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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Top 12 List: November 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

This month’s top pick has been the easiest one in a long time…but that is only because there was only one book that I loved enough to give a 5 star rating. I loved this book so much that after I finished the audio I went and read the whole story over again in print. If you haven’t tried this series yet they you are really missing out!

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
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, Book 1) by Darynda Jones
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood
Second Grave on the Left  (Charley Davidson, Book 2) by Darynda Jones
3 Star Reads
How Beauty Met the Beast (Tales of the Underlight, Book 1) by Jax Garren
Murder List (Buchanan Family, Book 4) by Julie Garwood
Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess, Book 1) by Jessica George Day
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Without Looking Back by Tabitha Suzuma

You Belong to Me by Johnanna Lindsey

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:
Movie reviews:
Places “Traveled” to this month:
Czech Republic: Prague (21st Century) via Days of Blood and Starlight
Ionia: Westfalin via Princess of the Midnight Ball
England: Lake District (21st Century) via Without Looking Back
England: unnamed (1099) via Honor’s Splendour

France: Paris (21st Century) via Without Looking Back
Morocco: Desert (21st Century) via Days of Blood and Starlight

United States
  • Illinois: Chicago (21st Century) via Murder List
  • Illinois: Evanston (1995) via Time Between Us
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque (21st Century) via First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left 
  • Texas: Austin (21st Century) via How Beauty Met the Beast
Miscellaneous Posts:
Tuesday Teasers Posted:

Other Meme’s Participated in (links take you to a general tag search):
Total Number of books read in November 2012: 10 (7 print, 3 audio)
Total Number of pages read  in  November 2012: 3014
Total Number of audio hours  in  November 2012: 29
Compared to Last Year
Total Number of books read in November 2011: 13 (11 print, 2 audio)
Total Number of pages read  in November 2011: 3073
Total Number of audio hours  in November 2011: 18.5
Longest Read = Variant by Jeff Sampson (356 pgs)
Shortest Read = A Girl Named Mister by (223 pgs)

Top Pick of November 2011 = Blood Song by Rhiannan HartTop Pick of November 2010 = Room by Emma Donaghue
Top Pick of November 2009 = Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Top Pick of November 2008 = The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen

(click to go to my challenge page for a description of the challenges and the books read for them)
Alphabet – Goal: 26 / Read: 21 – 81% complete
Back to the Classics – Goal: 9 / Read: 3 – 33% complete
Read 125 books in 2012 – Read 145  – COMPLETED
2012 Debut – Goal: 12 / Read: 23 – COMPLETED
Audio – Goal: 25 / Listened: 30 – COMPLETED
ebook – Goal: 25 / Read: 52 – COMPLETED
What’s in a Name – Goal: 6 / Read: 6 – COMPLETED
YA Contemporary – Goal: 15 / Read: 21 – COMPLETED
YA Historical – Goal: 5 / Read: 5 – COMPLETED

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