Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday! TT Books I Read in 2012

Yowza! Those ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish don't make it easy on us. I was pulling out my hair trying to narrow it down to the Top Ten...I could probably do a top 25...maybe 30...oofta. Ok, without further ado, my very difficulty narrowed down list of the Top Ten Books I've Read in 2012, in no particular order, are as follows...

I know I said no particular order but my first two picks are easily number 1 and 2 of the year. Goodreads had a proverbial gun to my head when I was voting between them...just cruel. If you have not read this you are missing out. Beautiful. Emotional. Poignant. Breathtaking. I could gush for hours but I may start to cry. For the love of literature everyone needs to read this. That is all. :)




Book number 2 that I could gush about for hooooours but would inevitably end up crying over because just like Code Name Verity, this book is beautiful. John Green is a genius and probably one of the best writers of our time. No joke. You all know what I'm talking about. The man is a genius. This book is no excpetion.



Ugh! I loooooove these books!! So much rich detail and historical information my mind just sings with joy. Matthew de Clairmont is the sexiest, most man of a man book character in my literary life. If I could make any fictional boyfriend appear, this man would be it. Harness' writing is steeped with vampire and paranormal lore as well as historical events which I cannot get enough of! Amazing!




Yes, yes I know! This came out last year bu,t remember, I'm catching up on all things YA. So...I feel as if no explanation is necessary on this one...so I'm just gonna leave it be...<4...no, that is not a typo ;)








Fantasy is my achilles. The follow-up to The Girl of Fire and Thorns was one of the best second books in a series. So much action. So much tension between the main love interest. My heart couldn't stop pounding. Add in a foundation of spirituality and faith in God...can't not love this book times a million.





Again, late on this trilogy train. Binge read all her books in a few days time. LOOOOOVED the series, ya'll should read it. It is amazing. Purely phenomenal. Can't say enough about it. Blue in the face, yet again. <3 



World of the Shadowhunters PLUS historical fiction?! Hello, one of the best books I've read all year! Another second book phenom. Oh the agony that is Jem and Will and Tessa...gah!!! What is gonna happen next!! I love Jem...no Will....ah, but Jem is so darn ador...but Will loves books and is so damaged and tortured and self-sacrificing...*sits in corner and cries about literary life*



SPEAKING of agonizing love triangles. I know Juliette doesn't see it yet, but Warner...c'mon Warner. Damaged, tortured, self-degrading, I swoon for this sometimes monster of a man. This writing is beautiful and squeezes your heart until it is barely beating...but in a good way :)






Akiva and Karou's story continued in this second book and I could not get enough. I love being lost in the world that Taylor created. It is dark and haunting yet beautiful. A part of me wants to be a chimaera even though I have spent my life fantasizing about being an angel...but maybe not the type of angel from this book...eek.




This book was a definite unexpected love of 2012. I looooved the science fiction aspect of this novel. The heroine is fierce and totally kick-ass. The entire world-building aspect of this book is extraordinary. It just rocks. If you haven't read it yet go pick it up, it is awesome. Oh, and there's some pretty sexy men in the book, too. Totally fictional boyfriend potential <3



Yay for books!! I can't wait to see what made your list!!! <3

Peace and Love :)

28 comments:

  1. I'm happy to see Divergent on here! I read it last year and loved it. While I did cry like a baby when reading TFiOS, it wasn't my favorite books at all. Also, I loved the world building in Crewel, but overall it wasn't my thing.

    Bekka
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Oh I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy those as much as I did. LOVE Divergent! Shaking in anticipation of the final book! :)

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  2. OH EM GEE LOVED CREWEL!!!! =D And thanks for introducing me to a new series--Birthmarked. I have not heard of this, but I have now added it to my TBR!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My Top Ten Christmas Picture Books!

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    1. Oh my gosh that makes my life that you added it based on my list!! *tears* I hope you love it as much as I do!! Keep me posted I have to hear what you think of it!! :)

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  3. Divergent is incredible. I read it last year and absolutely loved it. The rest of these are all awesome too.

    Here's my top 10. Wasn't it hard to choose only 10?

    Enjoy finding new books to read.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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  4. I really want to read Code Name Verity! Here’s my TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/top-books/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  5. love love love divergent and crown of embers, definitely favs of mine. I totally forgot that I was wanting to read the birthmarked books thanks for the reminder!

    marissa
    my TTT

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    1. Anytime!! You HAVE to tell me what you think of them! Love love love them!

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  6. Great list. Reading Veronica Roth soon. Cant wait to read both books. Feel free to View my TTT

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    1. You'll love it!! Let me know what you think!

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  7. So many of these are on my TBR list! Especially Code Name Verity and Crewel.

    Books of Amber

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    1. Yay!!! Hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think when you get to them! :)

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  8. I loved Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars! I've been wanting to read Birthmarked since it was first released but never got around to it. I should fix that soon. :)

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    1. YES YOU SHOULD!! I seriously cannot talk enough about those books! I just love them :) :) :)

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  9. Code Name has piqued my attention. Fault in Stars is on my list also and i'm not even a YA fan, I think that will past the test of time.

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    1. Lol, even if you're not into YA both books I feel can be universally loved and enjoyed :)

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  10. Divergent(and Insurgent)definitely made my top ten books of the year too. I have seen Shatter Me on so many lists that it makes me want to go out and buy it this second. I *will* read this book soon, I will.

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    1. I hope you love it! Mafi's writing is brilliance!

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  11. Days of Blood and Starlight was easily my favorite novel this year. And Crown of Embers! Oh I wish I had gotten to it this year...its been sitting on my shelf and now I'm seeing it on everybody's top ten list...maybe I can cram a reread of the first one and get it read before the end of the year...Maybe. :]

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Looooooooove Laini Taylor and you MUST read Crown of Embers! I love the first book but I felt the second book just blows you out of the water. Absolutely incredible!

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  12. The only book I've read on here is Divergent, but it was definitely an incredible book! I've been want to read The Fault in Our Stars and Code Name Verify for a while, so I'm definitely making them both priorities for 2013! Great list.

    My Top Ten

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    1. Great idea! I hope you love them as much as I do! :)

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  13. We agree on numbers 1 and 2. Terrific list!

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    1. Thanks! 2 of the best books I've ever read in my life!

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  14. Wow, so many amazing books! The Fault in Our Stars was on my list too. Everything else, however, is on my TBR, and I can't wait to check them out!

    My Top Ten Favorites

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