Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012 (so far…)

Yesterday I had SO much fun with the introductions! I got to meet a ton of new bloggers! I’ve read some amazing books this year! Seriously—nearly all of them belong on this list! But I’ll narrow it down to 10 I guess. So without further ado…

Shadows on the MoonAcross the UniverseCinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Starters (Starters, #1)Entwined

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Starters by Lissa Price

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)Unbreak My HeartWildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Enchanted

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis


These are in no particular order, because that would be cruel to rank one of these awesome books above the other! The links lead to my reviews (except for Enchanted, because I’m having difficulty finding the right words to describe my undying love!)

If you have a “Best of 2012” list, share away!


  1. I have Cinder waiting for me--I'm excited to read it! A lot of these other ones looked good as well. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

  2. Ooh, I currently reading Unbreak My Heart and Enchanted! I like them both a lot. I still need to read Wither, I even have two copies of it!

    I didn't do a Best of 2012 but the other one which is books I'm excited for at BEA here. :)

  3. I haven't read any of these yet, but they area all on my to read list. I might need to get to them sooner if you're saying they are the best of 2012!!! =)

  4. I've read Cinder, Incarnate, and Wither, and I agree that they are wonderful! I'm reading Unbreak My Heart next, I have Across the Universe and Enchanted, and I want entwined badly! You have great taste in books! :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  5. Cinder really was fantastic, as was Across the Universe (and it's sequel). Many of those books are still on my TBR list!

    Happy BEA from a new follower!

    Armchair BEA: Best Yet of 2012 and Giveaway Day!

  6. Good to know about your blog and thank you such a wonderful post, And so true. Yet again, you got to the right words perfectly.
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  7. I've only read Across the Universe and Cinder from your list but enjoyed them both.

  8. I've been seeing Cinder in a lot of Favorites lists today! I really want to read it! :D

    Pam | jelly loves books

  9. I loved a lot of those books, especially CINDER!! :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS - Come visit my giveaway! Thanks!

  10. This looks like a great list. Cinder and Across the Universe are definitely on my list of books to read.

  11. Great choices! A lot of them I loved too. I haven't read Wildwood Dancing, Shadows of the Moon, or Enchanted yet. Going to have to get to them soon!

  12. I really enjoyed Cinder and Wildwood Dancing as well! :)

  13. Hi, hope you're having an awesome Armchair BEA. :)

    Love your list, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is my favorite book that I've discovered since I began blogging (my name's even in the long list of supporters names that's in the back of the paperback edition.)

    I also adored WITHER and INCARNATE because they have such great characters and interesting worlds.

  14. Hi Debz :)
    I liked Cinder and absolutely ADORED Wildwood Dancing :) Across the Universe made me think a lot, but it wasn't a favourite. Hehe, people may gawk at the fact that I haven't read any of the others!

    -Have a fun BEA

  15. I love Across the Universe. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the others.

  16. I LOVED Wither when I read it last year! :) And Incarnate and Unbreak My Heart are amazing! :) I basically need to read the rest of the books on your list ;)
    I really enjoyed When You Were Mine, hope you will too!!

  17. Loved Wither and Unbreak my Heart too! I don't think we've got any other in common but all of them look great!


  18. Cinder is showing up on a lot of lists!!

    I hope this isn't a random comment(!) but I like the wallpaper on this blog.

  19. Am definitely going to check out Cinder - great recs above, totally agree on Fever/Across the Universe/most of the above!

  20. Oh I love a lot of these!!! Across the Universe is beyond fabulous!!! I started Entwined but havent finished it yet!!! My list isnt this intensive but I loved the books you shared!!!

  21. These sound fun! I haven't read any of them but I enjoyed learning about them from you. Happy Armchair BEA!

  22. Great list! Most of the ones you chose are either on my bookshelf (have read and loved), on my nightstand (waiting to be devoured), or on my TBR shelf (Why aren't there more hours in the day?). I loved Sam from Incarnate, swoooooooooon!

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

  23. I have read all but two of these...and I have an ARC for the one and no interest in the other. INCARNATE, SHADOWS, and ENCHANTED made my list as well!! Yay us! <3

    1. Yay us indeed! Being fairy tale geeks is the best!

  24. Sooo I have pretty much all the books on your list sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, and this is making me want to just drop all the ones I am reading now to start in on these! Cinder was brilliant and I'm meeting Marissa Meyer tomorrow; am trying my best not to freak out and remember to be calm around her haha. ATU was AMAZING, and is actually the reason I started book blogging!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  25. I though Cinder was awesome, and I just got Wither. I'm pretty excited to read it. A lot of your other books look awesome too!

  26. Enchanted! That book is one million kinds of adorable.

    I've read and enjoyed a bunch of other books on your list too: Wither, Entwined, and Across the Universe. I loved the dancing in Entwined. Made me wish I had a secret world, minus the dastardly villain.

    If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my intro armchair BEA post.

  27. Awesome list!!! I have to read Cinder ASAP!! Everyone keeps telling me how awesome it is!


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