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What was your best and worst read of 2012?

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message 1: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
Writing a best/worst of post for Pajiba - drop me a line or chime in here with your opinion, and include your review link so I can link you up in the article.


message 2: by Ashley (last edited Dec 29, 2012 05:23PM) (new)

Ashley (narfna) | 42 comments Best read? It's a tie between Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Ready Player One. As for worst, I didn't read anything that was BAD this year, but the last two books in the Matched trilogy were definitely not good. Probably the worst part about those two books is that they weren't even interesting bad, like the kind that you can point to and say MAN THAT WAS CRAZY. They were just kind of incompetent.


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (narfna) | 42 comments Oh, review links:

Ready Player One, I actually read and reviewed twice like a weirdo:

https://cannonballread4.wordpress.com...

https://cannonballread4.wordpress.com...

Where'd You Go, Bernadette:

https://cannonballread4.wordpress.com...


message 4: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
i loved loved loved both of your top 2. Thanks for the tip on Bernadette. It was great and I have told others.


message 5: by Stacey (new)

Stacey | 1 comments Best Read: The Dove Keepers - Alice Hoffman

Worst Read: 50 Shades of Gray - I can't be bothered to look up her name.


message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (narfna) | 42 comments You're welcome!


message 7: by Peffy (new)

Peffy Yes, thanks for Bernadette, Ashley! That's on my list for this year now.


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie (faintingviolet) | 38 comments Bernadette's on my list too!

Best : Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Worst: Deadlocked (sookie #12) by Charlaine Harris and The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Key. Both awful for different reasons


message 9: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
thanks everyone - check out the posts this morning. we had so many responses, I made 2 lists


message 10: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (narfna) | 42 comments mswas: Not to give you any more work or anything, but you accidentally listed The Fault in Our Stars as one of my books instead of Ready Player One. It was a happy accident, though, because that would probably be my #3.


message 11: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
oh sorry!! i will fix it


message 12: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 9 comments Oops, Missed the dead line. In case anyone from the group is interested, I would have to say worst books were:
A Discovery of Witches (so much potential weighed down by too much detail about nothing) http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogs...
The Wedding Dress (bad writing but also, I thought I was picking up chick lit and ended up with Christian fiction) http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogs...
Best:
The Snow Child (http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogs...)
The Lost Wife (http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogs...)
Sister Queens (http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogs...)
If we include all the ones I didn't review, The Name of the Wind and the Mistborn trilogy are also worth checking out for fantasy fans.


message 13: by Calvin (new)

Calvin (calvinium) The best read for me, by far, was 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Anyone who dismisses him as a genre writer, or worse a horror writer, should really give it a chance. It's really wonderful and doesn't have a single horror moment in it. Gorgeous.


message 14: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
The Snow Child was excellent. Did I post yours on Pajiba? CBR has suggested so many great titles!


message 15: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (mswas) | 58 comments Mod
Calvin wrote: "The best read for me, by far, was 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Anyone who dismisses him as a genre writer, or worse a horror writer, should really give it a chance. It's really wonderful and doesn't h..."

I loved this one too! So great.


message 16: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 9 comments No, you posted Mrs. Smith's review - I actually didnt' read it till later this year once it was available in paperback. And then told my mom to read it.
Oh, I thought 11/22/63 would have been better if he'd cut it down a few pages. My dad loved it, though.


message 17: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresatronic) | 3 comments I loved Succubus Heat (which I didn't review like a dummy) - totally hooked on the series and finished all 6 books in like 3 months. I was bored to tears and didn't finish 'The Caller' by Karin Fossum.


message 18: by Lauri (new)

Lauri (lauriwatkins) | 3 comments My favorites last year were 11/22/63, The Night Circus and The Sisters Brothers.


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