Dec 31, 2012

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My Mostest Favorite Reads of 2012 / Question

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This year I thought I would take care of two posts with one.  I am sharing with you my mostest favorite reads of the past year and I want to know what yours were too!  No, this is not a top 10 list.  There is no way in hell that I could ever streamline my list like that.  And yes, I cheat.  I bundle books from the same series because they were both equally awesome.  And I didn’t separate my ‘published in a different year’ books this year as there is only one that was not published this year. 

So let’s just get to it.  In order, from my most most most favorite read to my most favorite read, I give you my list of the books that really impressed me in 2012.

gunmetalmagic

foreverandaday

summoningthenight

thirdgravedeadaheadfourthgravebeneathmyfeet

deepdarksecretkeepingsecret

ontheisland

alowdowndirtyshane

trickedtrapped

magicforaprice

bloodbeforesunrise

aboutthatnight

darkeraftermidnight

Super über impressive debuts

redsealedwithacurse

My favorite covers this year (from the books that I read)

gunmetalmagicsummoningthenightdarknesshunts
trappedtheshattereddarkbloodbeforesunrise

And finally, men. Let’s chat men.  All of the men who were on my list last year are still on there.  Atticus, Lon…  But I am going to add the following yummies this year:

alowdowndirtyshane  Shane  inafix  Billy  aboutthatnight  Kyle  
onceburned  VladtrappedAtticussealedwithacurse Aric

Trust me, I have TONS of other men who could be on my list, but to name them all…  It would be too overwhelming to see all those yummy men in one post.  😉

So that’s it from me.  My mostest favorites of 2012.  Now you.  What are some of your favorite reads, covers and/or characters of 2012?

 

  1. And you said you’d have a hard time doing 5 days worth of top 10 posts! You practically just did except you posted them all at once! :p A lot of these books didn’t make my list but that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy them! I really do need to give Kevin Hearne’s series a try and I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Sierra Dean’s newest novel!

  2. What a great list…there are so many of these books that are sitting in my TBR…it makes me just want to go sit down in front of it and read. 😉 smiles….

  3. Great lists Julie!
    My favorite reads this year: Angelfall by Susan Ee, Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake, Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson, A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson and Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews.
    As for the characters, I’m not even hesitating: Reyes Farrow from the Charley Davidson series, Penryn from Angelfall, and Cas&Anna from Girl of Nightmares.
    My favorite cover of all time is Angelfall’s. I also really like the cover of A Low Down Dirty Shane, so badass.

  4. Gunmetal Magic also impressed me. Kudos to Andrea for being able to hold her own against a heroine as strong as Kate Daniels.

  5. Gunmetal Magic and Deep Dark Secret made it to my lists as well. I have a few others of yours on my TBR pile for 2013.

  6. I still have not thought about my choices 🙂
    But I love your list

  7. Just got Red by Kate SeRine as per your recommendation 😉

  8. I had plenty of great read in 2012, here is my list: http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2012/12/best-books-of-2012.html

    If I had to choose 2 I would pick Ruthie Knox’s Ride with Me and Heather Snow’s Sweet Enemy 🙂

  9. it’s so fun to see how really have the same tastes sometimes. You also have some books I have but haven’t read yet, seeing them here, I really need to start them.

  10. I’m determined to get back to reading more UF this year, thanks for the recommendations Julie!

    Happy New year!

  11. Happy New Year!
    Great list! I am going to get to an Ilona Andrews book this year. I really mean it this time. lol

    I remember reading your review of On the Island and I just may end up getting that one too.
    Great list!

  12. I noticed that Kim Harrison’s books are not on any of your list
    please tell me that is because you have not read them and not because you
    Don’t like them ?

  13. Paige – I have yet to pick up her series. I have the first book though and it’s definitely on my to-read list. I’ve heard such great things about Kim’s Hallows series!

  14. I love your list, Julie! 🙂 Here’s mine…

    Favorite Books / Series of 2012 (in order of love):

    Angelfall by Susan Ee
    The Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre
    Poison Study by Maria Snyder
    The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare
    Easy by Tammara Webber
    Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
    Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews
    The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams
    Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane

    Favorite Kick Ass Chicks (in order of love):

    Merit (from Chloe’s Neill’s Biting Cold)
    Rhiannon (from J.A. Saare’s Rhiannon’s Law series)
    Sirantha Jax (from Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series)
    Yelena (from Maria Snyder’s Poison Study)
    Penryn (from Susan Ee’s Angelfall)
    Arcadia (from Jenn Bennett’s Summoning the Night)
    Yelena (from Maria Snyder’s Poison Study)

    Favorite Yummie Men (in order of love):

    March (from Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series)
    Ethan (from Chloe Neill’s Biting Cold)
    Lucas (from Tammara Webber’s Easy)
    Terrible (from Stacia Kane’s Chasing Magic)
    Velek (from Maria Snyder’s Poison Study)
    Raffe (from Susan Ee’s Angelfall)
    Lon (from Jenn Bennett’s Summoning the Night)
    Matt (from Jessica Park’s Flat-Out Love)
    Vlad (from Jeaniene Frost’s Once Burned)

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