I can't believe 2012 is almost over and next week we'll be celebrating Christmas! And with the end of the year comes this Top Ten Tuesday topic: Favourite Reads of 2012. I've read 157 books so far this year so choosing only 10 to spotlight here is kinda hard...
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: it is no secret that I've been pining for this one for YEARS. I was one of those people who read the first version on FictionPress and fell in love with the world and Celaena and all the other characters. And Throne of Glass completely lived up to my expectations, it was AMAZING. My review
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: I just have so much love for this book, it's not even funny. I'm such a fan of epic fantasy and this is the start of what I believe will be a series that will live in my heart forever. My review
Gilt by Katherine Longshore: I am slightly obsessed with Tudor England. I can't help myself. And I was blown away by how much I loved this one, centered around Katherine Howard's best friend. It's such a tragic tale and I can't wait to read Katherine Longshore's next book! My review
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: Saying I loved this book doesn't even describe it. I was blown away, completely sucked in and snarled at anyone trying to distract me while I was reading it! The writing is beautiful, the stakes are high and the worldbuilding was SO GOOD! And the characters! I cannot wait to dive back into Arya and Perry's lives and just spend time with them! Seriously, you should all read this book! My review
The I've Been PINING For These Forever
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima: I've raved about this series before and I cannot say it enough: EVERYONE who even remotely enjoys fantasy should read these books. They are amazing and The Crimson Crown was everything I could have wanted from it. I'm just sad it was the last book in the series... My review
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson: I LOVED The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I think I loved The Crown of Embers even more. It was amazing and heartbreaking (seriously, Rae Carson broke my heart and then stomped on it. Hard.) and I seriously cannot wait till The Bitter Kingdom releases even though it'll be the last book in the series... I suffered from serious book hangover after reading this one. My review
Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder: I'm a major Maria V. Snyder fan and I will pick up anything she writes. And Touch of Power was everything I expected from it and more and I just loved it. My review
The Unexpected Loves
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn: I know I probably shouldn't have been surprised by how much I loved this book, but I was! Our very own Broke and Bookish Julia has been recommending her books to me and I just failed to pick them up until A Night Like This crossed my path. But am I ever glad I read it!! Julia Quinn brings the romance and the sexy and the funny and I just LOVED it! My review
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I think this book will be on a lot of lists. It's just one of those books that'll break your heart and I just loved the unreliable narrator! It's a book about friendship and strong women against the backdrop of World War II and I just loved it. I hesitated about picking this up because books about World War II aren't really my thing, but I'm so glad I picked it up in the end! My review
Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett: I was kinda expecting something light and fluffly in the line of She's All That when I picked this up, but boy WAS I WRONG! It deals with a heavy subject and it was amazing! The lovestory is beautiful and felt REAL and gah, I just can't stop fangirling over Trevor... My review
The 'Well DUH!'
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: OF COURSE I was going to love it! I can't believe I waited this long to pick it up, it's such a me book! I was blown away by the writing which is gorgeous and made me BE in the story. I couldn't put this book down even if I wanted to. My review
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin: I LOVE this series! I take forever between reading the books because their HUGE and it intimidates me, but while I'm reading them I'm just in love with the worldbuilding and the characters even though George R.R. Martin keeps killing them off. And I love that I can geek out with Broke and Bookish's own Kelly over them :)
So, that's my list. Share some of my favourites? Have ones to recommend to me? Let me know in the comments!