My Top 25 favorite books of 2012.
Wow, how the hell do I choose? I loved so many books, and they all seem to be my favorites when I’m reading them. I am going to list books I read in 2012. If they were 2nd or 3rd in a series I will list the book AND the series. These books are grouped by however they come out of my head, not in order of how much I loved them. Because honestly, the ones I read more recently would end up on top because they are so fresh…..that doesn’t seem fair. I started with a top 10, then a top 20. Then I realized there were too many I left off, so I added another 5 and some honorable mentions. These were all 5 or 5+ star reads. I read about 185 books in 2012 and there were VERY FEW that I didn’t love!
Purchase Love Unscripted (Book 1) at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Love Unrehearsed (Book 2) at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Hopeless Amazon || Nook || iBooks
Purchase Slammed at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Point of Retreat at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase The Unidentified Redhead: Amazon | BN.com | iBooks
Purchase The Redhead Revealed at Amazon | BN.com | iBooks
Purchase If I Were You (Inside Out 1) Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Motorcycle Man (Dream Man 4) at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks (But read the series in order)
Purchase On Dublin Street at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Sempre: Amazon || BN.com **Currently unavailable will be re-published fall 2013
Purchase Amazon || BN.com || iBooks (Even better if you read the series)
Purchase Amazon || iBooks
Purchase: Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Bared To You (Crossfire #1) at: Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Reflected In You (Crossfire #2): Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Purchase Double Time Amazon || BN.com || iBooks (Read the series in order, this was unfortunately published 3rd but was the 5th)
Purchase In Flight (Book 1) (review) at Amazon
Purchase Mile High (Book 2) (review) at Amazon
Purchase Perfection (2) (review): Amazon || iBooks
1. Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James (series order)
2. Chocolate Lovers series by Tara Sivec (series order)
3. Neighbor From Hell series by R.L. Mathewson (series order)
4. Pyte/Sentinel series by R.L. Mathewson (1st book is Tall, Dark & Lonely–loved!)
5. Ross Siblings series by Cherrie Lynn (series order)
6. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (review)
7. Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley (series order)
8. The Three Series by Kristen Ashley (1st book: Until the Sun Falls from the Sky-on my kindle, I can’t wait!)
9. Love Unscripted (review) & Love Unrehearsed (review) by Tina Reber
10. Crossfire series by Sylvia Day (series order)
1. At Peace (Burg Series)…Kristen Ashley (series order)
2. Crossfire Series…Sylvia Day (series order)
3. Backstage Pass…Olivia Cunning (series order)
4. Beautiful Disaster…Jamie McGuire (review)
5. Thoughtless Series…SC Stephens (review)
6. Poughkeepsie…Debra Anastasia (review)
7. 50 Shades…EL James (series order)
8. Chocolate Lovers Series…Tara Sivec (series order)
9. Strangers…Barbara Elsborg (I haven’t read this yet-better get on it! Amazon)
10. Girl Next Door Series…CC Wood (Reviews here & here)
And my Bestsellers for 2012 are: (Please keep in mind, I started this blog in May)
1. Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning (review)
2. Bared To You by Sylvia Day (review)
3. Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair (series)
4. Love Unscripted by Tina Reber (review)
5. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (review)
6. Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec (review)
7. Because You Are Mine by Beth Kery (review)
8. In Flight by RK Lilley (review)
9. If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones (review)
10. The Gamble by Kristen Ashley (review)
So what do you think? Have you read most of them? What was your favorite book?
Lorna Fletcher says
Thank you for the time you put into the list I will be buying lots of books this year. One thing I would like to say I was glad to see 50 shades made it, so many people are saying so many bad things(writing style, smarter) about it, they don’t get it.
How can it not???
Thank you for putting this list together. I cannot believe how many of them I have read. And the ones I haven’t are waiting on my Kindle or I just added to my list. 2012 was a great year for books I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds.
So many good ones!
It is so much fun to revisit my “best reads” in your lists — I’m going to re-read some, and purchase some more! Thanks for your blog — I really enjoy it!
Great list, Ana. Amazing book ideas, as always. On a side note…J.R. Ward’s book that’s coming out this March is Lover At Last. Lover Avenged has already been published.
Thanks! That’s what happens when I try to add the sequels at 2:00 am after 3 glasses of wine 🙂
Thank you for asking me to be included with my Top 10. I was so honored. It was one of the hardest things to come with because I realized how many really good books I’d read.
