Best Books of 2012January Admittedly, I didn't read much in January. I had surgery on the 12th and then was on pain pills for the rest of the month. Ever tried reading, or concentrating, on pain pills? Yeah, it doesn't work so much. However, in January, I discovered the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Lighthearted and fun, they were perfect books for recovering from surgery. Except when they made me laugh. Laughing hurt. Good for the soul, tho.
February - Um, according to Goodreads, I didn't read anything in Febraury. I find this hard to believe, but I'm pretty good about updating my Goodreads account, so I can only assume this is correct. Shocking but correct. Yikes.
March My biggest fault is stubbornness. I can be so bullheaded at times, and for at least a year, I was adamantly refusing to read The Hunger Games. I know, I know. I can only blame this on my stubbornness. Anyway, while visiting friends in Atlanta, I was cajoled (read: nagged) into reading them. And wow. I fell hook, line and sinker. LOVED. And forced the books down everyone else's throats.
April The third in a series I just love, I just couldn't wait for The Strangers On Montagu Street. It's a ghost story set in Charleston, but has some romance thrown in there, too. I loved it and can't wait for book 4!
May May is always a big reading month for me, and last year was no different. I read 14 books that month (I guess I was making up for February). But most exciting was a book I had technically read in 2011 (I beta read it) was released: Wilde's Fire. I love this book, I love the author and was so happy to see its gorgeous cover for the first time.
June Also a big reading month for me, I'm choosing two books. The second in the Darkness Falls series, Wilde's Army and When Maiden's Mourn, number 7 in the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series.
July I had planned on reading a ton on my week off before my brother's birthday. Little did I know that I was about to remodel my parent's kitchen for them. Worst vacation ever. However, I did manage to read some fantastic books, one of which being Divergent. Love love love this book.
August Although it didn't get released until November, I beta read Wilde's Meadow in August. Most of my month was dedicated to mystery series (the remaining Stephanie Plum novels and the Body Movers series by Stephanie Bond) but the most exciting thing was to read the ending to this fabulous series by Krystal Dehaba. I cried at the end, and loved every second of it. It was hard to say goodbye to Encardia, but the loose ends up were tied up nicely so I wasn't disappointed. I also got to proof read Ever by Jessa Russo and ended up staying up until 2 or 3 am to finish it. I loved it and can't wait for book 2.
September At the end of September, I finally started this blog! I didn't read a ton because I was trying to figure out how to review books well, and have good content on here, but I did read a series I really enjoyed. Even though book 1 was read in September as well as its sequel, it doesn't make the best of list. That honor goes to Shadow of Night, book 2 in the All Souls Trilogy, the vampire-witch time travel romance.
October This begins my first Netgalley reads, as well as banned book month and a ton of book reading. I had a hard time picking a favorite for this month. In fact, can I skip it? I read too many fantastic books! Ok, I guess I'll give October to Anna Dressed in Blood. But only because you're making me choose.
November I was a child in the 80s and all my favorite movies are from that decade. Not a huge fan of the music or the fashion, but I still have such warm, nostaligic feelings for the 80s that reading Ready Player One was a fun trip down memory lane...while being set in a dystopian future. It was fun and lighthearted and would have made an awesome movie in the 80s. Right up there with The Last Starfighter.
December I would like it known that I read 2 fantastic books this month, but neither of them have been published, so I can't put them up. But I would like it to be noted that I will review them eventually, so be prepared for awesomeness. Luckily, I also read some other great books, and my December pick revolves around Christmas is from one of my favorite series: The Twelve Clues of Christmas. Seriously, go read about Lady Georgie. They're such fun books with a hint of humor and romance.