Books of 2012

Books I’ve read in 2012:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  3. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  4. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  5. Hana by Lauren Oliver (eBook)
  6. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  7. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
  8. Dramarama by E. Lockhart
  9. Fracture by Megan Miranda
  10. The Rivals by Daisy Whitney
  11. So Shelly by Ty Roth
  12. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  13. The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
  14. Spin by Catherine McKenzie
  15. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  16. The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez
  17. Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
  18. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
  19. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
  20. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  21. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger (graphic novel)
  22. Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard
  23. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  24. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  25. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  26. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  27. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  28. One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon
  29. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  30. Every Day by David Levithan
  31. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  32. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (re-read)
  33. The Space Between Us by Jessica Martinez
  34. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by
  35. This is Life by Dan Rhodes
  36. One Perfect Christmas by Paige Toon (eBook)
  37. Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (eBook)
  38. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookshop by Robin Sloan
  39. WinterTown by Stephen Emond
  40. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (re-read)

Also read:

  • A full manuscript by my friend Joe! 

Favorites of 2012
Unlike most years, many of the books I read this year were actually published in 2012. This is most likely because I have a tendency to bring home EVERYTHING from the library. So, as it turns out, my favorite books of the year were also published this year. I’m categorizing them only because I cannot actually choose a favorite. 

Favorite middle-grade novel

  • Wonder by RJ Palacio – Who DIDN’T love this book? Due to Auggie’s facial deformity, he’s never gone to school. Until now. This is Augie’s story, and his sister’s story, and his friends’ stories about the power of acceptance and bravery and friendship.

Favorite young adult novel

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Honestly, this doesn’t come as much of a surprised. This book became my favorite by Green due to its beautiful writing and compelling story. There’s not much else to say – every Best Of list has already said it. But basically, it’s a story about two teenagers who happen to have cancer, who fall in love and learn a lot about the ideas of immortality and life and living. Runner-up: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 

Favorite novel

  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookshop by Robin Sloan – If you’ve spoken to me in the past month, you’ve probably heard me wax poetic about this book. It’s just so good. When Clay starts to work at Mr. Penumbra’s, he finds archaic books, a cryptic code, and a secret society. It’s a book that shows the intersection of today’s technology and the beauty and love of old books. Also, the cover glows in the dark. Runner-up: This is Life by Dan Rhodes
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