Well, I didn't quite reach my 50 books target for books read in 2012, I read only 46. Which is the same number of books exactly that I read in 2011. I tend to only make a note of fiction books that I read, so am sure that adding the non fiction titles would bring that to over 50. 27 of those 46 novels are Young Adult science fiction, post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels.
Nevertheless, I am going to try and read another 50 novels in 2013 starting with my current read. I am reading Once, the second in the Eve trilogy by Anna Carey. Once again it is a Young Adult dystopian fiction book set in a World rebuilding itself after being decimated by plague. I was not entirely sure about the first book in this series and found it to have a rather linear plot with too much left unexplained. However, I am enjoying this middle book more and finding it to have a little more substance although there is still something a little empty about part of the World building. I like to feel that a World exists just as richly even if I am not staring it face-on, but in Eve's World I feel that although it is rich enough right under my nose, somewhere out of the corners of my eye or behind my head, that World is insubstantial and woolly and so throws doubt on to what is in right in front of me.
Talking of Woolly things, my OH Stevie Savage pointed me towards the Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey. I don't know how this passed me by, but I had not heard of this sci fi series. Being a knitter I cannot help but be amused by a book called Wool, with Proper Gauge and Casting Off also part of the series....I realise this is not actually a knitting book of course, but interesting titles nonetheless for an apocolyptic sci fi series. This series is next on my list of books to read, then I might have a go at Ken Follett's World Without End series. I recently completed Pillars of the Earth. Historically speaking, it is probably not the best education, but I still found it an easy and absorbing read. The older I get, the less I worry about why I find some pulpy books enjoyable. I read what I like, whether it is for adults or children, and I put down what I do not enjoy.
Take a look at some of the books I read in 2012: