Books Read in 2012

53. “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett

52. “Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople” by Walter D. Ray

51. “Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi’a Spirituality in Dialogue” edited by Mohammad Ali Shomali and William Skudlarek

50. “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

49. “A Reader on Reading” by Alberto Manguel

48. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

47. “Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs” by Jane Yolen and J Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins

46. “Religion and Change in Modern Britain” edited by Linda Woodhead and Rebecca Catto

45. “Star Trek: The Next Generation Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 1” by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tony Lee, J. K. Woodward

44. “The Embedded Librarian: Innovated Strategies For Taking Knowledge Where Its Needed” by David Shumaker

43. “Paris: A Love Story” by Kati Marton

42. “Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers” edited by Don George

41. “Garments of Shadows” by Laurie R. King

40. “Phantoms on the Bookshelves” by Jacques Bonnet

39. “Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. 3rd edition” by Miriam B. Khan

38. “Undead and Unstable” by Mary Janice Davidson

37. “Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family’s Journey in China” by Aminta Arrington

36. “State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century” by Francis Fukuyama

35. “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” by Douglas Adams

34. “American Vampire” by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, and Stephen King

33. “Principles for a Free Society” by Nigel Ashford

32. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

31. “Basic Content Analysis, Second Edition” by Robert Philip Weber

30. “Deadlocked” by Charlaine Harris

29. “Unholy Night” by Seth Grahame-Smith

28. “Privatizing Libraries” by Jane Jerrard, Nancy Bolt, and Karen Strege

27. “Darth Vader and Son” by Jeffrey Brown

26. “The Silk Road: A New History” by Valerie Hansen

25. “The Global Muslim Community at a Crossroads: Understanding Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Infighting to the End of the Conflict” by Abdul Basit, editor

24. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown

23. “A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff” by Neil Gaiman

22. “Just a Geek” by Wil Wheaton

21. “101 Great American Poems: An Anthology” edited by the American Poetry and Literacy Project

20. “Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life” by Michael Dirda

19. “Pilots Only” by Ann Courtenay Edmonds

18. “The Three Astronauts” by Umberto Eco and Translated by William Weaver

17. “Happiest Days of Our Lives” by Wil Wheaton

16. “Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River” by Jeremy Seal

15. “Sunken Treasure: Wil Wheaton’s Hot Cocoa Box Sampler” by Wil Wheaton

14. “Jane Slayer” by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin

13. “The Lorax” by Dr Seuss

12. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr Seuss

11. “Tournament of Shadows” by Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

10. “Here Lies the Librarian” by Richard Peck

9. “Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips From the Trenches” by Karen C. Knox

8. “Information Nation: Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions” by Jeffrey M. Stanton, Indira R. Guzman, and Kathryn R. Stam

7. “City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age” by P.D. Smith

6. “Making a Poem: Some Thoughts About Poetry and The People Who Write it” by Miller Williams

5. “On Conan Doyle” by Michael Dirda

4. “The Poets’ Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family” complied by John Lithgow

3. “The Holy Land: An Illustrated Guide to Its History, Geography, Culture and Holy Sites” by George Knight

2. “Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy” by Michael T. Klare

1. “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman