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The 12 best books from 2012

It’s almost 2013! In celebration, we’ve put together a complete list of our top 12 books from the past year. Reading is not only entertaining, but it’s also a great way to escape your life for a bit and pass some time. Be sure to pick up your faves from the list below next time you’re at the bookstore or library!



Which books have you read? Which will you be checking out before 2012 is out? Blog about it, babes.

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    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    This story follows Hazel, a 16-year-old girl who is battling cancer. By chance, Hazel meets a boy who also has cancer. Hazel and Augustus become fast friends, but will their budding love even have a chance to last with both of their lives in the throes of illness? You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be finished in no time with this sweet tale of love and friendship.


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    The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

    One day, Julia wakes up to the same discovery as the rest of the world. The Earth’s rotation is beginning to slow, with the days and nights longer and gravity stronger. As Julia fights to deal with the ups and downs of every day life, she’s also busy adjusting to the ever-changing world around her.


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    Gold by Chris Cleave

    This book is especially perfect for 2012 because it’s all about the London Olympics! The story follows Katie and Zoe, two Olympic track cyclists. They’ve known each other for most of their lives, and the 2012 Olympics mark the last games they will both play in. Who will triumph, and who will return home the loser? Flip through the pages at lightening speed as these two girls fight for that tenth-of-a-second edge.


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    Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    After choosing her faction, Tris expected peace. However, her plan backfires and now the factions are moving towards downright war. This action-packed Divergent sequel will have you on the edge of your seat as Tris races to unite the factions once again.


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    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

    Seventeen-year-old Hadley is stuck at the airport on seemingly one of the worst days of her life—her dad is getting remarried to a woman Hadley has never met, and she just missed her flight to London for the ceremony. However, her luck turns when she meets a British boy named Oliver on her plane. But when they are ripped apart in the chaos of landing, will they ever be able to find each other again?


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    Dead to You by Lisa McMann

    Ethan was abducted out of his own front yard when he was only seven. Now, at 16, he has returned to his family, much to the joy of his parents. However, the happiness begins to wear off when the family is unable to reconnect. If only Ethan could remember his life before being abducted, he might be able to save his fam.


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    Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

    If you follow the Gallagher Girl series, this book is an absolute must-read. Cammie Morgan had to leave the Gallagher Academy to protect her family and friends from a dark secret. The Circle of Cavan, an ancient terrorist organization, is hunting after Cammie. Will she be able to protect those she loves, as well as herself, before it’s too late?


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    Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

    Since the murder of her very best friend Amy, Mackenzie’s life has been completely turned upside down. Before Mac can even finish mourning, the whole town is on the hunt for Amy’s killer—a mysterious someone with Lupine syndrome, the werewolf disease that is sweeping the country.


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    Starters by Lissa Price

    After losing her parents in the Spore Wars, Callie is forced to do anything she can do get money and take care of her brother. When she gets the chance to rent her body out to “Enders” (older people who want the chance to feel young again), Callie reluctantly agrees. But will her renter take care of her body, or use it for an evil plot?


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    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    The first book of the Lunar Chronicles, it’s a sci-fi tale of the humans and androids living together in a city called New Beijing. As a deadly plague sweeps the city, the fate of the world rests in the hands of one young girl. A second-rate citizen, Cinder is just a young cyborg. But before she can save the world, she must discover her family's mysterious past.


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    Pure by Julianna Baggott

    While the Pures inside the dome were kept safe from the detonation, everyone on the outside either died or became mutated. If a person survived the explosions, they were fused to whatever object they were touching at that moment. Pressia now has a doll for a hand. When Partridge escapes the dome to avenge his mother’s death, fate has set his course. Together, Partridge must work with Pressia to stay alive.


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    The Diviners by Libba Bray

    When Evie is sent off from her boring hometown to the magnificent New York City, she couldn’t be happier. The only catch is she has to live with her Uncle Will, who owns a super creepy museum that’s all about superstitions and folklore. It’s all fun and games until a string of folklore-based murders occur, thrusting Evie and her uncle right onto the suspect list.


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by Katie Lemon | 2/1/2016
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