a wild, freakish horror thrill ride that read like a movie."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Devil in Silver: A Novel
21.  The Devil in Silver: A Novel by Victor LaValle
The list author says:
  "I had never read anything by Victor LaValle before.  This was a really great book and a completely unique experience.  It isn't a horror novel, it's smart fiction/literature.  I didn't love it from a plot perspective, but I did love the character development and LaValle's societal insights."
$18.54   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
22.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The list author says:
  "I adored this book, it was so real and honest.  It took me back to high school in the 90s.  All of the hype about this book is completely deserved."
$8.33   Used & New from: $3.28
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,313 customer reviews)

We The Animals
23.  We The Animals by Justin Torres
The list author says:
  "Incredible.  You feel so much for the kids in this family."
$9.95   Used & New from: $2.25
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

Cloud Atlas (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel
24.  Cloud Atlas (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Argh.  I liked it a lot, but it was very tedious."
$11.48   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,764 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy)
25.  The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin
The list author says:
  "A great follow-up to The Passage!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,780 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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the gone girl hate club 75 5 days ago
where did the vomit come from? 2 Sep 9, 2014
Why no real controversy over this book? SPOILERS 239 Jul 23, 2014
Clear something up for me... 9 Jul 5, 2014
Apple-bobbing scene 2 Jun 13, 2014
plot hole? spoilers 0 Jun 2, 2014
Recommend? 11 May 17, 2014
I find it VERY hard to believe ... 10 Mar 13, 2014
Murakami Junkie 5 Feb 6, 2014
Jo Nesbo: Harry Hole 0 Sep 25, 2013
The end of the Snowman 9 Sep 25, 2013
Spencer vs. Novak 0 Oct 19, 2012
 
   

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