Top Ten Books of 2012… and other bookish stuff

First published 20/12/12

Well, I managed my twin challenges of reading fifty books in a year and crushing my “New To You” author challenge of forty-five books by authors who I had previously not read books by when I initially planned for thirty.

 

As is customary at this time of year, it’s time to take a look back at the books which we’ve particularly enjoyed throughout the year.  So, here’s my Top Ten for 2012 – in no particular order, with links to my reviews.

 

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (Read in January)

The Railway Children

 

 

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Read in January/February)

The Fault in Our Stars

 

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Read in February)

 

Divergent (Divergent #1)

 

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Read in March/April)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

 

 

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Read in June)

 

The Descendants

 

 

Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb (Read in June)

 

Geekhood

 

 

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Read in June)

 

The Language of Flowers

 

 

On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (Read in July)

 

On the Island

 

 

Between The Lines by Victoria Pendleton with Donald McRae (Read in September/October)

Between the Lines: The Autobiography

 

 

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle (Read in October)

 

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

 

 

Honorable Mentions

The Night Before ChristmasWhen the Game Was OursCatching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)The Silver Linings Playbook: A NovelThe Great GatsbyOTOLINorth Pole High: A Rebel Without a ClausScarletInsurgent (Divergent, #2)MockingbirdAmerica the Edible: A Hungry History, From Sea to Dining Sea10 Ways To Kill A CupidThe Kitchen DaughterMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenForgottenThe Night CircusThe Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)A Christmas Carol

 

 

Favourite Series – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Favourite Literary Inspired Theatre play –

A tie between The Diary of Anne Frank and War Horse

Favourite Literary Inspired film –

A tie between War Horse, The Descendants and The Hunger Games

War HorseThe DescendantsThe Hunger Games

 

If you have any suggestions for 2013, please let me know in the comments box below.

Happy Reading!!!

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