16 December 2012

Favorites of 2012 book tag

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It's nearly the end of 2012 and I thought it would be a nice idea to create a tag for all bookaholics, so I created the Favorites of 2012 book tag. It's a fun tag about our favorite books, characters and covers of 2012.

The questions

  • 1. Name the three favorites books you read in 2012.
  • 2. Who is your favorite female character from a book you read in 2012?
  • 3. Who is your favorite male character from a book you read in 2012?
  • 4. What is your favourite love story / romance from a book you read in 2012?
  • 5. What is your favorite series from 2012 (started in 2012 or started before & is still going on)?
  • 6. What is your favorite bookish surprise of 2012?
  • 7. What is your favorite cover that you discovered in 2012?
  • 8. Whom do you tag?

My answers

  • 1. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, The Witness by Nora Roberts and For Darkness shows the stars by Diana Peterfreund.
  • 2. Elliot North from For Darkness shows the stars. She's a strong, calm heroine that does whatever needs to be done. She the kind of person you can trust in and that will get things done. I loved reading about her in "For Darkness shows the stars".
  • 3. Brooks Gleason from The Witness. He's strong, sexy and loyal. What more do you want?
  • 4. Persuasion by Jane Austen. I reread the book this summer and once again fell in love with the romance, it's just so wonderful.
  • 5. The Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep. This urban fantasy YA series continues to entertain and amaze me. I just can't get enough of the characters, the action scenes and the mythology.
  • 6. Saving Grace by Ciara Geraghty and Splitterherz by Bettina Belitz. I was surprised that Saving Grace worked for me even though the heroine cheated on her boyfriend right at the beginning of the book. That's something that normally doesn't work for me, but this time I fell in love with Grace, her journey and the way she got stronger throughout the book. I also fell in love with Splitterherz, even thought the melancholic mood of the story is something I normally don't enjoy. And the characters are also not what I'm normally looking for in my books, but this time I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading about them. 
  • 7. Splintered by A.G. Howard. I love the vibrant colours and the motives, plus the cover actually seems to fit to the content. That's why it's a perfect cover for me. 
  • 8. Everyone who likes the idea of the tag. :)

I would love to see your answers to my questions. If you do the tag please leave the link in the comments, or just answer the questions in the comments. And of course I'm hoping that we all will have a great, relaxed and joyful year 2013, a year that will be full of many fantastic books.


  1. Hi Sabrina,
    what a nice tag :-) Here are may answers :

    1. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and "Lord and Lady Spy" by Shana Galen.

    2. Minny from "The help". She never give up, is a good friend to Abilene and Skeeter, a good mother and makes a "Special Chocolate cake" :-)

    3. Douglas Kowalski from Lisa Maria Rice "Midnight Angel". He has a ugly Face but his heart is so big. He is so lovely and protected to Allegra. Absolutly wonderful.

    4. Its the Story of Douglas and Allegra from "Midnight angel". Two people alone in the world find each other under terrible circumstances. Pure Love.

    5. The Psy/Changeling Series from Nalini Singh. I read Hawke and Siennas Book this Year and loved it. I can´t get enough of the "fluffy Heroes" from Nalini :-)

    6.I read the "50 Shades Books" this year and over all it was a nice/okay-Read. I read so many reviews before and the hype makes me speechless :-)
    Another positive surprise was the Book "Luc - Fesseln der Vergangenheit" from German Author Stephanie Ross. A action packed Seal-Lovestory with strong female and male characters and a different point of view of the people of Afganistan. The next books about the deGrasse Brothers are an my wishlist.

    7.My favourite Cover is the german version of K. Stocketts "The Help". The cover is from Bertelsmann/Zeilenreich and is so lovely.Its no more shown on the website, but you can see it here.

    I wish you a wonderful christmas-time and a happy New year 2013 with great books and many reading time.

    LG Silke

    PS Sorry for the english writing mistakes. I`m a better english reader than writer :-)

    1. Hi Silke, don't worry, it's exactly the same for me. Whenever I read English books I have no trouble at all, but writing it and talking it are completely different and way harder.

      The Language of Flowers is such a wonderful and special book, I'm happy that you picked it for your top three. And yes, the 50 Shades of Grey books seem to be everywhere right now. I read the books at the beginning of the year and enjoyed them a lot.

      I'm wishing you a relaxed and happy time over the Holidays, and lots of time for reading. :)

  2. I am so happy to see Persuasion on this list. Maybe I will try to answer some of these questions...

  3. Lovely tag Sabrina!
    1. No fantasy but three great books I've read in 2012: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
    2. My favourite Heroine in 2012 is Kahlen from The Siren by Kiera Cass.
    She was very desperate in the Beginning and continued to struggle with her fate as a Siren. She was handicapped because she did'nt dare to talk, laugh or make any other sound in front of humans. When she found a balance in her live she met Akinli and she began to fight for his happiness and her being with him. It was impressive to follow Kahlen's story.
    3. My favourite Hero in 2012 is Darian Frey of The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding. He is a trickster without luck and a rickety aircraft but he loves his crew and his ship. I loved the way his character grows during the whole adventure. I'm sorry but there is nearly no romance in this book.
    4. There a two favourite Love Stories in 2012. The 1st is Double Time by Olivia Cunning. It was totally awesome to read about a threesome that worked: where everyone cares, where everyone loves everyone deeply and passionate. The 2nd is The Fault in Our Stars. Yes, it's a sad story but it is so much more. There is the love story between Hazel and Gus, a story about love for life and how important it is to live and love the moment and allthough you could cry a lot you also laugh your ass off.
    5. The Declaration Series by Gemma Malley. The whole dystopian world worked for me. I loved the idea, the developement of the story and of the Charas.
    6. The Diviners by Libba Bray and Flying Moon by Katrin Bongart. I struggled a lot during the first 50 pages of The Diviners but then I get used to the writing style and it became abso-lute-ly entertaining and awesome^^. Flying Moon was a reviewer's copy and I did'nt expect a thing. But it was sweet and lovely like a dream. I can't stop reading.
    7. Oh my, there are so many lovely covers. But if I have to chose.... the cover of For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund looks so great. Sadly I have only the ebook version but I think I must buy it for real.
    8. Sorry, I have no idea.
    Yes, I'm hoping 2013 will be a year with many awesome books, too.

    1. Yay, I'm so happy that you decided to share your answers.

      I need to get and read "Siren" soon, I enjoyed "The Selection" a lot, so I just have to have the book. :)
      Ditto on "The Diviners", it was exactly the same for me. At first I struggled a bit with the writing style, but then I enjoyed it a lot. And I wish that I could get over myself and give "The fault in our stars" a chance, but I just can't. Right now I'm not in the mood to cry a lot. ;)

  4. Hi Sabrina I have posted my reply tag,hope you will check it out. It was a really fun tag to do!! http://edelwaugh.blogspot.ie/2012/12/favourites-of-2012-book-tag.html

    1. Woho, I saw your answers. I'm so happy that you did and enjoyed the tag.




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