Books of 2012

So, I managed to accomplish my goal of reading 52 books in 2012, although I only finished the last one on the 30th of December (currently I’m reading Les Miserables, want to finish it before the movie comes out here in Ireland on the 11th of January).

They are listed in chronological order (of my reading them) and my favourites of the year are in bold:

  1.  Victorian Farm by Ruth Goodman
  2. Herrerevolution by Oscar Umahro Cadogan (in Danish)
  3. Rend mig i traditionerne by Leif Panduro (in Danish, the English title is: Kick Me in the Traditions)
  4. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  5. Introducing Denmark and the Danes by David E. Nye
  6. Rosen og Stjernen by Elisabet Holst (in Danish)
  7. Tilfældets Gud by Kirsten Thorup (in Danish)
  8. The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman
  9. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
  10. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  11. Brobyggerne by Jan Guillou (in Danish, original in Swedish)
  12. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde
  13. God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu – definitely one of my favourite books of the year
  14. Enten-eller by Søren Kierkegaard (in Danish, Either-Or in English)
  15. Passionsblomsten by Bodil Wamberg (in Danish), about the first Danish Feminist Mathilde Fibiger
  16. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
  17. The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Linda Formichelli
  18. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, which I wrote about here.
  19. Living Dangerously  by Katie Fforde
  20. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  21. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson – the funniest book I’ve ever read.
  22. Mit Liv som Mundlam by Maise Njor (in Danish)
  23. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  24. Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love by Marci Shimoff
  25. The Empress of Weehawken by Irene Dische (I read it in Danish, title Flugten til Amerika)
  26. Personlig Karma by Sofia Manning & Christian Stadil (in Danish)
  27. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins – my review
  28. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
  29. Girl in the Mirror: Two Stories by Cecelia Ahern
  30. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau – another of my favourites
  31. Se På Mig by Kirsten Hammann (in Danish)
  32. Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen – my review
  33. Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern – one of the best chick-lit books I’ve ever read
  34. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson – this should be required reading by everyone
  35. Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
  36. Welcome Home: The Author’s Guide to Building A Marketing Home Base by Nick Thacker – my review
  37. Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite by Paul Arden
  38. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon
  39. Tickling the Englishby Dara Ó Briain
  40. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – my review
  41. The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz – my review
  42. Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan
  43. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – surprised how much I enjoyed this book
  44. Room by Emma Donoghue – my review
  45. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – my review
  46. City of Hope by Kate Kerrigan
  47. Creating Your Personal Life Plan by Michael Hyatt
  48. The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
  49. Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them by Michael Gallagher
  50. One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
  51. Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie & Charles Mayfield
  52. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Tim Ferris – another favourite of this year, the review will be up on Wednesday.

If you enjoy reading too, I would love it if you would connect with me on Goodreads.

What did you read and enjoy the past year?


  1. Nice list! I read and enjoyed quite a few. It’s always good to see that people are reading. 🙂 Happy new year!


  2. 😯

    I didn’t read much last year, but I really enjoyed “Ender’s Game”. Have to read it again!


    • Ender’s Game is excellent, isn’t it? I think I heard they’re making a movie of it.


      • Oh you’ve read it! 🙂 Yes, it’s a great book. I think they’re making a movie, yes. Celina will know more about that, she follows those things more than I do.



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