Books for 2012 – Final

1. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
2. The Death Cure – James Dashner
3. Modelland – Tyra Banks
4. Fight Club – Chuck Palahnuik
5. Every Boy’s Got One – Meg Cabot
6. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
7. Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
8. Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) – Mindy Kaling
10. The Help – Kathrynn Stockett
11. Riding Lessons – Sara Gruen
12. Flying Changes – Sara Gruen
13. The Mermaid Chair – Sue Monk Kidd
14. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
15. The Marriage Plot – Jeffery Eugenides
16. Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
17. 11/22/63 – Stephen King
18. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
19. Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
20. Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
21. I Suck at Girls – Justin Halpern
22. A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore
23. Love Unlisted – Stephanie Haddad
24. Love Regifted – Stephanie Haddad
25. UnEnchanted – Chanda Hahn
26. What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy – Gregory Maguire
27. Arcadia – Lauren Groff
28. The Journal of Curious Letters – James Dashner
29. The Hunt for Dark Infinity – James Dashner
30. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
31. The Mating – Nicky Charles
32. The Keeping – Nicky Charles
33. The Finding – Nicky Charles
34.The Blade of Shattered Hope – James Dashner
35. Fairest – Chanda Hahn
36. The Void of Mist and Thunder – James Dashner
37. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
38. The Kill Order – James Dashner
39. That Summer – Sarah Dessen
40. The Time Keeper  – Mitch Albom
41. Hourglass – Myra McEntire
42. Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
43. Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings – Christopher Moore
44. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
45. Timepiece – Myra McEntire
46. The Book of Joe – Johnathan Tropper
47. Bumped – Megan McCafferty
48. Matchess – Gregory Maguire
49. Thumped – Megan McCafferty
50. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

50 for the year, isn’t bad. Though, some of these were definitely a bit juvenile, short, etc. My goal for 2013 is 40 REAL books. I’m beginning with The Magicians – Lev Grossman, and Sacre Bleu – Christopher Moore. I also have Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo checked out currently (and a whole collection of unread books at home).

Top Five (in no order):
Water for Elephants
The Night Circus
The Book of Joe
11/22/63
The Host – not as well written as The Help, but I’d want to own this before The Help, which is why it made the top 5.

Honorable Mentions: The Help, A Dirty Job, and The Timekeeper

Worst Five or Most Disappointing (in no order):
The Kill Order
The Void of Mist and Thunder
The Marriage Plot (after all the wonderful things I’ve read/heard about Jeffrey Eugenides, I wasn’t that impressed based on this book. I still plan on reading MiddleSex though).
Modelland
Arcadia (again, I really truly liked The Monsters of Templeton, but Arcadia was sort of depressing (though well-written), and it hasn’t even really stuck with me in anyway)

Happy New Year – 2013 has some amazing things in store for me already!

Until Next Time,
Tori

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