29 June 2012

TGIF - The Halfway Mark!

It's Friday!!!!!!!! And that means it's TGIF at GReads - every week a different fun question, and this week it's: Best I've Read So Far: We're half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you've read so far this year?

Top three? Three? Eeeep. I've read over 100 books this year already, so these are three very special books!

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

After stalking this book for months I finally worked up the courage to *gasp* ask the publisher for an eGalley. This tells you how very excited I was about this book because it was the first time I ever contacted a publisher directly without hiding behind NetGalley or Edelweiss.

And it was SO worth the nerve racking 'should I hit send' and 'does my email sound lame' moments - although this is a book about zombies, which I <3 - it was so much more. Courtney Summers definitely has herself a new fan in me!
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Yep, here it is again in one of my favourites lists - and deservedly so. This is the only book that has ever made me cry - not just a bit of moisture, but full on tears-running-down-my-face-can't-breathe type crying. And although it broke my heart, I loved every minute of it, despite my initial reservations around the subject matter.

Partials by Dan Wells

I was so skeptical going into this one - I've read so many post-apocalyptic/dystopian YA books that just didn't QUITE hit the mark - but the world building, strong characters and the fact that there was no budding romance, only a previously established one, made this a shiny sparkly five-star read for me

That's my 3 favourite books of 2012, so far. What are yours?


  1. Yay for TiNaT! I haven't read the other 2 but will be on the lookout for them :)

  2. I hear that Forbidden is a rough book to read. Not sure I'm quite ready for that but This is Not a Test is up next for me.

  3. I've bought Forbidden a month ago and I still haven't read it; I'm so curious to know how the author developed a story about incest!!
    Partials and This is Not A Test are on my wishlist! ^^

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

  4. Ohhh This Is Not A Test! I'm absolutely dying for this book - I've been stalking it for ages.

    I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of Forbidden though. It seemed kind of melodramatic and unecessary, and it never really went in to the reasoning behind their relationship.



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