I read twenty-one books in 2012, but I suppose if you throw out the baby names book and combine the three chapter books that I read with my kids, it's more like 18. (And seven of those have a blue sky background on the cover; isn't that funny?) My favorites were definitely Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
Seriously, read the happiness book while you are deciding on some New Year's resolutions, and then pick up Rules of Civility for the sheer joy of reading a well-written story. You won't be sorry.