2012 In Review: Books

I had really hoped I’d read more than I did last year and while I did, I didn’t exactly read as much as I’d hoped either, but it was close at least. Total, I’ve read 54 books this year!

It’s always really hard to put this list in any sort of order because mostly I read a lot of really great books this year, but I’ve tried to list them from most favorite to least favorite. Also, I’ve written small reviews for every book I read this year over at GoodReads so all of the titles are clickable!

Dreamhouse Kings Series by Robert Liparulo
(The House of Dark Shadows, Watcher in the Woods, Gatekeepers, Timescape,
Whirlwind, Frenzy)

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Infamous (Chronicles of Nick, Book 3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Guardian (Dream-Hunter, Book 5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Ghost and the Goth Series by Stacey Kade
(The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul)

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

Endure (Need, Book 4) by Carrie Jones

Firelight Series by Sophie Jordan
(Vanish, Hidden)

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Starstruck by Cyn Balog

Foxfire (Other, Book 3) by Karen Kincy

Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, Book 3) by Rachel Hawkins

Just for Fins (Fins, Book 3) by Tera Lynn Childs

In Honor by Jessie Kirby

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Life as We Knew It (Last Survivors, Book 1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Dead until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, Book 17) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
(Carrie Diaries, Summer in the City)

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Purity by Jackson Pearce

Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
(Fallen-in-Love, Rapture)

~Miscellaneous Other~

The Curiosities: A Collection of Short Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, & Tessa Gratton

Scott Pilgrim Series Vol. 1-6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
(Precious Little Life, Vs. The World, And the Infinite Sadness,
Gets it Together, Vs. The Universe, & Finest Hour

The Walking Dead Books 1, 2, & 3 by Robert Kirkman

Vampire Knight Vol. 1 by Matsuri Hino

I currently have 109 books in my possession and I know I’ll have at least 15 must-have pre-orders to add to my TBR in 2013. I suppose my goal is to cut that TBR pile in half if possible. I’d feel pretty good if I could report that I did that or close to that this time next year!

What were your favorite books in 2012? What does your 2013 reading list look like?

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  1. edgyauthor

    January 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    So many books, and many are ones I’ve read, too! Whoo! 😀

    Not surprised at all that those Dreamhouse Kings books are #1 for you. 😉

    I hope to cut my TBR pile in half as well. It’s over 200 books right now, which is just ridiculous. I’ve finished three this year so far, though, so hopefully that’s a good sign! (One was the Scott Pilgrim book you got me, btw. So fun! I hadn’t planned to read it quite yet, but then I glanced inside it and accidentally got sucked in. XD)

    • SarahWhisted

      January 3, 2013 at 2:04 am

      Does that 200 count include comics or other reads? I feel stunned that you plan to knock that number in half this year, but I shouldn’t since you did more than that this year.

      I can’t believe you’ve already finished 3 this year. I’m almost done 1. Ha! But I’m excited to hear one was Scott Pilgrim and that you liked it! I seriously love that series. Eventually I’ve got to get it again for myself in color. Looked like it has so many fun extras included in it.

      • edgyauthor

        January 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        Yeah, it also includes comics and magazines, but the vast majority are books.

        As for the three I already read, two were comics (Scott Pilgrim and a Betty & Veronica Double Digest), while the other was a book I was already in the middle of. (I just had a couple chapters left.) So, it’s not as impressive as it could be, haha.

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