Hello, everyone! I’m sorry that I haven’t been around much yet this year. I came down with the flu and was miserable for awhile. I finally started to feel better last week so I wanted to write this recap of the books that I read in 2012 before it gets any later! Here is my year in books…
At the start of the year I was captured by the world of Elixir
(Hilary Duff) and wanted to read more.
After a few books that didn’t grab me, I started off fresh with the final installment of one of my favorite cozy mystery series with Cook the Books
(a Gourmet Girl book by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant). Later I was swept away by Fateful
(Claudia Gray), a Titanic novel with a paranormal twist and, for the first time (shocking, I know) I faced the games with The Hunger Games trilogy
I spent time with Elizabeth Barrett Browning with my first entry in the Back to the Classics challenge with Flush
(Virginia Woolf). The month ended with glances into the future with The Future of Us
(Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler).
I learned more about the paranormal society in Paris with Die for Me
(Amy Plum). I also read my only book of poetry for the year cover to cover because I couldn’t put down Whorled
(Ed Bok Lee).
I visited an underwater kingdom in Of Poseidon
(Anna Banks) and spent time with Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell from Peter Pan in Tiger Lily
(Jodi Lynn Anderson).
I spent a day with Amber and Cade (and my favorite verse novelist) with The Day Before
I was in awe of the circus in The Night Circus
(Erin Morgenstern) and was ready to read it again. I confronted killer unicorns with Rampant
(Diana Peterfreund) and reread another of my early teenage favorites, Time to Let Go
I visited a speakeasy in 1930’s Montana with By Starlight
(Dorothy Garlock) and found that even the most unlikeable characters can change with Something Blue
What was your year in books like?