Saturday, January 5, 2013

Favorite Books of 2012

Since I read 50 books in 2012, and I didn't write reviews on most of them, I figured I should write up a list of my favorites.  These are in no particular order:

  • A Storm of Swords - Since this is book 3 in the series, it's kind of tricky, because you'd have to read books 1 and 2.  Right now, I am about a quarter of the way through book 5 and really love all of the books, but book 3 was my favorite.  
  • Divergent - dystopian future, teenage girl is the main character, not quite as good as The Hunger Games, but still a pretty great story!  I also read Insurgent, and am looking forward to the next book this year!  
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened - not your average memoir.  Jenny is hilarious and heartbreaking and somehow manages to be both of those things in a completely believable way.  I read it on a flight this summer and had to be very careful about laughing uproariously on the plane.  
  • MWF Seeking BFF - the author moved to Chicago to be with her boyfriend (who becomes her husband), but then realizes she doesn't have any close friends in town, and doesn't really know how to get them.  I am very happy to say that I have some great friends here in town, but I could really relate to that awkwardness of making friends as a grown-up.  How do you ask someone out on a friend date without being awkward?  I still don't really know, but it made me think I should make more of an effort to spend time with my friends.  That's kind of an unofficial resolution for the New Year.  
  • Neverwhere - I don't even know how to describe this story line, but it's a great book!  Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite recently-discovered authors.  
What were your favorite books of 2012?  My to-read list is out of control, but I am always looking for books to add.  Speaking of more books,  I'm pretty excited to be participating in my first book swap.  If you like books, you should join in on the fun!

Shirt, Sweater, Jeans: Gap
Boots: Wanted via Piperlime


  1. LOVE the sweater! I read three out of your five books and they were some of my favorites this year too. We must be friends. ;)

  2. I enjoyed MWF seeking BFF although it did take me a bit to finish it. ;)

  3. Love your outfit! Too cute!

    Divergent was such a great book! I definitely agree with your pick of that. I will be adding the rest of these books to my list! Thanks for the suggestions! :)

  4. I love Divergent and LOVE the second book Insurgent, too! :D Super cute outfit!

  5. I LOVED MWF Seeking BFF! :) It was really insightful! I wrote on her blog in hopes to get a respsonse... she responded to others, but not me and I'm FROM CHICAGO! BOO! Haha that was not cool.... at all.. oh well~~ I hope to write that kind of book someday... witty and fun! hahaha and just about life! Oh wait, I do! my blog! hahaha :) Happy Monday, Andrea!

  6. Love your outfit! I haven't read any of your choices. I am actually stumped for which book was the best....will have to get back to you on that one :)

  7. I love the side braid!!!