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52 Books in 2012

One of my 12 goals for 2012 is to read 52 books … follow along here as I read toward my goal.

1. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio – Liked this a lot. It’s a beautiful story of true love, friendship and betrayal set in WWII. 1/1/2012

2. Why Women Need Fat: How “Healthy” Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever by William D. Lassek, M.D. and Steven Gaulin, Ph.D. – This one was eye-opening. It’s an anti-diet book that talks about natural weight and how returning to an early 20th Century diet can help you get there — without counting calories, depriving yourself or exercising constantly. Thought provoking. 1/12/2012

3. The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson – This is a story that requires your full attention. When a woman’s husband suddenly dies, she is forced to face the realities of their life and come to terms with her children’s biological mother — and her own past. 1/18/2012

4. Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling by Helene Dujardin – A total must-read for food bloggers and budding food photographers. This book is packed with good advice and really helpful examples of how to style and photograph food. Why didn’t I read it sooner? 1/29/2012

5. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 2/2012

6. The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith 2/2012

7. Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig 3/2012

8. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee 3/2012

9. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 3/2012

10. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood 3/28/2012

11. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner 4/2012

12. The Song Remains The Same by Allison Winn Scotch 4/2012

13. The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau 4/28/2012

14. Love, Accidentally by Sarah Pekkanen 5/2012

15. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves 5/2012

16. A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins 5/2012

17. In Leah’s Wake by Terri Giuliano Long 5/2012

18. Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman 5/2012

19. Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery 5/2012

20. One Pink Line by Dina Silver 6/2012

21. The Beach Years by Rebecca Becker 6/2012

22. Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable 6/2012

23. Secret Lives by Diane Chamberlain 6/2012

24. Just the Way You Are by Barbara Freethy 6/2012

25. The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister 6/2012

26. Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry 6/2012

27. Summerland: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand 7/2012

28. The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway 7/2012

29. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan 7/2012

30. Unbreak My Heart by Helen Scott Taylor 7/2012

31. A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh 7/2012

32. Love Finds You in Wildrose by Tracey Bateman 7/2012

33. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax 8/2012

34. Kissed in Paris by Juliette Sobanet 8/2012

35. Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas 8/2012

36. Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas 8/2012

37. The Sweet Life Novella series (1-6) by Francine Pascal 8/2012

38. Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs 9/2012

39. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown 9/2012

40. Matched by Ally Condie 10/2012

41. Blackberry Winter: A Novel by Sarah Jio 10/2012

42. Buck’s Landing: A New England Seacoast Romance by Cameron D. Garriepy 10/2012

43. A Walk in the Park by Jane Green 11/2012

44. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier 12/2012 (review coming in 2013)

45. Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate 12/2012 (review coming in 2013)

46. Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob 12/2012

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