I started reading 50 last January (before the hype) and because if that one damn book (and two sequels) that I couldn’t put down or talking about. It renewed by love of reading something fierce and changed my life in so many different ways. From the Amazon recommendations, I found other authors, then their FB pages and finally blogs. Yours and Scandalicious’ really spoke to me and I became regular follower and active responder (must be the love if sarcasm) Hell, it was both of your recommendations that i read Seduction & Snacks. From that I gained friendships with Kerry, CC Wood and the two of you. Now a year later I’m helping to plan the Wicked Girls Book Weekend and meeting these very same authors. All because I read one dam book
Thank you so much for your list! I agree, Fifty Shades, no matter what people want to say about it, opened up so many new people to reading, and did a LOT for many relationships! Including mine.
I especially love it, because I wouldn’t have started this blog and me t YOU! I can’t wait till February!
i’ve read about half of them and the ones i haven’t have moved up on my tbr pile (which is no lie 200+ books long) and i’ll definately be saving this page to my favorites 🙂
btw- can’t wait to here about what you think of a beutiful lie- for me it was a slow burn, like ok like it, not love it, then BAMN WTF, OMG, HOLY SHIT, half the turns were so so unexpected (i only guess one of them and i’m pretty good at the guessing thing)!
also, i didn’t know you just started in May- you’re doing pretty awesome, especially for just starting out- mad props chica!!!
and just so you know, this is not your first post to make my saved favs- you 5 story/5heat and beyond and several others have too. you’re awesome and truly appreciate all you put into this blog. like i said you are my go-to blog!
Thank you so much! Yes, I’m with you on A Beautiful Lie!
Lots of the same faves for me! Though…there are several I haven’t read! Looks like my Amazon bill is going to take a hurtin’ once again! Damn that one-click! Lol! Thanks for sharing!
Laters Baby UK says
Fantastic list Ana, great to have the books all in one place to be able to refer back to (and tick off!). I totally agree that the Fifty Shades books should be no.1 for pretty much the same reasons you give. I also agree that Tara Sivec and Alice Clayton should be up there too, their books were a delight. Was Wallbanger too late to be considered? There is however one glaring omission from what I can see – where is Sylvain Reynard’s divine professor? I loved the Gabriel series and would definitely have them in my top 20. Otherwise I look forward to reading the other books on your list that I’ve heard of but not yet found time to read. I live your blog, keep up the good work & I hope you have a brilliant 2013 xx
For some reason I have never gotten to the Gabriel series. When it came out many of my friends either loved it or hated it. For some reason, I skipped it! I loved Wallbanger, but I like the redhead series more. It was just a bit too much of a tease! I still loved it though.
Thanks and Happy New Year to you!
Great list!!! I have enjoyed your website since I started reading in July!!
Thanks Holly! I love having you here!
LOVE this list! Thank you for all that you do. Just added a couple more to my TBR list 🙂
Awesome list, some I read and LOVED, and a lot are in my TBR pile calling to me, and Sea of Tranquility is an ARC for June release.
I have read almost everything on each of these lists. I read 158 books last year. I have to say in no real order
Beautiful Diseaster Jamie Mcguire
Thoughtless and Effortless S.C. Stephens
If I were you Lisa Renee Jones
At Peace Kristen Ashley
The three series by Kristen Ashley
anything by Kristen Ashley
Masters of the Abyss- Cherise Sinclaire
My Liege of Dark Haven- Cherise Sinclaire
Hopeless Colleen Hoover
Bound together Marie Coulson
Fallen too Far Abbi Glines
Dublin Street Samatha Young
It has been a great year for books
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says
Just bought Up In The Air because I keep seeing it everywhere, and if you loved it, I’m sure I will, too!
i think i’ve read about 2/3 of these, the rest will be moved up on my tbr pile.
If i had to add i’d say the following
delerium (ya, but i loved it)
fallenb too far (although i didn’t like the ending, gladd there is a sequel)
the wild ones
ten tiny breaths
the coincidence of callie and kayden
all three suzanne wright books i discovered ( froim rage, here be sexist vampires, feral sins)
knight ( i haven’t read creed yet, but loved this one)
kristen ashley’s three series
marrage to a billionaire series
the sercet of ella and micha
dark duet series
Lauren Campbell says
Great List! I have read most of them but the ones I haven’t I will be giving the rest a go. Thanks.
Angela Love says
I have to say your list looks awesome and I read quite a few of those myself…:) the reast are on my TBR list waiting patiently for me to get there….
Pam Hodgin says
Great list! I have to agree with you on most of them. I haven’t read them all, but the ones I have read, definitely deserve to be on the list. The rest are on my TBR list. That just keeps growing and growing! Thank you for the time you spend reading and reviewing books for us!
Aprel Glass says
I made a copy of the list so that I don’t miss a single book. Thank you!