Monday, December 31, 2012

Must Reads of 2012

As promised, here are my all-time favorite titles of 2012! I have provided links to my reviews or to Goodreads.

I don't usually list my must-reads in any type of order, but this year spots 1, 2, and 3 have are definitely my 1st, 2nd and 3rd favorite books of the year.
  1. See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles: the first book I read this year is still my all-time favorite of the year:  If you haven't read this amazing novel of family and tragedy, you must. I read and reviewed the ARC way back in January: click here to check it out.
  2. Every Day by David Levithan: David Levithan blew. my. mind with this novel. It's absolutely amazing, I can't even describe it. Click here to see if my review makes any more sense.
  3. Ask the Passengers by AS King: which I actually never reviewed for this blog. UGH. Anyway, this is an amazing work by an amazing author. If you haven't read this story, you have to. Here's the link to Goodreads.
  4. The Raft by SA Bodeen: an incredible story of the struggle to survive. Here's the Goodreads link.
  5. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: not your typical bullying story. Learn more at Goodreads.
  6. Intentions by Deborah Heiligman: the story of a girl who witnesses something that causes her to lose her trust in someone she had previously thought was untouchable. Here's the Goodreads page (I sucked at reviewing this year, I know!).
  7. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqeuline Woodson: obviously, a story about meth, but a really, really good one. I talked about it briefly in a Super Short Reviews post.
  8. Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale: Not only is this an incredible story, but it's the first book I've ever read that talks about Huntington's Disease, a devastating and fatal disease that not that many people have heard of. Here's my review.
  9. Miracle by Elizabeth Scott: of course anything by Elizabeth Scott is going to wind up on my must-read list, but this story, about the only survivor of a plane crash, is so moving and realistic that it warrants a spot on my list regardless of who wrote it. I posted a review of it back in June.
  10. Live Through This by Mindi Scott: a last-minute addition to the list, and a dark story of a girl trying to reconcile a person she cares about very much with the deplorable act that person is doing to her. Here's the Goodreads link.
  11. The Fault in our Stars by John Green: I have to say that I enjoyed this book but not as much as others have. Still, it definitely has to be one of the most-talked-about-YA releases of 2012. Lern more here.
  12. F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson: my favorite nonfiction title this year--and yes, I admit it wasn't published in 2012. It was by far the funniest book I read this year. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book and every single person I've shared this book with feels the same. Learn more about it at Goodreads, and make sure you enter my Bezst of 2012 Giveaway because this is one of three titles I'm giving away!
  13. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: this was my favorite adult fiction title of the year. I don't read that much adult fiction, obviously, but this one absolutely lived up to the hype. Completely amazing how psychotic these characters are! You can read more at Goodreads.
So, there you have it, my favorites from 2012! Care to agree or disagree? Did I miss something important? Leave me a comment!

Enjoy your reading, and happy new year!


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