Friday, December 28, 2012

Favorite Reads of 2012

So here they are. My top 10 favorite reads of 2012. This year's surprise? The YA outnumber the MG. That's never happened before. And only one of my choices was published before 2012.

Links are to my reviews:
Above World by Jenn Reese
The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Peaceweaver by Rebecca Barnhouse
Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson*
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 

Your turn. Let me know your favorites too!

Stay tuned to see my most anticipated of 2013 list on Tuesday. Then it will be back to reviews as usual on Thursday beginning with Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool.

*My review of this one won't publish until closer to the release date in March. Just let me say that it is excellent in every way and you should go and pre-order it right now.


Rebecca said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Seraphina... One of my New Year's resolutions is to read more YA in 2013. Looking forward to your take on Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. Happy New Year!

Brandy said...

Seraphina is so well done. I hope you enjoy it!

Charlotte said...

I haven't compiled my own list yet, partly because I can't post it till the Cybils shortlists are announced, but it's really interesting to me to see that, even though I would say our taste if very similar, mine isn't going to overlap all that much with yours (I think). I'm going with the likelihood of re=reading as my sole criteria, I think...which narrows it down somewhat!

Brandy said...

Oh I so can't wait to see your list now. I would agree our tastes are pretty similar so this lack of overlap is interesting to me...Though this was a strange reading year for me-as you can see by the YAs out numbering the MGs this year.

I'm really looking forward to seeing those Cybils shortlists.

Anonymous said...

Yay to Code Name Verity and Seraphina! Those are the two titles that we have in common. Graffiti Moon was in my list last year. I still need to read Quicksilver and Peaceweaver, hope I can borrow both from the library (although I have no idea when I'll have find time for that).

Brandy said...

Well, Quicksilver doesn't come out until March so you have time. :)