Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Favorite Books of 2012

I thought this week's Broke & The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday topic would be easy, until I realized how many awesome books I've read this year! So, I'm letting Goodreads decide. :) Here, in rating & then date order, are my Top 10 favorite books of 2012 (excluding rereads & BSC books).

1. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery 5/5 stars --loooooved it!!

2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 5/5 stars --this was one that I decided I couldn't review, but it is such a moving, heartfelt story it still deserved 5 stars.

3. Sweet Thursday and Cannery Row by John Steinbeck 5/5 stars (Winter of Our Discontent and Tortilla Flat both got 4/5 stars) --I was so pleasantly surprised by my new found love for Steinbeck this summer. I'm considering tackling one of his larger books next summer.

4. Saga: Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan 4/5 stars --I just read this one last week, by my dad's suggestion, and really enjoyed it. It takes a bit to get into, but I can't wait to get the next volumes from him. According to Goodreads, this is an "epic space opera/fantasy comic book series...which depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races." Sounds awesome, right? It is!

5. Soul Screamers: Vol 1 by Rachel Vincent 4/5 stars --I just got the 2nd volume yesterday in the mail and I am sooooo excited to start it!

6. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 4/5 stars --I read this one in an evening (late Saturday night, party animal) and it enchanted me and broke my heart a little.

7. Echo by Terry Moore 4/5 stars --a great sci-fi graphic novel with hints of romance and friendship.

8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer 4/5 stars --I just finished this one a few days ago. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next books (but not the long wait!) but...I didn't think it was THE book of the year like most people. :/

9. Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts 4/5 stars --it was nice to read some straight romance books again this summer and this series was a great one!

10.Endless Summer (2 books in one vol) by Jennifer Echols 4/5 stars --this felt similar to Jenny Han's series, but in a happier time, if that makes sense. More lightheartedness and scheming. These also helped introduce Echols to me as a new favorite author.


And the runner-ups that all had 4/5 stars as well...so many great books this year!


12 comments:

  1. I have definitely got Cinder on my list too! I can't wait to read Scarlet

    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-10-tuesday-23.html

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  2. Good list, I love Thirteen Reasons Why as well.

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  3. I really want to read The Summer I Turned Pretty! Here’s my TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/top-books/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. You should! I enjoyed the other two also, but not quite as much as the first.

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  4. I've added some to my TBR pile. Great list! I've been meaning to read The Summer I Turned Pretty for ages.

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  5. I'm hopefully getting Cinder for x-mas and am pretty excited ;-) Great list :D Here is my TTT

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! :) Thank you!

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  6. I love that you read Anne of Green Gables! Total flashback!

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    1. I was so glad I did, I don't know what I was waiting for lol....thanks for stopping by!

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