2012 BOOKS

READING GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

1. Finish The Complete Stories by Dorothy L Sayers (anthology started in Aug 2010) Completed Feb 2012
2. Attempt to complete the "Read the USA" mystery challenge. Only 19 13 books to go...
3. Read 8-10 classics. Completed Nov 2012
4. Catch up on books loaned to me. (HA!)
5. Catch up on favorite authors/series I have fallen behind in.
6. Catch up on books won or received as gifts.


READ THE USA MYSTERY CHALLENGE
Read a mystery set in each of the 50 states, plus Washington DC.
Start date: June 2010 (challenge has no end date)

One of my goals for 2012 is to try to finish this challenge. Of the twenty remaining states, I have books for at least half of them in the TBR pile. It's just a matter of working them into the reading queue. Books completed for the challenge this year will be bolded in red.

Progress: 38 / 51

Alabama
Alaska: Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry
Arizona: Through a Glass, Deadly by Sarah Atwell
Arkansas: Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris
California: Just Desserts by G.A. McKevett
Colorado: French Polished Murder by Elise Hyatt
Connecticut: A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia: Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead by Livia J. Washburn
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois: Night of the Loving Dead by Casey Daniels
Indiana: The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn Alt
Iowa: Twin Killing by Marshall Cook
Kansas: The Winter Widow by Charlene Weir
Kentucky
Louisiana: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Maine: Town in a Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood
Maryland: Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman
Massachusetts: Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly
Michigan: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Minnesota: Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
Mississippi: Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris
Missouri: Family Skeletons by Rett MacPherson
Montana: Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Nebraska
Nevada: You Bet Your Life by Donald Bain (AKA Jessica Fletcher)
New Hampshire: Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
New Jersey: Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman
New Mexico: The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney
New York: Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon Pape
North Carolina: A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams
North Dakota
Ohio: The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Oklahoma
Oregon: The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee
Pennsylvania: False Impressions by Terri Thayer
Rhode Island: The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly
South Carolina: Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas: Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
Utah
Vermont: The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
Virginia: Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
Aaron Elkins
West Virginia: A Misty Mourning by Rett MacPherson
Wisconsin: Buzz Off by Hannah Reed
Wyoming: Wyoming Manhunt by Ann Voss Peterson



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CLASSICS
Goal: 10

1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
3. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
4. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
7. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
9. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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NEW TO ME AUTHORS
With a goal to catch up on series and authors already in the TBR stacks, I don't expect this list to be as long as it was last year.
1. Toni Anderson
2. Linda O. Johnston
3. Ellery Adams
4. Anne Brontë
5. Wendy Roberts
6. Michael Connelly
7. Jamie Ford
8. Patricia Briggs
9. Tami Hoag
10. Kaui Hart Hemmings
11. H.G. Wells
12. Nancy Pickard
13. Sue Ann Jaffarian
14. Rick Riordan
15. Ridley Pearson
16. Aldo Leopold
17. Leo Tolstoy
18. Phyllis A. Whitney
19. Julie Kenner
20. Meredith Webber
21. Nichole Robertson



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TOTAL BOOKS READ FOR THE YEAR
Once again I have signed up for the GoodReads Book Challenge, with a goal of 100. Let's see if I can exceed my goal again this year!

TOTAL READ: 106/100



01. Acts of Violets by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #5)
02. A Rose From the Dead by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #6)
03. Shoots to Kill by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #7)
04. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
05. Flipped Out by Jennie Bentley (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery #5)
06. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
07. Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
08. Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #8)
09. Sleeping With Anemone by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #9)
10. Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels (Pepper Martin #3)

11. The Complete Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers
12. The Duke Comes Home by Barbara Cartland
13. Sea of Suspicion by Toni Anderson
14. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
15. Solid as Steele by Rebecca York
16. I Love Bad Boys by Lori Foster, Janelle Denison and Donna Kauffman
17. Lawful Engagement by Linda O. Johnston (Shotgun Sallys #3)
18. No Rest for the Wiccan by Madelyn Alt (A Bewitching Mystery #4)
19. Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt (A Bewitching Mystery #5)
20. A Witch in Time by Madelyn Alt (A Bewitching Mystery #6)

