Monday, December 24, 2012

The Best Books I Read in 2012

Hey friends! Happy Christmas Eve! I'm very excited about this week because it's not ONLY Christmas week, but we get to celebrate the best reads of 2012 on our blogs. It's a meme hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Fiktshun, Confessions of a Bookaholic, A Life Bound By Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. I participated in this last year and it was so much fun I had to do it again. My blog was fairly new (like a month old) and I was unprepared, but it got my feet wet in book blogging and I couldn't be more grateful to discover what book bloggers were and the awesome resource they are.

So today we post the 10 best books we read of 2012. They didn't have to be released in 2012, but just read in 2012. So not in any order here they are.
Note* ALL my lists for this week will be New Adult reads because that's all I read with the exception of two or three in 2012 ;D

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

This one literally made me cry at the end. It was so beautiful and I loved TJ ;D

Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush

Three words: kick ass heroine! This vamp kicking chick rocks and her hero is swoonworthy!

Noah by Elizabeth Reyes

This one was definitely a surprise for me. An awesome smexy read and a ripped cutie-pie hero!

Because of Low by Abbi Glines

Well, I discovered Abbi Glines this year with this book and it still remains my fave. Marcus is a doll and Low is so sweet. Loved them both.

Conversion by SC Stephens

The first of many SC Stephens reads you will find on this blog this week. She changed my life and inspired what new adult is to me. This chick is ahead in the game and I can't wait for more of her stuff next year!

Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

With this book it wasn't the hero and it wasn't the heroine. It was the whole package. The concept was fresh and the execution was amazing. Hope she writes more in 2013.

Thoughtless by SC Stephens

Now, I said I wouldn't rank, but it's hard NOT to say this was close to the best book I read this year. The hero is just too melt-my-kindle hot for words and the drama was amazeballs. Loved it!

Ocean Kills by Jade Hart

Now, my writing bestie put this out and as soon as I beta read I knew I had to read EVERYTHING this woman will EVER put out. It's amazing and so original. Can't wait for the sequel!

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Now, I attempted this one when it came out and was brutally defeated. It's been sitting on my shelf since 2006. I got it out because I saw the movie trailer and after that it was like a light clicked on. Maybe my added years helped, but this book changed the way I write Sci-Fi. This woman knows what she's doing and I can't wait for the movie, and I will admit I cried at the end of this book. Not like watery eyes or gentle tears, but straight cried. I was in the bathroom with Kleenex and the hubs thought I was crazy, lol. Just loved this story!

Bared to You by Slyvia Day

This one was a refresher for me. I will admit I am a 50 Shades fan girl, BUT all the things it was missing this book has. This woman can seriously write her butt off and it shows through the writing. Gideon is amazing and I can't wait to finish the series in 2013 :)

So there you have it. The best books I read in 2012. What are some of yours?


Dianna (Stories After Twelve) said...

Great reads for this year! I just bought The Host and I'm so excited to read it. I've heard such great things about it! : )

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Looks like a good list!

Claire said...

Great list! Most of these are new to me but the trailer for The Host has me desperate to read the book. The movie looks incredible so I need to get reading.

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

roro said...

i have read none none ninguno geen enkele
they seem fun gr8 list btw

my top 10

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I love the cover of Violet Midnight! I'm going to have to look into it because I definitely love kick ass heroines! I plan to read The Host before the movie comes out and I really enjoyed Bared to You. I found is slightly better than Fifty. Anyway... great list, thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

LOVED The Host, On The Island, and Flat-Out Love!!!!
My Top 10

Lori L. Clark said...

I loved On the Island! Great list.

Lily B said...

Great selection :D I hope I can get them on my To buy list for 2013 <3


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