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Books I’m looking forward to in 2013



Participating in the Top 10 of 2012 has been so much fun! Many, many thanks to the co-hosts of this event: Confessions of  a Bookaholic, Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. For the final Top 10… are books that I’m looking forward to in 2013. So, so difficult, but here they are (again, in no particular order):

1. Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

3. Reckless by S.C. Stephens

4. Splintered by A.G. Howard

5. Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb

6. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

7. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

8. Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

9. Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan

10. Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins


Best Book Boyfriends of 2012


top10Today’s post was by far one of the more difficult lists to make this week as part of the Top 10 of 2012 co-hosted by Confessions of  a Bookaholic, Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. So many delicious possibilities to choose from! I realize that my book boyfriends tend to be snarky, overprotective, intelligent, and vulnerable – all wrapped up in a nice package! Again, in no particular order, my favorite book boyfriends:

1. Daemon from Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. Patch from Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick

3. Kellan Kyle from Effortless (Thoughtless #2) by S.C. Stephens

4. Kale from Toxic (Denazen #2) by Jus Accardo

5. Four/Tobias from Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

6. Jude Ryder from Clash (Crash #2) by Nicole Williams

7. Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber

8. Brian Ross from Rock Me (Ross Siblings #2) by Cherrie Lynn

9. Jordan Levitt from Bad Rep by A. Meredith Walters

10. Andrew from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Best Non-Fiction Books in 2012



Every once in a while, I like to get out of the fiction bubble that I usually reside in and enjoy a nice non-fiction book (including memoirs and biographies). I haven’t been as good mixing genres this year as I have in the past, but, oh well. Something to work towards next year, right? As always, the books listed below are in no particular order:

1. The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley

2. All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward

3. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

5. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

6. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

7. Bossypants by Tina Fey

8. Paris in Love by Eloisa James

9. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

10. SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

Best Book Covers of 2012


top10As part of the ongoing Top 10 of 2012 co-hosted by Confessions of  a Bookaholic, Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, today’s topic is… best book covers! The books I’ve chosen for this list best represents the overall mood of the respective book’s story, IMO. Whether it be light and fluffy, dark and suspenseful, or just plain smexy, the following are my favorite book covers, in no particular order:

faultinourstarsdowntoyouundertheneversky    blackcitySweet Evilshattermecinderbarelybreathinghalloweddaysofblood

Top 10 of 2012


Merry Christmas Eve, all! A lover of reflection and lists, I jumped at the chance to participate in the Top 10 of 2012 co-hosted by Confessions of  a Bookaholic, Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

Best Books of 2012 (in no particular order): 

1. Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens – My review here.

2. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout – The queen of YA sexy sci fi. Daemon is most definitely on the book boyfriend list.

3. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – My review here.

4. Easy by Tammara Webber – My review here.

5. Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Early – An awesome non-fiction about traumatic brain injury and serial killers.

6. Is Everyone Hanging Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling – My review here

7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – My review here

8. Bossypants by Tina Fey – My review here 

9. Toxic by Jus Accardo

10. The Witness by Nora Roberts

Quick Update


Despite the unsavory background of Thanksgiving (yes, I am that person in the family, thank you Howard Zinn) I appreciate dedicating ONE day of the entire year to giving thanks in our lives. I am oh so thankful for my health, my job, my family, and friends who are like family. I’m also thankful to have the motivation to keep this blog up and running, and to you, my fellow book enthusiasts. If you are reading this, know that I appreciate you!

With that said, other bookish things that I am thankful for:

OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout Giveaway. Click here to participate!

Authors and publishers that provide me with the privilege to provide early reviews.

Fun memes! From It’s Monday! What are you reading? to Teaser Tuesdays and Waiting on Wednesdays…these events help me feel connected with the bookish community and keep me grounded in my love of books.

And, last but not least, my love for list-making and reflection are combined as I’m participating in this year’s TOP 10 of 2012