My Top Ten of 2012

Here are my Top Ten books that I read in 2012 list! 
They're listed in the order of the date I finished reading them.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
      I'm pretty sure this book is on almost everyone's 'Top Ten' list. It's beyond incredible with flawless writing and characters you can't help but fall in love with. (My Review)

2. Shatter Me (Shatter Me 1) by Tahereh Mafi
      This one totally blows me away! Mafi's writing is perfection and I love where the story is heading and how even the 'villain' is lovable in his own dysfunctional way. I can't wait until Unravel Me comes out this year! (My Review)

3. Across the Universe and A Million Suns by Beth Revis
       I read the first book in this series, Across the Universe, in February and reread it again before I dove into book two, A Million Suns. I fell immediately in love with Revis's writing and couldn't wait to find out what happened to Amy and Elder next. Later in the year I read A Million Suns and OH MY GOODNESS! Seriously!? That ending and all those unexpected twists?! One of my all time favorite books and series. I'm dying to get my hands on Shades of Earth when it comes out in January! (My Review)

4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
      This book was so unique and left such an impact on me. I loved how flawlessly the pictures and words weaved together such a beautiful story. I loved the message and still think about this book often. (My Review)

5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
      Beauty Queens was my first and still only Libba Bray book I read. I wasn't too sure how I was going to feel about the book going into it, but shortly after I started I knew it was going to be amazing! I loved the whole 'Girl Power' message and it was beyond hilarious! I definitely need to reread this one in 2013! (My Review)

6. Pandemonium (Delirium 2) by Lauren Oliver
      I was absolutely head over heels for book one, Delirium, so I was dying to read Pandemonium. Lauren Oliver's writing is just so beautiful and it definitely shows in this sequel. That ending was killer! I need to know what happens next right this second, Requiem, you're too far away!!

7. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
      I can't believe it took me so long to pick this book up! It was down-right spooky and sent chills up my spine! Schwab's writing definitely reminded me of a more modern Brother's Grimm. I loved how she perfectly created the town of Near and a creepy ledgend to go with it. (My Review)

8. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1) by Marissa Meyer
      I'm usually not a fan of new-age adaptions, but I only heard amazing things about Cinder so I had to give it a go and I was lucky enough to get it as a R.A.K. from the lovely Elodie! I love this book! It was so unique and never used Disney's Cinderella as a crutch, it was a story all on it's own. Cinder is a feisty  funny and independent that I immediately adored. I'm ready for book two a.s.a.p.! (My Review)

9. Pink by Lili Wilkinsin
      This book totally opened my eyes to how society has a label for everything. I loved how Pink discussed the struggles it is growing up in a place that demands you have a name for everything, including feelings. I loved the main character and the message of this book, a definite must read! (My Review)

10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitgerald
       I know, I know, I should have read this one ages ago, but 2012 was my first time reading it. I was captured in just the first chapter. I loved the characters, all the symbolism and how easily I was able to see through Nick's eyes.

Honorable Mentions:
-The Iron Fey Series (Books 1-3) by Julia Kagawa
-Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (My Review)
-Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Click here to see all of the books I read in 2012. 


  1. Awesome list!! Pandemonium made my favorite sequels list and Cinder made my favotrite of 2012 list. I still need to read The Near Witch. I have it, I just haven't read it yet.

  2. The Fault in Our Stars deserves ALL THE STAR. Absolutely one of my faves of 2012 and I totally forgot to put it on my list! And Pandemonium!!! That book with the killer ending <3 Now I feel like I should pick up The Great Gatsby now...
    Really great books listed, Katie!

  3. great top ten!! I still need to read a lot of these but I LOVED Pink! :D