In total, I read a little over 60 books this year. I wish I could have read more but sadly time didn't permit it because of working so much and being in school as well. But what I did read, I loved and I've compiled the top 12 books I read this year!
Best Books of 2012
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenOh, this book. I think this book will be on nearly everyone's best list because oh the feels it gives. I have never felt so much for characters in a book before. I cannot recommend it enough to every reader.
Every Day by David LevithanDavid Levithan knows how to write a seriously beautiful book that will not only rock my world but make heart swell and emotions build. An emotionally compelling love story not bound by gender.
Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret StohlThe final book in the Beautiful Creatures series was intense and amazing. I just love this series to death and it was sad to come to an end but soon we'll have the movie so not all is bad!
A Million Suns by Beth RevisAh, this series. I can't say anything but good about it. There is a major lacking of Sci-Fi in YA fiction but this series is by far my favorite Sci-Fi, if not one of my fave series ever. The characters, the crazy action, the mystery, etc. So much greatness.
Timepiece by Myra McEntireI love you, Myra McEntire. So dearly. With my love for Doctor Who and Harry Potter surrounding this series, it's no wonder I love it so much. This second book in the series makes me wish I could time travel and see things no one else sees. I need Infinityglass now.
Cinder by Marissa MeyerOkay, so I know fairy tale retellings are a big thing now but this series is a cut above the rest. I mean, first of all, it's sci-fi and futuristic. So of course I'm already all for it. This retelling of Cinderella launches the four book series and I seriously devoured it!
Ten by Gretchen McNeilI love Gretchen McNeil's writing so much. And Ten was so fantastic. Literally ate it up in one sitting which kept me up all night. If you like "killer on the loose" action, don't miss this one!
Rift by Andrea CremerBefore this year, I hadn't read any of Andrea's books then one week I said "I'm gonna do it." So in one week, I read all three in the Nightshade series then listened to the audiobook for Rift which was the best. The reader was Scottish and the accent was perfect for the story. Such an awesome historical book!
Carnival of Souls by Melissa MarrI have to be honest and say that, before this one, I have never read any of Marr's books. I chose to listen to the audiobook for the sole reason being that it was read by James Marsters. AKA SPIKE FROM BUFFY. So yes, I had to listen. And he did a fantastic job. The story was so well written too. Loved it!
Best I've Read for 2013:
The Archived by Victoria SchwabI am saving my feels for my review to post soon but guys, this book.
Shades of Earth by Beth RevisThis explosive finale to the Across the Universe series ended the series on a killer note. I'm stopping there.
And that's my best books of the year list! I have a feeling next year will come with it's fair share of book love as well and I cannot wait for it to arrive.
Discuss: Were any of these your favorites for the year? Let us know what your favorites of the year were in the comments below!