My Favorite Books of the Year

A belated Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate, and a happy New Year 🙂  I’ve been happily spending time away from my computer this holiday season.  This was my first Christmas living with Boyfriend, which has been great.  We hosted our very first Christmas Eve dinner for my family, which was a lot of work but also a lot of fun!  I probably won’t be posting much until after New Years because I’m spending a lot of time at the moment with friends and family, and Boyfriend and I are hopefully getting our very own dog very, very soon!

Here is a list of my favorite books read this year:

1. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

3. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

4. The Alienist by Caleb Carr

5. The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

6. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

7.  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

So there you have it 🙂  I still have to post reviews for a few of those books, so look for those sometime after New Years!  What were your favorite books of 2012?


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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2 Responses to My Favorite Books of the Year

  1. Olga J. says:

    I'm planning on reading Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children next year, so it was nice to see it on your list. Have you read The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl? It was pretty good, and since you liked The Technologists you might like it too.

  2. Kelly says:

    I have not yet read The Dante Club, but it's one of my best friend's favorite books ever, so I really need to get it from her and read it eventually! I definitely recommend Miss Peregrine! I really loved it.

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