Friday, February 8, 2013

My Fiction Picks of 2012

This is a little late in coming, but I wanted to get it posted! Like I stated in my post My Top Non-Fiction Picks for 2012 I didn't read as many books as I normally do last year.  Illness was a big part of that.  I did, however, read more fiction books than I normally do, and these were my favorites, listed in alphabetical order.

Butterfly is as much adventure as it is erotica, it chronicles the life of a young girl who is kicked out of her home and does whatever she needs to survive, but she is planning revenge.

Catching Fire was not as enjoyed by me as the first book in the trilogy, but it still made it to my top ten list.

Dear Canada: Turned Away is a chilling book about WWII and having family in Europe at that time.  It is from the Dear Canada series, which is like the Dear America series.

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy was probably my least favorite book on this list, but still in the top ten of fiction books I read in 2012.

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy was my favorite of the Fifty Shades series.  Not only was the writing better in it, but the story line kept my attention better than the previous books did.

The Homeschool Experiment was a humorous book written about the joys and trials of homeschooling.

The Hunger Games was probably my favorite book of the year.  Disturbing?  Yes, but amazingly well written and destined to become a classic even if it is pop culture now.  In fifty years I can see this being required reading in high schools.

Illusion -- Being a long time Frank Peretti fan, I knew I would enjoy this book before I even started reading it.  At 512 pages, I highly suggest buying it in digital format, or at the least paperback!

The Search Committee was a book that very much surprised me in how much I enjoyed it.  The story of  a church looking for a new pastor.  The character development was fantastic, and you really felt like you got to know everyone in the book.

The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree is the second children's book to make the list.  An eerie tale of being careful what you wish for -- because you just might get it!

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