21. A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams (Books by the Bay #1)
22. A Deadly Cliché by Ellery Adams (Books by the Bay #2)
23. Dirty Rotten Tendrils by Kate Collins (Flower Shop Mystery #10)
24. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
25. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
26. Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts (Ghost Dusters #1)
27. Devil May Ride by Wendy Roberts (Ghost Dusters #2)
28. Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts (Ghost Dusters #3)
29. Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee (Embroidery Mystery #2)
30. Twin Killing by Marshall Cook (Monona Quinn #3)

31. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Mickey Haller #1)
32. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
33. Nanny 911 by Julie Miller (The Precinct: SWAT #4)
34. Night of the Loving Dead by Casey Daniels (Pepper Martin #4)
35. Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber (Lucy Valentine #2)
36. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy #1)
37. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy #2)
38. Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag (Oak Knoll #1)
39. Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett (Book Town #2)
40. Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber (Lucy Valentine #3)

41. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
42. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #11)
43. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega 0.5)
44. Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs (A&O #1)
45. Iron Kissed by Patrcia Briggs (Mercy #3)
46. Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett (Book Town #3)
47. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
48. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy #4)
49. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy #5)
50. River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy #6)

51. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #1.5)
52. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #0.5
53. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #3.5)
54. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (A&O #2)
55. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (A&O #3)
56. Already Home by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Sons of Chance 6.2)
57. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #12.5)
58. Generous Death by Nancy Pickard (Jenny Cain #1)
59. Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell
60. Ghost à la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian (Granny Apples #1)

61. Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard (Jenny Cain #2)
62. No Body by Nancy Pickard (Jenny Cain #3)
63. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #1)
64. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #2)
65. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #3)
66. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #4)
67. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #5)
68. Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag (Oak Knoll #2)
69. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost (Night Prince #1)
70. A Rogue My Own by Johanna Lindsey (Reid Family #3)

71. Let Love Find You by Johanna Lindsey (Reid Family #4)
72. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
73. An Uninvited Ghost by EJ Copperman (Haunted Guesthouse #2)
74. Old Haunts by EJ Copperman (Haunted Guesthouse #3)
75. Marriage is Murder by Nancy Pickard (Jenny Cain #4)
76. Eden Burning by Elizabeth Lowell
77. The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon by Leann Sweeney (Cats in Trouble #4)
78. Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (Cackleberry Club #1)
79. Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers #1)
80. Disney at Dawn by Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers #2)

81. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams (Charmed Pie Shop #1)
82. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #1)
83. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #2)
84. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #3)
85. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
86. The Marine Next Door by Julie Miller (The Precinct: Task Force #1)
87. The Last Word by Ellery Adams (Books by the Bay #3)
88. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
89. Merry Christmas, Baby by Vicki Lewis Thompson / Jennifer LaBrecque / Rhonda Nelson
90. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


91. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
92. The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney
93. Home For a Spell by Madelyn Alt (A Bewitching Mystery #7)
94. Haven by Kay Hooper (Bishop #13)
95. Unexpected Bride by Lisa Childs (The Wedding Party #1)
96. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta #1)
97. The Hobbit by J.RR. Tolkien
98. Holiday Hideout by Vicki Lewis Thompson / Jill Shalvis / Julie Kenner
99. Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost
100. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas (Wallflowers #5)

101. Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #6.5)
102. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas (Friday Harbor #1)
103. Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster (4-in-1 anthology)
104. Holly Lane by Toni Blake (Destiny #4)
105. A Winter Bride by Meredith Webber
106. Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson

Unfinished:
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (Half-finished as of 12-10-12)


Exceeded last year's total by one book!