Okay, I worked really hard to pick one book per category. But, since the goal of this blogfest is to highlight great YA, again, sorry, I’m not sorry for listing more than one at times. 😉
Favorite Cover: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Cutest Couple: Anna & Bennett in Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Honorable Mentions: Augustus and Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars, Samantha and Jase in My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Gray and Dylan in First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Most Likely to Succeed (pick a Printz winner): The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I can’t even write any more about how I love this book and why people should read it.
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I miss my bedtime thanks to MANY books, but this one was a (cliché alert!) total page turner. 😉
Best Repeat Performance (sequel or follow-up): Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I just really love these books. And really love Tris and Four. Okay, I really, really love Four. And can’t wait to find out what happens next. 🙂
Favorite Finale or End of Series: Reached by Ally Condie
This is the only series finale I read (thanks, authors!) but it was definitely satisfying. It wasn’t my favorite of the series, however.
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath: Easy by Tammara Webber
Because it was classified as YA in the Goodreads Best Books survey, I’m calling this, here. Try and stop me!
Best Breakout (novel by a debut author): Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone and False Memory by Dan Krokos
Both great for different reasons, but great and second read-worthy! False Sight and a second Anna and Bennett book come out this year (squeeeeeeee)!
Best Old Timer (favorite read of the year published before 2012): Sloppy Firsts (really, the whole Jessica Darling series) by Megan McCafferty
Honorable Mention: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
If you’ve read any of these books you probably understand why they are all 5 stars on my Goodreads. Click on the titles to see my reviews. I just loves them!
Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Duh. It takes a lot for a book to even make me cry, and this one had me in full-on, snotty, ugly cry.
Most Pleasant Surprise (book I liked that I wasn’t sure about): Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
This mostly stems from my insecurity about reading a verse novel–I didn’t realize it was one when I downloaded it and almost didn’t read it, as such. But, I was hooked early on reading about the Marcie’s family problems and being transplanted from Idaho and her missing her friends.
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I am a little ashamed to say the reason I initially picked up TRB was because David Levithan mentioned a love triangle was present. Then I read the book and thought… huh, there’s not really a love triangle (yet). I think the way this love triangle has been revealed so far is masterful.
Sleeper Hit (book I loved and wish had been hyped more): Every Day by David Levithan
I didn’t think a David Levithan book could be a sleeper but based on the feedback from today’s post I think it is flying under the radar. Read it!
Favorite Outlier (Middle Grade or Adult of 2012): Easy by Tammara Webber and Losing It by Cora Carmack
They’re baaaack! They’re either super upper YA, crossover adult fiction, or New Adult (NA). No matter what, I really like both these novels. And, I didn’t read any MGs or Adult Fiction this year!? OH WAIT, I did read Why Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and laughed my ass off. I am a Jonathan Tropper fan as well and haven’t read his latest (and need to) and didn’t read any of his others this year–I read THREE in 2011. 🙂
Most Likely to Succeed in 2013 (otherwise known as the 2013 book you’re most excited to read this year–I’m working on that TBR list!)
Thanks for stopping by! I am horrible about blogging but have found a good blogfest keeps me honest (or consistent or whatever) so please let me know if you guys find others that you think I might enjoy. 🙂