Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books of 2012

So I know I’ve already made an entry like this, but I wanted to keep up the Top Ten Tuesdays (even though I missed last week due to finals, unfortunately — I’ll probably post it tomorrow or later this week) anyway. So without further ado…

Top Ten Books I Read in 2012

(In no particular order, really, because it’s hard to choose one over the other in a lot of the cases)

  • A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness. I think anything I could say about this I’ve already said. An amazing book.
  • The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Should be self explanatory. It’s Tolkien. It’s the Hobbit.
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. See my review for an in-depth reason, but in short: it’s an amazing book that I think everyone should read.
  • Skin, by Ted Dekker. A great thriller that was extremely fun to read. I’m definitely going to be reading more Dekker after this.
  • The Last Man and Kill Shot, by Vince Flynn. Vince Flynn is one of my favorite authors, and these books were nothing short of amazing. I read The Last Man in a single evening after receiving it in the mail.
  • Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin. I hope this is fairly self-explanatory, but Martin is an incredible author. I’m excited to read the rest of the series.
  • The Four Loves, by C. S. Lewis. I can’t say enough about this book. I love it so, so much. I’ll definitely be re-reading it sometime, and it’s one of my favorite books. The first non-fiction book I have ever read for pleasure, too. C. S. Lewis really is an amazing man.
  • The Mickey Haller series and several books from the Harry Bosch series, by Michael Connelly. Another one of my favorite authors who I only started reading this year. I became hooked instantly, and every single one of his books are amazing. I can’t wait to finish the series.
  • The Harry Potter Series. Read them for the first time this year. Gotta say, I loved them, reading all of them in less than two weeks. I’m definitely going to read them again sometime.
  • Cold Days, by Jim Butcher. Jim Butcher never disappoints, and I loved how this one was longer than usual.

So it was hard to choose just ten books (and yes, I cheated by using multiple by the same author =P), and even then were a few other books that I really enjoyed. But I think these are my top ten.

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