Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Armchair BEA 2012: Best of 2012


Today is day two of Armchair BEA and we’re talking about the best books we’ve read in 2012. I want to share a few of my favorite reads this year. I don't always read brand new books, so to me, I am taking this to mean books that I've read in 2012 that I've loved but may or may not have been published in 2012.

Here are some of my favorites with links to my reviews.

Hands down this is my favorite book so far this year.  I mentioned it yesterday in my intro post and I can't say enough about it. You can read my review here.

This is another book that I just loved. My review can be found here.

I am a huge fan of Christine Trent's books and could not wait to read this when it came out. My review can be found here.

This book has started my love affair for Sarah Addison Allen's books. I just can't get to them fast enough. My review can be found here.

This is the debut novel from Sophie Perinot and I really enjoyed it. My review can be found here.


There you have it - my favorite reads so far this year. Have you read any of these yet? What are you favorite reads so far this year?

32 comments:

  1. I've read the Trigiani book but not the others. I do want to read The Girl Who Chased the Moon, though.

    Hope there will be many more favorite reads for you this year.

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    1. I read The Girl Who Chased the Moon in one afternoon - it was great!

      I've read quite a few of Adriana Trigiani's books and have enjoyed them all.

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  2. The Sister Queens looks good. On Goodreads it goes.

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    1. It was really good! Now I want to read more about these sisters.

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  3. Many seem to love SarahAA books, I have considered trying them.

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    1. They are fun, quick books. I've read The Sugar Queen, The Peach Keeper and The Girl Who Chased the Moon - they are all great!

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  4. Wow, I've not heard of any of these books! Apparently, I need to get out and read even more, especially in the historical fiction department. Great choices!

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    1. I'm always looking for good historical fiction reads, especially those that are set during the Tudor period!

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  5. I've added The Girl Who Chased The Moon to my incredibly quickly growing TBR list! Haha, love affair? I hope it goes well!

    Have a fun BEA!

    -Kirthi
    http://the1bookblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-giveaway.html

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    1. That's the danger of visiting everyone's post today - that tbr list is going to keep growing!

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  6. I'm loving the look of The Girl Who Chased The Moon but T_________T
    I have never heard or read of any of these books T_T ~slaps forehead~ I'll have to check them out :D

    Here's my Best of 2012-> http://bookpics-reading2alba.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-oh-clouds-its-best-of-2012.html

    PS. OH MY CLOUD! I LOVE your header!!!!!! LOVE IT!

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    1. They are all great, obviously - that's why they made list!

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  7. I love Sara Addison Allen's books. I didn't know that Trigiani had a new book out until today. I have it reserved at the library now.

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    1. It's soooo good!!! I really need to go out and buy a copy of it for my collection - I had gotten it from the library, too.

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  8. Another vote for The Shoemaker's Wife! I will have to read that book. :)

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  9. Oh, I really want to read The Girl Who Chased The Moon!! Thank you for sharing your favorites!

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    1. It's really good. Have you read any of her other books?

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  10. I love the cover of The Girl Who Chased the Moon.

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  11. I hadn't heard of any of these, but they look pretty interesting. :)

    The Sister Queens especially looks interesting. :) I love historical type books, and this totally looks like it's the type. :)

    Thanks for sharing your list. :)
    Ambur
    My Armchair BEA Giveaway

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    1. The Sister Queens was really good. I usually just read books set during the Tudor period and this one was before that time. Now I was to read more about the sisters!

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  12. I am on the waiting list for The Shoemaker's Wife at the library. I've heard fantastic reviews on that one. The Allen book is one waiting for me to have some time to read. I've been told its one of her best ones, along with Garden Spells.

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    1. The Shoemaker's Wife is amazing...hope you enjoy it! I haven't read Garden Spells yet - but it's on my tbr list!

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  13. Ha! I love your name - Always with a Book. So true!

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    1. It's what I'm known for - always having at least one book with me at all times.

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  14. I have never heard of most of these. My Wish List is growing and growing!

    Lisa

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    1. So is mine as I check out everyone's list.

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  15. I'm thrilled to see Sarah Addison Allen on your list! She's a local author for me, and I just love her work. I've seen her speak a couple of times, and she is very funny and charming in person as well!

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    1. Very jealous! I wish she would come speak somewhere near me - I would even be willing to drive a bit!!!

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  16. Sister Queens (just flipped over to your review)--this sentence convinced me I should give it a whirl: I also like how Sophie Perinot gives readers a different perspective of Henry and Louis. She doesn't just focus on what they did for their countries during their reigns, but looks deeper, focusing on the relationships they have with their wives and children. She shows that even if they might have been one of the most favored kings, they were not necessarily the best husband or father.

    I love that the focus was on their relationships and not reigns :)

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    1. It was a really interesting book. Now I am intrigued with these sisters queens and want to read more about them. One in particular is Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones.

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