Monday, December 31, 2012

The Last Roundup 2012

My last post of 2012, a year that has gone so fast it's hard to believe it is  over, and I hope everyone has had a happy and relaxing festive season.
The last ten days have been busy with a week away spending Christmas with Son 2 and his family, two quiet days recuperating, and another full house over this weekend. So, little or no time for blogging and this post has to be a short wrap up for the year. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be free to visit and comment on all the great end of year posts I'm reading.

Books read in December = 13
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

The Meeting Place by Mary Hocking
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Round About a Pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves (NF)
Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
A Closed Eye by Anita Brookner
Poet's Corner by Josephine Pennicott
The Other Half of me by Morgan McCarthy
When Nights Were Cold by Susanna Jones
Dead Scared by S J Bolton
Gates of Paradise by Beryl Kingston
The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope
In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (NF)

Fiction = 11
Non-Fiction = 2
Library Books = 12
E-books = 0
Off my Shelf = 1

Added to my bookshelf = 5
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - I have read it long ago but at 50c on the library sales shelf had me thinking reread.
Blue Skies & Jack and Jill by Helen Hodgman - secondhand VMC
Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr - my reward from Bev for finishing the Vintage Mystery Challenge
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford - bought
The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Total Books Read in 2012 = 149

Classics = 25
Non-Fiction = 18
Contemporary Authors = 106

Overall my best blogging year since I began three years ago.  I made a resolution at the beginning of 2012 to detach myself from everything that put me under pressure and took all the fun out of blogging and to go back to what I intended when I began. It meant  changes but I have stuck to the plan with the result I've really enjoyed the challenges, the readalongs and monthly events I've participated in.

Looking forward to sharing another great year of books and blogging with you all!

12 Memorable Reads 2012
Favourite Crime/Suspense/Thrillers 2012


  1. I'm going to have a lower "books read" total this year - but that's partly because I read some really long books!

  2. You had a great year with 149 books! Congrats!
    Wishing you the best for 2013!

  3. Happy new year, Cat!
    Wow..149 books in a year? I read not a half from it :)
    Great achievement! Hope 2013 will be another greater year for you in reading.