Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Favorite Reads of the Year - 2012 Edition

Each year I like to create a list of the books I enjoyed reading the most and this year is no exception - I'm just a little later than normal getting the list together.

It is always interesting to see how many books I read each year and thanks to my local library I broke a record this year!  I'm not going to mention the total number because my mother will think I don't do anything other than sit around on my butt and read! (Hi Mom!).  I will admit that the number is WELL over 100 books.  Yeah, she still going to think that I don't do anything but sit around on my butt and read but I refuse to give her any additional proof that she is right. :-)

As always, these are books that I READ during the year.  This means they were not necessarily published in 2012.  Some were, but most were not.

Although I have a strong love of southern fiction, you will see a variety in this list because I am always game to try out a new genre.

Here is my 2012 Best Reads List:

The Language of Flowers: A Novelby Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
My Brother Michael by Janis Owens
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
The Orange Blossom Special by Betsy Carter
The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
The Devil's Dream by Lee Smith
Cavedweller: A Novel by Dorothy Allison
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson
Wife 22: A Novel by Melanie Gideon
The Story of Sassy Sweetwater by Vera Jane Cook
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell
The Healing by Jonathan Odell

You can see my lists from previous list by clicking on this link:


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