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It's that time of year again... the end of the year. The time of year where you talk about all the books you read, and chose the ones you enjoyed the most. Yup, this week's topic is...
Top Ten Books I Read In 2012
1) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows- I love this book. I thought it was unique and original. I thought the characters were creative and fun. The writing was beautiful. Overall I really enjoyed this novel. I am very excited for to read Asunder and see where Meadows is going to to take us next.
2) If I Stay by Gayle Forman- What a beautifully written story. I don`t know what else to say. If I Stay broke my heart into a thousand little pieces and put it back together again, one painful piece at a time. I loved the way this story made me think. What would I chose, had I the choice? It was fantastic.
**I read Where She Went right after and while I enjoyed it. The story did not impact me as much as If I Stay**
3) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan- What a marvelous book. I have never laughed so hard in a novel, I have never found characters more endearing. Both Green & Levithan did a wonderful thing with this novel and I loved every moment of it. I first experienced this novel through audio and I have to say that truly enhanced my love for this book. The narrators are awesome and they did a really great job.
4) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake- This was a spooky book. I wasn't expecting it to be as creepy as it was. But I loved it. I loved Cas's (the protagonist) voice. I think that was one of my favourite things about the book. It was a fun and light read, and really funny. I have fond memories of this one.
5) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- Yes, this is the second John Green novel to make it to my list. But... I had a really good year with him. TFiOS was beautiful. I think it was unlike anything I have ever read by him and the writing was exceptionally beautiful. I get the warm fuzzy feeling and the clogged throat thing all at the time same time just thinking about this book.
6) All Fall Down by Megan Hart- This was a slightly different one for me this year. A novel about a young women and her three children being sent away from the cult like commune that she called home and surviving the mass suicide that took place. Hart is a wonderful writer and the words and stories she puts together never ceases to amaze me. I have already borrowed this book out to a number of friends and they want more.
7) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- I was not expecting what I got from this novel. I was uninspired when I read the synopsis of this book, and the movie trailer again did little to impress me. But after reading it, I was in awe. Charlie was a great character and I loved him. I cried when he cried, I laughed when he laughed, I felt really awkward when he felt awkward. It was a great story. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I have hopes.
8) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo- Read this on a LONG road trip I took in the summer and I don't really remember the car ride being that long. This novel was good, very good. Full of adventure and romance, and deception.
9) Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry- This book got a lot of hype. Tons. So I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. But I did, I really did. It deserved all the hype that it got. The story was great, McGarry is a wonderful writer and I loved her characters. Noah and Echo were what made the book.
10) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick- The characters are what made this book such an awesome thing. In case you didn't notice that about me, characters make or break a story. My Life Next Door does not have one bad character. As soon as I was done with this novel, I felt a little sad because I didn't get to experience anymore of the Garrett family. I am very eager to see what Fitzpatrick has in store for us next.
Honourable Mentions: Easy by Tammara Webber and The Reckoning by Alma Katsu