Sunday, January 6, 2013

BEST BOOK of 2012

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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



6 comments :

  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!

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    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.

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  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

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    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.

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

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