The holidays are over and I had a beautiful time with my family. Now, I’m packing for my trip to Hawaii tomorrow, but I won’t leave without reviewing my bookish year 2012!
And, it has been a phenomenal bookish year! And I won’t possibly be able to just name 10 awesome books as I discovered so many amazing things! but first let’s have a look at my stats, which .. have I find highly impressive this year!
Uhm yes, I read 185 books this year!
Around 30 of those were audiobooks and audible tells me I listened for 13 days 19 hrs and 14 mins.
Let’s get started with my Bookish Highlights!
Most Anticipated Book 2012
Seriously, I have been waiting forever to get my next Karen Marie Moning “fix”, also the Iron Druid Chronicles is one of my favorite series!!
Most Surprising Books
..and with this I mean, books that I didn’t expect to LOVE so soooo much!!!
All of these books have simply blew my mind with how much I loved them!
Best New Series
I would have never expected to love this series so freaking much! This is one of these moments where I ask myself why I haven’t read those books earlier!
Best New Adult Contemporary
Clearly, this has been an phenomenal new set of books I had discovered and ever since I started discover New Adult books!
Best Young Adult Contemporary
This has been my Contemporary Year. I have never read so many Contemporary books before! … and I LOVED every single moment
Best Young Adult Paranormal
For years paranormal has been my favorite genre! and there were some amazing books this year!!! Above all of course, Sweet Evil and Of Poseidon. But Every Day, Alice and The Lost Prince blew me mind too and made it savely on my list!!
This year, I stayed away from most Dystopian books and only read some selected ones. Crewel totally blew my mind, and it’s interesting that my favorite Dystopian are mixed with Fantasy and Paranormal elements!
Ahh those two series are just insanely funny and awesome!! they always make me laugh out loud!
Most Emotional Books
Ohh… I have read so many incredible and amazingly emotional books this year, this is just a small selection of books that made me cry!
My Bookish Discoveries
when I look at my books from last year, I think 90% were paranormal books! This year, I discovered my love for Contemporary, something I was never so super interested in! Discovering New Adult books totally blew my bookish mind and I read some phenomenal Contemporary books that made my cry and laugh! I’m excited I broadened my taste!
My Author Highlights
First of all I need to mention meeting Katie McGarry at BEA was simply amazing! I will never forget when the first think I said to her was ” I loved your book so much” instead of a nice hello or ..maybe my name! lool!
Also, I had some amazing emotional moments with Wendy Higgins especially during this horrible time when it was not clear the sequel to Sweet Evil will be published…
And, Anna Banks will always make me laugh out loud on twitter!
I love those three ladies and I hope I can meet them somewhere next year!
So.. wow! This has been an insanely good year! I discovered so many amazing new authors and books. But apart from all the reading I had some amazing moments with some authors!
Yeah.. this was my bookish year, and I loved it!
and now, I should go back packing!
P.S: I guess you saw that we had some quote time over the holidays! I promise we will be back full once the holidays are over!