Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013 to you all! I wish you only the best, personal happiness and the most exciting books and stories to fill your days.
 "Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." ― Brad Paisley

I already challenged myself to read 108 books in 2013 (Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge) and think that's an achievable goal. In addition I'm participating in the 2013 YA Contemporary Challenge hosted by Katie @ Katie's Book Blog and the 2013 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Tara @ Hobbitsies.

In case you are curious about how I spent the past year, bookwise, here are my reads of 2012. 107 in total. 


Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare *****

Everneath by Brodi Ashton ****/* (DAC US)

Ditched by Robin Mellom **** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Fracture by Megan Miranda ****/* (DAC UK, YA Contemp 2012)

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling **/*

Tempest by Julie Cross *****  (DAC US)

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard ***** (YA Contemp 2012)

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer ****


New Girl by Paige Harbison **** (YA Contemp 2012)

Fated by Sarah Alderson ***/*

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi *****

Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale ***** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Wonder by R. J. Palacio **** (DAC US)

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin ***/* (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink ***


Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith *** 

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa *****

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins ****

Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins ****

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins ****

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin ***** (DAC UK)

Where It Began by Ann Redish Stampler *** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Choker by Elizabeth Woods ***

Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz ****

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams ***** (DAC US)

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter ***/*

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks ***** (DAC US)


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting ****/*

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa ****

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ***** (YA Contemp 2012)

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour **** (YA Contemp 2012)

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini ****

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle ***** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth ** (DAC US)

Until I Die by Amy Plum *****

Changeling by Philippa Gregory **** (DAC UK)

The Selection by Kiera Cass **** (DAC US)


Divergent by Veronica Roth ***** (Re-read)

Insurgent by Veronica Roth *****

Griffin's Fire by Darby Karchut */*

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare *****

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby *** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

In Honor by Jessi Kirby ****/* (YA Contemp 2012)

Goddess Interruped by Aimée Carter **

Hourglass by Myra McEntire *****

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson ***** (YA Contemp 2012)


Arise by Tara Hudson ****

All These Lives by Sarah Wylie ** (DAC US)

Keep Holding On by Susane Colastanti ***/* (YA Contemp 2012)

Adorkable by Sarra Manning ***** (Ya Contemp 2012)

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda ***/*

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown ***** ( DAC US)

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger ***** (YA Contemp 2012)

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller **** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Soul Screamers Vol. 1 by Rachel Vincent ***

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry **** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab ***


Love Story by Jennifer Echols ***

The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy ***

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick ***** (DAC US, YA Contemp 2012)

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder *****

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker ***** (YA Contemp 2012)


Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan ***/*

Perception by Kim Harrington ****

Speechless by Hannah Harrington ***** (YA Contemp 2012)

Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt ***

A Million Suns by Beth Revis *****

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick ***

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta *****

What's Left Of Me by Kat Zhang **/* (DAC US)

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa *****

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones ****


Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman ****

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready ****

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready ****

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready ****

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins ***** (DAC US)

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler ****

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ***** (Re-read)


Wings of the Wicked by C.A. Moulton ***/*

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally *****  (YA Contemp 2012)

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan **

Defiance by C.J. Redwine **** (DAC US)

Legend by Marie Lu ***

Forgotten by Cat Patrick ***

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White ***/*

Hidden by Sophie Jordan ***

The Dead and Burried by Kim Harrington ****/*

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles ****

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin *****


Legacy by Cayla Kluver ***/*
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty *****

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty *****

Supernaturally by Kiersten White ****

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ***** (DAC US)

Bumped by Megan McCafferty ***/*

Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty *****

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell ***


Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (German edition) **

Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty *****

Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin **/*

How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski ****/*

Endlessly by Kiersten White *** 

Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane ****

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer, David Levithan ***/*

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan ***

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines ** 

I participated in the YA Contemporary Challenge 2012 by Katie and I read 22 YA contemporaries published in 2012. 

I was also part of the Debut Author Challenge 2012  by Kristi and I read 25 debuts.


  1. Good luck with your new goals.. Wish you all the best in 2013. And may you get a lot of great reading moments :)

  2. You did so awesome this past year! And you read a lot of great books too. Good luck with the 108 books this year :) How can you be one in already?! I'm jealous :)

    Happy New Year! :D

    1. I didn't find the time to finish Perfect Fifths in 2012, so I read the last 180 or so pages today and it was counted to my new challenge:) I didn't make my 2012 goal though..

  3. Tolle Übersicht! Immer wenn ich sehe, dass jemand über 100 Bücher gelesen habe, werde ich ganz neidisch

    Und wie bist du denn an "How My Summer Went Up In Flames" rangekommen? :D Auf das Buch freue ich mich 2013 schon sehr!!!

  4. Awesome picks! Shatter Me, Shadow & Bone, Touch of Magic, PTL, and A Temptation of Angels also made it to my faves list! :)

  5. Happy New Year! I love your background (isn't that Tatiana in the left corner? :D) Good luck with your Goodreads challenge and I hope you will read a lot of great books!


  6. Happy New Year! Good luck with your reading goals. I always fail at mine but this year will be different! I hope!

  7. WOW !You read so many great books last year!! its amazing when you look back and realize how much you actually did read!! Great job in reading 107 books!!!

    I have no doubt you can read 108 this year!! :)
    -Theresa Jones