What I’ve Read in 2012!

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As I’ve mentioned before (on Twitter anyway), my goal was to read 60 books in 2012. At quarter to midnight last night, I did it!

There was one book on this list that I didn’t finish (because I couldn’t get into it) – but it was a long one and I got halfway through, so I counted it. Also, a few of these books are novellas and one or two might be classified as a short story — but I read three George RR Martin mega-novels, so I think it balances out. Besides, this is my blog, I can make my own rules. ­čśŤ

Any titles hyperlinked below have reviews I’ve written on them. ┬á(I started partway through the year.) ┬áEach entry includes the title, author, genre, and my rating out of five stars.

*drumroll*

  1. Nova War by Gary Gibson. Science-fiction. 3/5
  2. August Farewell by David Hallman. Memoir. 4/5
  3. The Final Reckoning by Sam Borne. Fiction. 2/5
  4. An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy. Culture. 3/5
  5. Overkill by Robert Buettner. Science-fiction. 5/5
  6. Star Trek: Voyager: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer. Science-fiction. 4/5
  7. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Children’s fiction. 4/5
  8. Star Trek: New Frontier: Blind Man’s Bluff by Peter David. Science-fiction. 4/5
  9. Alex Rider: Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz. Youth spy fiction. 5/5
  10. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Science-fiction. 2/5
  11. Together Forever: Gay and Lesbian Marriage by Eric Marcus. GLBT studies. 4/5
  12. Ice Hunt by James Rollins. Thriller. (Couldn’t finish.) 1/5
  13. By Honor Betrayed by Alex Beecroft. Gay erotic romance. 2/5
  14. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. Epic fantasy. 4/5
  15. Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan. Gay erotic romance. 4/5
  16. Healthy Obsession by Carolyn LeVine Topol. Gay erotic romance. 2/5
  17. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Horror / classics. 4/5
  18. The Seventh Veil by Heidi Cullinan. Gay erotic fantasy. 2/5
  19. First Impressions by Christopher Koehler. Gay erotic romance. 5/5
  20. Best Gay Erotica 2012 edited by Richard Labonte. Erotica. 3/5
  21. The Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Horror / classics. 4/5
  22. Hot Jocks edited by Richard Labonte. Erotica. 4/5
  23. An unpublished manuscript by a friend. Science-fiction. 3/5
  24. Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Gary Delisle. Graphic non-fiction. 4/5
  25. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic science-fiction. 3/5
  26. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire by David R George III. Science-fiction. 3/5
  27. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. Epic fantasy. 4/5
  28. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Fiction / classics. 3/5
  29. Rocking the Boat by Christopher Koehler. Gay erotic romance. 3/5
  30. The Best Man by LA Witt. Gay erotic romance. 3/4
  31. Tipping the Balance by Christopher Koehler. Gay erotic romance. 4/5
  32. The Final Evolution by Jeff Somers. Science-fiction. 4/5
  33. The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift by Andres R Edwards. Sustainable development textbook. 3/5
  34. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Horror / classics. 2/5
  35. The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic science-fiction. 4/5
  36. Bound: Forget Me Knot by HB Pattskyn. Gay erotic romance. 3/5
  37. The Devil Colony by James Rollins. Thriller. 4/5
  38. Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Thriller. 3/5
  39. Temple Boy by Heidi Cullinan. Gay erotic romance. 3/5
  40. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Comic strips. 4/5
  41. When I Say When by Tia Fielding. Gay erotic romance. 4/5
  42. How to Save the World in Your Spare Time by Elizabeth May. Social activism. 4/5
  43. Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku. Popular science. 4/5
  44. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward. Science-fiction. 2/5
  45. Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic science-fiction. 4/5
  46. Detour by Talia Carmichael. Gay erotic romance. 2/5
  47. Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison. Gay erotic supernatural romance. 4/5
  48. Seizing It by Chris T Kat. Gay erotic romance. 3/5
  49. Strawberries and the Beast by April Moone. Gay erotic romance. 4/5
  50. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and EB White. Writing and publishing. 4/5
  51. Houseboat on the Nile by Tinnean. Gay erotic romance. 2/5
  52. Angel Requiem by Jaime Samms. Gay erotic romance. 4/5
  53. The Heart of the Jungle by Jeremy Pack. Gay erotic romance. 3/5
  54. A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin. Epic fantasy. 4/5
  55. Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic science-fiction. 3/5
  56. Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified by Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Marco Palmieri, and David Mack. Science-fiction. 3/5
  57. Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin. Parody / humour. 3/5
  58. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Comic strips. 4/5
  59. Seasick by Alanna Mitchell. Science. 3/5
  60. The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic science-fiction. 3/5

Oops… I missed one on my list! I actually read 61!

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Classic fiction. 3/5

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