Monday, January 7, 2013

What I Read in 2012

I'm finally getting around to wrapping up my 2012 reading with some statistics and a full list of books I read. I'll include that list at the bottom, because I'm sure not everyone will want to scroll through the entire thing.  I'll start with what I think are the most interesting stats:

Books Read in 2012: 138
Pages Read in 2012: 39,315

In these, I use the Barnes and Noble website's current price listing for the format in which I read the book.  I count any books I purchased in 2012 towards the "amount spent" but I do not count any books purchased prior to 2012.

Retail cost of books I read: $1659.85
Amount I spent on books I read: $174.02
Amount I saved by reading books I bought in previous years, review copies, and library copies: $1485.83

Paperbacks: 43
Hardbacks: 20
Ebooks: 48
Audio: 27

Review copy from publisher/publicist: 17
Purchased in 2012: 16
Gifted: 4
Already owned: 11
NetGalley: 13
Edelweiss: 2
Borrowed: 5
Library: 44
Review copy from TLC tours: 26

The Full List:
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship of Her Own Making
Under the Overpass
Cinderella Ate My Daughter
All There Is
The Ruins of Us
The Fault In Our Stars
Killing the Black Dog
Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto
James Madison
Before I Go To Sleep
Only You Sierra
What Happened To Hannah
Come And Find Me
This Beautiful Life
Monument 14
Girls Like Us
Whatever You Love
Losing Clementine
The Night Circus
More Beauty, Less Beast
Cruising Attitude
The Night She Disappeared
The Scorpio Races
The Child Who
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Beautiful Disaster
The Song Remains the Same
Crazy Love
The Lover's Dictionary
In The Bag
Drop Dead Healthy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Year of the Gadfly
Marriage Confidential
The Hero of Ages
Into The Darkest Corner
I Remember Nothing
Coming of Age on Zoloft
I Feel Bad About My Neck
The Virgin Cure
Big Girl Small
This Is A Book
Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World
Wallflower In Bloom
Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
It Looked Different On The Model
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
The Thief
Two and Twenty Dark Tales
Who Made God?  And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith
I'd Know You Anywhere
Objects of My Affection
MWF Seeking BFF
Predators I Have Known
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Baltimore Blues
The Queen of Attolia
Gone Girl
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)
The King of Attolia
A Little Bit Wicked
Pretty In Plaid
Faith and Other Flat Tires
A Conspiracy of Kings
The Roots of the Olive Tree
Slummy Mummy
Ready Player One
Little Brother
Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes A Day
Bitter Is The New Black
How Did You Get This Number
Sultry With A Twist
Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes
How To Be A Woman
Dare Me
The One I Left Behind
Beauty Queens
The Maze Runner
The Uninvited
Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
Off Balance
I Suck at Girls
Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You To Know
Kilts and Kraken
Stolen Innocence
Most Talkative
Sharp Objects
Falling Together
And When She Was Good
What The Dead Know
The Demon King
The Gray Wolf Throne
White Horse
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
The Exiled Queen
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
The Crimson Crown
Iron: Or, the War After
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
Judging A Book By Its Lover
Black Dahlia and White Rose
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
The Water's Lovely
Sweet Tooth
The Secret Keeper
The Guilty One
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store
Under the Covers and Between the Sheets
Blue Nights
A Shot of Sultry
On Chesil Beach
Deliver Us From Evil
The Omnivore's Dilemma 
They Call Me Naughty Lola
The Outcast


  1. Wow, I never considered keeping track of how much the books cost or how much I saved! That's a good idea. I might have to try that. And that's a great savings!

    1. One good thing about keeping track is being able to show Luke how much we save! It helps out when I'm ready to make a purchase!

  2. I love seeing these type of stats - so cool!