Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Books Read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is "Top Ten Books I Read in 2012"

My lists are in no particular order and the links go to my reviews.

Top Ten YA Books (so far-still have almost two weeks to read Insurgent!):

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
5. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
6. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
7. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
8. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
9. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
10. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Top Juvenile/MG books (I've only read two but they were both excellent):

1. The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
2. The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

Top Ten Books for Adults (so far):

1. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
2. Little Princes by Conor Grennan
3. Home Front by Kristin Hannah
4. Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
5. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
6. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
7. Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews
8. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
9. The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. Glad to see Kristin Hannah made your list, she is a favourite. I didn't get to her new one this year though.

  2. Both of my top reads are on your list (Code Name Verity and Seraphina). Loved them so much! And I have The Crown of Embers coming up so I hope I love that too.

  3. Great list, Christina! You know that I loved Shoemaker's Wife and Second Chance Summer. You have For Darkness Shows the Stars on your list and I have read some really great reviews for that one. It's on my holiday wish list, so hopefully I can read it in the new year.

  4. Ooh great list! The Shoemaker's wife is high on my TBR. I'll probably get to it in the next couple of months. And I just finished re-reading The Hobbit. Yup, it was awesome! :D MY TTT. Happy Tuesday! :D

  5. Ooh interesting list! I loved Cinder and Code Name Verity is on my reading list - hopefully I'll get to it very soon. I'll have to check out a few of the other authors from your list.

    Tanya Patrice

  6. I love Ally Carter's books, and I really want to read Second Chance Summer! Here’s my TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/top-books/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  7. I ADORED Second Chance Summer. It made me cry my eyes out. I've been recommending it to everyone I know. Great list!

    Books of Amber

  8. Great lists, I'm so excited to read Cinder soon :D I'm a new follower! Here is my TTT

  9. Great lists! Cinder definitely makes my best of 2012 list, too!


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