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2012: Best of the Bunch

Posted by Hannah Harvey on December 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Since we're nearing the end of the year I thought now would be a good time to write up my top ten books I've read this year. Composing this list wasn't easy, I've read so many good books this year, discovered some amazing authors.

I've laughed and cried, I've stayed up late reading because I couldn't put a certain book down. I've been introduced to some amazing characters and spent a little time in their world. 

So what were the top ten books that I read this year? Well here goes.


10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This is a great book which had amazing world building, interesting characters and was filled with nerdiness. I loved it.


9. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

It's a classic for a reason, it's such a wonderful book. I really was drawn into the story, I felt like I was right there with Holden. Beautifully written.


8. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Quirky, fun, light read that was really well written. I loved the dual narration as well.


7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Wonderfully unique, hopelessly sad and amazingly touching. This book was simply wonderful.


6. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

I loved how quirky and unique this book was, great world building and amazing characters.


5. Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan

I love the sky chasers series, but this one beat Glow and made it to my list. I loved it, it was such a page turner and I cannot wait for Flame.


4. Looking for Alaska by John Green

Wow. Simply breathtaking. Amazingly emotional story.


3. Paper Towns by John Green

I think Margo may be one of my favourite characters ever. This book was brilliant, I love the title, the story, the cover. I loved it all.


2. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

I love road trip stories, and this one was amazing. A perfect blend of light summer fun, romance and emotion and I loved the playlists.


1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Simply put, there was no other book that could possibly have topped this one. I laughed, I cried, I literally only got three hours of sleep because I had to finish it. This book was amazing. It contained everything I love in books. Great characters that you can really become attached to, a wonderful and believeable storyline, romance, drama, travel, witty comments and so much more. Not only is this my favourite book of the year, it's one of my all time favourites, second only to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

If you haven't read this book yet, you really need to. You won't regret it.


So there you have it, the top ten books I've read this year. What were your favourite books of the year? If you want to know more about my thoughts on these books, most of them are reviewed on my blog, and I've reviews all of them on my Goodreads page.


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