Thursday, January 3, 2013
My Favorite Books of 2012
I love to read a good book. While time management was certainly a balancing act for me, I thought I'd share my top 10 favorite books of 2012. I've include the Title, the Author, and a snippet of my book review.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree? What were some of your favorite books in 2012?
50 Shades of Grey
By: EL James
What makes the novel resonate is the characterization. Christian is forceful, bossy, dominant even, but he reveals to Ana another side of himself that he hasn't before. Ana is strong, made of "steele." She may be willing to try Christian's suggestions, but she speaks her mind all things.
Captured by the Highlander
By: Julianne MacLean
MacLean's writing is easy to read and plunges the reader in a suspense filled opening. The action is perfectly paced, allowing the reader to catch their breath before racing forward again.
Addie and the Gunslinger
By: Celia Yeary
Addie and the Gunslinger has just the right balance of old west, romance, action, adventure, and intrigue. A very heartwarming read.
By: Angela Britnell
"It's Complicated" promises endearing characters, romantic locales, and an unpredictably that will keep the readers turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Lady of the Rivers
By: Phillipa Gregory
Gregory brings history alive in a rich, vibrant, emotional, and personal way that engages the reader and keeps them turning the pages.
Magic of the Loch
By: Karen Michelle Nutt
The Magic of the Loch" will wrap the reader in its spell on the first page and won't let go until the end.
By: Vijaya Schartz
Schartz excels at world building as she layers the humans' discoveries staring with the citadel, then the godds, and then tossing in the zerkers.
Oceans Between Us
By: Helen Scott-Taylor
Scott-Taylor's romantic setting and easy writing style stirs the reader's heartstrings. I'm a sucker for a great international romantic setting and Scott-Taylor has a way of making the reader feel like they're residents of the locales in the novel.
Rogue Pirates Bride
By: Shana Galen
Galen's writing is full of witty dialogue, vivid descriptions, and effortlessly plunges the reader into Sebastien and Raeven's world. The plot moves at just the right pace, leaving the reader breathless.
The Titans Curse
By: Rick Riordan
What I enjoyed about the novel was how it appeals to younger readers. There's likable heroes and Riordan's modern take on the Greek gods make them interesting to a new, younger modern audience.