2012

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.

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

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