# of posts: 149
# of books read: 139
Favorite books of 2012
In a Glass Grimmly
Liar & Spy
Young adult fiction
The Fault in Our Stars
Where Things Come Back
The Family Fang
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Favorite jackets of 2012
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Least favorite books of 2012
Happy New Year, y'all!
out the metaphysics: just
sit back and enjoy.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne Valente. Feiwel & Friends, 2012, 272 pages.
The long answer? Also yes,
with handy pictures.
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman. Andrews McMeel, 2012, 136 pages.
Local peeps! Y'all should come to the Advent Fair at my church tomorrow. Marvelous gift baskets (which I helped make), handmade crafts, country kitchen, children's activities, silent auction, and a raffle to win an iPad mini. It's a one-stop shop!
Saturday, December 1
9:00am to 2:00pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
100 Pine Hill Road
mundane, rolled together in
one takeout menu.
Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Elicia Castaldi. Random, 2012, 128 pages.
connections and coincidences,
and trust Creech.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech. Harper, 2012, 240 pages.
drawings of life on the front
lines of God's city.
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle. Drawn and Quarterly, 2012, 320 pages.
plot too much; just enjoy
the writing. (His parents!)
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, and a Very Strange Adventure by Lissa Evans. Sterling, 2012, 272 pages.
realistic about bad times.
No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene. Sarah Crichton Books, 2012, 368 pages.
dishes on work, sex, and
martinis. Good stuff.
Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond by Jane Maas. Thomas Dunne Books, 2012, 272 pages.
but that's kind of the whole point.
Bring on Volume Two.
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One\ by Ellis Weiner. Chronicle, 2012, 232 pages.
met the perfect hot guy on
a trans-ocean flight?
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Poppy, 2012, 256 pages.
happened at my wedding* (or
I didn't notice).
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. Knopf, 2012, 320 pages.
* Thirteen years yesterday -- happy anniversary, dorkbutt!
but man, I did not like a
Carry the One by Carol Anshaw. S&S, 2012, 272 pages.
No great insights, but
that was kind of the point.
The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem by Ken Budd. Morrow, 2012, 464 pages.
narrator" concept gets
a whole new meaning.
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone -- Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely. Harper, 2012, 304 pages.
has baby; freaks" tropes, but
still wicked funny.
Making Babies by Anne Enright. Norton, 2012, 208 pages.
still a bit too much sizzle
and not enough steak.
The Legend of Diamond Lil (A J. J. Tully Mystery) by Doreen Cronin. Balzer + Bray, 2012, 144 pages.
but undercurrent of meanness
spoils this series.
Dangerous Pumpkins (Invisible Inkling #2) by Emily Jenkins. Balzer + Bray, 2012, 160 pages.
permission to punch your mother
in the face. Hard.
Since You Left Me by Allen Zadoff. Egmont, 2012, 320 pages.
series gets lost under
The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road #4) by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. Harcourt, 2012, 160 pages.
the ending halfway through, still
with her all the way.
Shine by Lauren Myracle. Abrams, 2012, 376 pages.
this anymore. Trash is fun --
but sometimes, just trash.
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich. Bantam, 2012, 320 pages.
but there's no way that narrative
voice is twelve.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Random, 2012, 288 pages.
this review in Garrison
Keillor's voice, aren't you.
Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny by Garrison Keillor. Penguin, 2012, 224 pages.
ARE INSANE. Edge-of-your-seat
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Crown, 2012, 432 pages.
sanguine attitude on life,
but I'm not there yet.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir by Anna Quindlen. Random, 2012, 208 pages.
make topical drama resonate
Tessa Masterson WILL Go to Prom by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. Walker, 2012, 272 pages.
if either of the girls were
at all likable.
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. Viking, 2012,