January 2nd, 2013

girl reading

Big Book List 2012

Well it’s that time of year again when we get to review things. First up for me is always what books I’ve read. I didn’t get through as many in 2012 as I have in pervious years, but then I knew that wasn’t going to happen. Goodreads – which is a fun place – tells me that I managed 45. Here they are, grouped how much I enjoyed them rather than just a random list, and if you want any information on any of them or want to chat about them, fire away! Books are love.

Fantastic = the best of the best. The ones that I felt the urge to tell everyone bout, multiple times, including strangers on the bus. The ones that I bought other people because I had to share. The ones that I really, really enjoyed.
Great = the best of the rest. Books that I would reread, or lodged themselves in my head so thoroughly that rereading might be redundant.
Good = books that I enjoyed, but since book-lovers can't afford everything these ones you could save your money on and find them in the library.
Okay = books are books and therefore wonderful, but I can't help feeling that these ones could have been better.
The Bottom of the Pile = well if you have nothing else to read

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Previous Big Book Lists: 2011, 2010, and 2009.

I’m not sure what the big book releases of 2013 are going to be, but I’m keeping an eye out for: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong, which is the last book in a YA trilogy; the first book in Kelley Armstrong’s new series; the third (and final) Divergent book by Veronica Roth; the third (and final) Justin Cronin and Patrick Rothfuss books (although I think those will be a while coming); and I believe Neil Gaiman has a new novel on the way.

I got Dodger by Terry Pratchett for Christmas and after reading Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies I hunted down the rest of that series in a discount bookstore, so those are currently at the top of my to-read pile. What are everyone else’s to-read lists looking like?