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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Best of 2012...So Far...

Every summer I like to think back about the really excellent and outstanding books I've read so far this year.  They don't necessarily have to be books released this year, although I read a lot of new releases so that's kind of how it plays out sometimes.  My reading numbers are a lot lower this year than last year (life getting in the way will have that effect) but I still have some standouts from this year.  Life is too short to read bad books!

And so, I bring you The WBiT? Best of 2012...So Far...

Firelight by Kristen Callihan- This one was recommended to me by about a bazillion bloggers, and I loved it every bit as much as everyone said I would. The second book comes out on July 31st, so there isn't too much longer to wait! Read my review here.

The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams- This book was so much fun!  It may be the first book with a strong love triangle element that I really, really enjoyed.  The next book comes out October 30th- hooray! Read my review here.

Something About Witches by Joey W. Hill- OH GOD THIS BOOK MADE ME CRY.  It was so emotional and intense and I loved the experience of reading it.  Even having read it a couple of times since that first one it still hits me on an emotional level every time. Read my review here.  As an aside, I also loved In the Company of Witches, but for whatever reason, just realized I haven't written a review of that one.  Oops!  I shall have to fix that.

Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard- Awesome sci fi romance!  This was the perfect blend of characters overcoming every obstacle to be together and creepy horrible bad guys and was just generally a great start to a series.  I need to get my butt in gear and read the next installment since it's already out! Read my review here.

A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards- This was an awesome series opener as well!  Smoldering with lots of great adventures and spider people and really awesomely written sexual tension blossoming into a great romance.  It was totally unique and I'm waiting anxiously for the next book to come out in December. Read my review here.

There are several runners up, mostly perennial favorites and authors that are on my permanent buy list, but these are the real standouts that definitely have me hooked.  What awesome books have you read so far in 2012?
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