Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Year in Review 2012- Fiction

Here, from least to most favourite are my favourite fiction books that I read this year. I've included novels, children's novels, short story collections, and novellas. I've not included plays, poetry, or picture books, though I did read some of those this year. Graphic novels and individual short stories will be ranked in separate posts.

All in all, I'm happy with the reading I did this year. My grand total is way up. Granted I also read a lot more children's novels this year, and those tend to go faster. However, I read more classics as well, and those tend to slow me down (especially clunksters like Les Miserables).

34. Kathy Reichs- Bones are Forever
33. Beth Goobie- Jason's Why
32. Eric Wilson- The Inuk Mountie Adventure 
31. Suzy Kline- Horrible Harry's Christmas Surprise 
30. Carolyn Keene (ghostwritten by Margaret Wirt Benson)- The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
29. Jeff Brown- Stanley's Christmas Adventure
28. Victoria Dunn- Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
27. Mavis Gallant- Paris Stories  
26. Mary Pope Osborne- Night of the Ninjas
25. Anita Daher- Racing For Diamonds
24. Mary Pope Osborne- Christmas in Camelot 
23. Douglas Coupland- Shampoo Planet
22. David Helwig- Close to the Fire
21. Esi Edugyan- Half-Blood Blues
20. Paul Glennon- Bookweird
19. Michelle Wan- Deadly Slipper
18. Derek Hayes- The Maladjusted 
17. Frances Hodgson Burnett- The Secret Garden
16. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain
15. Corey Redekop- Husk
14. Joseph Boyden- Through Black Spruce 
13. J.R.R. Tolkien- The Hobbit
12. Michael Kusugak- The Curse of the Shaman
11. Laura Ingalls Wilder- Little House in the Big Woods 

10. Sharon E. McKay- Charlie Wilcox
9. Betsy Byars- The Two Thousand Pound Goldfish
8. Margaret Macpherson- Body Trade
7. Joseph Conrad- Heart of Darkness
6 .Cory Doctorow- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
5. Victor Hugo- Les Misérables
4. Charles Dickens- A Tale of Two Cities
3. Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games
2. Andrew Davidson- Gargoyle
1. Voltaire- Candide

 Which of these have you read? Were you surprised by any of my rankings? What were your favourite reads you read this year?


raidergirl3 said...

Lots of classics in the top ten! Glad to see Little House at number 11, and Gargoyle at #2. Hunger Games was really good.

I haven't read Coupland in a while, but I've nearly always loved his work. Great year of reading John. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wow, classics really did rank favourably for you! I have to admit that I am surprised by Candide grabbing the #1 spot. I'm not sure why I am surprised, but I am.
Now I need to revisit the books I read to determine their rankings, so thanks for the extra work...

Jules said...

I like your top ten list, some good titles there. I also like some of original titles in the whole list, a lot of books I'd never have heard of or found - they may not be my cup of tea, but you always have a lot of variety.