The Fifty Book Challenge is still going strong, and a number of the new members are well past their annual targets already. There's still a possibility of making the half century by year's end. The links at the dates point to the reviews posted at the Challenge. Some books are particularly good (+) and others, particularly bad (-).
- The Renaissance of American Steel, 23 April 2012 (+).
- Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year, 29 April 2012 (+).
- Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940, 30 April 2012.
- Generations: The History of America's Future, 7 May 2012.
- The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective, 20 May 2012.
- To Make Men Free, 27 May 2012.
- The Faculty Lounges, 6 June 2012 (-).
- A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh, 10 June 2012.
- A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, 18 June 2012.
- End This Depression Now!, 24 June 2012.
- The Hoarder in You: How to Lead a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, 28 June 2012.
- Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, 29 June 2012.
- I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next To a Republican, 30 June 2012.
The bookworm continues to grow.