In a comment I left on a blog post, I was bemoaning the fact that I couldn't hold a train of thought no matter what genre book I tried to lose myself in and one of the best pieces of advice came from author Kaye Dacus: Immerse myself in TV and movies. That was actually good advice! I watched a lot of great TV shows and movies over the summer and then felt like I was ready to read again in the fall.
The first book I successfully finished was a re-read; Linore Burkard's Before the Season Ends. I love that story! I'm such a Regency Fan and it's so much like reading a Jane Austen novel. It was the perfect book to get me back in the swing of things, or at least partially back. Thank you, Linore!
After almost 8 months, there are days that I still struggle to accomplish anything, especially reading and actually writing a review. I still didn't get all the books read and reviewed that I had committed to and for that I offer my apologies to the authors and publishers.
That being said, I enjoyed all the books I managed to read and here are my favorites for 2012:
A debut novel that totally rocks the Regency Era!
Oh yes, Bane is back!
Characters that sit down deep in your heart!
Superbly written, as always!
Awesome cover for an equally awesome book!
(beware...it's a cliff hanger of epic proportions but thankfully all the books in the series are in print and on e-readers so no dangling!)
Goodness, this was a great book!
Touching and emotionally driven!
Fantastic debut novel full of complex characters!
Breath stealing suspense!
because it's not a newly published book but it would have been #1 on my list otherwise!
I hope each of you have had an exciting year reading and discovering new authors, as well as enjoying old ones! What's your favorite book from 2012? Are you looking forward to any particular book/s in 2013?
Happy New Year!