Hello everyone! Today we are taking part in the awesome Cuddlebuggery’s Top Cuddles of 2012 giveaway hop. With 2012 being an epic year, the purpose of this hop is to share either our 2012 favourites or most anticipated reads of 2013 with you. Rachel and I have decided to share our top three reads of the year with you and then at the end one lucky winner will get the chance to choose one of these fabulous books. When I was doing my top ten post, I had a hard time racking my brain for my favourite reads of the year, but this time round I knew my favourites instantly. My top three reads of this year are;
I’m actually quite surprised with my three picks, if at the beginning of the year someone asked me what my favourite reads of the year would have been I would have definitely said contemporary. But I think this year my reading tastes have changed a lot, I find myself more drawn to the gut wrenching stomp all over your heart reads which Gone Girl and Flawed were. Also books which take me completely by surprise, which all three books masterfully did, I could never guess what could be around the corner.
Over to Rachel to see her three favourite reads.
I’ve read so many amazing books this year that it was hard to narrow it down to three favorites! Here I go:
Easy by Tammara Webber. I just adored this story! It was an addicting and effortless read that started off with a bang and didn’t let up. There’s a positively swoony romance and a story that keeps you guessing. This started out as a self-published book, but I wasn’t surprised at all when it was snatched up by a bigger publishing house.
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. I am not automatically attracted to Urban Fantasy. It’s not a genre I have ever gravitated to in the past, but I seriously was blown away by this series! Shadowfever is the conclusion (for now) and I was RIVITED by this installment! I listened to most of the Fever series on my commute to and from work, but when I got to Shadowfever, I couldn’t restrict myself to just my commutes and listened to the whole book (almost 600 page, mind you!) while following along on my Kindle on Thanksgiving day!! Just AMAZING!! I’ll be forever in lust/love with Jericho Barrons!!
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. You know I had to include a Melina Marchetta in here, right?! I have nothing but complete awe for this woman’s writing and The Piper’s Son touched down deep in me. Set five years after Saving Francesca, it’s an odd combination of POVs: Tom in his 20s and his forty-two year old pregnant Aunt Georgie. Not something that would immediately attract your attention, right? But trust. Melina does not disappoint!!
So there you have it our top three favourite reads of the year, now into the best part for the Cuddlebuggery’s Top Cuddles of 2012 giveaway hop, we will be giving one lucky winner the chance to win one copy of our six favourite reads. This giveaway will be international as long as The Book Depository ships to you, you can find a full list of countries here. This giveaway will run until the 5th of January so make sure you get your entries in before then.