2012 Reading Challenge

New year, new reading challenge. Yay!

Last year, I challenged myself to read any 70 books. This was a 10 book increase over the prior year. This year the challenge is to read with some structure. The total goal is 71, 45 of which are predetermined. The total number did not increase much as I have new people in my life. Reading is a solitary habit and I don't want to push away the people that I love.

So here it is, the 2012 reading list:

Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore

The Passage by Justin Cronin

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Crash by J.G. Ballard

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

You Must Go and Win by Alina Simone

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

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

Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling