December 18, 2012

Top Ten Books Read in 2012 (2)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: Top Ten Books Read in 2012. I honestly don't know how many books I've read this year (I intend to keep count next year), but it's a lot more than 10. And I definitely loved a lot more than 10 of them. So this is gonna be interesting.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - What can I say about this book? What can anyone say about this book? It was really just that good.

2. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler - If you've been paying attention to my blog at all since it's creation, you'll know I can't shut up about Jackie Morse Kessler. Her Riders of the Apocalypse series is SO IMPORTANT and everyone really should read them.

3. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix - I've been reading books by Garth Nix since I was a kid so when I realized he was coming out with a new book, I'm pretty sure I squealed and snagged it from the library as soon as I could. It was a glorious moment, I tell you. Absolutely glorious.

4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. I just love this book so much. The contemporary with the hint of supernatural is so wonderful and terribly sad that I just can't stop the love.

5. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle - Another book where I just can't describe the love. I absolutely adore books that explore different perspectives of historical or great literary events. I especially love that Rebecca Serle set the whole thing in the present. Absolutely brilliant.

6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - I honestly can't get enough of Maggie Stiefvater's writing style and this book is no exception. Strong plot, strong prose, strong characters - there's not much else I could ask for, is there? [My Review]

7. Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell - This book drew me in from every angle and truly did not disappoint. Chloe is such a wonderful protagonist that when Shelley Coriell announced on Twitter that she would be posting deleted scenes on her blog, I stalked for days.

8. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Lauren DeStefano really knows how to write. Really, really. This, combined with the plot of Wither makes for a really amazing book. [My Review]

9. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - Greek mythology has always been a lot of fun for me and I really enjoyed Aimee Carter's take on it all. I really hope this blend of contemporary and myth is becoming a thing, because I could totally go for that.

10. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - If I love the blend of contemporary and Greek mythology, I ADORE the marriage of contemporary and fairytale. The way this book manages to take everything we know about fairytale land and somehow makes it all totally relevant to everyday life is oh so very wonderful. Not to mention I love books set in during WWII.

That's my list for the week. What are your Top Ten Books Read in 2012? Chances are I want to know about them, so let me know in the comments below!


  1. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe was such a fun, cute, book! :) Here’s my TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. So, the only one I've read is Before I Fall, and that book was SO GOOD! The rest of your list contains many books that I really want to read. Thanks for sharing!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. Yesssss, I adore Before I Fall! It was my favourite book of 2010, and Lauren Oliver quickly became one of my favourite authors. I'm so glad you loved it too!

    Books of Amber

  4. Fault in Stars is on my list also and i'm not even a YA fan, I think that will past the test of time.

    I want to try Before I Fall also.

    1. I totally agree about The Fault in Our Stars. It's really one of those books EVERYONE should read, no matter how old they are.

      Before I Fall was also really amazing. I absolutely love it. I would say it's a little more high school-y than The Fault in Our Stars, but still worth the read, I think.

  5. The Fault in Our Stars and Before I Fall, hooray for two of the most tear jerker books I've ever read! They are both so beautiful and heart wrenching.

    Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

    1. I cried so hard reading both of them!!! And When You Were Mine. Oddly enough, I love a good cryfest.

  6. I am one of the few people who haven't read The Fault In Our Stars... I recommend Goodreads Reading Challenge to keep track of what you read next year.

    Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

    1. I just found out about the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It doesn't do much so much good now, in December, but it'll be great for next year. Thanks for the advice!

  7. I noticed that there are a lot of mythology retellings coming out, so I think your wish for that will be coming true. Great list!

  8. I loved The Fault in Our Stars! It was SO moving, and it was so beautifully written. It's (obviously) my favorite John Green book :)

    Also, The Goddess Test! I didn't super love the first book, but the second one has me totally invested in the series ;)

    1. I love everything John Green does. Everything.

      As for the Goddess Test, I feel like there were a couple of things that didn't totally work but I love the characters and the emotion.

      I feel like this post reminds me I have a million reviews to write when I get home and have all my books with me again. I'm excited and intimidated by the task all at the same time. O_O


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