TRL Archives – 2012

This is the archive of the books I read (or started) in 2012.  For the books I’ve read or am currently reading, check out The Reading List.
I’ll put an X behind those that I recommend and a XX behind those that I highly recommend. Books with one X will likely only be popular with those who are fans of the genre, while XXs are those I’d recommend regardless of genre preference.
85.  Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time, boook13) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (10 Dec 2012) – XX
———-Read:  My review of Towers of Midnight
84.  The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time, book 12) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (21 Nov 2012) – XX
———-Read:  My review of The Gathering Storm
83.  Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time, book 11) by Robert Jordan (31 Oct 2012) – XX
82.  Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, book 10) by Robert Jordan (4 Oct 2012) – XX
81.  Winter’s Heart (The Wheel of Time, book 9) by Robert Jordan (9 Sep 2012) – XX
80.  The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, book 8) by Robert Jordan (19 Aug 2012) – XX
79.  A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, book 7) by Robert Jordan (31 Jul 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of A Crown of Swords
78.  Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, book 6) by Robert Jordan (6 Jul 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of Lord of Chaos
77.  The Hunger Pains: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon (4 Jul 2012)
—–I didn’t like this book at all.  I tried to imagine it being like a Mel Brooks movie…like Space Balls was to Star Wars, but it didn’t help.  I found one or two places that made me smirk, but nothing that made me really laugh.  Maybe my sense of humor isn’t highbrow enough to get Harvard Lampoon, but I’m glad it was just a loaner from a friend.
76.  The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, book 5) by Robert Jordan (17 Jun 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of The Fires of Heaven
75.  The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, book 4) by Robert Jordan (31 May 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of The Shadow Rising
74.  The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, book 3) by Robert Jordan (17 May 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of The Dragon Reborn
73.  The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, book 2) by Robert Jordan (3 May 2012) – XX
———-Read: My review of The Great Hunt
72.  The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, book 1) by Robert Jordan (14 Apr 2012) – XX
—–Great start to my favorite Fantasy series
———-Read: My review of The Eye of the World
71.  Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz  (2 Apr 2012) – XX
—–a great book on how Schultz decided to come back to Starbucks as CEO and turn Starbucks back around
70.  Inheritance by Christopher Paolini  (5 Mar 2012) – XX
—–The final book in the Inheritance Cycle, but not the last book to be set in Alagaesia.  The XX is if you’ve ready the previous books.  If you haven’t read the previous books, I recommend skipping this one and checking out Eragon, the first in the series.
———-Read:  My review of Inheritance
69.  Forever Odd by Dean Koontz  (26 Feb 2012) – XX
———-Read:  My review of Forever Odd
68.  Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz  (12 Feb 2012) – XX
—–Somewhere between a thriller and a horror, it’s got quirky characters and not too much spook or violence to be a turn off to folks who aren’t fans of these genres.
———-Read:  My review of Odd Thomas
67.  Hooked:  Write Fiction that Grab Readers at Page One by Les Edgerton  (2 Feb 2012) – X
—–An in-depth book on how to begin a story
66.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins  (18 Jan 2012) – XX
—–An excellent end to a great trilogy.
———-> Read:  My review of Mockingjay
65.  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  (15 Jan 2012) – XX
—–Continues on where The Hunger Games left off.  A must read if you started the trilogy.
———-> Read:  My review of Catching Fire
64.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  (10 Jan 2012) – XX
———-> Read:  My review of The Hunger Games
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