2012 Favourites: Books
I finished my 50 Book Challenge in November (and then read a few more) If you click the link you can see all 50 books I read for my challenge; they’re all new to me, I’d never finished them before this year.
In no particular order, these are my top 10 of the year!
I’m no good at writing reviews of books so bear with me…
Sold – Patricia McCormick
The story of 13 year old Lakshmi who is sold to a brothel in India. It’s a really touching story, I cried a bit.
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Everyone and their Mum has read this book/seen the movie; I preferred the book, they left too much out of the movie I think. I didn’t like Catching Fire as much and Mockingjay was a struggle to get through.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Yes, I bought and read this after I saw the trailer for the movie. Sue me.
I liked this because I saw a lot of my mannerisms in Charlie, it was actually something I could relate to and made me want to get through it asap, I finished this one in 2 days.
Bizenghast #8 – M. Alice LeGrow
I waited 2 years for this, and it did not disappoint. It was everything I hoped it would be; and the ending had me in tears. If you’re even a slight fan of EGL and the like I recommend this series, the art is beautiful too. (I even managed to score a signed copy!)
The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
I started reading this because I wanted to watch the movie, again I much prefer the book as they just left out too much in the movie
The author takes quite a few liberties when writing these books, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad…
A Storm of Swords part 1 & part 2 – George R. R. Martin
Part 3 of the ASOIAF series, I can’t really say what my favourite part was without spoiling it for people who watch but don’t read….Let’s just say it involves a certain D-Bag I don’t like. *Knowing nod*
I’m pretty proud of myself for reading the entire series in less than a year, although the ones after these were quite tedious…
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
This was another book I couldn’t put down, I read it in a few days. I loved how the sister’s stories came together at the end, I cried (I’ve cried a lot this past year wtf?) and had this stupid grin on my face. Also I read Shug’s name wrong for 3/4′s of the book until it was rhymed with something….
A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
I didn’t like this one as much as Storm of Swords but it’s still in my top 10 just for character and plot development.
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
This years #1 by far, I actually went back and read this again after I’d reached 50. I love the characters and they way they are explained and the storyline and the ending and just…I don’t want to ruin the ending for anyone who hasn’t read it (If you haven’t you totally should) but I will say I saw it coming about 5 pages before it did…
So those are my favourite books of 2012, what is yours?