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Monday, January 14, 2013


In an effort to wrap up 2012, here are 5 of the best books that I read this past year! What was the best book that you read?

1. The Night Circus
2. Londoners
3. Bringing up Bebe
4. East of Eden
5. Atlas Shrugged

32 comments:

The Anonymous said...

1: Eleven - mark Watson
2: Charlotte Street - Danny Wallace
3: Short Stories - Roald Dahl
4: The Melancholy death of oyster boy - Tim Burton
5: The boy in the dress - david walliams

Nanne said...

I have to admit I didn't spend much time reading in 2012, so I don't have a list. But the best book was Norwegian crime fiction writer Jo Nesbo's last novel - so exciting!

ellie said...

Office Girl by Joe Meno had to be my favorite. I loved his characters. Perhaps a little on the hipster side, but it was one book I didn't want to end.

Bohemian Girl was the other favorite. It was one book that really made me sense what true life was like in America when people were on the prairie just after the civil war.

I read more indie writers this year. Out of them all Kelley York had to be my favorite with Hushed.

Hollie said...

Oooh, the Londoners sounds good. I think my favorite book of 2012 was The Law of Dreams.

little t said...

A friend recommended Londoners to me not so long ago but I had forgotten- you've reminded me all over again!

This year, I enjoyed She's come undone by Wally Lamb, but other than that it wasn't a great year for books I'd push on people xo

Dancing Branflake said...

I was in a book club for Night Circus. Didn't get to read it, but the discussions we had were awesome!!!!
Read Outlander. It'll change your life.

rooth said...

Agh, I just read The Londoners and REALLY REALLY enjoyed it. I appreciated that it was strictly about London but what people said could be applicable to any big city around the world.

Lady Grey said...

I read East of Eden this year too (and loved it)!
I still have to read Bringing up Bebe... that one is next on my list : )

polkadotpeticoat said...

East of Eden years ago....what a fabulous book!!
Heidi

sosallydesign said...

I really enjoyed Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer which i read in the summer. I've never heard of The Londoners, must get myself a copy of that!

LyddieGal said...

the only one of these I've attempted to read was the night circus, but it just didn't enrapture me. I tried for about two months and could not get through it.

Chic on the Cheap

Christianna said...

Oooo, this is such a good list! Awesome! I have The Night Curious sitting in my room waiting to be read, but I haven't gotten to it.

Top 5 books of the year:

1: Sanctum by Sarah Fine
2: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
3: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
4: ROUGE by Leigh Taylor Moore
5: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Ola said...

haven't read them yet!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

Loved Atlas Shrugged!
Wish I had one to recommend but my reading was terrible in 2012. I read some that were so old it's embarrassing and others that just aren't worth mentioning unfortunately. 2013 is the year to make it up!
xo,
nancy

Nnenna said...

The Night Circus is the only one I've read from this list- it was great! I think my fave read of 2012 would be Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

FASHION TALES said...

I think I still have East of Eden and read that. I'd love to read Atlas shrugged though! Great list!

em.me.ma said...

which one is your favourite? i've been contemplating to read atlas shrug

Crystle said...

I haven't read any of these but I'm interested in Bringing Up Bebe.

I really liked Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine. It was hilarious!

Joy said...

Read lots of books that were related to a course that I pursued; however, the best inspirational book that I read in 2012, is called "Produced by Faith" by Devon Franklin. Thanks for sharing your reading lists of best read books for 2012.

Sunny & Star said...

I really need to start reading more. I have a huge stack of books near my bed that I hope to make it through the next few weeks.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

megan lane said...

Having studied abroad In London during college, that Londoners books intrigues me. Just added it to my Amazon wishlist :) would also like to read bringing up bebe eventually. Happy new year!

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

Bringing Up Bebe is on my must read list this year!

Annie said...

I haven't read any of these.. they all look good. I always mean to read more books.. thanks for these suggestions :)

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Ha ha ha so funny, it made me literally LOL!

Ali of:

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Diana said...

My favorite book is magazines. Followed by TV guide.

Brittany LeSueur said...

Your little Wesley is gettin so big and so cute! Bringing up bebe and atlas shrugged are both on my overly-extensive "to read" list...whenever I get to that!...

bregje said...

I'm reading Bringing up bébé as we speak. Such an eye opener! Definitely a good read.

christina said...

i love books. love. my fav of all time? where the red fern grows/// a kids book, but oh so good.

Amanda said...

Holy cow, lady! I didn't even read 5 books last year. I did read Bringing Up Bebe, which you know I loved, and I read two birth preparation books. That's it!

I really do tell myself to relax when I find myself starting to get frazzled. I remind myself of what you said, my new mantra: a relaxed mama is a relaxed/happy baby. Repeat...

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh my goodness; I haven't read a single one of these! I need to update my list ASAP. Thanks for the recommendations!

another feather said...

I've so been wanting to read bringing up bebe even though I don't have children! I'm so interested in the differences I've seen in children in France and here in America, so intriguing!

another feather said...

I've so been wanting to read bringing up bebe even though I don't have children! I'm so interested in the differences I've seen in children in France and here in America, so intriguing!

 

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