It’s that time of year for wrap-up and best of posts, and I read so many great books this year I wanted to make sure I shared what I thought before the year was out. I am currently in the process of reading two books, but since I will be without Internet starting Friday I don’t believe I will get them finished with everything else I have to do… so they will go on my 2013 list so they don’t get left out next year :)
I have 5 categories, 5 books in each. Some books fit in multiple categories, but for maximum exposure each category is unique, meaning no book appears on the list twice. No category is more important than another, so the list a book appears on does not show favorites over another.
Books link to either the review I posted here or Goodreads, if a review was not written!
Best Contemporary by Authors I Love
I loved loved loved this year for contemporary. The beginning of the year especially. Nearly all of my favorite authors had books come out, and they were all great!
Best 2012 Debuts
I read over 30 debuts this year! Debuts are some of my favorites to read because I often find new authors to love – and that was certainly the case this year.
1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
2. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
3. Butter by Erin Jade Lange
4. What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
5. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Best Sophomore Releases
Along with debuts, I love reading sophomore releases from authors (which is why I started the Sophomore Reading Challenge)!
Best Non-Contemporary Books
It’s no secret I don’t read many books that are contemps. I was actually taken aback at the small amount of paranormal/dystopian/etc I read in 2012!
Best New-to-Me Authors
I needed a category to show the books I read this year from authors I hadn’t read before, because these were all so great.
Best Books Steve Read
I asked Steve for his top 5 list and he could only remember one book he read (though I assure you he read many many more).
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline