With only a few days left of 2012, I'd say it's finally safe to make this list. Here are my top 12 favorite books of 2012. Normally I only make this list 10 books long, but since I read over 100 books this year and found 12 that were deserving, I decided to go with 12 instead. I don't count rereads, because if I love a book enough to re read it, chances are it gets a lot of mention on my blog. Also keep in mind that some of these were released before 2012--I just happened to read them this year. These titles are listed in approximately the order I read them.
Without further ado, here is the official list!
1.) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
2.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Fault In Our Stars is a tough read. There's no way around it. However, it's so beautifully written that it's completely worthwhile. If you don't believe me, here's a photo of all of the post-it notes I used to tab the pages of the book as I read it.
3.) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
4.) For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
5.) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
6.) Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
7.) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
8.) Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Ice, but I'm so glad I picked this one up. Y'all, this book is oh so satirical and hilarious. The stunning cover helps as well.
9.) The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
10.) The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind, and The Wise Man's Fear may not quite do it. I can't decide. Regardless, I love how we see Kvothe's character and the world Rothfuss has built grow in this story. I need The Doors of Stone ASAP, please.
11.) The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
12.) The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
So there you have it: the very best books I read in 2012. What are your picks?