Monday, December 31, 2012

The Year in Reading

In 2012, I
read 73 books,
bought 50 books,
spending a total of Php9,600+ on books,
and was gifted with 9 books;

an average of
6 books read per month,
4-5 books bought per month,
spending Php800+ on books per month.

4 more books read than last year,
40 less books bought than last year,
and Php5,000 less spent than last year. :)

I read 1.5 books for every book I bought.

Most read genre was fantasy,
followed by non-fiction,
then romance.

Most read author was Lisa Kleypas. :P

01 “I, Claudius” by Robert Graves
02 “Selected Poems” by Jorge Luis Borges
03 “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt

04 “Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books” by David Rose
05 “Game of Thrones” by George RR Martin
06 “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
07 “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
08 “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
09 “Dirty Dancing: Looking Back 2” by Ambeth R. Ocampo
10 “A Clash of Kings” by George RR Martin

11 “A Storm of Swords” by George RR Martin

12 “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson
13 “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal” by Christopher Moore
14 “Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders” by Neil Gaiman
15 “Lincoln’s Dreams” by Connie Willis
16 “The Truth” by Terry Pratchett
17 “Those Who Hunt the Night” by Barbara Hambly

18 “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan
19 “The Fifth Elephant” by Terry Pratchett
20 “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
21 “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan
22 “The Throne of Fire” by Rick Riordan
23 “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett
24 “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

25 “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World” by Eric Weiner
26 “Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife” by Francine Prose
27 “Trese: Murder on Balete Drive” by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo
28 “Trese: Unreported Murders” by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo
29 “The Acorn People” by Ron Jones

30 “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
31 “Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites” by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
32 “The Walking Dead Book 1: Days Gone Bye” by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore
33 “The Walking Dead Book 2: Miles Behind Us” by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore
34 “The Best of Chico and Delamar’s The Morning Rush Top 10”

35 “Heroes of the Valley” by Jonathan Stroud
36 “I Killed Adolf Hitler” by Jason
37 “The Bro Code” by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn
38 “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell
39 “Tristes Recuerdos Manila” by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
40 “The Japanese Occupation of the Philippines: A Pictorial History” by Ricardo T. Jose and Lydia Yu-Jose

41 “Chulalongkorn’s Elephants: Looking Back 4” by Ambeth R. Ocampo
42 “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery
43 “The Best of This is a Crazy Planets” by Lourd Ernest H. de Veyra

44 “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett
45 “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
46 “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
47 “Soulless” by Gail Carriger
48 “Changeless” by Gail Carriger
49 “Blameless” by Gail Carriger
50 “Heartless” by Gail Carriger
51 “Timeless” by Gail Carriger

52 “I Am Legend” by Richard Mattheson
53 “11/22/63” by Stephen King
54 “Soulless: The Manga 1” by Gail Carriger & REM
55 “Bones of Contention: The Andres Bonifacio Lectures” by Ambeth R. Ocampo
56 “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien (reread)

57 “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks
58 “Mine Till Midnight” by Lisa Kleypas
59 “Seduce Me at Sunrise” by Lisa Kleypas
60 “Tempt Me at Twilight” by Lisa Kleypas
61 “Married by Morning” by Lisa Kleypas
62 “Love in the Afternoon” by Lisa Kleypas
63 “Noli Me Tangere” by Jose Rizal, English translation by Ma. Soledad Lacson-Locsin
64 “Secrets of a Summer Night” by Lisa Kleypas
65 “A Christmas Journey” by Anne Perry
66 “Pure” by Andrew Miller
67 “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan
68 “The Serpent’s Shadow” by Rick Riordan
69 “Devil in Winter” by Lisa Kleypas
70 “Scandal in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas
71 “Rizal’s Teeth, Bonifacio’s Bones: Looking Back 5” by Ambeth R. Ocampo
72 “It Happened One Autumn” by Lisa Kleypas

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