Books I Loved in 2012!

It's that time of year again, the toughest part of the year when I choose my top ten favorite books of all I read in the past 365 days. This year I did read some great stories but I didn't quite read as many 5 star books but that doesn' t mean this isn't a difficult task! I read a bunch of different genres so although this blog features mostly the Christian fiction I've decided to include some young adult fiction in the list. Please be aware that not all (but most) books on my list will be "clean" so if you're interested in a book but have questions about content feel free to ask me and I'll try to help.

Here are my top ten in no particular order:


Obsidian (Lux Series, Book 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
because aliens are the new vampires.
 


Baroness (Daughters of Fortune, Book 2) by Susan May Warren
because I love the 1920s.
 


Fathom (The Chronicles of Crescent Moon Bay, Book 1) by Merrie Destefano
because I love spooky stories and Celtic legends are intriguing.
 


Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt
because llamas are crazy.


Love's Reckoning (The Ballantyne Legacy, Book 1) by Laura Frantz
because of the drama and romance all together in historic Pennsylvania.


Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
because fueding and romance work surprisingly well together. 


Submerged (Alaskan Courage, Book 1) by Dani Pettrey
because Alaska is beautiful especially when there's a great romance to warm things up.


My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
because an old house and old hurts are mended.
 
 

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
because two different people clash and the sparks fly!
 


The Keeper (Stoney Ridge Seasons, Book 1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
because I cried.
 
What books made your top ten list? What titles are you looking forward to reading in the coming year? I know my wishlist and TBR lists are already HUUUUUUUGE!
 
Happy Reading!
 
 

Comments

  1. "Because aliens are the new vampires" - lol! That cracked me up girl! ;) Happy New Year!

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    1. I try...LOL. Happy New Year to you too!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  2. LOVED 'Baroness' and 'Submerged.' Great post, Renee. :)

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    1. Baroness was great wasn't it? I read it in a matter of hours, I couldn't put it down! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great New Year!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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    1. I think you'll like it! Happy New Year!!!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  4. I love your list!! I read the last 7 on the list, and I agree that they were all very good! :)

    I have to say, though, that what makes your list especially awesome is your one-liner "because"s - fabulous!

    Happy New Year!!

    ~Amber

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    1. The one liners were my way of making the 2012 list a little different. I'm not the world's most creative person so it was the best I could do, glad you you liked it!

      Happy New Year to you too!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  5. Enjoy looking through your list, Renee ~ we had a number of the same favourites :)

    Here's to another great reading year in 2013!

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    1. We both have great taste in books, huh? ;-) I enjoyed your list too! Thanks for stopping by.

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  6. I have a bunch of those on my to-read list...and I got "Short Straw Bride" free on Kindle the other day...read it and loved it. SO GOOD! Would've been on my top 10, but my list was already made, so...oh well. Good list!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Charity! I love ALL of Karen's books and hope you get the chance to read them all! Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  7. Truly honored to be included. Thanks so much, Renee :) Happy New Year!

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    1. I can't wait for Shattered! Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  8. Happy New Year, Renee!
    4 cheers for: Wish You Were Here,Short-Straw Bride, Submerged & My Stubborn Heart.
    Wildflowers from Winter is one of the many books I'm looking forward to read this year. :-)

    Xo

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    1. Wildflowers is AWESOME! I hope you like it!

      xoxo,
      Renee

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  9. Renee, I'm really honored to be here, more than words can say!! You're a treasured friend and voracious reader whose opinion really matters. Thanks for taking time for my work and that of these other fine authors. I'm so envious you've read Baroness! I'm still recovering from the first, lol;)

    Great to begin another year with you!!
    Love and prayers,
    Laura

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    1. I'm still recovering from Love's Reckoning so I know how you feel about Heiress. ;-) Thank you so much for YOUR friendship and your wonderful stories, I can't eait to see what this year brings.

      xoxo,
      Renee

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