Top 12 of 2012
Today we are to pick our favorite reads of 2012 for HBRC. I am forcing myself to do this. I dread rating things and now I see why. My memory of my favorites turns out to be different than if I look to my Goodreads 5 star ratings! I guess I need to do a better job with awarding stars... I decided to pick from my 5 star rated books. Then, to put them in order...ughh!!! So, without perfection - here it is!
12. Wonder by Palacio - a great book where you can't help but to feel such empathy for the character!
11. If I Stay by Forman - I remember enjoying this book and being satisfied with the ending. I haven't read the next one in the series.
10. City of Bones by Clare - Book 1 in The Mortal Instruments series. I only read three of these, but gave 5 stars to 2.
9. City of Glass by Clare - This is book 3 in The Mortal Instruments series. I very rarely give 5 stars to a whole series.
8. Blood Red Road by Young - I listened to this on audio. The reading was amazing. This is the first in the Dust Land series. I am currently listening to the second, Rebel Heart.
7. Wonder Struck by Selznick - He never ceases to amaze me. The way that these two stories, the one in print and the one in pictures, intertwines is nothing short of phenomenal.
6. Cinder by Meyer - I can't wait to read Scarlet! I have it on pre-order, it will be at my door on release day!
5. Matched by Condie - The first in the Matched trilogy that got me hooked.
4. UnWholly by Shusterman - The second in the Unwind series. I only gave 4 starts to Unwind (the first book). When does that happen?
3. Delirium by Oliver - I really enjoyed this series and am anxiously waiting book 3, Requiem. The first book was the only one to get five stars though.
2. Reached by Condie - The third book in the Matched Trilogy. I was so excited to read this one. I listened to Matched and Crossed, even though I had already read them. That way my memory was up on all the characters for the release of Reached.
1. Divergent and Insurgent by Roth - I kept these two together because both books in the series got 5 stars by me. I ranked them number 1 for the same reason. Though it has been so long since I read them, I am not sure that if I re-read them, if this is where I would place them. I wish I had a strong #1! I feel like any of my picks from 5 down, could be my #1.
And there you have it. Another great year of reading!!! I can't wait for all the wonderful 2013 reads coming out!