Books I Read In 2012

Okay. Below you’ll find the list of books I read this year. But first I want to give you my top 10, in no particular order, along with the very best and the very worst.

If you’re an author, and would like me to read your book this coming year, hit me up. For indies I ALWAYS leave a review on Amazon and wherever else you want it. That’s a guarantee.

On the right of the screen you’ll see my reading list, so far, for this year. I’m doing a re-read of the Narnia books and a couple of Stephen Kings. I’ll also be going through Meg Gardiner’s books, purely because I’ve missed a few, and it’s been a while. So I’ll start off with China Lake and go from there.

At some point I’ll hit a few Michael Chabon, too, before going onto his new one: Telegraph Avenue. There’s a few Chabon I’ve not read yet.

Okay.

TOP 10 BOOKS I READ IN 2012

The Girl With The Long Green Heart by Lawrence Block

Plunder of the Sun by David Dodge

Superbia by Bernard Schaffer

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Infected by William Vitka

Money Shot by Christa Faust

2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke (Re-read)

Shadow of a Dead Star by Michael Shean

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Re-read)

Strangers by David K. Hulegaard

THE VERY BEST BOOK I READ IN 2012

Superbia by Bernard Schaffer

This book was a revelation to me. I thought “this is how you write a novel.” It changed my own approach to writing forever, and added to that the story of Superbia was hard-hitting, truthful, bad mouthed…and ultimately heartbreaking. Most of all it was human, and that’s what struck me the most. Schaffer wrote this from personal experience, and it shows. Should top any list of 2012.

THE WORST BOOK I READ IN 2012

Metal Gear Solid (Novelisation) by Raymond Benson

Ugh. Not what I expected. Benson’s writing is fine…it’s just that he take a fantastic game (and storyline) and his efforts to dramatize it just fall flat. I quit halfway through. It was just a waste of time.

2012 READING LIST

Grifter’s Game by Lawrence Block

Infected by William Vitka

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Re-read)

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Re-read)

The Vengeful Virgin by Gil Brewer

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian (GAVE UP)

3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke (Re-read)

2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C Clarke (Re-read)

2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C Clarke (Re-read)

2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke (Re-read)

Metal Gear Solid (novelization) by Raymond Benson

Shadow of a Dead Star by Michael Shean

Thinner by Richard Bachman

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Story by Robert McKee

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell

The Magnificent Guns of Seneca 6 by Bernard Schaffer

Choke Hold by Christa Faust

Formatting For Kindle And Nook In 10 Easy Steps by Bernard Schaffer

Strange Kisses by Laurie Laliberte

Fear of the Dark by Laurie Laliberte

Strangers by David K. Hulegaard

Noble by David K. Hulegaard

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

Plunder of the Sun by David Dodge

Money Shot by Christa Faust

Killing Castro by Lawrence Block

The Girl With The Long Green Heart by Lawrence Block

Distant Machines by Simon John Cox

Superbia by Bernard Schaffer

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