Friday, January 4, 2013

2012: The Year In Review

I’ve been traveling, so I’m getting a late start on commemorating what I endured in 2012.

An asterisk denotes posts that are my favorites; if you don’t want to go through every single one, you can get the highlights from those.

2012 was a year for many things:

The year of the best and the worst:

The year of Humira:

The year of disillusionment:

The year of advocacy and activism:

The year of hanging tough:

The year of information:

The year of injuries:

The year of grieving losses:

The year of the labs:

The year of the flare:

The year of reviews:

Looking forward to sharing 2013 with all of you!


And if you’re interested, here’s what I read this year:

1.       “Pictures of You” by Caroline Leavitt (F)

2.      “You Know When the Men Are Gone” by Siobhan Fallon (F)

3.      “Dwarfism” by Betty Adelson (NF)**

4.      “The Magic Room” by Jeffrey Zaslow (NF)

5.      “Against Tall Odds” by Matt Roloff (NF)**

6.      “Dwarfism” by Short Stature Foundation & Information Center, Inc. (NF)**

7.      “Life is Short” by Mark Trombino (NF)**

8.     “Little People” by Dan Kennedy (NF)**

9.      “Private: #1 Suspect” by James Patterson (F)

10.  “Dwarf’s Don’t Live in Doll Houses” (NF)**

11.   “Private Games” by James Patterson (F)

12.  “MWF Seeking BFF” by Rachel Bertsche (NF)

13.  “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” by Kevin and Alex Malarkey (NF)

14.  “Nothing Short of Joy” by Julie Genovese (NF)**

15.   “The Pioneer Woman” by Ree Drummond (NF)

16.  “Me and the Ugly C” by Becky Dennington (NF)*

17.   “Downtown Green” by Judy Christie (F)

18.  “White Coat, Black Hat” by Carl Elliott (NF)**

19.  “True Strength” by Kevin Sorbo (NF)*

20. “Heft” by Liz Moore (F)

21.  “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

22. “Guilty Wives” by James Patterson (F)

23. “Skinnydipping” by Bethenny Frankel (F)

24. “Dream New Dreams” by Jai Pausch (NF)*

25.  “Limb From Limb” by George Hunter and Melissa Preddy (NF)

26. “11th Hour” by James Patterson (F)

27.  “A Slaying In The Suburbs” by Steve Miller and Andrea Billups (NF)

28. “Bloom” by Kelle Hampton (NF)*

29. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (F)

30. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (F)

31.  “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (F)

32. “What Remains” by Carole Radziwill (NF)*

33. “I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson (F)

34. “Shoe Addicts Anonymous” by Beth Harbison (F)

35.  “Secrets of a Shoe Addict” by Beth Harbison (F)

36. “Hope in a Jar” by Beth Harbison (F)

37.  “Thin, Rich, Pretty” by Beth Harbison (F)

38. “Always Something There To Remind Me” by Beth Harbison (F)

39. “Mortality” by Christopher Hitchens (NF)*

40. “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (F)*

41.  “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova (F)*

42. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (F)

43. “Having Epilepsy” by Joseph Schneider and Peter Conrad (NF)* **

44. “The End of Your Life book Club” by Will Schwalbe (NF)*

45.  “Passage Through Crisis” by Fred Davis (NF)* **

46. “Happier At Home” by Gretchen Rubin (NF)

47.  “Grow Your Handmade Business” by Kari Chapin (NF)

48. “The God of Driving” by Amy Fine Collins (NF)

49. “The Dog Story” by Matt Cavallo (NF)*

50. “When In Doubt, Add Butter” by Beth Harbison (F)

51.   “In Sickness As In Health” by Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman (NF)*

52.  “Handmade to Sell” by Kelly Rand (NF)

53.  “Brain on Fire” by (NF)*

(F) – Fiction
(NF) – Non-fiction

* Books specifically of interest to chronically ill readers
** Academic books/books for my research/dissertation

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