2012 Top Ten


Once again, dear teen readers, it’s Top Ten time! Please note that there has been absolutely no attempt to balance this list by age, gender or genre. These are just my “from-the-gut” favorites of the books I read this year. (While I love all my Top Ten books the same, there just might be a slugfest going on in my heart between THE DIVINERS & SAILOR TWAIN:) Click on the title to go right to the review.

Bray, Libba. The Diviners.

Coats, J. Anderson. The Wicked and the Just.

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.

Griffin, Adele. All You Never Wanted

King, A.S. Ask the Passengers.

Lanagan, Margo. The Brides of Rollrock Island.

Laybourne, Emmy. Monument 14.

McCormick, Patricia. Never Fall Down.

Siegel, Mark. Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson.

Strayed, Cheryl. Wild.

5 Responses to “2012 Top Ten”

  1. Laura says:

    Good god, I need to get reading…

  2. Susie says:

    I would add Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Listened to the audio, and then read much of it. A true stunner.

  3. bjneary says:

    I have read 4, I will most certainly jump to read the other 6, thanks for your
    Top 10!

  4. Barbara says:

    Monument 14 reminded me of Metro Survive, the manga series published a few years ago.
    enjoyed both Monument 14 and Metro Survive

  5. Romy says:

    I have seen ‘Wild’ on many of the Best of 2012 lists and I, for the life of me, can’t figure out why. There are so many, better books out there.

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