Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My Top Ten Books of 2012

Hey guys. It’s that time of year again when everyone is making their top ten favourite lists. Whether it is films, books, cars, toys or games there is always loads around at this time of year!

So, to slightly jump on the proverbial bandwagon, here’s my top ten books that I have read in 2012…

In at number 10 is Conqueror by Conn Iggulden. I didn’t feel it was the best book in the series but it was a good book to draw this series to a close, leaving an open ending in case Iggulden wanted to return to it at a later date.

This was a really good book. I thought it was really unique and Cap had put a lot of effort and detail into the various plots within the novel. I can’t wait to see if he will be bringing out any other books in 2013.

Great introduction into Doherty’s work. Extremely detailed about a time where there is not many primary sources left. I chose this book over Legionary because I read it first.

I just read that this book won Goodreads’s book of the year for fiction. I don’t know if it was that good… but it was an enjoyable read and it was nice to see Rowling writing and making a success of her books after Harry Potter.

This book blew my mind and like most people who read the first book, I became addicted with the series. However, I didn’t enjoy the movie but am looking forward to seeing how Catching Fire is portrayed in the next film.

A parody of two of Shakespeare’s best known plays; Hamlet and Othello but made funny! What more is there to say?

Wow this book was so good! If you’re a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire (and I mean who isn’t?) you should really check this book out because it deserves to be as well known and loved as A Game of Thrones.

Cornwell finally returns to the story of Thomas of Hookton. The archer’s tale is as great as ever. I hope that in 2013 Cornwell goes back to his other well-loved character Nate Starbuck!

I really can’t praise this book enough. It’s the epic sci-fi novel that I was dreaming of and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series Wolf Revenge!

Wolf Dawn came close but the Prince of Thorns just tipped the balance as my favourite book of 2012. The main character Jorg is so evil, making him one of the most memorable characters I have ever read. I also love how Lawrence bases the series in the future but makes it seem like the past. If you like fantasy, you should definitely check this book and its sequel the King of Thorns out!

There you go guys, they were my Top Ten books that I have read in 2012. Please leave me a comment below telling me what your favourite book of the year was and why. If you’re not on Blogger, head over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment there.

I’d also like to say a massive thank you to all of you that have been on blog, read my reviews, entered my competitions and liked my various social media sites throughout 2012. You guys are the best! Here’s to a great 2013!


  1. I'll definitely take a look at the new George Martin book after I've made my way though the current lot. I haven't been this hooked by an author since I read 'Company' by Max Barry.

    1. Yeah Fevre Dream is a really great book! But if you are a fan of George R.R. Martin I'd highly suggest the Prince of Thorns (No 1 on my list) it's a similar type of epic fantasy as Martin's Game of Thrones!

  2. Hi the new book Emperor of Thorns comes out on the 1st of August even though I haven't finished the first book yet I've pre ordered on my kindle (£11.99) THANK YOU for reviewing this book I wouldn't have read it usually x Clare x

    1. I'm glad I could help you out in choosing to read the Prince of Thorns! It's a great book and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Thanks for the heads up with Emperor! I can't wait until it comes out!


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