One of the best things about the end of the year in the book blogging world is all the great best of lists. I find many of my favourite books on these lists, which is no surprise really… when you’re asking for books recs where to better to go than the people who are so passionate about books they devote all their spare time to discussing them?
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My Top 10 Reads of 2012:
- The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
The Sea of Tranquility is a beautifully written emotional journey that I never wanted to end. I will read whatever this debut author writes next!
- Legend by Marie Lu
I was really in need of a great “can’t put it down” book and Legend absolutely delivered! Even among the sea of popular dystopian fiction, the plot is original and unpredictable.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
John Green never fails to make me laugh, cry and fall in love with his characters and TIOS is no exception. Be forewarned though – this book will make you sad. It’s an amazing read you won’t want to put down, but plan something fun to do when you’re finished!
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
I loved this book the first time around, and when Insurgent came out there was so much going on that I had to go back and re-read the 1st book in the series. I loved it even more the second time! If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games and are looking for some really good dystopian fiction, I highly suggest giving Divergent a try.
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
An excellent follow-up to Divergent that builds on the first novel and moves the story forward beautifully. No sophomore slump here!
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher
The Future of Us is a quick, easy read that’s hard to put down. With an original concept and thought-provoking message, Josh and Emma’s story will appeal to readers both young and old.
- Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
As a huge fan of Janet’s Stephanie Plum series (which spins this book off into its own series), I should have known I would love Wicked Appetite! Deisel is just as fun and sexy as he is in the Plum ‘Between the Numbers’ books and Lizzy is a lovable heroine.
- Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
Love this series! It’s full of the humour, fun and great characters I’ve come to expect from Janet Evanovich, and I really like that each book continues on with the same overall mystery. Oh and let’s not forget Carl the Monkey who cracks me up! The books are pretty fluffy, but I’m OK with that.
- Wither by Lauren Stefano
I loved this book! I’ve been on a real dystopian fiction kick in 2012, and even though some of the world-building was rather implausible, I still devoured this book.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This still stands as one of my very favourite books. After seeing the movie I spent so much time discussing the book/movie differences, that I finally had to just read the book again. And I loved it just as much the second time around.