Putting these lists together is one of my favorite of favorite posts of the entire year. I love looking back on great 2012 fiction offerings and sharing with YOU what I thought was the best.
And of course in turn, seeing what made it on your list. It's a great post to write and a fun theme to visit on blogs across the internet. Share your links in the comments if you've already posted!
Here is my Top Ten list numbered from 10-1 and oh-so-hard to choose between!
Of the 142 books I read this year, 16 got 5 stars.
The power of each word builds a story complex in emotion and plot is carefully built until at the end of the story I was disappointed to leave these characters behind.
This novel came out of nowhere and completely enthralled me.
Well over 2500 pages have been consumed through my eager fingers over the years and this family has truly become my own.
I loved the plot, the characters, the writing, the setting. In short…oh yeah, I already said that, but I’ll say it again. I loved this book.
I read the story slowly, not because it didn’t thoroughly capture my attention, but only because it didn’t feel right to blaze through for the sake of simply reading.
There is a rhythm, a cadence to their story, the words sweeping me into eighteenth century America.
“You Don’t Know Me” is a gripping marvel of strong storytelling and solid characters that beg to have their story told in the way that has put Warren on the Christian fiction map.
The plot is unique and just wait until you read the scene where the brothers “draw straws”. You might want to swoon. I wanted to…
Katie Ganshert may be a debut author, but this novel does not read like a debut. Surely she has been holding out on us and there is a published backlist.
Fitting into this novel was like stepping into a Cinderella fairy tale…and the glass slipper didn’t pinch a bit.
WOW, what a great bunch of fiction! Honorary mentions that didn't make my list, but I still loved were:
The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck;
A Love Surrendered by Julie Lessman;
Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins
What made your list??