Monday, January 7

Books of 2012

Happy New Year!  As the start of 2013 is the beginning of a completely fresh page, I'd like to have a look at the books that made last year special.  So here they are - my 2012 reading list!


  • 30 Second Theories
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  • The Slippery Slope  by Lemony Snicket
  • The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
  • The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Time Travel for Beginners
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

And in case you were wondering, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the 2nd of January, so it just missed the cut off for 2012's reading list.  


And also in case you wondered, I would have posted - I would have posted many many times with growing enthusiasm - about reading Harry Potter for the very first time, except for the dilemma that I loved it so much that I just couldn't put it into words.  It seems that half the world has a similar problem concerning their passion for the miraculously brilliant series.  To clarify, I am so proud to have finally read them, and I deem it one of the most - if not THE MOST - exciting, compelling, and moving reading experiences of my life.  

I was blown away by how she chose the ultimate plot, the ultimate theme, the ultimate point and told it with a completely overwhelming integrity and love of truth.  It is truly the ultimate read.  

My enthusiasm will quickly render me dumb before I can properly explain myself.  


2012 was a really momentous year of books for me.  I have learnt to accept and love books from genres and eras that I had previously disregarded, as well as read three non-fiction books as well!  All in all, and obviously linked to my graduation, 2012 has been full of milestones.  I would love to hear what books made your year wonderful!  Have any of them earned a place on the list of Books to Read Before You Die?  

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