Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 12 of 2012 Books I've read this past year

I've read over 250 books this year. To narrow my favorites down to 12 is extremely hard. So, I'm sure this list varies somewhat with my mood, I have to go with my gut today.  The books that left me thinking for days after.  Those for whom, thinking back to them gives me pause.  These are not in order because, well, it's too hard.  I love them all for different reasons.

First I'll go with

You see technically, I read Fifty Shades of Grey back in November although I didn't do a blog post until January. And if I were honest, Fifty Shades Freed wasn't as good as the other two. But whose counting. It is my all time favorite series.

Next up..

And technically, I read this book late December 2011, but let's face it, it's late December 2012 and I will probably read a few more books before this year is done that may have made this list.  Anyway, this book made me cry like a baby. Beautifully told and hot and sexy too.


Another wonderfully written story. One that tugs at the heart strings, and keeps you up reading all night. I was so moved by this story, it's just hard to put into words even after all this time after reading it.


What can I say about this book? I just Flat Out Loved it. Probably the best written book I read in 2012. Oh how I love Flat Finn. 


This book makes me want to cry just thinking about it. No, you won't cry throughout the book or anything.  But there is a moment that will bring you to your knees. Wow, just a wow story.


This series (Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts) as a whole is disturbing yet so incredibly good. Sometimes, it just those books that take you to places you never want to go now or again that make the most impression.

Next up....

This series too, Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens was a really good series. In fact, I wasn't in love with the female lead in the first book. I really didn't like her much.  But I don't have to love the main characters to love the book. But by Effortless, I did like her and Kellen much more.

Next up...

Yes, this is the original cover of Beautiful Disaster as I read it when it was indie.  I prefer this cover actually. It's eye catching. As the story is swoon worthy.  Really good one.

Another one..

This series is imaginative and so well written. The narration of it in audio is really well done as well. I can't wait to move onto Heartless which is book 4, I think....


Talk about witty, sexy, well written and overall entertaining, this series has it all and then some. And Reyes, yeah, heavy sigh and a side of yummy, yum yum.


I have to hand it to Karen Marie Moning, she did the impossible with this book. I was pleased and more pleased by it. I might be able to do a re-read and I'm not a re-reader. Once I've finished, I'm done.  I can hardly wait for the next book.


I love this series to death. I can't say enough good things about it. I've read Eden South and just wow, wow.

Now it was incredibly hard again to make this list because there were just so many good books.  Ones that didn't make the list but were equally as good are....

Moon Dwellers (series) by David Estes
Dark Waltz by A.M. Hargrove
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
Edge of Disaster by A.M. Hargrove
A Demon Made Me Do It (series) by Penelope King
On Dublin Street by Samatha Young
Easy by Tammara Webber
Joe by H.D. Gordon
Blood Warrior (series) by H.D. Gordon
Crux by Julie Reece
Shine (series) by Jeri Smith-Ready
Obsidian (series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Crimson Midnight (series) by Amos Cassidy
Ink by Holly Hood
Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson
Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
Meeting Destiny by Nancy Straight
By a Thread (series) by Jennifer Estep
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Pleasures of Winter by Evie Hunter
Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Naked & All In by Raine Miller
Vincent Boys by Abbie Glines
Scarlet Dagger (series) by Krystle Jones
Howl (series) by Annalise Grey
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

And I'm sure I've forgotten someone, and I'm sorry if I have. There are just so many good books.

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