Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I read in 2012...

Sparks - S.J. Adams
I saw this title on the Rainbow List and loved the title. I didn't love the cover so I thought I'd try it before buying it. It is 100% amazing. 

Adaptation - Malinda Lo
I have read Malinda's other two novels and felt fairly lukewarm about them. This one really was incredible though. Just different and intense.

The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen
A surprising read for me. It was part of Scholastic's Mother-Daughter BookClub. It was just so well-written and I adored the main character.

Battle Royale - Koushun Takami
YES! This book is amazing. 

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
This was such a lovely book. I wish I could cut out the section I didn't like, but even with it I am so in love with this novel.

Transcendence - C.J. Omololu
Very different from Dirty Little Secrets, but amazing. I really enjoyed the time travel in this novel.

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone - Kat Rosenfield
From the cover to the last page I adored this book. A perfect mystery-blend.

This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
The best zombie novel I've read. Not zombie heavy, just lovely.

Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood
A very exciting novel about witches, I hope they come back in style, because this was delightful.

The Diviners - Libba Bray
Libba Bray is just brilliant. The setting and the creepiness make me want to read this one again (with the lights on).

Honorable Mention: Chopsticks: a novel - Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral
This book was beautiful. If there is a YA novel more beautiful and heartfelt than this one I want to know about it. So few words, but so much emotion packed into it.

The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people  who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.
We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.


  1. Awesome 'Top Ten' list! I really need to read The Night Circus and The Diviners, I've only heard amazing things about both! Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone sounds interesting, I love that you thought there was a perfect mystery blend!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Ahhhh! I forgot to put This is Not a Test on my list! lol I loved that book.

  3. This is a great Top 10, Britt! I haven't read The Night Circus but now I am really intrigued as to the part you want to cut out - once I've read it, I'll ask you!!

  4. The cover of Born Wicked is so awesome isn't it? And I've been eager to read Battle Royale ever since I read The Hunger Games. Great list!


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