Sara’s Best of 2012 Booklist!

Posted December 21st, 2012 by in Blog, Books, Spotlight / 10 comments

Best of 2012!

2012 has been an incredible year; When I mentioned I’m a Voracious reader…I wasn’t kiddin 😉  at the start of the year I challenged myself to read 225 books, I’m quite happy and proud to say I surpassed that goal. Along the way I read some great books and some not so great ones and some books I just wanted to hurl away…far far away!

As I sat down to compile a list of my top reads of 2012, (for books published in 2012) I had a pretty good idea of what my top 4 books were going to be, but the rest of the line up took some major juggling around.

There were so many good ones to choose from and every time I thought I had it down and dusted I realized I needed to make room for one more…then one more…

After much deliberation, addition, deletion and reorganization I finally have a compilation of my Top Picks of 2012. Yay!!

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Authors for writing such emotionally beautiful, funny and heart-warming romances; for making me laugh, for making me cry, for making me shout with joy and most importantly for  keeping me enthralled 🙂

Thank You!

Drum Roll….

 TOP 10 Reads of 2012

  1. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves: An absolutely Awesome Read! Anna and TJ’s story was heartbreaking at times and heartwarming at others; I laughed, I cried and was sorry to see this book end.
  2. Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry: I loved every minute of this book; what a Hot, Sexy, and Emotional read.
  3. Lothaire by Kresley Cole: I highly reccomend this book to fans of paranormal romance. Book #12 of Immortal after dark series. Much awaited book of  vampire Lothaire’s story, the “Enemy of Old” and  a dirt-poor, girl who is possessed by an evil Goddess.
  4. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst: had all the ingredients for the making of an amazing story: Childhood friends reunited, Marriage of convenience, Love spell gone astray, opposites attract and great chemistry.
  5. Tempting the Player by J. Lynn: completely surpassed my expectations and blew me away; I pretty much devoured this book.
  6. Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey: Slow Summer kisses was funny, heartwarming and sexy; a perfect summer read.
  7. Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry: This book made me cry tons, there is an underlying thread of sorrow attached to this book but also a big ray of sunshine and hope.
  8. Once a Ferrara Wife… by Sarah Morgan: an incredibly wonderful reunion story, This is Sarah Morgan at her best.
  9. The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst: Passionately sexy and emotionally compelling.
  10. A Royal World Apart by Maisey Yates: A rivetingly emotional and passionate read; probably Maisey Yates best work yet.

Honorable Mentions: Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee , Ashes and Wine by Taryn Elliot & Sister Pact by Ali Ahearn, Ros Baxter

 

 

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TOP 10 Harlequins of 2012

  1. Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry: This book made me cry tons, there is an underlying thread of sorrow attached to this book but also a big ray of sunshine and hope.
  2. Once a Ferrara Wife… by Sarah Morgan: an incredibly wonderful reunion story, This is Sarah Morgan at her best.
  3. A Royal World Apart by Maisey Yates: A rivetingly emotional and passionate read; probably Maisey Yates best work yet.
  4. Defying the Prince by Sarah Morgan: A total RomCom; Fun, Flirty and Passionate with two polar opposite personalities
  5. Suddenly You by Sarah Mayberry: Suddenly You deals with complex relationships and yet it is beautiful in it’s simplicity!
  6. Nanny for the Millionaire’s Twins by Susan Meier: packs in a power house of emotions, it’s heartbreaking yet truly heartwarming.
  7. The Tarnished Jewel of Jazaar by Susanna Carr: will put you through an emotional ringer as it leads you on a beautiful journey of perseverance, hope, trust and true love.
  8. A Man of Privilege  by Sarah M. Anderson: is an excellent contemporary romance, with multidimensional characters, sexual tension and a bit of mystery to wrap things up nicely.
  9. His Majesty’s Mistake by Jane Porter: Super Alpha Sexy Compassionate Sheikh + Sassy Pregnant Emotionally Strung Princess = WINNER!!
  10. The Price Of Success by Maya Blake. One of the Best Debut’s I have read in 2012!  (review to  follow)

Honorable Mentions: When One Night Isn’t Enough by Wendy S. Marcus & How to Mend a Broken Heart by Amy Andrews

 

Happy Reading! 🙂

 

 

 

 

10 Responses to “Sara’s Best of 2012 Booklist!”

  1. Sasha H

    What a great idea!

    I’ve read a few of these and been eyeing a couple more but some I hadn’t considered reading before. Will have to fix that.

    Thanks Sara 🙂

  2. Liz

    Oooh! I have lots of books to go get! If they made your list, they must be awesome! Thank you for the list!!

  3. Amy Andrews

    Ooh cool! Two honourable mentions. One for each of my writing personalities :-). Thanks Sara! Thrilled to be included with so many fabulous authors.

  4. BrooklynShoeBabe

    I love Top Ten Lists. Thank you for yours. I had a goal to read 100 books and I’m not on par to reach my goal. I’m about 5 books away. I’m still pretty impressed with reading at least 90! I’m about to buy that Amy Andrews book. I loved Luca’s Bad Girl so I’m stoked to read this Medical Romance.

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