Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Books I Read in 2012

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is Top Ten Books I Read in 2012. 

In no particular order...

1.) The Trial of Fallen Angels by James P. Kimmel was published in November of this year and it is an amazing first novel. From my blog: "...thought-provoking, frightening, illuminating, disturbing, strange and highly poignant. I does not delve into any particular religion but encompasses them all..kind of like The Shack except for the main subject: the afterlife."

2.) The Book Thief - I had never read this before and it's a shame it took me so long. Very well written!

3.) Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Woman hikes the Pacific Coast Trail and is certainly an inspiration. Funny at times, sad at others, it's worth it.

4.) Mrs. Piggle Wiggle - I had read these back in elementary school but had forgotten about them until this year, so I ordered an old copy and relished all the stories of how Mrs. Piggle Wiggle  helps the children and their parents with life lessons.

5.) Slumber Party by Christopher Pike - I read this back in the day too but it was so nice to be back in the high school thriller environment with the master of spookiness. 

6.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Remarkable story about a boy struggling with his mental health while in high school (something I think we are all interested in now).

7.) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - I can't say that the vampire stuff was that great but I learned a lot about Abe that I hadn't known before and it got me into reading more history than usual this year.

8.) Night by Elie Wiesel - I had never read this before this year either. It is a terrifying story of the horrors of a Nazi death camp. It isn't an easy read but it is definitely one that should be mandatory for everyone.

9.) Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - I'm about 20% of the way into this and it's hilarious! Perfect for when you need to read something light, a little raunchy and fun. 

10.) The Harry Potter Series (first 5 books) - Following a threat of banishment from my book club, courtesy of Kim @ On The Wings of Books and Kate @ Midnight Book Girl, I started the Harry Potter series, fell in love and am now savoring the time before I finish off the series. Hearty thanks to the book club girls. :)


lillylilac said...

Good list, I love perks of Being a Wallflower and The Book Thief as well.

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

Wow... banishment? Hmm, I don't really recall threatening banishment, but if it worked... ;)

I have Let's Pretend This Never Happened on my tbr shelf, I will get to it!