Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Favorites

I had a great reading year I was a bit pickier about the books I read and quit reading books I just wasn’t connecting to that is why I have so many high starred books. So what I am going to do is try to breakdown my reading for the year. You can visit my Goodreads page here to see all the great books I read this year I know I am missing many but it was really too many to name ,so I will make another post just listing what I read.
Books read 121- including some short stories I won’t list on my master list.
Out of those 81 were audiobooks
I listened to 779 Hours of audiobooks

 The Second Empress by, Michelle Moran

Favorite Young Adult: Ashen Winter by, Mike Mullins, 
Insurgent by, Veronica Roth narrated by, Emma Galvin,
  Viva Jacquelina!: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away (Bloody Jack #10) by L.A. Meyer narrated by, Katherine Kellgren

Favorite Middle Grade: The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by, Chistopher Healy narrated by, Bronson Pinchot

Favorite Mysteries: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by, Lyndsay Faye narrated by, Simon Vance 
Catch Me by, Lisa Gardner 
 Defending Jacob by, William Landay narrated by, Grover Gardner
Stay Close by, Harlan Coben narrated by, Scott Brick

Favorite Non-Fiction Audiobook: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie narrated by,Mark Deakins, 
 SisterQueens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by, Julia Fox narrated by, Rosalyn Landor

Book that I was most surprised  to have loved: The Time Keeper by, Mitch Albom narrated by, Dan Stevens

Other 5 Star Books:
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by, Matthew Dicks narrated by, Matthew Brown
Beyond the Bougainvillea by, Dolores Durando
A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by, Joshilyn Jackson narrated by the author
Yellow Crocus by, Laila Ibrahim


  1. Oh Susie! I am so honored to have voiced your favorite audiobook of the year! Thank you so much...and thanks for being such a voice of encouragement for Valya's work. She's such an amazing writer and person and I hope her work will gain a wider audience.

  2. I agree I wish more people knew of her beautiful writing I hope she gets the attention she deserves!

  3. Thank you both so much!

    Xe thank you for giving voice to the story. I'm so grateful for all that you brought to the book.

  4. Thank you for stopping by Valya I loved your words and Xe's voice so much this book stayed with me a very long time! I look forward to anything else you write!