I read 47 books this year; nearly triple the amount I read in 2011. I am incredibly proud of myself. I actually could have read more if I didn't waste so much time at the beginning of the year, but that's a mistake I can hopefully fix in 2013. My top ten are listed alphabetically by title because honestly it would be impossible to rank them. They are all incredible books in their own individual ways and I can't recommend them more. I read many 2012 releases, a few older books, and finally got around to read the incredible Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Why did I wait so long again?! Many of these books are probably on other people's favorites list too, so I just want to highlight two books that might have gotten overshadowed: Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell (5 star review // author interview) and Burning Blue by Paul Griffin (5 star review). Both of these are amazing gems that I desperately wish more people would discover, especially Midnight City (which would make an incredible television series or feature film). Regardless, I just want to encourage people to keep reading...and recommending. To 2013 and beyond.
Special thanks to Anna @ Literary Exploration for being the inspiration for this post! You rock!
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
The Selection by Kiera Cass