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Books I Can Remember Reading in 2012

In follow-on from Dani’s post, I’ll list out the books that I can remember reading in 2012. I love looking at what books other people are reading, so I thought you might enjoy it too. While Dani was able to keep her list accurate by using GoodReads through the year, I wasn’t able to get into the habit of using it so I have to rely on memory. (There’s always next year, right? I really do like the GoodReads site — you can find me here on it: — if you use it too.) Please note that this does not include self-help, parenting, and business books because then you’d know all my secrets! 😉

Good Reads

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

People like Us by Dominick Dunne

Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Enjoyable Fluff

50 Shades of Grey by E L James (yeah, yeah, I read ’em!)

50 Shades Darker by E L James

A Death in Italy by John Follain

Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

BossyPants by Tina Fey

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened: A Mostly True Memory by Jenny Lawson

The Book of Business UnAwesome by Scott Stratten

One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler



50 Shades Freed by E L James

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre (I couldn’t get into it for some reason)

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Wild by Cheryl Strayed


  1. Love it!  I’m working on a post of my own. 

    Added you to Goodreads!

    K from LifeofK Blog

  2. I’m so pleased you posted Julie! Hmmm, I have never head of Gillian Flynn. Clearly worth checking out? I wanted to read Scott Stratten’s book and the Bloggess’s as well. Thanks for the reminders! Keep going with the Janet Evanovich books – they get better as they go along. I think I’ve read most of the Stephanie Plum ones. :)

  3. Wow! I just googled Gillian Flynn and the review by Stephen King on this page ( shot this from “request from the library” to “buy on Kindle ASAP!” Thanks!!

  4. I love book posts!
    I read 50 this year!  I set up a books tab on my blog to keep track!!!  I love having a few words on each novel to consult when I draw a blank.  Most of the time I remember my impression of a book (good, bad, boring, etc…)  A little extra detail jogs my memory.
    I never thought of setting up a goodreads account – I am on the site frequently…but…duh!

    honestly, why do I read so much if I am just going to forget half of it? Worst memory ever!


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