Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jennifer's Best Read of 2012

It’s that time again! Where the year ends and I marvel over the 115 books I’ve read this year. Sadly, I read less books than last year, but also suffered a long, LONG reader burnout. So I’m glad I hit over a 100 at all!

Last year I couldn’t pick a number one book of the year, so I did a top 5.
That is not the case this year. I have one that comes in above everything. I felt all of the things with it.
Coming in at the #1 spot is....Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.
If this surprises you, then, what are you, new here?

Top Runner-Ups: (in order alphabetical by author’s last name)

  • The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
  • Want by Stephanie Lawton
  • From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

More Honorable Mentions: (in order alphabetical by author’s last name)

  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • Altered by Jennifer Rush
  • This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Most Looking Forward to in 2013:

  • HOUSE OF HADES *ahem* (I mean not in all crazy caps) by Rick Riordan
  • Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
  • Shrapnel by Stephanie Lawton
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Asunder by Jodi Meadows
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • Winger by Andrew Smith


  1. EscapingRealityBookReviewsJanuary 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Ohmygosh...Mark of Athena!!! That book is so flippin' amazing! I'm sooo excited for House of Hades!