Monday, October 29, 2012

Top Ten Books of 2012 (For Now)

From August to October 2012


Strands of Bronze & Gold by Jane Nickerson


This author will be a Debutante in 2013 and Jane's novel is one to pine for, wait on and add to your wishlist! 

Mod Podge Blog tours will be hosting the Strands blog tour come the new year.


The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin


This is the middle-grade novel for readers who think MG books are too juvenile. 

A touch dark, a soupcon of sweet and a dash of whimsy- this is the perfect book for any and all readers who still believe that the heart of story lies in fairytale!


Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama 


This is the mermaid book I have been waiting for since I began reading YA.

With intelligence, a mastery of language and an astonishing sense of history, Fama spins a most bewitching tail.

You must read Monstrous Beauty!


The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton & Brenna Yovanoff


This project is genius, and while reading it the imaginations of these three authors infused my experience- there are illustrations, notes in each authors' handwriting and wonderfully wild short story after short story.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


You have to ask, really? 

Everything you've heard about this novel? It's true. 

So true.

This book has it all. ALL!


Cinder by Marissa Meyer


This book made me remember my love for a well-crafted, original plot paired with a remarkable heroine, setting and fabulous, fresh voice. 


Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel


Because it spoke to me, it mattered to me, it expressed my heart after the loss of my beloved Grandmother this spring. 

Sometimes a book becomes a part of your heart and soul and this book was one of them for me.


Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield


I learned at ALA that Julie Strauss-Gabel (she's John Green and Nina Lacour's editor, if you didn't know)edited this novel and said it was the best debut she's ever read. I think I may agree. 

Precision point wording, a compelling story and imagery so vivid and raw you feel like you're suffocating alongside the two main character's.


I hosted the blog tour and John Green recommended this book on Twitter.


Splintered by A.G. Howard


I called this book, I knew it would be brilliant, and it was. BRILLIANT! 

I am so happy that Mod Podge Blog Tours will be hosting the official blog tour for Splintered, sponsored by Abrams Publishing.


The Archived by Victoria Schwab


This book. THIS BOOK! I literally almost just wrote "this book" again, because words are sort of failing me. 

I wish I had Victoria Schwab's talent for creation. Because that's what she did. She created The Archived. She created it.

So that's the fourth edition. 

Notice tons of significant changes?

2012 has been a brilliant year in books, I'd venture to say it has already surpassed the past two years! 

1 comment:

Maji Bookshelf said...

wow the only book I read from this whole list is the fault in our stars! I did enjoy it but not on my top 10. However I'm really excited for Splintered and The Archived!

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf