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Top Ten Books of 2012

on December 19, 2012

This year, I did not keep track of the amount of books I read, I try, but then before I have written down the names, I have taken my books back to the library. I wonder if the library keeps a list of the books that have been checked out on ones card? But I do have a list of the books that I enjoyed this year.

In the no 1 spot:

1.The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender

This book was my absolute favorite! The writing is beautiful, you can taste the words, and I think if you read one book, this one is it.

2.  Shades – Marguerite Poland

A new to me SA author, read my review here. This book came a very close second to my first choice.

3.  Divergent – Veronika Roth

I read this four days ago and Loved it! Yesterday I went and bought Invergent and looking forward to getting stuck into it. If you like The Hunger Games, then you will enjoy this.

4.  The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

It took me a while to read this series as I wasn’t taken in with the hype. Eventually, I picked it up… and could not put them down! I haven’t watched the movies though.

5.  The Abhorsen Trilogy – Garth Nix

Loved this series! Check out my review here

6.  The Spud Series- John van de Ruit

If you have not yet picked up this series, do! Go here to see my review.

7.  Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – Matthew Dicks

I gave this away on one of the Literary Blog Hops  I thought it was that good!

8.  Honeymoon with my brother – Franz Wisner

Review is over here

9.  Fifty is not a four letter word – Linda Kelsey

This was a beautiful book about a woman who reaches fifty and realises a whole whack of truths. Read it if you dare…

10. Eating with Angels – Sarah- Kate Lynch

A lovely story about  food, about second chances, about parents and children, about New York and Venice, and about love, more delicious than any four star meal…

Go on, tell us in the comments what you favourite reads of 2012 were…

(I am looking forward to another year of reading…!)

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3 Responses to “Top Ten Books of 2012”

  1. Shayne says:

    Some good reads included here! And some good tips too.

    Am busy with memoirs and am loving it. Have also downloaded Shades which i’m looking forward to, especially as it is set in the Eastern Cape.

    Must get hold of teh Fifty one.


  2. I’ve read everything up to #7, and I agree they are awesome picks! Are you a member of GoodReads? You should join and you can keep track of the books you read on there!
    Shades and Abhorsen are some of my all-time favourite books for sure.
    And Fifty is not a four-letter word sounds pretty cool!

  3. Julia says:

    I LOVED Water for Elephants, Spud, Hunger Games, The Glass Castle. I’ve had my eye on your number 8 so will be making a point of reading it in 2013. And your number 1 sounds interesting too.

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