2012 Chapter Book List: Books Read and rated!

For 2012, I am challenging myself to read 75 “new to me”novels. Want to read along? What is your goal?

For my own future reference, books will be rated on a 5 star system.

Abbreviations: EC: Early Chapter MG: Middle Grade YA: Young Adult A: Adult

#1 Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron (MG)

Date Read: January 1st, 2012 Rating : 4/5 stars

#2 Lucky for Good by Susan Patron (MG)

Date Read: January 5th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#3 Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (MG)

Date Read: January 7th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#4 The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth (MG)

Date Read: February 19th, 2012 Rating : 4/5 stars

#5 Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (MG)

Date Read: February 27th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars


#6 Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper (MG)

Date Read: March 3rd, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#7 The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (MG)

Date Read: March 11th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#8 Clementine and the Family Meetingby Sara Pennypacker(EC)

Date Read: March 11th, 2012 Rating :4/5 stars

#9 Happenstance Found (Books of Umber) by P.W. Catanese(MG)

Date Read: March 13th, 2012 Rating :4/5 stars

#10 The Help by Kathyrn Stockett (YA/A)

Date Read: March 14th, 2012 Rating :5/5 stars

#11 Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur (MG)

Date Read: March 15th, 2012 Rating :5/5 stars

#12 The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall (MG)

Date Read: March 17th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#13 Light From a Distant Star by Mary McGarrry Morris (YA/A)

Date Read: March 20th, 2012 Rating :4/5 stars

light from a distant star

#14 Dear George Clooney Please Marry my Mom by Susin Nielsen (MG)

Date Read: March 23rd, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#15 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA)

Date Read: March 25th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#16 The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (MG)

Date Read: March 31st, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#17 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (YA)

Date Read: April 6th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#18 Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (MG)

Date Read: April 9th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#19 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (MG)

Date Read: April 13th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#20 Also Known as Harper  by Ann Haywood Leal (MG)

Date Read: April 15th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#21 Marty McGuire by Kate Messner (EC)

Date Read: April 17th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#22 MockingJay by Suzanne Collins (YA)

Date Read: April 30th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#23 Wonder by R.J. Palacio (MG)

Date Read: May 6th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#24 The Death Cure by James Dashner (YA)

Date Read: May 17th, 2012 Rating : 3/5 stars


#25 Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vancerpool (MG)

Date Read: May 18th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

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#26 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (MG)

Date Read: May 19th, 2012 Rating : 3/5 stars

#27 Messenger by Lois Lowry (YA)

Date Read: May 19th, 2012 Rating : 3/5 stars


#28 Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (MG)

Date Read: June 1st, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars


#29 Princess Posey and the Next Door Dog  by Stephanie Greene (EC)

Date Read: June 3rd, 2012 Rating : 4/5 stars

#30 May B by Caroline Starr Rose (MG)

Date Read: June 10th, 2012 Rating : 5/5 stars

#31 Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (MG)

Date Read: June 14th, 2012 Rating: 5/5

#32 One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (MG)

Date Read: June 17th, 2012  Rating: 5/5

#33 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (YA)

Date Read: June 23rd, 2012  Rating: 5/5

#34 Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato (MG)

Date Read: June 28th, 2012  Rating:  3/5

#35 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (MG)

Date Read: June 30th, 2012  Rating:  3/5


#36 Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker (MG)

Date Read: June 30th, 2012  Rating:  4/5

#37 Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (MG)

Date Read: July 1st, 2012  Rating:  5/5

#38 See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles (MG/YA)

Date Read: July 1st, 2012  Rating:  5/5


#39 Marty McGuire Digs Worms by Kate Messner (EC)

Date Read: July 2nd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#40 Blue Fish by Pat Schmatz (YA)

Date Read: July 2nd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#41 Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (MG)

Date Read: July 7th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#42 Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner (MG)

Date Read: July 8th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#43 Pearl by Jo Knowles (YA)

Date Read: July 9th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#44 Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles (YA)

Date Read: July 10th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#45 Paper Towns by John Green (YA)

Date Read: July 12th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

paper towns

#46 Piper Reed Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt (EC)

Date Read: July 14th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#47 Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead (MG)

Date Read: July 14th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

liar and spy

#48 Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell (MG)

Date Read: July 17th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

kepler's dream

#49 Olivia Bean Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart (MG)

Date Read: July 19th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#50 Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea (MG)

Date Read: July 20th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#51 The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine (MG)

Date Read: July 24th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#52 Hound Dog True by Linda Urban (MG)

Date Read: July 26th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#53 Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (MG)

Date Read: July 28th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#54 Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (MG)

Date Read: July 30th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#55 Hidden by Helen Fros(MG)

Date Read: July 30th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#56 Looking for Alaska by John Green (YA)

Date Read: July 31st, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

Looking For Alaska

#57 An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (YA)

Date Read: August 2nd, 2012 Rating: 3/5 stars


#58 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

Date Read: August 5th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#59 Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (YA)

Date Read: August 11th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#60 Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (MG)

Date Read: August 15th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

three times lucky

#61 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (EC)

Date Read: August 16th, 2012 Rating: 3/5 stars

trouble with

#62 Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (YA)

Date Read: August 20th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#63 Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason (A)

Date Read: August 22nd, 2012 Rating :3/5 stars

Three Graves

#64 Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (YA)

Date Read: August 23rd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#65 Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (MG)

Date Read: August 23rd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#66 The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (MG)

Date Read: August 28th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

false prince

#67 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (MG)

Date Read: August 30th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#68 Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko  (MG)

Date Read: September 2nd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

al capone

#69 The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (MG)

Date Read: September 10th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#70 Bitterblue by Kristin Cahshore (YA)

Date Read: October 1st, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#71 Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (MG)

Date Read: October 15th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#72 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

Date Read: October 26th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#73 Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (YA)

Date Read: November 2nd, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#74 Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai (MG)

Date Read: November 4th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

#75 The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech (MG)

Date Read: November 18th, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

#76 The Search for Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi (MG)

Date Read: November 22, 2012 Rating: 3/5 stars

#77 Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor (MG)

Date Read: December 9, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars


#78 Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (YA)

Date Read: December 15, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars

Girl lying on sand, reaching up to the sun

#79 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (A)

Date Read: December 22nd, 2012 Rating :3/5 stars

Gone Girl

#80 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (YA)

Date Read: December 25, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

Code name verity

#81 Words That Start with B by Vikki VanSickle (MG)

Date Read: December 26, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#82 Divergent by Veronica Roth (YA)

Date Read: December 28, 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars


#83 The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (YA)

Date Read: December 31, 2012 Rating: 5/5 stars

The Wicked and the Just

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