Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!
Every week I participate in the Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. A theme is posted each week and book bloggers near and far create lists centered on this theme. This week’s theme is Top Ten Favorite Books Read in 2012.
This is hard. I read so many entertaining, fun, well-written books this past year! Narrowing these all around good reads is extremely difficult and I know I’ll revisit this list in a few months wishing I had included, or not included, a specific title. Knowing this I am trying to do my best in selecting books that stuck with me for some reason.
1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Beautiful. This book was simply beautiful. If you haven’t read this fantasy you must! It may in fact, be my favorite read of the year.
2. A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
This fairy tale meets murder mystery was fun and I’d like to see more of this genre mashup.
3. Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
My favorite Florida Sunshine State book of the year.
4. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Retold fairy tales get me all the time and this once was lush and well written.
5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
A highly anticipated sequel that did not disappoint!
6. Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
I prefer this gothic novel-esque sequelover the first book, Austenland! (Not YA or MG)
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Adored this futuristic (and slightly Firefly-ish) spin on the classic tale Cinderella.
8. The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani
Beautifully well written middle grades fiction dealing with some serious family issues.
9. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
This is book two in the series but I prefer it to the others in the series because Thomas’ world opens up a lot more.
10. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This book is hauntingly well done.
Are you like me and have a difficult time choosing?! Well, here are some Honorable Mentions for 2012:
a. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
b. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Yes I finally read this!)
c. Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
What were some of your favorite reads of 2012? Are any of your selected titles on my list?