The All-Star Break

30 Jun

 My Ten Favorite Books of 2012…So Far

So, I was just catching up a little bit on some blogs that I LOVE but have been neglecting lately, much to my own sadness. One of these is my friend, Heidi’s spot, Bunbury in the Stacks. And wouldn’t you know that she has just today posted something that I have been wanting to do myself? Figures that she would inspire me to DO. Let’s see how many of these books are on my favorites list at the end of the year, guys. My guess? Quite a few. But I’ve been known to be wrong.

In no particular order…

Book cover for Second Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonBook cover for The Humming Room by Ellen PotterBook cover for My Life Next Door by Huntley FitzpatrickBook cover for Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Book cover for Something Like Normal by Trish DollerBook cover for Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversBook cover for Unraveling by Elizabeth NorrisBook cover for The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Book cover for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jessica E. SmithBook cover for Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Click on the covers for my reviews! And tell me who’s on top of your favorites list at the 2012 All-Star Break in the comments. (I HAD to go there with the baseball metaphor. Be thankful that I didn’t take it even further and assign books for each position on the field.)

12 Responses to “The All-Star Break”

  1. Kyle @ A Reader's Pensieve July 1, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I kind of adored Something Like Normal too! Definitely one I’ll be pushing on students this fall. Also I love the baseball metaphor 🙂

    • trippingbooks July 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

      YAY! I’m not a stalker or anything, but I do notice your Tiger’s tweets 😉
      Something Like Normal was so great! I can’t wait to hear if your students like it as much as us grown-ups liked it (tbh, I’m always curious about this).

  2. Heidi July 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Hehe, so glad I could help inspire you to get off your butt (that metaphor doesn’t really work for computer stuff, does it?) and DO! The Humming Room and Grave Mercy would both have totally made it if I’d gone 10 instead of 15. I really want to read Second Chance Summer as well, even though it scares me.

    • trippingbooks July 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      You are the wind beneath my blogging wings, Heidi. You should totally read Second Chance Summer. I know you don’t usually do the contemporary thing, but it’s SO GOOD. A little bittersweet, but really good.

      • Heidi July 3, 2012 at 10:52 am #

        I think now that I’ve realized there’s some FANTASTIC contemp out there, I’m just more selective about it than I am with other genres. I really want to read that one though, it appeals to me more than Amy and Roger, even though I’ve only heard wonderful things about it as well.

  3. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) July 2, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    GRAFFITI MOON! MY LIFE NEXT DOOR! THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! These three books make me so excited, because I think they’re brilliant as well!

    I haven’t read any of the others yet, but I certainly plan to!

    • trippingbooks July 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      YAY!! CAPSLOCK!! These books are totally deserving, in my opinion ;-). I loved those books, Alexa!!
      And thank you so much for being so awesome about stopping by. I’ll be all over your blog before the week is over! ❤

  4. April C (@booksandwine) July 2, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Okay so because I trust your taste to the moon and back, I am pretty sure I need to read Unraveling and Second Chance Summer because I have read every single other book you mentioned here AND LOVED THEM so by default I will love those two books. AHH.

    YAY 2012 and fantastic reading.

    • trippingbooks July 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      Right?! Hasn’t this year been kind of AWESOME so far? I hope you get to read Unraveling and Second Chance Summer. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy when people say they’re going to read a book because I died over it. I’M FEELING THE PRESSURE! lol. But I think you’ll love them both, April.

  5. megtao July 2, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    yay Cinder and Grave Mercy!!

    Hm, The Fault in our Stars and the Seven Kingdoms trilogy would definitely make my list. Also, Shatter Me.

    • trippingbooks July 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      Yay!! I loved those books! I can’t wait for more!
      Don’t yell at me, Meg, but I still need to read The Fault In Our Stars. And also Bitterblue. EEP! The one makes me nervous because of the sads, and the other I just want to be able to sit down and focus on for a while, and I just don’t have the time. WAH!

      • megtao July 3, 2012 at 7:35 am #

        I won’t yell at you, but I will wave a copy of each under your nose for awhile *waves books under your nose* Hear that? They’re saying “reeeead meeee”!

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