Best Books I’ve Read in 2012

December 24, 2012 Angelfall, Article 5, Best of 2012, Chaos Walking series, City of Lost Souls, For Darkness Shows the Stars, Hallowed, Insurgent, Legend, Sempre, The Fault in Our Stars, The Raven Boys, Top 10 of 2012, Venom 55

For the next few days, I will be giving you all my Top 10 lists for 2012! Today is my favorite books I’ve read this year, whether they were published in 2012, or not.

Here we go! (And in no particular order)

I am pretty sure this will be on most lists I’ll see. It’s THAT good. It is one of those books that makes you laugh and then snot snob into an entire box of tissues. It is full of memorable characters and quotes that I will never forget. Not only does it make my list for 2012, but also will remain one of all-time favorite reads.

It’s a hefty book, but full of love, drama, and action. I love the mob aspect as well as how it taught me about how strong an issue human trafficking is. There is movie buzz and I for one cannot wait for the sequel! MY REVIEW

FOUR! *sigh* Love him so much. Divergent was by far one of my favorite reads in 2011 and this sequel did not let me down this year! MY REVIEW

This book blew me away! The writing was so gorgeous and truly transported me back in time to the beautiful Renaissance Venice. The plot was sexy and mysterious and I just adored Falco so much. MY REVIEW

This series came out of nowhere! I never expected to love these books as much as I did and I sincerely hope more people will give them a chance. They are out there and a very different sci-fi/dystpoian read than I have ever read, but it is oh so worth it. MY REVIEW 1 | MY REVIEW 2 | MY REVIEW 3

My favorite angel series! And I love angel books. I found myself conflicted between the love interests in this one a bit more than the first (though I still lean towards Team Tucker). I am so excited to see how this series ends next month!

Day and June! Both awesome kick-ass characters. They come from such different worlds but are so alike in many ways. The ending left me anxious for more!

Woah. When I read this book I saw it as an awesome sci-fi movie in my head. Some of the elements are crazy but it kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting more!

I don’t know what Cassandra Clare does, but she kills me with every book! The return of the evil Sebastian and his connection to Jace was creepy. But the moments where the real Jace showed through? *sigh* Just reinstated why I love him to begin with. MY REVIEW

Another awesome dystopian! I love a good childhood romance so it was great to have that between Ember and Chase in their past and watch them try to work through the obstacles that got in their way.

Honorable mentions (because you know I just can’t pick ten):

This book was amazing! It had a moment or two that surprised the hell out of me! And I love the deep friendship between the boys. MY REVIEW

The letters passed back and forth between Eliot and Kai were the perfect touch to add such depth to the their relationship in the present. Bonus: It’s a standalone. MY REVIEW

Going back through my reads this year to make this list made me want to reread them all! Can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring. What books were your favorites for the year? Links if you got ’em!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

55 Responses to “Best Books I’ve Read in 2012”

  1. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Ii have seen The Fault In Our Stars on a lot of lists but I made a vow to never read it! LOL I know how it ends and there is NO WAY! I really wanted to include Venom! 10 is sooooo hard to stick to. I still haven’t even read Insurgent! I know crazy! I also want to read For Darkness Shows the Stars, Legend, The Raven Boys, Angelfall, and Article 5!
    My Top 10

    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      LOL I was afraid for the ending of TFiOS but it was all so worth it. I had a hard time narrowing it down too. I had a list and just kept switching things out. And yes, you need to read Insurgent! Still have a long time til we get the next one, so I guess it’s not such a bad idea to wait. 🙂

  2. Kassiah

    Loved Legend (and Insurgent lol). I can’t wait for Boundless either. I’ve been a total wimp and haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars, but I feel like I’m going to have to read it. eep!

  3. Patricia

    I feel so bad for being a nerdfighter and not having read any of John’s books, even though I probably read almost all of his tumblr posts and watched most of his videos. XD One day.. In any case, great list!

    Happy Holidays! 🙂


  4. nea barabea

    LOVE your list!! The fault in our stars is one of my all time favourites too!! And City of lost souls with Jace <3 <3 <3 And Hallowed!! I cried in this book <3 AND oh my freaking god and Insurgent!! Holy cow this book was so good!! <3 <3 And Article 5 as well 😉 AWESOME list Sara!! 😀 And merry Christmas!! 😉 🙂

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