Monday, December 31, 2012

Holiday Break Reading Challenge - Day 16

Top 12 of 2012
Today we are to pick our favorite reads of 2012 for HBRC.  I am forcing myself to do this.  I dread rating things and now I see why.  My memory of my favorites turns out to be different than if I look to my Goodreads 5 star ratings!  I guess I need to do a  better job with awarding stars...  I decided to pick from my 5 star rated books.  Then, to put them in order...ughh!!!  So, without perfection - here it is!
12.  Wonder by Palacio - a great book where you can't help but to feel such empathy for the character!
11.  If I Stay by Forman - I remember enjoying this book and being satisfied with the ending.  I haven't read the next one in the series.
10.  City of Bones by Clare - Book 1 in The Mortal Instruments series.  I only read three of these, but gave 5 stars to 2. 
9.  City of Glass by Clare - This is book 3 in The Mortal Instruments series.  I very rarely give 5 stars to a whole series.

8.  Blood Red Road by Young - I listened to this on audio.  The reading was amazing.  This is the first in the Dust Land series.  I am currently listening to the second, Rebel Heart.
7.  Wonder Struck by Selznick - He never ceases to amaze me.  The way that these two stories, the one in print and the one in pictures, intertwines is nothing short of phenomenal.
6.  Cinder by Meyer - I can't wait to read Scarlet!  I have it on pre-order, it will be at my door on release day!

5.  Matched by Condie - The first in the Matched trilogy that got me hooked.
4.  UnWholly by Shusterman - The second in the Unwind series.  I only gave 4 starts to Unwind (the first book).  When does that happen? 
3.  Delirium by Oliver - I really enjoyed this series and am anxiously waiting book 3, Requiem.  The first book was the only one to get five stars though.
2.  Reached by Condie - The third book in the Matched Trilogy.  I was so excited to read this one.  I listened to Matched and Crossed, even though I had already read them.  That way my memory was up on all the characters for the release of Reached.
1.  Divergent and Insurgent by Roth - I kept these two together because both books in the series got 5 stars by me.  I ranked them number 1 for the same reason.  Though it has been so long since I read them, I am not sure that if I re-read them, if this is where I would place them.  I wish I had a strong #1!  I feel like any of my picks from 5 down, could be my #1.

And there you have it.  Another great year of reading!!!  I can't wait for all the wonderful 2013 reads coming out!


  1. I loved, Divergent, Insurgent, Matched, Wonderstruck, and Wonder. If I Stay was pretty good too. Cinder is on my TBR pile.

  2. You have some great books on your list! Loved The City of Bones series. Loved Cinder and Scarlet! And I did the opposite on Unwind and UnWholly. I gave Unwind 5 and UnWholly 4. I love seeing everyone's favorite's list. Thanks for participating!

  3. You have a lot of books that I want to read, but haven't gotten to yet!