54 books for 2012

Halfway through the year I decided to keep a list of all the books I was reading for 2012 and I’m excited to share them with you now! I did attempt to rate the books, but as I discovered throughout the year, rating with a simple 5 star system is quite unfair so I’ve decided not to include those in the post. I already have a more in depth rating system created for next year including my thoughts on the book from both a reader and a writer’s perspective. I have gone ahead and highlighted the books that I enjoyed the most. Please feel free to ask any questions/email me on any of these books, I would be more than happy to share my thoughts 🙂

Cheers to a wonderful 2013 coming up full of many new wonderful reads!

1. Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford 1) – Kelley Armstrong
2. Nadia Stafford 2 – Kelley Armstrong
3. Bzrk- Michael Grant (Audiobook)
4. 13 days to Midnight- Patrick Carman (Audiobook)
5. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows 1)- Kim Harrison (Audiobook)
6. The Hollows 2- Kim Harrison (Audiobook)
7. The Hollows 3- Kim Harrison (Audiobook)
8. The Hollows 4- Kim Harrison (Audiobook)
9. Chrestomanci 1 – Diana Wynne Jones
10. The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern (Audiobook & Reading) Best book I’ve read in many years
11. The Rope- Nevada Barr
12. Dark Eden- Patrick Carman
13. Before I Fall- Lauren Oliver
14. The Only Alien on the Planet- Kristin Randle
15. The Sky is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson
16. Touch of Power- Maria V. Snyder
17. Ship Breaker- Paolo Bacigalupi (Audiobook)
18. Fat Vampire- Adam Rex
19. The Summoning- Kelley Armstrong
20. If I stay- Gayle Forman (Audiobook)
21. Feed- M. T. Anderson
22. Seraphina- Rachel Hartman
23. The Awakening- Kelley Armstrong
24. Drowned Cities- Paolo Bacigaloupi
25. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy)- N.K. Jemisin
26. Hex Hall- Rachel Hawkins
27. Clockwork Angel- Cassandra Clare
28. Clockwork Prince- Cassandra Clare (Audiobook)
29. Everneath- Brodi Ashton
30. Hourglass- Myra McEntire
31. The Broken Kingdoms- N.K. Jemisin
32. Hate List- Jennifer Brown
33. The Red Necklace- Sally Gardner
34. Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor
35. Incarnate (Newsoul)- Jodi Meadows
36. Blood Magic (The Blood Journals)- Tessa Gratton
37. Hellhound on his Trail- Hampton Sides
38. Cornerstone- Misty Provencher
39. The Age of Miracles: A Novel- Karen Thompson Walker
40. Legend- Marie Lu
41. Beautiful Creatures- Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
42. First Frost (Mythos Academy)
43. My Soul to take (Soul Screamers)
44. Grave Mercy- Robin LaFevers
45. Red Glove- Holly Black
46. Hale Maree- Misty Provencher
47. Going Bovine- Libba Bray
48. Don’t Breathe a Word- Jennifer McMahon
49. Along for the Ride- Sarah Dessen
50. Heist Society- Ally Carter
51. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) Patrick Ness
52. Gone Girl- Gyllian Flynn
53. Shadow and Bone- Leigh Bardugo
54. Darkness Becomes Her- Kelly Keaton

Currently reading: Paranormalcy- Kiersten White

(I should also add that a few of the above were DNF’s, but I still decided to include them on the list 😉 )

What were your favorite reads this year? Did I miss reading a book in 2012 that I need to pick up in 2013?

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9 thoughts about "54 books for 2012"

  • Krispy says:

    Great list! I read quite a number of these too, and a bunch are still on my TBR list.

    My favorite YA this year was Code Name Verity. If you like historical fiction and complex girl heroines, I heartily recommend it – though the book does start kind of slow. My favorite book of the year though was an adult book, The Song of Achilles. It’s everything I love about a good re-imagining of Greek myth, and this one made me fall in love with characters I’ve only ever been ambivalent towards. I cried and I almost never cry at books. So yeah, if you’re into Classical Mythology, check this one out too. 🙂

    Happy New Year!

  • Jamie Ayres says:

    I also enjoyed Hate List, and I just finished The Summoning by Kelley. The Sky is Everywhere is at the top of my TBR list . . . sitting on my shelf:-) This year I’m going to be really good about keeping Goodreads updated so I can keep better track! ~cheers

  • Akoss says:

    I’m glad to see you read Seraphina too. It was one of my best YA reads last year.
    I also noticed a few audiobooks, how did you like them? I’m compiling a list of audiobooks to try this year when I get back to routine exercising.

  • I’ve also started writing down all the books I read so I can remember them all! Two of my favorites were a couple I just finished: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars. Even compared them in a blog post. Meaty books covering meaty topics with style and grace. I admired the skill the authors exhibited in their craft.

  • I’ve read about 10 of the same books. I loved Before I Fall and The Sky is Everywhere. I liked that you compiled your list with some links. Happy 2013!

  • Carrie-Anne says:

    Some of my favorites I read in 2012:

    The Watch That Ends the Night, by Allan Wolf, a novel in verse about the Titanic

    My Family for the War, by Anne C. Voorhoeve (a Bildungsroman about a Kindertransport child)

    The Ausländer, by Paul Dowswell, an original take on life in Nazi Germany (an ethnic German from Poland is taken into Germany and adopted by Nazi fanatics, then starts clashing with his adoptive family’s ideology)

    Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol, a fantasy/paranormal graphic novel about a teen Russian immigrant

    Skim, by Mariko Tamaki, a graphic novel set in 1993-94 about a girl butting up against the popular clique at her Canadian private school and questioning her sexual orientation

    A Promise at Sobibór, by Philip Bialowitz. I met Mr. Bialowitz a few years ago when he spoke at Saratoga, and was equally impressed by his memoir. He and his much-older brother Symcha are among only 53 known survivors of Sobibór, and took part in the heroic uprising and escape of 14 October 1943.

    I also read a few classics last year that I loved, like The Well of Loneliness, Annie on My Mind, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

  • Marsha Brandt says:

    I enjoy seeing your full list of your book reading from 2012! My favorite read of 2012 was Number 10 on your list: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I was captivated by each page and found the book enchanting. I also enjoyed your recommendation of listening to the book on audio! I would read and listen to The Night Circus again with pleasure! A great recommendation from you. Mom

  • Sherrie says:

    I hate to say it, but this is the first time I’ve been to your website!

    This list is excellent! My list of books over the last year was comprised of nursing textbooks…although I did read the first two books in the Game of Thrones series, which I know isn’t really young adult fiction, but it good reading nonetheless. I recommend them, if you can squeeze them in! I think I’m going to start at the top of your list and work my way down. 🙂

    • Aww! Sherrie! I’m so glad you stopped by! I’ve wanted to read the Game of Thrones, but I’ve heard it’s a big investment of time- I might just have to try the first one though 🙂

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