Most unexpected awesome book of the year: Tell the Wolves I'm Home
I hadn't heard much about this book ahead of time, all I knew was that the cover was awesome and it was about the AIDS scare back in the 80's. As it turns out, it was less about AIDS and more about coming of age and finding love in unexpected places. Honest and beautifully executed.
Most disappointing book: Shadow of Night
This was book number two in the All Souls Trilogy. Where A Discovery of Witches was refreshing and intellectual, Shadow of Night was long (nearly 600 pages), boring, and stuffed to the brim with endless name dropping. It felt like the author wanted to prove that she personally knew every famous person that has ever lived. Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh etc. I'm still planning on reading book #3 in hopes that it has some redeeming qualities to make up for this drag of a book.
Favorite Book of 2012: The Fault in our Stars
This book was sad, sweet and real. I read it when I was having a particularly difficult time with life and it helped lift my soul. I am amazed that the author could find such a perfect balance between love, life and comedy in a book that is essentially about death. Just perfect!
Most Anticipated Book for 2013: Clockwork Princess
I am so excited for this book to come out in March! Happy Birthday to me! This is book 3 in the Clockwork series. It's set in Victorian London and is the prequel to The Mortal Instruments (I have read and loved all 5). I will be sure to give a prompt review come March!
Books of 2012:
1. Clockwork Prince
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
4. The City of Lost Souls
5. The Night Circus
7. A Discovery of Witches
9. Shadow of night
13. Heaven is Here
14. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
15. The Evolution of Mara Dyer
16. The Fault in Our Stars
18. Before I Fall
19. Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Any recommendations for 2013?
Have a Merry Christmas!
We will see you all next year!
The Wisconsin Wheatleys