MY TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2012
Here are the favorite books that I’ve read and discovered this year. They are not necessarily published in 2012 and series are counted as one if I read all of them for the first time.
1. The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
The final book of the series did not disappoint. A definite page-turner. A perfect mix of fantasy, action, love story, and friendship. Makes me wonder why not a lot of people have heard about the series.
2. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The only reason this is not at the top is because I know there’s 2 more books to look forward to. Seeing the seven demigods together for the first time was amazing. And that CLIFFHANGER. Enough said.
3. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
I’ve finally joined the fandom at the start of the year after seeing so much gifs the year before and I haven’t regretted it one bit. A series for a more mature audience, ASoIaF is perfect for any fantasy fan.
4. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
Not a lot of people know that there was a fifth book (me included) to the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Years after the fourth book ended, the girls are all grown up and living their separate lives. Attempting to reconnect again, they find out more about each other and more importantly, themselves.
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is one rare instance where I’ve watched the movie before reading the book. The movie made me more curious about the book and as always, the book is way better than the movie.
6. Finnikin of the Rock / Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
One of the book series I’ve recently discovered and didn’t expect to like. I’m very excited to read Quintana of Charyn when it comes out.
7. Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck
Another final installment, Tiger’s Destiny ties the story up together albeit in an unexpected and heartbreaking way.
8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I discovered Divergent by accident last year while I was looking for another book to read and I was intrigue by the story (having a signed copy didn’t hurt either). I felt like Insurgent is just sort of a bridge between Divergent and Detergent (or whatever the third’s one title is going to be) though is very action-packed and has it’s own twists so I’m just impatiently waiting for it to come next year.
9. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Working in the health field, this story struck me in a special way. Dealing with patients every day is very exhausting physically and emotionally but more so for the patients and their families specially for those who have chronic or terminal illnesses.
10. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
It makes you think what living in a world where everyone is pretty is like. In a time where society’s norm of beauty is applied to everybody, will everyone be contented once and for all?