Below is a list of all the books I read and reviewed in 2012, a total of 44 reads (slightly short of my unofficial target of 52)! My first full year of blogging has been great fun. I started out aiming to read a lot of Dickens but quickly realised that rushing through his body of work was far from the best way to enjoy it so stopped after three novels (although this did include the mammoth Bleak House). Still, I certainly picked up some interesting reads in 2012 - click on any of the items below to read my review.


  The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarrĂ©

  The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

  The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love by Robert Manni


  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

  The Outsider by Albert Camus

  The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price by Wendy Jones


  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

  American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

  Time's Arrow by Martin Amis


  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

  Katniss the Cattail by Valerie Estelle Frankel

  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce


  Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell

  The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

  The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman


  The Immoralist by AndrĂ© Gide

  The Information by Martin Amis

  The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura

  Wormwood by D. H. Nevins

  Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

  The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

  On the Road by Jack Kerouac

  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling


  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

  The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

  Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis


  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

  Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis

  Sleeping Patterns by J. R. Crook

  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien