Friday, December 31

Friday Five

Today's topic at Eve's Fan Garden-
This week we are going to make you think!!! What were the FIVE BEST BOOKS you read this year? (and no cheating and listing more than five!!)
Ack!! No adding more than five to my list?!?! I read a lot of good books this year so this is going to be difficult. Here goes nothing...

1. Clockwork Angel
Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments is one of my favorite series so I was thrilled when she announced that she was writing a prequel series, The Infernal Devices. Clockwork Angel did not disappoint! With the setting in London (one of my favorite places on earth) and Will (*swoon*) I think I like it even more than the MI books (gasp!).

I know a lot of people didn't like the conclusion to Hunger Games series but I loved it. It was brutal and intense and heartbreaking and I thought it was perfect. I'll repeat what I said about it when I read it- Suzanne Collins ripped my heart out, broke it into a million pieces, stomped on the pieces and then put it back together again in a forever altered state. What an amazing conclusion to the trilogy!

Hello, my name is Amy and I'm a Jane Austen addict. I LOVE all things Austen so when Elizabeth Eulberg announced she was writing Prom & Prejudice I immediately put it on my to-read list. I read this book in one sitting, ignoring all the other things I should be doing, I just could not put it down. Elizabeth stayed true to the Pride & Prejudice story but put enough of her own twist on it to make it original. Oh my Will Darcy! This is a must read for all Austen addicts!
I had heard a lot of great things about this book from my book blogging friends so I was really excited to get my hands on it. I was not disappointed- what a beautiful, romantic, rebellious book. I have a new motto thanks to Ally Condie- "Do not go gentle!" I'm really looking forward to the next installment in this series.

This is the only non-YA, non-fantasy book on my list. (Maybe I ought to branch out a bit more.) This book took me a little while to get into because it is a collection of letters but once I got used to the writing style and different characters I fell in love with it. I laughed, I cried and I cheered- it's a beautiful story!

It's painful to have to stop there- there are so many more books I could list but I'm hitting publish now to stop myself from making a runner-up list.

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