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Audio 2012
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No one hosted an Audiobook Challenge this year, as far as I know, but I decided to continue to challenge myself. I thought I listened to a lot of audiobooks but my best year seems to have been 2010 when I read 107 books with my ears. Last year, I read 89 and this year, clocked 83 (definite downward trend here). I know that some of the books I read with my ears were fairly long this year. I also know that I don't walk around the house plugged in as much since it caused, shall we say, a bit of friction. I marked 11 with an *, and one with 2. These were my favorites. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was my absolutely favorite audiobook (as well as all around favorite book) this year. Ironically, I never reviewed it. I wanted to let it simmer before writing about it. Then so many folks were writing so well about it, I found I had nothing to add. But, I have been talking about it every chance I get.

January (8)
1. The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley (1/1)
2. Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper (1/5)
3. Code Talker: a Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac (1/8)
4. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (1/10)
5. The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (1/14)
6. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (1/14)
7. A Web of Air by Philip Reeve (1/23)
8. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (1/5)

February (11)
9. Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata (2/2)
10. Bad Boy: a Memoir by Walter Dean Myers (2/4)
11. Pie by Sarah Weeks (2/5)
12. Charlie Parker played be bop by Chris Raschka (2/9)
13. Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (2/12)
14. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (2/16)
15. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (2/18)
16. Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2/20)
17. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2/21)
18. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson (2/23)
19. Wonder by R. J. Palacio (2/29)

March (8)
20. Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes (3/1)
21. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (3/7)*
22. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (3/12)*
23. The Tanglewood Terror by Kurtis Scaletta (3/20)
24. Sweethearts by Sara Zar (3/23) 
25. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer (3/24)
26.  Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick (3/24)
27. Playing with Fire by Derek Landy (3/29)

April (8)
28. The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill (4/7)
29. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (4/8)
30. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (4/12)
31. Legend by Marie Lu (4/13)*
32. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger (4/15)
33. Boom by Mark Haddon (4/20)
34. Zora and Me by Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon (4/27)
35. The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy (4/29)


May (5)
36. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (5/6 )*
37. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (5/11)
38. The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger (5/15)
39. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (5/20)*
40. Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Bradley (5/26)

June (5)
41. The Roar by Emma Clayton (6/7)
42. Divergent by Veronica Roth (6/7)
43. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (6/16)**
44. Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolies (6/19)
45. A Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (6/20)

July (8)
46. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (7/1)
47. The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey (7/6)
48. The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan (7/7)
49. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (7/15)*
50. Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant #4) by Derek Landy (7/18)
51. Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (7/20)
52. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard (7/25)
53. Rush by Jonathan Friesen (7/30)

August (5)
54. Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant #5) by Derek Landy (8/8)
55. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (8/8)
56. The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott (8/18)
57. Crunch by Leslie Connor (8/30)
58. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (8/31)*

September (6)
59. The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman (9/1)
60. NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley (9/8)
61. Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Schecter (9/17)
62. Spiral by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams (9/22)
63. The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (9/26)
64. Bossypants by Tina Fey (9/30)

October (6)
65. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis (10/13)
66. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (10/13)*
67. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel (10/20) 
68. See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles (10/25)
69. Every Day by David Levithan (10/28)
70. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (10/31)

November (8)
71. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (11/2)
72. Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6) by Derek Landy (11/5)
73. The Heart and the Fist: the education of a humanitarian the making of a Navy Seal by Eric Grietens (11/11)
74. Messenger by Lois Lowry (11/ 11)
75. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (11/23)
76.  Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (11/23)*
77. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (11/28)
78. Safekeeping by Karen Hesse (11/30)

December (5)
79. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (12/8)*
80. Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket (12/15)
81. Seriously, I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres (12/16)
82. Dodger by Terry Pratchett (12/21)*
83. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (12/31)

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