Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bloggiesta! post & Giveaway!: Top 10 Favorite Books Read in 2012 so far!

This is another mini-challenge for Bloggiesta! This is a challenge set up by Girlxoxo! You have great ideas and I'm looking forward to doing more posts like this in the future.

A list of my top ten favorite books read in 2012, so far! It was hard coming up with this list, and there were a few close calls. 
If I did a review, they are linked up to the titles.

In no particular order:

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness- Takes my breath away. I fell in love with Matthew, his world, his love of wine and beautiful surroundings. In fact, this book was for a book club and my girl friends and I had the biggest appetite for red wine afterwards!
Well written, mysterious and lots of fun.

Firelight by Kristen Callihan- Romance! Drama! and Fire! A beauty and the beast story I couldn't put down. Miranda is the girl to root for and Archer, handsome, mysterious and cold Archer is ...
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (erotica)- Nora and Zach, the anti love story. Soren. Wes. Michael. Grace. A truly hot, steamy and emotionally complicated love story about who we are and who we choose to become. Uncomfortable, edgy and guaranteed to keep you reading all night.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio- A beautifully written book of Auggie, a very intelligent child with a face deformity. Auggie's narration, struggles and triumphs left me speechless for days. A must read.
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen- Robin Hood and his band of merry men include young Scarlet, a feisty girl masquerading as a boy. This is a fun retelling of the story.
A Tryst With Trouble by Alyssa Everett- I don't think this is out yet. I got my copy on NetGalley, but I have heard since the publisher went under and I believe another publisher will hopefully be putting this out soon.
But when you see it, grab it! A murder mystery, a love story, sibling rivalry, steamy romance, this book has it all!
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig- Miriam Black, I wish I could meet you in real life. And then I would probably run away. When Miriam touches you, she'll see how you'll die. She can't help it. She can't change the course of events. Or can she?
Very dark and delicious. I loved Miriam's attitude problem, fierce survival skills and madness. 
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater- Perfectly wrapped up, Forever is book Three in the series. 
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens- Book One in the Graveyard Queen series. 
Why haven't you started reading this yet?
A deeply creepy ghost story that will make you pause before driving by a cemetery.

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter- Book Two in the Goddess Test series.
Loved more than book one, we follow Kate and Henry through more trials and challenges including finally meeting the elusive Persephone, first wife of Henry, Hades. Danger is everywhere and the gods don't play fair.

Tell me what your top 10 books are so far and you may could win

a SIGNED copy of Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier.

Just leave a comment with your top ten books read this year!
Winner will be chosen on October 5th. US residents only please.
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
If winner does not respond within 48 hours of my email to them, prize is forfeit and I will pick another winner.

Good luck everyone!


  1. 1. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
    2. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
    3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    5. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
    6. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
    7. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgens
    8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
    9. Beneath the Glitter by Elle and Blair Fowler
    10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    I loved these books!!! They aren't in any order though!

  2. I don't know why I haven't read tge restorerer yet. Better get on it. I agree with your picks though I still need to a few of them. Dude. The Siren. Awesome list!

  3. Oh I just got Scarlet at the library! I love seeing positive mentions of it everywhere!

    1. I hope you enjoy reading it Kelsey! I found it charming, and recommended it to some friends who also enjoyed it! happy reading!

  4. I've been meaning to read Goddess Interrupted. I reviewed the first book; it was okay to me, I liked it enough. I'm hoping that I'll like this next one more. By the sound of the way you summarized it, it's more my cup of tea! :) Great list. I'll have to check a bunch of these out soon.

    1. Hi Audrey! I had a similar experience. While I enjoyed The Goddess Test, I liked the second book more. Hope you do too! :)

  5. 1. Pushing the Limits
    2. Divergent
    3. Last Sacrifice
    4. Storm
    5. Hourglass
    6. Second Chance Summer
    7. Possess
    8. The Gathering
    9. Awake at Dawn
    10. Taken at Dusk

    1. I loved Last Sacrifice and Pushing the Limits. Great books! :)
      Thanks for your list!

  6. 1. Storm
    2. Spark
    3. Divergent
    4. Insurgent
    5. Hemlock
    6. Poison
    7. The Archived
    8. Deity
    9. Breathe
    10. Possess

    1. I loved Divergent and Insurgent. I'm looking forward to reading Hemlock. I'm glad it's on your list. I've heard very good things about it from my friends! :)

  7. Great list even though most are out of the genre I read. :)

    Here is mine, but I don't need entered in the contest:

    1. The Island House
    2. The House of Serenades
    3. The Book of Sylvia
    4. Ropewalk
    5. Tahoe Trap
    6. Murder Takes Time
    7. Roots of the Olive Tree
    8. Firefly Beach
    9. Literally Dead
    10. Dead is The New Black

    Silver's Reviews

    1. Hi Silver! :)
      Thanks for your list. Those are some really cool books on yours! I'm very interested in checking them out. I am excited to read some more mysteries this year.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. 1. Dreaming Awake
    2. The Fault In Our Stars
    3. Underworld
    4. Hemlock
    5. The Forest Of Hands and Teeth
    6. The Body Finder
    7. Just Listen
    8. Fever
    9. Juliet Immortal
    10. Rosebush
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. I'm so glad you included Just Listen. I'm a big Sarah Dessen fan!

  9. This one was hard! But I did get it :)
    1.) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
    2.) Fever by Lauren DeStefano
    3.) The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
    4.) 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    5.) The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
    6.)The Selection by Kiera Cass
    7.) Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer
    8.)Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
    9.) The Iron KIng by Julie Kagawa
    10.) The Echantess by Michael Scott :)

    1. I haven't read Grave Mercy yet but I have heard only RAVE reviews. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. 1. Masque of the Red Death
    2. All These Lives
    3. 34 Pieces of You
    4. Code Name Verity
    5. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
    6.Between the Lines
    7. The Butterfly Clues
    8. The Fault in Our Stars
    9. Zombies vs Unicorns
    10. Sweetly & Sisters Red (I loved them both the same!)

    1. Oooh, I've been meaning to read Masque of the Red Death. I'm a big fan of Poe and anything Poe related so this is on my TBR list very high priority!
      Happy Reading!

  11. 1. Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts
    2. Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts
    3. Dirty by Megan Hart
    4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
    5. The Taker by Alma Katsu
    6. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
    7. Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
    8. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
    9. The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle
    10. Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton

  12. Top 10:

    1. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
    2. Gabriels Inferno
    3. Gabriels Rapture
    4. The Fault in Our Stars
    5. Bared to You
    6. Reflected in You
    7. Seduction and Snacks
    8. Future and Frostings
    9. The Mighty Storm
    10. Beautiful Disaster