Top 10 Books I've Read in 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

Hiya'll! Been too lazy to finish this post but it's only an hour away from 2013 from where I am so I need to post this now. Haha! 2012 was the year I got into reading again. I initially set 25 books to read and accomplished that too fast. So 50 books. Poof, done. 70 books. Eeeeppp, I cheated and changed it to 65 when I knew there will be no chance of me completing the challenge. Hee.

So there'll be non-2012 releases here because I simply cannot not include Stargirl. So for the best books I read in 2012!

*Click on the cover thumbnails to go to the book's Goodreads page and the titles to my reviews!

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)Gone GirlThe Night CircusWill Grayson, Will GraysonDivergent (Divergent, #1)Monstrous Beauty

1. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (One of my latest reads but simply one of the best. A novel that celebrates individualism, this is a must read especially for teens.)

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Craziest book I read this year. Crazily effin' great, that is.)

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Magical. Just plain magical.)

4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Hilariously rude yet deep. It wasn't THAT amazing but I definitely loved this book.)

5. Divergent by Veronica Roth (One of the most kickass heroines ever. Plus, this was a philosophical read for me, made me go muse like I did with Once and Future King.)

6. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (Hauntingly beautiful, hauntingly sensual, hauntingly poignant and bittersweet.)

The Book of JamesDash & Lily's Book of DaresThe Lover's DictionaryThe Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) 

7. The Book of James by Ellen J. Green (Probably my first indie book. SO GOOD. The mystery was super tight and what a rollercoaster of a read. Too bad it's so underappreciated.)

8. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (Super sweet and cute!)

9. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan (Achingly truthful yet sweet.)

10. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (Made me sink into reading again.)

Honorable Mentions

Tempest (Tempest, #1)The Sea of TranquilityAfter Hello

1. Tempest by Julie Cross (Made me squee in delight with the time travel and the sweet but broke my heart.)

2. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Simply the best realistic contemporary YA I read this year.)

3. After Hello by Lisa Mangum (The sweetest contemporary YA I read this year. The SWEETEST!)

I know everyone already posted theirs but feel free to share it in the comments!

Here's to more books in 2013!


  1. Hey Dianne! Thanks for joining in the fun for the UtopYA reading challenge! Can't wait to see your updates throughout the year!

    Don't forgot to join our goodreads group as well! :)

    1. Also, so glad Stargirl is getting some love! This is one of those great coming of age books that everyone needs to read! So excited to see this on your list!

    2. I know! Stargirl is really, REALLY good. And just joined the Goodreads group! :D

  2. Ahhh, DIVERGENT was SOOO GOOD! I can't believe I didn't think to read it sooner. I read it in 2012 as well and loved it to pieces! Oh, and THG - no words. Stunning trilogy and kind of depressing as well. Still stunning, though. AND THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY, YAY! I'll post my review on Thursday:) So happy to have finally read it - it was amazing!!!

    Happy New Year, Dianne:)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

    1. Eeeepp, my review for The Sea of Tranquility is way far from today. I'll be able to read your review first, heh. And yes, it was amazing! <3 I haven't read Insurgent because I haven't borrowed it yet from my friend. I'm planning to buy the boxed set though because I need to OWN great books. Hee. Happy New Year too, Siiri! :D


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