I've read 106 books in 2012 so far so you can imagine it isn't that easy to pick my Top 10. Every book is connected to a certain moment, view or feeling. Like my number one, WANDERLOVE, which I read on my Sweden vacation. I remember reading it while lying in the bottom bunk bed of our hostel room in Stockholm. I can clearly remember the longing that I felt to just go and explore the wide world. Can you remember reading your favourite book of 2012? Does it trigger a special memory?
#1 Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
5/5 ***** WANDERLOVE- A truly wonderful & vibrant story!
One of the early reads in 2012 that made a strong impression on me. One that will last. WANDERLOVE fuelled my travel desire and definitely left me longing for the whole wide world. I cannot wait to backpack through Central America one day. Thank you Kirsten for gifting this beautiful story to us readers!
#2 The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
5/5 ***** THE FAULT IN OUR STARS- Hilarious, sensitive, raw and heart-achingly sad. Uniquely John Green!
It’s one of the books you never want to pick up again, and yet read it again and again and again. I have cried a lot over many books in the past. They are all no comparison to the amount of tears I spent on THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. I expected it, yet it came so unexpected…the end. And if you don’t drown in your tears, I promise you’ll get drunk by John Green’s words. His words are like the best stars one can drink!
#3 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Not reviewed yet. But THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER deserves to be 3rd, because it is such an insane read, in a good sense. It's creepy and it's crazy. It's confusing at some points but fascinates you with its supernatural occurrences throughout the entire read. And then there's Noah!
#4 Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
5/5 ***** CLOCKWORK PRINCE- Historical London has it all: blazing romances, dangerous intrigues, exciting fight scenes and the right mix of magic and runes. Who wouldn’t want to be part of it?!
CLOCKWORK PRINCE had everything I was looking for in a book! I’m entranced and completely devoted to this book and the entire series.
#5 Sloppy Firsts (& the other books in the Jessica Darling series) by Meghan McCafferty
SLOPPY FIRSTS was published in 2001 and there are five books in the Jessica Darling series which I only discovered a few months ago. Can you believe it took me that long? The entire series is incredibly funny and sharp-witted and I'm so glad I finally decided to read it.
# 6 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
# 7 City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
# 8 Insurgent by Vernoica Roth
# 9 A Million Suns by Beth Revis
# 10 Tempest by Julie Cross
I hope 2013 is going to be just as awesome as 2012! There are many fantastic books I am looking forward to. Find out which I pick as my Top 10 Most Anticipated books tomorrow!