My Shamefully Small Reading List of 2012

Confession. Unlike last year, my yearly reading list is, admittedly, somewhat embarrassing. I hate not to report what I have read because there were several great books in there (which I have made bold in my list) but not as many as I would have liked.

I Hope this year contains more books, and more submissions.

  1. Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling

    The Emerald Atlas
    The Emerald Atlas
  2. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – JK Rowling
  4. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  5. Humilitas – John Dickson
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
  7. An Extraordinary Education – Trenton Lee Stewart
  8. The Princess and the Goblin – George MacDonald
  9. Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick
  10. Half-Moon Investigations – Eoin Colifer
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (again I know. This was enough of Harry for a while!)
  12. A Voyage Long and Strange – Tony Horwitz
  13. The Magician’s Nephew – CS Lewis
  14. The New Testament – NIV Translation
  15. The Emerald Atlas – John Stephens
  16. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Keep Reading/Writing.

Cheers, and a happy belated New Year to you all.


The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

For those of you familiar with the children’s novels The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, you may not be aware that a prequel to the series is now in stores. It stars none other than the genius  narcolept Mr. Nicholas Benedict himself, when he was nine years old. I am about halfway through it and am loving the charming language and immediate allure of the puzzles and mystery within.

If these books are unfamiliar to you, try this post by my friend Josh over at Josh Mosey Writer for a very brief, yet perfectly concise review of the trilogy The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Below is a trailer by Little Brown.