Sunday, January 6, 2013

BEST BOOK of 2012

BEST BOOK of 2012

There were plenty of reasons to be thankful for, listing up the Best Reads for 2012 is just a start.  I've surprised myself by liking books outside of my preferred genres.

In no particular order:
  • The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón;
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan;
  • Un Lun Dun by China Miéville;
  • First Among Sequels(Thursday Next, #5) by  Jasper Fforde;
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green;
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell;
  • Where Shadows Dance: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery and When Maidens Mourn: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris
  • The Infinity Affair (Covert-One, #8) by Kyle Mills
  •  The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #6) by Michael Scott
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)  by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
  • The Prophet (Graveyard Queen #3) by Amanda Stevens
  • After the Birthday Party by TFG

Some are even worth taking note of…
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2) by Douglas Adams
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • It's a Mens World by Bebang Siy
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
  • Death with Interruptions by  José Saramago
  • Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
  • 84, Charing Cross Road / The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
  • Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place by 14 selected authors of The Nature Conservancy


  1. Oh, China Mieville! Yay! Have you read his other works? He's one of my favorite fantasy authors! I really, really like Perdido Street Station and The Scar, which I think make up 2 of the 3 Bas-Lag novels. I've yet to read the 3rd one, which is Iron Council. I highly, highly recommend his books!

    1. Hi Peter! That was my first China Miéville. I was not disappointed, so I made sure that I have all his works on kindle. Thank your for the recommendation, I'll read those next, promise.

  2. I am SO going to read Zafon soon. I missed his writing! :)

    And I love your new blog, Louize! I kept looking for the link in the threads (I missed it when you first posted it) so finally, here I am. Linked you up already.

    Cheers to more blogging and lots of posts! :D

    1. Thank you, dear! ❤
      I'm into conceptualizing a blog project, hope it works.

      And yes, Zafon. You should read his latest soon. If you're not in love with Fermin yet, you'll surely love him now.

  3. Definitely reading Penumbra as soon as my Kindle arrives. :)