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Jayne’s Best of 2012 List

Jayne’s Best of 2012 List

When Jane asked for our Best of 2012 lists, I knew mine would probably be short but I had no idea how short. I started with 3 books. Three. Books. Total. “WTF?,” I thought. Had I turned into that much of a h8ter? Well, it turns out that I had plenty of B grade reads but I like my Best of lists to be B+ or preferably higher. Luckily I read two more books that made my cut and Jane agreed that I could list the Stevenson book which is a reissue of one from the 1930s. So my list didn’t end up looking quite so much like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. Here in the order in which I read them are my best reads of 2012.

  • I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella B+ (review)
  • Crucible of Gold – Naomi Novik B+ (review)
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein A- (review)
  • Miss Buncle’s Book – D.E. Stevenson B+ (review)
  • Her Outback Rescuer – Marion Lennox B+ (review)
  • Galileo’s Holiday (novella) – Sasha Summers A- (review)
Jia’s Best of 2012 List

Jia’s Best of 2012 List

In alphabetical order, by author’s last name:

  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (review)
  • Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  • Fracture by Megan Miranda (review)
  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (review)
  • Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka (review)
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (review)
  • Skirmish by Michelle West (review)

It’s been a rough year for me in terms of reading. I think my tastes have begun to shift again. I find myself starting to gravitate towards more thrillers and darker contemporaries.

Like last year, I feel the lack of adult fantasy novels on this list. It’s my favorite genre and yet I continue to have the hardest time finding titles to get excited about. Hopefully 2013 will be a better year in that regard.