- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery (thanks, Lydia!)
- A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
- Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
- Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
- A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan
Over on Pajiba, a whole bunch of Cannonballers have listed their best and worst reads of 2012, so I had to look through my review and see which books I disliked the most. I'm posting them here, as well, to warn any readers of this blog away from them:
1. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (thankfully the final book is out in 2013, and I'll be free)
2. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson (how this has an average rating of 4.43 is beyond me)
3. I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre (so very boring) AND
3. At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran (who wrote one of my top 10 books of 2011. So upsetting)
Total pages read in 2012: 56 270 pages
Comic book collections: 10
New books (as in books I'd never read before): 121
Not at all bad, considering my goal for the year was to read at least 100 new books and 130 in total.
Breakdown of genres:
Romance: 42.7 %
Young Adult: 16.5%
Urban/paranormal fantasy: 13.3%
Science fiction: 4.3%
Contemporary/historical fiction: 3.7%
Non fiction: 1.2%
Comic books: 6.2%
E-books: 72.8 %
Old fashioned dead tree books: 27.2 %
I think it's safe to say that e-books are winning, at this rate. It's just so incredibly convenient to be able to carry hundreds of books on one little device.
So that's my reading year. Next year, I'll be reading a lot more Norwegian, because of the course I'm taking, and my goal is to read at least two books a month from my ever increasing To Be Read pile. I keep buying books that sound awesome and don't get round to reading them because something even newer and shinier distracts me. So I will try to challenge myself a bit more in 2013.
Happy New Reading Year!