I am so excited to share my top ten of the year with you guys! I read 101 books this year, one over my goal, so I decided to celebrate with an end of the year list and giveaway.
Just a quick ratings recap of my year:
5 stars: 46
4 stars: 47
3 stars: 4
2 stars: 3
1 star: 1
Wow. That's a lot of five star books. Over this year I have learned a lot about reviewing books, and I know my reviews have gotten much better. While I have read a lot of great books, looking back I think that maybe only 15 or 20 really deserve that fifth star. I think that I will be posting more 4 and 3 star reviews in 2013.
Now, what you have all been waiting for:
Two lucky winners[yes, TWO!] will get to choose any book from my favorites list! I couldn't limit this list to ten books, I felt like I was leaving out too many, so I ended up with 15.
-Winners can choose any e-book format OR any book from this list that is available on Amazon or The Book Depository[not all are available in hard copy format]
-International winners can choose any book if it's available on The Book Depository & it ships to your country[make sure you check!]
-If TBD does not ship to your country an e-book can be chosen instead.
-If there is a book in a series the winner may choose ANY book in that series.
The amazingly awesome Colleen Hoover has offered to send out a sign book if anyone picks her books from the list. This includes Slammed, Point of Retreat[the second book to Slammed], or Hopeless. That's right, a SIGNED copy. God, I love this woman. She's so generous and amazing.
My Favorite Books of 2012
15, 14, & 13.
Obsidian, Onyx, & Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
-I fell in love with Daemon Black & I never looked back. Every installment of this series gets better and better. I can't wait to see what 2013 brings for the Luxen crew.
Transcend by Christine Fonseca
-Christine Fonseca writes books that read like the most beautiful poetry. I loved every word of this haunting story.
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
-Jessica Park is hilarious, witty, and all around awesome. She proves that in Flat-Out Love. I can't wait to read her next book!
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
-I was anxiously awaiting this book, for about four years[seriously!]. I was not disappointed when I finally got my hands on it.
Every Day by David Levithan
-This was one of the most original novels I've ever read. I'm hoping for a sequel so that I can get back into this fictional world.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
-This was a game changer for me. It was the first e-book I read, my first indie author, and it brought me back to my love of contemporary novels. Who didn't love Travis Maddox in 2012!?
7 & 6.
Reason to Breathe & Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
-This series blew me away. I read both books in one night and cried for hours. The ending of BB has me dying to read Out of Breath, which is due out summer 2013.
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
-This book came out of nowhere. I didn't expect much from it, but it gave me so much. I haven't written my review yet, but you can count on reading it soon.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
-This was one of the most moving, utterly gorgeous books I've ever read. Every one and their mother was recommending it, and after reading it I understood why.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-I was terrified to read this book. Teens with cancer? No thanks. After fighting it for months I finally cracked the spine and I'm so glad I did. Hazel and Augustus will be two of my favorite YA characters forever.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
-This will forever be known as the year I fell in love with Colleen Hoover. There is a moment in life when something changes you, even a little bit. The moment, or book, for me this year was Slammed. I have been shouting about this book from every rooftop.
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
-I can't explain how much I loved this book. I felt every emotion possible while reading it. I was excited, scared, happy, sad, mad, etc. The best part about this book was the twist. I never saw it coming, and that is so very hard to do. Colleen Hoover is an amazing writer and person, and I expect that she will be on my favorites list in 2013.
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