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Monday, December 24, 2012

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

I can't believe 2012 is almost over, but I'm super excited to be participating in the Top 10 of 2012!!! This event is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicRachel from FiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

Today's list is...

Best Books I've Read in 2012
(in no particular order...because picking just ten is hard enough!!!)

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This beautiful and eloquently heart-aching and breath-taking book left me speechless. One of the best fairytale re-imaginings/re-tellings I've ever read.   

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff
This book is badass! I love the writing, heroine, setting, and CHAINSAW KATANAS!

Every Day by David Levithan
This book is soul-achingly bone-deep in the most exquisite way. Every Day moved me beyond words with its brilliance and beauty.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
This is one of the most charming and delightful middle-grade books I've ever read. The main character, Mo, is one of my favorite heroines ever!

Billow (Ondine Quartet #2) by Emma Raveling
This is one of my favorite YA series and the second book has such great world-building, beautiful writing, and two swoony guys *fans self*

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I just fell in love with the fresh, dystopian setting of this book and its awesome characters (especially Perry).

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
This wasn't released this year, but I did just discover and read it in 2012. I don’t believe in perfect books, but sometimes if we’re really lucky, we’ll find a book that is perfect for us as an individual and Sweet Venom is the perfect book for ME. I loved everything about this book- the story, the writing, the characters.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
This obviously wasn't released this year, but it's another book I just discovered in 2012 and I can't believe it took me this long to read this incredible book. I can't wait to finally see the movie.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I'm sure this one will be on many people's lists this year; it is that good. This is a book that leaves a mark, whether that mark comes in the form of a breathtaking ache of a beautiful heartbreak or the blow of a sucker punch in the gut or the sting of a slap in the face, will depend on the reader. This reader has been marked by all three. Funny, Touching, Surprising, Powerful…I could go on with the adjectives, but I won’t. I’ll simply say that for me this is YA at its best.

See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles

Knowles crafts a raw, honest, at times unbearably painful story that took my breath away with its beauty and palpable emotion. See You At Harry’s is a beautifully written book that moved me, had me in tears and left me both thoughtful and thankful.

What are some of your top books of 2012?
Come back tomorrow to see which covers I chose as the best top ten of 2012...


Teresa Mary Rose said...

SD to say I have not read Perks yet. I feel like such a slacker. Great picks.

Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Unknown said...

I have only read Under the Never Sky. All the other 9 books I have not read. I'm thinking that I will need to read Every Day.

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I'll be reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Fault in Our Stars next year. Can't wait! :)

Claire said...

Under the Never Sky seems to be making a lot of top 10 lists this year! I'm definitely going to have to pick up a copy :)

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

roro said...

i really liked perks of being a wall flower and under the never sky
tiger lily is still on the wishlist

great list aeicha

my top 10

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

I just got a signed copy of Every Day from my Secret Santa and cannot wait to read it! The Fault in Our Stars was definitely one of my faves too. :)

My Top 10

Unknown said...

I've seen many of these titles around the blogosphere but haven't gotten around to reading any of them yet. Your list makes me think that I should have! LOL

Unknown said...

YAY For Every Day! The only one we have in common but a fab one! I really want to read Under the Never Sky and Sweet Venom.
My Top 10

Vi Win Win said...

LOL, the only ones I've read are Perks & UTNS. I def wanna read Tiger Lily & Every Day tho. Great list!

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Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I totally agree with Stormdancer! I haven't read very many of these though. I did enjoy Sweet Venom but it wasn't a favorite this year. Great looking list though.

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

Tiger Lily is also on my list, I was surprised by just how much I liked it! I have also been seeing The Fault In Our Stars on a lot of lists, I can't wait to read that one =)

Emily @ Falling For YA

The Cover Contessa said...

Loved Under The Never Sky. I really want to read Storm Dancer!

Looks-Mostly-Harmless said...

Hi, from a new GFC follower.

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

My Top 10 Reads:

Patricia said...

So many people are listing Tiger Lily. Maybe I should read it asap? :D Same with Stormdancer. Hmm. :)

You really made me even more curious about several titles.

Happy Holidays!