Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2012 Reading Round up …

From a reading perspective, the year that was 2012 proved to be a pretty fantastic year.
With 33 Novels and more than 300 short stories and around 25 novellas … an awesome reading score of around 365 for the year …

Short Story Collections (Approx. 305 Stories – including the 7 novellas):

1.      Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul at Work by Juhi, Mark & Victor (101 stories) 
2.      Best of Satyajit Ray by Satyajit Ray (21 stories)
3.      The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (6 Editions – 36 stories)
4.      Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection (Remaining 16 Short Stories + 1 Novella)
5.      The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle & John Dickson Carr (12)
6.      The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes by Various Authors edited by Ellery Queen (33)
7.      Several Short and Long Stories by Philip K Dick (40 + 3 stories)
8.      Several Short and Long Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (31 + 3 stories)
9.      Short Story Collection: Love, Peace and Happiness by Rituraj Verma (9 stories)

Novels (36)
1.      Myth = Mithya by Devdutt Pattanaik
2.      Sign of the Cross by Chris Kuzneski
3.      Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly
4.      The Reluctant Detective by Kiran Manral
5.      Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
6.      A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
7.      Scammed: Confessions of a Confused Accountant by Anonymous
8.      Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell
9.      Trevayne by Robert Ludlum
10.  The All Bengali Crime Detectives by Suparna Chatterjee 
11.  The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum
12.  Velocity by Dean Koontz
13.  The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
14.  The Mayan Conspiracy by Steve Alten
15.  Of Course, I Love you by Durjoy Dutta & Maanvi Ahuja
16.  Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer
17.  The Dark Prophecy by Anthony Zuiker with Duane Swierczynski
18.  The Clockwork Man by William Jablonsky
19.  The Mayan Resurrection by Steve Alten
20.  The Holcroft Covanent by Robert Ludlum
21.  Three Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
22.  The Mayan Destiny by Steve Alten
23.  The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski
24.  Fractured Legend by Kranthi Askani
25.  Untruly Yours by Smita Shetty 
26.  The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi
27.  The Shadow Throne by Aroon Raman
28.  Red Jihad by Sami Ahmad Khan
29.  The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian
30.  Collision of Dimension by M V Ravi Shanker
31.  The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (New Sherlock Novel)
32.  The Edge of the Machete by Abhisar Sharma
33.  Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra

Book Reviews: Out of the 33 above; 15 came to me for Book Review – 10 from the Blog Adda Bok Review Program and remaining 5 came directly from Authors or the Publishers with the Book Review request.

Novellas: Adding to the above novels list … there were 4 short novels by Arthur Conan Doyle (ACD) + 3 by Philip K. Dick (PKD) + 18 from the Three Investigator series by a mix of 3 authors  = 25 Novellas  
Hope 2013 turns out to be yet another good / great / awesome year for reading for me.

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