Thursday, January 17, 2013

Favorite Books Read in 2012

Here is my belated list of favorite books read during 2012:

Bloodraven, P. L. Nunn
Shattered Glass, Dani Alexander
Out of the Woods, Syd McGinley
Collared, Kari Gregg
Dark Space, Lisa Henry
Cethe, Becca Abbot
Draconian Measures, J. C. Owen

Favorite series: Josh Lanyon, Adrien English Mysteries
Favorite book for sheer enjoyment value: My Fair Captain, J. L. Langley
Favorite YA: The Explosionist, by Jenny Davidson

Observations: Wow, except for the YA, all of them are M/M! It makes sense though. I’d read nothing in the genre before August. For a voracious reader nothing is better than discovering a new genre you’re really excited about. You still have all the best books left to read!

I joined Goodreads in July, but it wasn’t until the end of August that I started adding new books instead of rating ones I’d already read. The first book that I discovered through Goodreads was Morgan Hawke’s Interstellar Discipline series, which I loved. (Thank you Menage Reading Group). In one of those serendipitous readerly moments, I next found Collared by Kari Gregg, which I rated and reviewed on August 31.

I have not looked back.

Since then, I have read 62 M/M books. In four months!

(Parenthetical note that pretends to correct but is really covert bragging: that number is not exhaustive. I did not include M/M books I didn’t finish or non-M/M, most of which were newly published books from series I was already reading. More bragging: I read every book on the above list at least twice, a few of them four times).

I will be posting my reviews of all of the books on the list in the coming days.

Note: All of the links are for Amazon, except for Bloodraven, which is available at Smashwords.



  1. Hi Lilia! Now that's a load of books! My daughter introduced me to Richelle Meads Vampire Academy books as well as the Fallen novels. I really enjoyed The Heartwood Box: A Fairy Tale and can't wait for book 2!

  2. Vampire Academy is definitely one of my favorite YA series--I adore Rose as a heroine. I'm hard at work at the next book: hopefully the draft will be done in a few weeks. I just need to write a few more scenes, but the last ones are proving the hardest!