2012 Reviews

For 2012 we’ll be able to offer a full year of reviews from us 3 gals! We adopted quite a few reading challenges: the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, the HarperCollins Canada 50BookPledge, Netgalley created a January challenge, and then changed to a year long challenge (I’m sure we could do that!) and Random House Canada has a Random Reader: Historical Fiction reading challenge for January/February. Whew! I think that will be the only challenges signed on for – too much pressure!

Below are the books we read, in the order we read them for 2012:

The Last Romanov, by Dora Levy Mossanen

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

The Marriage Plot, by Jefferey Eugenides

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

Obedience, by Jacqueline Yallop

Faith, by Jennifer Haigh

The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

The Funny Thing Is, by Ellen Degeneres

Arcadia, by Lauren Groff

The Winter Palace, by Eva Stachniak

Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar

The Ha-ha, by Dave King

The Devil in Pew Number Seven, by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

The Red Garden, by Alice Hoffman

Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Stories I Only Tell My Friends, by Rob Lowe

The Detour, by Andromeda Romano-Lax

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson

The Divinity Gene, by Matthew J. Trafford (Penny)

The Divinity Gene, by Matthew J. Trafford (the VIDEO review from uber-creative Jackie!)

Madame Tussaud, by Michelle Morand

The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards

Seriously…I’m Kidding, by Ellen DeGeneres

The Stalin Epigram, by Robert Littell

The Flight of Gemma Hardy, by Margot Livesey

Rosemary’s Baby, by Ira Levin

The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R., by Carole DeSanti

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Why Men Lie, by Linden MacIntyre

The Saffron Kitchen, by Yasmin Crowther

Set this House in Order, by Matt Ruff

A Good American, by Alex George

2 Reviews: The Tortilla Curtain, by T.C. Boyle & The Child Who, by Simon Lelic

The Child Who, by Simon Lelic (PK)

This Cake is for the Party, by Sarah Selecky

The Zookeeper’s Wife, (Audiobook Review) by Ackerman

Moab is my Washpot, by Stephen Fry

A Duty to the Dead, by Charles Todd (and discussion question answers)

The Weight of Water, (Audiobook Review) by Anita Shreve

The Lost Saints of Tennessee, by Amy Franklin-Willis

Past Imperfect, by Julian Fellowes

Audiobook Review: The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

Blue Asylum, by Kathy Hepinstall

Irma Voth, by Miriam Toews  

Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene

Audiobook Review, All Our Worldly Goods, by Irene Némirovsky

All That I Am, by Anna Funder

The Hypnotist, by Lars Keplar

The Haunting of Maddy Clare, by Simone St. James

Mennonites Don’t Dance, by Darcie Friesen Hossack

Ape House, by Sara Gruen

The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian

The Dry Grass of August (audiobook) by Anna Jean Mayhew

The Girl in the Swing, by Richard Adams

The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian

Defending Jacob, (audiobook) by William Landay 

All My Friends Are Dead, by Avery Monsen and Jorry John

The Scent of Rain and Lightning, (audiobook) by Nancy Pickard

The Year of the Gadfly, by Jennifer Miller

The Piano Tuner (audiobook) by Daniel Mason

Unbroken (audiobook) by Laura Hillenbrand

The Mirage, by Matt Ruff

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal

Elizabeth, The Queen (audiobook), by Sally Bedell Smith

A Land More Kind than Home (audiobook), by Wiley Cash

Book Review, Discussion Questions & Answers to A Bitter Truth, by Charles Todd

Life of Pi (audiobook), by Yann Martel

Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan

On Chesil Beach (audiobook), by Ian McEwan

The Secrets of Mary Bowser, by Lois Leveen

The Preacher, by Camilla Lackberg

The Bells, by Richard Harvell

Ordinary Heroes (audiobook), by Scott Turow

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, by Jenny Wingfield

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

An Unmarked Grave, by Charles Todd (Discussion questions & answers)

What is Left the Daughter (audiobook), by Howard Norman

Game of Thrones (audiobook) by George R. R. Martin

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, by Kristina McMorris

Bring Up the Bodies (audiobook) , by Hilary Mantel

The Whipping Club, by Deborah Henry

Shout Her Lovely Name, by Natalie Serber

2 reviews: Heft, by Liz Moore, vs. Fruit, by Brian Francis

To Kill a Mockingbird (audiobook), by Harper Lee

Fifty Shades of Grey, by EL James (reviewed by Jackie and Zoolander! 🙂 )

In One Person, by John Irving

I Am Forbidden, by Anouk Markovits

The World Without You, by Joshua Henkin

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt

A Land More Kind Than Home (audiobook) by Wiley Cash (Jackie)

The Light Between Oceans, (audiobook) by M.L. Stedman

The Bellwether Revivals, by Benjamin Wood

Tigers in Red Weather, by Liza Klaussmann

The Shyster’s Daughter, by Paula Priamos

Gold (audiobook) by Chris Cleave

The Cellist of Sarajevo, (audiobook) by Steven Galloway

Shine Shine Shine (audiobook) by Lydia Netzer

Wichita, by Thad Ziolkowski

Lucretia and the Kroons, by Victor LaValle

The Emperor of Paris, by C S Richardson

The Age of Hope, by David Bergen

The City of Women (audiobook) by David R. Gillham

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (audiobook) by Helen Simonson

Anna from Away, by D.R. MacDonald

Our BookerMark Reviews can all be found on this page here.

The Night Strangers, (audiobook) by Chris Bohjalian

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

Honeymoon in Tehran, (audiobook) by Azadeh Moaveni

Island Apart (audiobook) by Steven Raichlen

Through These Veins, by Anne Marie Ruff

That Book About Harvard, by Eric Kester

Full Dark, No Stars (audiobook) by Stephen King

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

Call the Midwife (audiobook), by Jennifer Worth

In the Pleasure Groove, Life, Death and Duran Duran (audiobook) by John Taylor

The Deception of Livvy Higgs, by Donna Morrissey

Sutton, by J.R. Moehringer

The End of Your Life BookClub, by Will Schwalbe

Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes, by W. Brett Wilson

City of Saints (audiobook) by Andrew Hunt

Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea (audiobook) by Morgan Callan Rogers

Shine, Shine, Shine (audiobook) by Lydia Netzer (Jackie’s)

A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy

Return to the Aegean, by E.J. Russell

Toby’s Room, by Pat Barker (audiobook too)

Realms of Gold, by Terry Stanfill

The One and Only Ivan, by Kathleen Applegate

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

I am Half-Sick of Shadows (audiobook) by Alan Bradley

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, by Rita Leganski

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