The end of 2012 is approaching and I believe it is time to make a list of my favorite that I read this year! I have read many wonderful books this year so it was really hard to decide. After a good amount of struggling I managed to make the list. So without further ado, here is my top ten list of 2012!
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Stolen was a very though provoking book and made a big impact on me in a quiet way. The characters in this book were unforgettable. I felt very unsure of my own emotions and I don’t think I will be finding another book that effected me like this one anytime soon.
Unspoken was a delightful book to read. The development of the characters was amazing, the romance was captivating, and the humour was hilarious. The book contains secrets and betrayal. This is a book that left me wanting more. I eagerly await for the next book.
The Diviners was amazing! I loved the dark atmosphere of the novel. The mystery and horror kept me reading until the last page. Evie is such a memorable character with her loud personality. I just could not help but love her! I can not remember a villain that scared me more than Naughty John.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Dairy Queen was an amazing light read. D.J. tells her story with such honesty and humour that I fell in love with her immediately. The book is about personal desires and responsibilities. The romance between D.J. and Brian was well developed and not sappy. I am currently reading the second book of the Dairy Queen trilogy and I am loving it.
Stormdancer has had a fairly large amount hype surrounding it. I think it lived up to it. The writing was simply beautiful and I was enraptured by the story. I loved Yukiko and Buruu. Their friendship was heartwarming and I loved reading about it. The steampunk and Japanese themes were awesome and I loved the world building.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Tiger Lily broke my heart into a million pieces. The story of the girl named Tiger Lily was heart-wrenching and beautiful. This book is simply a masterpiece and I will never forget it.
I love road trips so when I saw Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour on the shelf in the bookstore I let out a little scream. The book did not disappoint. The writing was great and the scrapbook pages made the story seem even more real. Amy was an amazing main character and Roger was so cute!
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Going Vintage was a very cute and quirky story! The idea of “going vintage” kind of scares me but I loved reading about it. Mallory was a very relatable character and she was a very entertaining narrator. This book was a very enjoyable read and I will watch out for more of Leavitt’s books.
What’s Left of Me is one of my favorite dystopian novels. It had a lot of substance and emotions in the pages. Eva and Addie’s story was heart-wrenching and sad and I felt very sorry for them. The sibling relationship the two girls have is an amazing thing to read about. The story is not action filled but I loved it anyway. I can hardly wait for the next book!
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey has an hilarious personality and it really shows in her writing. Bossypants was simply hilarious and very enjoyable. I learned a lot about Tina Fey awhile reading this book and it has easily become one of my favorites.