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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Dec 30, 2012 08:58AM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments                              ~ Gigi’s “Favorite Reads” of the 2012 ~

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                      Let us know what your absolute favorite reads for 2012 were!


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Lara | 2335 comments I read a lot of books this year, so many I lost track of whether I had already read some of them or not. Here are the ones that I remember most pleasurably, in no particular order:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Matchmakers 2.0 by Debora Geary Unclaimed (Turner, #2) by Courtney Milan Unraveled (Turner, #3) by Courtney Milan Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1) by Martha Wells The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2) by Martha Wells The Siren Depths (Books of the Raksura, #3) by Martha Wells Mastiff (Beka Cooper, #3) by Tamora Pierce Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1) by Jill Shalvis Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill Shalvis Riveted (Iron Seas, #3) by Meljean Brook Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) by Kristin Cashore Mistress by Amanda Quick Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Monster Hunter Alpha (MHI, #3) by Larry Correia


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Jenny (jyl22075) | 2336 comments Here are my favorites:

Historical
Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2) by Julie Anne Long A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2) by Tessa Dare Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (Once Upon a Time in the West, #1) by Lori Austin Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1) by Maya Banks

Contemporary
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill Shalvis Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Paranormal
God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire, #1) by Kate Locke Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill (I read this entire series this year and loved them all.)

YA
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

M/M
The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney Just Ask by Mia Downing I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose Snakeskin Boots (Were Menagerie, #1) by Xara X. Xanakas

Smut
Dirty Thirty by Cara McKenna Make Me by Charlotte Stein

Weirdest Read of the Year
Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson


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Gea (gea89) | 412 comments I have read many great books this year, but I posted only those I added to my "favorites" shelf:

EROTIC/BDSM:
Duck! (Avian Shifters, #1) by Kim Dare My Liege of Dark Haven (Mountain Masters, #3) by Cherise Sinclair The Dom's Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries, #1) by Lexi Blake The Men With The Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2) by Lexi Blake A Dom is Forever (Masters and Mercenaries, #3) by Lexi Blake Hostile Takeover (Knights of the Board Room, #5) by Joey W. Hill Molly’s Lips Club Mephisto Retold (Club Mephisto #1.5) by Annabel Joseph Submission to Desire (Desire, Oklahoma, #7) by Leah Brooke His Sugar Baby by Sarah Roberts

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS:
The Disobedient Virgin by Sandra Marton The Millionaire's Virgin Mistress (Mistresses Who Marry) (Harlequin Presents) by Robyn Donald The Italian Duke's Wife (By Royal Command) (Harlequin Presents #2529) by Penny Jordan The Seduction of His Wife (Logger #1) by Janet Chapman The Most Coveted Prize by Penny Jordan

PARANORMAL:
Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1) by Jessica Sims Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Midnight Liaisons, #2) by Jessica Sims Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Panahasi (Demon Warriors #5) by Lynn Hagen

CONTEMPORARY:
Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley Law Man (Dream Man, #3) by Kristen Ashley Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4) by Kristen Ashley

YA:
Jocelyn's Choice by Ella Jade


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Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) I can't remember everything I have read this year but here are some of the ones that I really enjoyed ☺

Crank (Crank, #1) by Ellen Hopkins Impulse (Impulse, #1) by Ellen Hopkins Glass (Crank, #2) by Ellen Hopkins Burned (Burned, #1) by Ellen Hopkins Identical by Ellen Hopkins Fallout (Crank, #3) by Ellen Hopkins Perfect (Impulse, #2) by Ellen Hopkins The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim Chanda's Secrets (Chanda, #1) by Allan Stratton Incantation by Alice Hoffman Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia Habel Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The Watch That Ends the Night Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf Plain Wisdom An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women by Cindy Woodsmall Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Chains (Seeds of America, #1) by Laurie Halse Anderson Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, #1) by Virginia Euwer Wolff True Believer (Make Lemonade, #2) by Virginia Euwer Wolff This Full House (Make Lemonade, #3) by Virginia Euwer Wolff The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives A Novel by Lola Shoneyin Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston Shattered Dreams My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Making Waves (Manawa Summers Series #1) by Lorna Seilstad A Great Catch (Lake Manawa Summers, #2) by Lorna Seilstad Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Sold by Patricia McCormick A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer The Lost Boy A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer A Man Named Dave A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness by Dave Pelzer


message 9: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I had 43 5 star reads in 2012 , too lazy to post them here :D I'll just enjoy going through yours ;)


message 10: by Gisela, Moderator (new)

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments 43? Heither you're generous with your stars or you had a really good year!


message 11: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I think I had a good year and I read a lot , 230 books !
of course some of them are 4.5 stars .


message 13: by Gisela, Moderator (new)

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I'm looking through your shelves!


message 14: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "I'm looking through your shelves!"

I looked at your shelves too :P


message 15: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I haven't compiled my top reads of 2012, but here are:

Top Ten Narrators & Audiobooks of 2012

1. ✔ Robert Petkoff Dark Needs at Night's Edge, by Kresley Cole ★★★★★ & a Wow!
2. ✔ Jennifer Ikeda A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness ★★★★★ & a Wow!
3. ✔ Susan Ericksen Witness in Death, by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ & a Wow!
4. ✔ Khristine Hvam Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor ★★★★★
5. ✔ Rosalyn Landor The Winter Sea, by Susanna Kearsley ★★★★✩
6. ✔ Emily Durante Smooth Talking Stranger, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★
7. ✔ Jennifer Ehle Clockwork Angel , by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★
8. ✔ Campbell Scott Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand ★★★★★
9. ✔ Lorelei King Silver Borne, by Patricia Briggs ★★★★½
10. ✔ Khristine Hvam The Restorer, by Amanda Stevens ★★★★½

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Seabiscuit An American Legend  by Laura Hillenbrand Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens

If you haven't been able to get into A Discovery of Witches, try the audio. The book doesn't take off for awhile, but when she get to all the international characters - wow!


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) I started reading A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness but had to return it before I got through with it :( That seems to happen a lot with me with the longer books lol

Maybe I will see if I can find the audiobook at my library ☺


message 17: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments I was frustrated with A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness . I kept wanting to shake or slap the heroine and was rolling my eyes at the overly noble and tragic vampire.


message 18: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Lara wrote: "I was frustrated with A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness. I kept wanting to shake or slap the heroine and was rolling my eyes at the overly noble and tragic vampire."

I can see your point, Lara. However, it is sooooooooo well narrated!


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