2012 75 Book Challenge

Note: Each book can count for more than one challenge, and these reads are technically from 12/20/2011 – 12/20/2012.

75 Books in 2012

(Yikes, this looks like a big number! I didn’t count graphic novels in 2011, but I will be counting them in 2012.)

1.) 5 Very Good Reasons To Punch A Dolphin in the Face by The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman)

2.) All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

3.) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

4.) Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

5.) Real Live Boyfriends: Yes, Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren’t Complicated — I Wouldn’t Be Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart

6.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

7.) The Watch That Ends The Night by Allan Wolf

8.) Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

9.) Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

10.) Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

11.) Crossed by Ally Condie

12.) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

13.) Unwind by Neal Schusterman

14.) Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

15.) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

16.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

17.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

18.) The Red Blazer Girls by Michael Beil

19.) The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

20.) Waiter Rant: Thanks For The Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by The Waiter

21.) It Looked Better on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro

22.) Iceberg Right Ahead: The Tragedy of the Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

23.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

24.) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

25.) Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

26.) Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

27.) Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

28.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

29.) Alice The Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

30.) Alice In Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

31.) Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

32.) Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

33.) Alice on the Outside by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

34.) The Grooming of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

35.) Bunheads by Sophie Flack

36.) The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone

37.) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

38.) The Selection by Kiera Cass

39.) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

40.) The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the World by AJ Jacobs

41.) Explorer: The Mystery Boxes (Graphic Novel) Edited by Kazu Kibuishi

42.) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

43.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

44.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

45.) How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley

46.) A Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

47.) Drama by Raina Telgemier

48.) Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

49.) Envy by Gregg Olsen

50.) Every Day by David Levithan

51.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

52.) Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

53.) Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

54.) Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

55.) Five by Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

56.) Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

57.) The List by Siobhan Vivian

58.) Speechless by Hannah Harrington

59.) The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick

60.) Between You and Me by Marisa Calin

61.) After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

62.) Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart

63.) The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

64.) Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

65.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

66.) Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

67.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

68.) The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

69.) Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renee Russell

70.) The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

71.) The Holders by Julianna Scott

72.) Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Ellen Hicks

73.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

74.) Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

75.) On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang

45 YA Novels

1.) All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

2.) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

3.) Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

4.) Real Live Boyfriends: Yes, Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren’t Complicated — I Wouldn’t Be Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart

5.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

6.) The Watch That Ends The Night by Allan Wolf

7.) Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

8.) Crossed by Ally Condie

9.) Unwind by Neal Schusterman

10.) Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

11.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

12.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

13.) The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

14.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

15.) The Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (counting as one book)

16.) Bunheads by Sophie Flack

17.) The Selection by Kiera Cass

18.) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

19.) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

20.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

21.) Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

22.) Envy by Gregg Olsen

23.) Every Day by David Levithan

24.) Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

25.) Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

26.) Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

27.) Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

28.) The List by Siobhan Vivian

29.) Speechless by Hannah Harrington

30.) Between You and Me by Marisa Calin

31.) After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

32.) Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart

33.) Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

34.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

35.) Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

36.) Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renee Russell

37.) The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

38.) The Holders by Julianna Scott

39.) Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

30 E-Books

1.) 5 Very Good Reasons To Punch A Dolphin in the Face by The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman)

2.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

3.) Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

4.) Crossed by Ally Condie

5.) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy

6.) Waiter Rant: Thanks For The Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by The Waiter

7.) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

8.) Bunheads by Sophie Flack

9.) The Selection by Kiera Cass

10.) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

11.) The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the World by AJ Jacobs

12.) A Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

13) Every Day by David Levithan

14.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

15.) Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

16.) Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

17.) Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

18.) Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

19.) Between You and Me by Marisa Calin

20.) After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

21.) Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

22.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

23.) The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

24.) Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Ellen Hicks

25.) Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

20 Audio Books

1.) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

2.) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

3.) The Red Blazer Girls by Michael Beil

4.) It Looked Better on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro

5.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

6.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

7.) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

8.) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

9.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

10.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

11.) How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley

12.) Five by Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

13.) The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick

14.) The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

15.) Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

16.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

17.) Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renee Russell

18.) The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

19.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

20.) On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang

10 Legit Adult Non-Fiction Books

1.) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

2.) Waiter Rant: Thanks For The Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by The Waiter

3.) It Looked Better on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro

4.) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

5.) The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the World by AJ Jacobs

6.) How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley

7.) A Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

8.) The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick

9.) The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

10.) On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang

10 Adult Fiction Books

1.) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

2.) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

3.) Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

4.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

5.) Five by Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

7.) The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

8.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

8 Re-Reads

1.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

2.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3.) The Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (counting as seven books)

4.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

5.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

6.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5 Classics

1.) Five by Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

3.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10 responses to “2012 75 Book Challenge

    • Miss Anderson

      I’m no sure yet. I’m having trouble figuring out what exactly defines a classic. I only post the titles here after I finish the book.

      • I ran a Margarita and a Classics book club for quite a while, and yeah we had the same issue of what exactly is a Classic. No one seems to know for certain. We went with books that were at least 50 years old and most people had heard of them.

  1. I tried reading the hunger games, I had to force myself to get through the first book. I don’t know, I just couldn’t get into it, and I love reading.
    “Unwind” I read that a couple years ago, it was intense, but i loved it!

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