• 2012 in Books

    Date: 2013.01.06 | Category: Books | Tags:

    At the end of the year, I usually do a summary of my favorite books I read over the course of the year with a summary, but since I’ve already summarized most of the books I’ve read this year, I thought I’d give out my own special brand of awards to my favorites.

    Shelfari tells me I read 53 this year, but it lied because it didn’t include books that I re-read in that tally (all seven Harry Potter books, Jane Eyre and A Discovery of Witches). So that gives me 62 books. What can I say? I spent a lot of time with a breast pump the first part of this year.

    So, just for fun, here are some awards for books I read this year:

    Best Young Adult Book Series:
    Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Best Historical Fiction:
    Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

    Most Visually Beautiful Book:
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Book Whose Terrible Writing Made Me Want to Pull All of My Hair Out and Cry:
    Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James

    Best Epic Fantasy:
    A tie between the Song of Fire and Ice Series by George R.R. Martin and Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay.

    Worst Conclusion to a Trilogy:
    Reached by Ally Condie

    Worst Prequel to a Series:
    The Kill Order by James Dashner

    Most Fun Book About Video Games and the 80’s Ever:
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    Book That Surprised Me the Most:
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    Best Memoir:
    Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch

    Best Supernatural Series:
    Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

    Most Disappointing After All the Hype:
    A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

    Book That Looked and Sounded Creepy But Was Actually Great Fun:
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    Book that I Wanted to Hug the Most:
    Among Others by Jo Walton

    What about you? Read anything worth your own brand of award?