Monday, December 31, 2012

Reading Highlights of 2012 - Part 2

Yesterday, I featured some of my favorite books of the year for audio, mystery, and YA/MG/Kids. I'm back today with my favorite novels of the year. Of course, I'm worried that I've left off some fantastic reads, but I decided to stop with "just" thirteen. In all reality, I probably could come up with at least five more!

So without further ado, here are some of my reading highlights of 2012 (in no particular order):

Best Novels

I'm almost certain I've forgotten some really great books in 2012, so please chime in with some of your favorite reads!


techeditor said...

I have to disagree with you on one of your choices: CITY OF WOMEN by David R. Gillham.

That book was a disappointment for me. It is poorly written. It was a pain to read. The dialog and many of the situations are just plain corny. The story is loaded with convenient coincidences. The woman who goes out of her way to help hide Jews in World War II Berlin is, at the same time, a tramp who can't get enough sex but pretends to be shocked about others' sexual experiences. She is a caricature, as are all the characters. None reacts as someone really would.

The author said he wanted to put ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. But that's not what this book is. These people are not ordinary; they're unrealistic and ridiculous.

I won this book through I requested it because I believed the reviews.

bermudaonion said...

If I counted right, we've got 4 books in common on our best of lists. Where'd You Go, Bernadette almost made my list. I want to read the rest of your list now. Happy New Year!

Literary Feline said...

You've read some great books this year! Several are on my list to read: The Light Between Oceans and The Chaperone especially. I have a copy of City of Women because of you to read. :-)

The Baker's Daughter made my list too--such a good book!

Have a Happy New Year!

Serena said...

Baker's Daughter was a great read. I really like some of these on this list...they are on my tbr list.

Beth F said...

I've read about half these and I liked them all -- it's so hard to pick the top reads of the year

Anna said...

The Baker's Daughter made my "best of" list, too, and City of Women and The Yellow Birds are on my list to read this year.