Top 10 of 2012: Best Read

**I forgot to post the hostesses originally! So sorry about that!**

Thank you to Rachel from Fiktshun, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Thank you ladies!

I forget how many books I have read when it's time to sit down and make a list. This is actually my first post with a list...and I'm kind of nervous! These 10 books have various reasons of being my tops, but know that I loved so many more books this year!!! It's really difficult to decide. If you know me, decisions are definitely not my strong suit. Hehehe

So, here it is, in ALPHABETICAL ORDER!!! (Yeah, I just shouted that out for you!) Hope y'all loved these as much as I!

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - This was such a fun read for me. I enjoyed Amy & Roger, practically strangers, traveling across the country and the outcome of that trip's detours. (Haha! See what I did there?)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - A retelling of Cinderella? A futuristic, cyborb Cinderella?!? The Disney girl inside of me was kind of a skeptic, but it ended up being a fantastic read!

Deity (and the whole Covenant series, really) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - So. Good! I understand the comparison of Half-Blood to Vampire Academy, but that's really where the similarities end. Read the rest of the released books if you haven't. You'll see!

Every Day by David Levithan - I loved the idea of A waking up as a different person and accepting life each day. The relationship A developed with Rhiannon was interesting and I was quite pleased with the ending, regardless of how many times I re-read the ending to make sure that's what really happened.

Evolution of Mara Dyer, The by Michelle Hodkin - Another great sequel. Holy cliff-hanger, though! I'm still in denial.

Fault in Our Stars, The by John Green - Tears. So many tears.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - This was an interesting twist on Jane Austen's Persuasion. The romance, jealousy, and twists made it so worthy! I can't wait to read more from Diana.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman - This was an ARC I won from the publisher and I am so glad! The story started out a little slow for me. When it started going, I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough! I can probably say right now that Just One Year could possibly be on my list next year!


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - I could have possibly "cheated" and put this with Cinder, but I thought I should be fair. I won an ARC from the publisher of Scarlet. This was an amazing sequel! Cinder and Little Red Riding Hood are a couple of kick booty girls!

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez - My list wouldn't be complete without an artsy kind of book, would it? Heck no! Virtuosity takes the crown this year for artsy books. A story of a violinist and the stress and never-ending competitiveness in the music world? Yes.


14 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to reading The Fault in Our Stars - it's been on my bookshelf for a few months but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I'll need to pick it up in the new year :) Also, Just One Day will be another book I'll be picking up next year. Can't wait!

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    1. They're both amazing books! Thankfully, Just One Day comes out in a couple of weeks. I will definitely be buying a finished copy and anxiously await Just One Year's release!

      Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. So, so, soooo good!

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  2. I want to read Just one day! You are so lucky that you got an ARC. I'm jealous. Great list! :)

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    1. It really is a great book! I will be buying a finished copy when it comes out in a couple of weeks!

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  3. Sadly, I haven't read any of these, but do want to read Every Day and The Fault in our Stars.

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    1. Both are amazing books. Have tissues handy when you get to The Fault in Our Stars. Worth the tears!

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  4. Awesome list! I've seen Cinder on a ton of lists, as well as The Fault in Our Stars. I've read Deity and For Darkness Shows the Stars - Deity was okay but I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    My Top 10

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    1. I think I'm opposite people on the JLArmentrout books. A lot of people love the Lux series, but it's one that I think is okay. The Covenant series, though, I am in looooove with big time!

      If you haven't read Cinder yet, you should! It was good, but Scarlet was great! It comes out in February, so you could read them back-to-back!

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  5. I loved Just One Day! Gayle is always a win w/her books! Yay for Deity & Cinder. I really can't wait to read Mara Dyer, loved the 1st one. Dying for Scarlet too! Virtuosity is an excellent read! Loved it! Great list!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. I think I will love anything Gayle writes. I enjoy the fact that she does the dual POV, but in different books. I am already anticipating the amazing-ness of Just One Year. Willem is probably going to be so swoony!

      Thanks for checking out my list!

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  6. Amazing list. I still haven't read Cinder yet. Ugh... Hopefully soon.
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    Happy Holidays
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    1. Scarlet comes out in February. Get them both and read them back-to-back! So very good!

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  7. Some great picks, Lisa! A few of these are on my wishlist. :) I can't wait to read Just One Day!

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  8. 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: http://coffeecookiesandchilipeppers.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-10-of-2012-best-books-read-in-2012.html

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