I am hurriedly trying to get my “end of the year” posts finished, that’s why I’ve done three in one day. Sorry for the overload! ūüôā Here’s the list of books I read in 2012. My goal was to read 40, and I surpassed that goal. I’m pleased considering that many of them were over 500 pages. I had set a goal to read three books about writing, and I met that goal as well. I also did a lot of writing, but I have no idea if it will ever see the light of day. If nothing else, it was good practice!
I read 30 new authors this year!It was nice to branch out a bit, since I tend to stay with familiar names when it comes to reading. 
I’m already compiling my reading list for the coming year, so leave me a comment if there’s book you love. I’m always looking for new titles and authors.¬†
Here’s the list, in case you’re curious, although this is mostly for my own reference. The titles in bold type were books I read aloud to the children.¬†
Killing Kennedy¬†– Bill O’Reilly
The Light and the Glory – Peter Marshall and David Manuel
By Searching –¬†Isobel Kuhn
Life Skills for Kids – Christine M. Field
Spoken from the Heart – Laura Bush
Archimedes and the Door of Science – Jeanne Bendick
1776 – David McCullough
Plot & Structure – James Scott Bell
Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint – Nancy Kress
On Writing – Stephen King
Suffering and Death: The Saint’s Highest Calling РRandy R. Pike
The Garner Files – James Garner
John Adams – David McCullough
Augustus Caesar’s World РGenevieve Foster
Invincible Louisa – Cornelia Meigs
The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton – Joyce McPherson
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography – William Anderson

The List – Robert Whitlow
Shepherd of the Hills – Harold Bell Wright
Tara Road РMaeve Binchy 
And Then There Were None РAgatha Christie 
Home to Harmony – Philip Gulley
Just Shy of Harmony –¬†Philip Gulley
Signs and Wonders –¬†Philip Gulley
Christmas in Harmony –¬†Philip Gulley¬†
And the Shofar Blew – Francine Rivers
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms – Cindy Woodsmall
More Stories In Grandma’s Attic РArleta Richardson
Treasures from Grandma  РArleta Richardson
The Trumpet of the Swan  РE. B. White
Flint – Louis L’Amour¬†
The 21 Balloons William Pène du Bois
The Nine Tailors РDorothy L. Sayers 
The Discovery РDan Walsh 
The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
The Golden Goblet – Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Dinosaurs Before Dark РMary Pope Osborne
Remembering Christmas РDan Walsh 
Christmas at Harrington’s – Melody Carlson
Be Still My Soul – Joanne Bischof
The Story of the Treasure Seekers – Edith Nesbit
A Very Special Delivery – Linda Goodnight
Farmer Boy – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mountain Born – Elizabeth Yates
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – Agatha Christie


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