I ended up reading 83 books in 2012, the vast majority of them middle grade. In a strange twist, the first and last books I read were by Nora Roberts.

Middle grade and young adult books are in purple. Books I’ve reviewed are marked with an (R) and linked. If it made my list of favorite MG/YA reads of 2012, it’s starred.

River’s End by Nora Roberts
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Love, Come to Me by Lisa Kleypas
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson*
Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (R)
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford
The Mediator #1: Shadowland by Meg Cabot
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
The Pricker Boy by Rheade Scott Whinnem
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Artemis Fowl: Book One by Eoin Colfer
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Moonlight in the Morning by Jude Deveraux
The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros
My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The BFG by Roald Dahl (R)
Kid vs. Squid by Greg van Eekhout
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Eight Keys by Suzanne Lafleur
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
The Fourth Stall Part II by Chris Rylander (R)
When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey
The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody (R)
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (R)
Katana by Cole Gibsen
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (R)
The Seventh Level by Jody Feldman (R)
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy* (R)
A Farewell to Charms by Lindsey Leavitt* (R)
Tempest by Julie Cross
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver (R)
Split Second by Catherine Coulter
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (R)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (R)
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen (R)
Endlessly by Kiersten White* (R)
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter (R)
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas
Circle of Secrets by Kimberley Griffiths Little (R)
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist* (R)
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot
The Billionaire’s Curse by Richard Newsome (R)
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale Basye (R)
The Second Spy by Jacqueline West (R)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer* (R)
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (R)
The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck
The Paradise Trap by Catherine Jinks (R)
The Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann (R)
Stranger in the Moonlight by Jude Devereux
Science Fair by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (R)
A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger* (R)
Once and Always by Judith McNaught
The End of Infinity by Matt Myklusch* (R)
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (R)
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Reached by Ally Condie* (R)
A Million Suns by Beth Revis* (R)
Until You by Judith McNaught
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
The Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter
The Last Hope by Nora Roberts

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