Lisa's Top 5 Reads 2012

(In no real order!)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Was one of the first books I read in 2012, and couldn’t get enough of it. I’ve seen and read many different versions of the Cinderella story, but Cinder put a new, and futuristic twist on it. I hope to read more of these types of stories from Marissa Meyer in 2013, including Scarlet!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This one I read during the summer while laying out, tanning. The Fault in Our Stars is one of a few books that brought tears to my eyes in 2012 and really changed the way I think about life, and cancer. This book caused me to feel so many emotions from complete happiness one minute to sadness and tears the next.

Revived by Cat Patrick – Revived is another one of my summer reads that I enjoyed along with a few hours of sun, and one or two cold glasses of lemonade. The story is something I’d usually never pick up (especially during the summer time). It follows a teenage girl, who isn’t what she seems to most people. She has a tendency to die, once due to a accident, a bee sting, and few other different scenarios, but every time she did, her “dad” and “mom” would quickly revive her, pack up their things and move somewhere new. I don’t want too give away too much, so I better stop there…

We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han – I loved this summery trilogy, and I refused to read it during any other season of the year! This book contained a character I could connect so well with, a love triangle I couldn’t get enough of, and a ending I could never foresee.

Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres – This is the most recent book I’ve read, and loved! Starting this series I fell in complete love with the first book, and I admit the second was pretty good, but I still liked the first better. When finally receiving this one in the mail, I was a excited, but yet still determined that Shine Light would never top Burn Bright. To my surprise it did. What I enjoyed most was the characters and the way they developed throughout the third book.

I’m not very sure which books I’m most excited to read in 2013. I haven’t given it much thought. But I do hope to read well over 80 books before this time of year, next year comes around!

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