Top Ten:Best Books Iv'e Read in 2012

Hey everyone! I am taking part in the Top Ten of 2012. To see all the details just click on the picture above. Today's Top Ten is Best Books I have read in 2012. This was so hard to narrow down. I read so many great books this year but I did finally come up with the top ten. In no particular order here they are!
Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

This is such a great book! I read it in one sitting!

Project ELE by Courtney Nuckles & Rebecca Gober
Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, the least of which includes making new friends and working a full time job.

Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.

This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?

I actually would put all three books that are out in this series in the top ten but to narrow it down i just added this one but the whole series is so fantastic!

Taking On The Dead by Annie Walls
Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed.

She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It's the only way to survive. The only way not to draw the living dead. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes. Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes that the world has moved on without her. Only it's not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread. While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever.

Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

*Not intended for a young audience. Mature content.*

As soon as I read this book I immediately looked to see when the next one would be out. I have read it twice already this year.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket--a gifted inventor--steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Such a sweet book. This is for sure one to pick up if you want a wonderful sweet love story.

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead is the third installment of Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward)

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?

Another series I would add the whole thing to my top ten. This series is so witty and action packed. Gotta Love Charley!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Fantastic book! I can't wait for the next one!

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless -- and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation -- or her ultimate damnation?

Yes Gena has two books on my list. I could not add this one. It is a wonderful start to a new series and both the main characters are so wonderful!

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

This is a fantastic book that I can't wait to read the next book.

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her. That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world.

Here we have another fantastic series I read this year. I just started reading Rhiannon Frater's books this year now I am a huge fan.

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.

It’ll be brutal... and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules... or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

This book had a different plot than others I read this year. It stood out so it had to go on the list.

As you can tell I read a lot of Zombie books this year and loved almost all of them. Some other books that deserve a mention I loved as well are
Article 5
Spell Bound
Warm Bodies and Wisteria.
What books made your top ten?


  1. I actually haven't read any of these except Third Grave Dead Ahead, but Alice in Zombieland sounds like an awesome concept, and I've heard amazing things about Rhiannon Frater!

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    1. I love Alice it is so good!! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Agreed on Sweet Evil! That's in my list too!!! I'm dying to start Alice in Zombieland and I've been really looking forward to reading Glitch and Velveteen!!!

    1. Velveteen is different from other YA Paranormal books. I love the world he created. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you really like zombies ;P
    I am very ashamed to say that I haven't read ANY of these books. Granted, I probably won't be reading tje zombie ones because I'm a total wimp, but I realy should read the others at some point
    Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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    1. I love Zombie books lol! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. You have just enabled my zombie obsession. Thank you for that! Loving this list.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  5. I absolutely LOVED Lola and the Boy Next Door and Sweet Evil. Unfortunately I wasn't a huge fan of Alice in Zombieland (sad as it is) but great picks!

    1. Lola was such a sweet book! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Awesome list! I've only read 3 of them but I'm definitely adding the others to my TBR list! :)

  7. I have Third Grave Ahead waiting to be read after loving the first one :) Great list!

    My Top 10 of 2012 is here if you'd like a look :)

    1. I love Charley and it is a great series! Thank you for stopping by.

  8. sweet evil is one of those books dear to my heart. great list

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    1. Thank you I love Sweet Evil! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Alice In Zombieland looks amazing and is on my 2013 wishlist. I recently started reading Darynda Jones' series and can't wait to check out the other installments. Great picks! :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love Darynda Jones!

  10. I really enjoyed Sweet Evil but it didn't quite make it since there are just so many good books. Dying to read Alice in Zombieland, Velveteen, and Glitch!
    My Top 10

    1. Thank you for stopping by! It was so hard to Narrow it down to ten.

  11. A great selection: I haven’t read all of these, but quite a few are on my TBR list! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I loved all of them!

  12. I have read several of the titles you've mentioned, and agree with those. Almost put the Charley Davidson series on my list, but then hesitated, because once I start with PNR series, I never stop to list "just one more" XD

    Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I know it is hard not to add one more!

  13. Loved Alice in Zombieland!!!!! Great choices :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

    1. Thank you! I know it is so awesome a book!

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    1. Thank you for writing such wonderful books!


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