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Monday, April 30, 2012

Top 12 List: April 2012

Posted by Irish in Month in Review, Top 12 List2 Comments

Hello Internet!

By now you know the drill with this post. I list out the top books that I read and loved this past month and from them I choose the best of the best. This book then gets listed in my Top 12 List (check out my sidebar) and at the end of the year those 12 books are pitted against each other and my top book for the year is chosen. This month had some real stiff competition as you can see with the contender list below:

The Contenders – 5 Star Reads
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1) by Robin LaFevers
The Dead of Night (Tomorrow Series, Book 2) by John Marsden (audio)

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman 

Dark Goddess (Billi SanGreal, Book 2) by Sarwat Chadda

It was a tough choice this month but i was able to eliminate several right off the start as some books clearly outshined the others. In the end it came down to one choice because it was a book that couldn’t be ignored. It was a book that I almost passed up reading too and I am so very glad that I listened to my friends and gave it a go. So here it is, my Top 12 pick for April 2012:
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

What about you? What was your favorite book read this month? Let me know in the comments below. =)
Month in review – Here’s the other books I read this month:
4 Star Reads
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith, Book 2) by Julia Quinn
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, Book 2) by Kiersten White
Body Check (New York Blades, Book 1) by Deirdre Martin

3 Star Reads

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (3.5 stars)
A World Without Heroes (Beyonders, Book 1) (audio, 3.5 stars)
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

2 Star Reads
1 Star Reads
DNF Reads – maybe I’ll try these again at some point, but for now they don’t resonate with me

Month in Review – Here’s what I posted about:

Book reviews:
Partials (Partials, Book 1) by Dan Wells
Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Social Suicide (Deadly Cool, Book 2) by Gemma Halliday
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, Book 4) by Ally Carter (Audio)
Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, Book 3) by Simone Elkeles (Audio)
Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1) by Robin LaFevers
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
The Concubine by Jade Lee

Movie reviews:
Five Year Engagement

Events Recapped:

Blog Tours Participated in:

Tuesday Teasers Posted:
Teaser from Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Teaser from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Teaser from Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Teaser from Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

Other Meme’s Participated in:
Saturday Snapshot – a day in the life of me
WWW Wednesday – Weekly book meme about what you’re reading, have read, and plan to read next

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