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Friday, June 1, 2012

Top 12 List: May 2012 / Month in Review

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
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Audio)
Partners in Crime by Kim Harrington
The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden (Audio)
Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey
I read a lot of great books this month and am faced with another tough choice in choosing just one book to be the best of the best for May 2012. Of the four books listed above, I am able to eliminate two for reasons that probably only make sense in my own head and that leaves me with the following:

Don’t both of these books have absolutely spooky covers? Those eyes on Demon Eyes are enough to haunt a girls dreams! But a haunting cover isn’t enough to win a spot on the Top 12 List. In the end I had to choose the one I did as it was simple CHILLING to listen to it as I drove about and couldn’t stop listening even when I wasn’t driving. So my Top 12 spot for May 2012 goes to….*drum roll*

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

This was truly a fantastical read and you should totally read it if you haven’t already. You should also read my other 5 star reads as they are almost as awesome as I Hunt Killers. 😉

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
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

3 Star Reads

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
Fair Play by Deirdre Martin
Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy (3.5 stars)
Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy
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

2 Responses to “Top 12 List: May 2012 / Month in Review”

  1. Britt

    I really need to get to reading I Hunt Killers soon. I think my favorite May read was Gilt. Great list and Happy Reading!

    • Irish

      I Hunt Killers was really good. My favorite by Barry Lyga yet. I can’t wait for more from this series!

      I also really need to get to Gilt. It looks so good.