Monday, December 24, 2012

Top 10 of 2012: Best Books I've Read in 2012

Top 10 of 2012 is a meme hosted by these wonderful blogs: Fiktshun, A Life Bound by Books, Confessions of a Bookaholic, Two Chicks of Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

Today's topic is my Top Ten Favorite books that I've read this year.  Here they are:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - This books is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.  (See my review here)

2.  Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - This book reminded me of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, which is one of my favorite as well (but alas, I read that one a few years ago).  I love the alternating points of view, the mystery, and the fact that two people that are so different and so broken, can become whole where they are together. (See my review here)

3.  Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins - I believe that I fell in love with the characters in this book first and with the story second.  Never mind the reason, this is a favorite for sure. (See my review here)

4.  Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas - This is a fantasy world filled with incredible difficult situations and amazing people.  Celaena is one of my favorite characters of all time, she has been through so much and still has the ability to see the good in others.  (See my review here)

5.  Goliath by Scott Westerfeld - Goliath is book three in the Leviathan series.  Although I read book one years ago, this year I read the last two books and I adore this series.  This is steampunk as its best!  (See my review here)

6.  Easy by Tammara Webber - This was the first book I read in the New Adult category and I absolutely feel in love with it.  Easy felt raw and real, and even though some parts were difficult to read, this book stayed in my mind for a long while after I read the last word.  (See my review here)

7.  The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey - If you ask anyone that knows me they will be able to tell you that I'm a certified 'scary cat'.  I don't like horror movies, but this series cannot be described as anything other than horror.  Regardless of that fact, the writing alone is a masterpiece, never mind the amazing characterization and plot.  (See my review here

8.  Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson - I am a hopeless romantic and an avid fanatic of chick flicks.  It is no wonder then that I'm also an avid fan of Jane Austen's books (and any movies based on them!).  Edenbrooke is a treasure of a book reminiscent of Austen's work.  Love it! (See my review here)

9.  Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers - This is historical fiction as its best, of course it is also mixed in with a bit of mystery and kick-ass-girl-assassins, and that is what makes is awesome. (See my review here

10.  Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - Another great fantasy that had me hooked from the beginning.  I loved to see how Elisa grew so much as she tried to fulfill her destiny (that sounded cliche, but it's true :)  (See my review here) 

I can't wait to see what your favorites were this year!


  1. The Fault in Our Stars is one of those books that I'll read in 2013 - it's been on my bookshelf for a few months but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. :( Can't wait to pick it up in the new year!

    1. I hop you do Vicky, because it's plain amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great list! I absolutely loved the Monstrumologist, although I still need to read the sequels, and Throne of Glass was so great :) I still need to read the rest!

  3. Great list! I've got the whole Leviathan trilogy waiting to be read. It's been forever since I read any steampunk.

    My Top 10 of 2012 is here if you'd like a look :)

  4. I have seen Pushing the Limits on so many lists today! (It's on mine, too!) I'm glad to see so many people loved it! Here's my list:

  5. Liza, I'm a new follower. I think Pushing the Limits is my favorite read this year, but I also loved Easy and Fault in Our Stars (I'm a contemporary whore). ;-)

  6. Really great list! I also just love Throne of Glass & Pushing The Limits. I've been meaning to read Edenbrooke for a while, I had an E-ARC but forgot to read it. So Looks like I will be heading to the bookstore =D Great list.

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  7. Pushing The Limits, Sweet Evil, and Easy are all fantastic reads! I actually couldn't finish Throne of Glass but I do want to Girl of Fire and Thorns a try!
    My Top 10

  8. A great selection: I haven’t read all of these, but quite a few are on my TBR list! :)

    My Top 10 Reads:


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