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Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 12 List: December 2012 / Month in Review

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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.

The Contenders – 5 Star Reads
Sadly there were no 5 star reads for me this month so my Top book will be chosen from my 4 star reads. Which then makes things pretty easy so my Top Pick for December 2012 is:

Third Grave Dead Ahead with is the third book in the Charlie Davidson series by Daynda Jones. This is also my favorite book in the series so far as well. I just love this world and all of these characters. 

Buy this months top pick:


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
Fourth Grave Beneath by Feet (Charlie Daniels, Book 4) by Darynda Jones
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess, Book 3) by Jessica Day George
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charlie Daniels, Book 3) by Darynda Jones

3 Star Reads
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
The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon and Clare, Book 1) by Liliath Saintcrow

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

Book reviews:
Movie reviews:

Places “Traveled” to this month:

Caberra: Calese via Mia’s Heart (21st Century)
England: London via The Importance of Being Earnest (late 19th Century)
England: London via The Iron Wyrm Affair (19th Century, Alternate Universe)
Ionia: Breton via Princess of Glass
Ionia: Westfalin via Princess of the Silver Woods
Russalka via Katya’s World (Future)
United States: Colorado: Monument via Monument 14 (Future)
United States: New Mexico: Albuquerque via Third Grave Dead Ahead & Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (21st Century)
United States: North Carolina: Sweethaven via If I Lie (21st Century)
United States: Midwest via What’s Left of Me (Alternate universe)

Miscellaneous Posts:

Tuesday Teasers Posted:

Other Meme’s Participated in (links take you to a general tag search):


Total Number of books read in December 2012: 11 (8 print, 3 audio)
Total Number of pages read  in  December 2012: 2499
Total Number of audio hours  in  December 2012: 14.5
Longest Read = Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (343 pgs)
Shortest Read = Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George (272 pgs)

Compared to Last Year
Total Number of books read in December 2011: 9 (9 print, 1 audio)
Total Number of pages read  in December 2011: 2499
Total Number of audio hours  in December 2011: 11
Longest Read =  Love & Leftovers (448 pgs)
Shortest Read =  Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (192 pgs)

Top Pick of December 2011 = Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Top Pick of December 2010 = None Chosen
Top Pick of December 2009 = The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Top Pick of December 2008 = The Arrival by Shaun Tan

(click to go to my challenge page for a description of the challenges and the books read for them)

Alphabet – Goal: 26 / Read: 22 – 85% complete
Back to the Classics – Goal: 9 / Read: 4 – 44% complete
Read 125 books in 2012 – Read 166  – COMPLETED
2012 Debut – Goal: 12 / Read: 27 – COMPLETED
Audio – Goal: 25 / Listened: 33 – COMPLETED
ebook – Goal: 25 / Read: 56 – COMPLETED
What’s in a Name – Goal: 6 / Read: 6 – COMPLETED
YA Contemporary – Goal: 15 / Read: 22 – COMPLETED
YA Historical – Goal: 5 / Read: 5 – COMPLETED