Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Broke & Bookish Crew's Favorite Fall 2012 Reads

We've read a lot of great books this Fall -- new and future releases and backlisted treasures! We took to the task of each listing 1-3 favorite books we've read during Fall 2012.

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
On the Island by Tracey Gravis-Graves

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: " All in all, I have to say (as many already have) that The Casual Vacancy is not a book I would have picked up on my own had J. K. Rowling’s name not been on the cover. That seems to be the general consensus among most people I know who have read it, or who have tried to read it. But in the end, I did enjoy it and I’m glad I bought it"

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen: " was very Stephen King-esque and thus right up my alley."

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K LeGuin

What I Did For a Duke by Julie Anne Long: "So glad this book put the series back on track in my mind."
Firelight & Moonglow by Kristen Callihan: " It's phantom of the opera meets beauty and the beast with a dash of paranormal a pinch of suspense and a sequel that's already in my hands."

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima: " this is YA fantasy at its best and it doesn't get much better than this."

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson: "The stakes are high and the quest is epic and there's a whole world of new information to find out about the Godstone and its powers! This series is exactly what I love about fantasy!"

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan: "Unspoken is filled with loveable characters, an engaging writing style, a creep factor and clean romance with so much tension I was chanting JUST KISS ALREADY in my head"

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: SWOON! I can't believe it has taken me this long to read this one! 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I know this doesn't come out until January but PLEASE PLEASE make sure you get this. When I say ALL OF THE FEELS, I mean ALL!

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Loved loved loved  this book. I laughed, I cried, I cared about the characters and I cried some more.  This book put me through a roller coaster of emotions.

Have you read any of our favorites of this Fall? What were some of YOUR favorites that you would recommend to us from this Fall?


  1. I gave a squeak when I saw Wanderlove up there! I thought I was the only other person who'd read that book (and loved it!) I've got Foretell on the Kindle right now, waiting for when my library books are read. With you loving that one, and On the Island (newfound and HUGE love for it), I'm going to TBR Time Between Us.

    Also glad to see another few on my TBR list here - makes me want to bump them up the queue =)

    1. I'm with you on the Wanderlove love! I didn't read it this Fall but it made all my faves of 2012 lists!

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for telling a story I could get lost in :)

  3. Quiet was one of my favourite books this year. ireviewed it here:
    I was really taken with the writing style and personal angle Susan Cain took.

  4. Dear Julia, please accept the biggest hug in the universe from me and oh, that wetness you're feeling against your shoulders is actually my tears of utter joy. Let me tell you the HOURS and DAYS and all the TROUBLE I went through to remember the book Firelight. I had just finished an arranged marriage book and I was feeling like reading another and for some odd reason I remembered the book with the red dress in the cover that mentioned something about arranged marriage and beast hero or something like that. Of course though I did not remember the title or author AT ALL. I went through the 800+ book on my GR TBR and still didn't find it (even though I had it added. My eyes must have missed the cover.) I googled and searched with every possible keyword that could lead me to the book with the info I remember. "Red dress on the cover" "ugly hero" "beast hero" "arranged marriage" "steampunk" because the cover looked steampunkish and I spent HOURS for MULTIPLE DAYS trying to come across Firelight but I never found it. Until now. So thank you for reading this book and thank god it's your favorite because I probably would have spend some more crazy hours looking for it and failing. Honest to god, I did a happy dance when I saw the cover BECAUSE YOU HONESTLY CANNOT IMAGINE HOW MANY HOURS I SPENT TRYING TO LOOK FOR IT!! I even considered applying for the help a bitch out over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog because I needed help!!

    Anyways besides being my current favorite person in the world, I love you EVEN MORE because yes! What I Did For a Duke is probably the greatest historical romance we will read for a while. It's so damn perfect! The type of book that comes around every 10 years or so.

    Jana, I have SERIOUS love for On the Island. What a spectacular book!
    Jamie, your picks are priority reads!
    Daisy, I'm gonna give fantasy a try and the Cinda Williams Chima & Rae Carson books will definitely be given a chance.

    P.s. I love you Julia!


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