Sunday, December 30, 2012

My favorite books of 2012

(not my favorites this year - just some random books I photographed)

I like to wait until the very last second of the year to decide what my favorite books I read this year were. Not all of them were written this year, that is just when I read them. That being said, my favorites in no particular order are:

11/22/63 by Stephen King: Who knew that King could write such a beautiful love story? I loved this book so much.Viva la Stephen King!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: I couldn't put this book down, and it blew my mind. Amazing and brilliant. 

Wild by Cheryl Strayed:  Inspiring. I have never so actively read a book in my life.

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick: I stumbled upon this author thanks to my stepmother. Wow, I am glad she introduced us.

Looking for Alaska by John Green: I wanted to live within these pages.

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick: Yes, this was year of Goolrick love for me. 

The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life by Noble Smith: Everyone should read this book and live the Hobbit lifestyle. 

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn:  Flynn writes the scariest, craziest, smartest books. 

And for some YA love:

The Diviners by Libba Bray:   You have to love a book you learn from. Bray really researched this book well, and it had a little of everything for every reader.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: I just really loved these characters

What about you? Did you read any of these? What did you think? What books did you love best this year?


  1. I read about 1/2 of those - you have good taste!

    I'm going to make plans to read the other 1/2 now.

  2. I have not read any of these, but I do have Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on my TBR list. You have an interesting list here.

    1. I read a bit of everything. Except SciFi. Lol. Gone Girl was so good!

  3. Great list :D I've read a handful of those but want to get to the rest, especially the King!

    1. I was pretty blown away by King's book. I didn't know that he had that in him. I should have known.

  4. Great list! I haven't read any, but some of them are ones I really want to get to.

    Joy's Book Blog

    1. I would say to definitely read Looking for Alaska and Gone Girl. And Goolrick. :)


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