That's 2012 over and done with and I read a lot of books last year totalling 114 read and reviewed but that does not include any read and not reviewed. In this post I will list my favourite reads worthy of 5* and those that didn't cut the mustard. The balance does not look good but I read many books worthy of 3* and 4*, it really has been a good year.
Best of the Best 2012
Leaving the World - Douglas Kennedy
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
My Life So Far - Jane Fonda
Goodnight Beautiful - Dorothy Koomson
The Last Empress - Anchee Min
Croissants and Jam - Lynda Renham (review request)
Not Cutting the Mustard
Corpalism - Arun D Ellis
The Secret of the Scarlet Stone - TL Clarke
Bleeding Hearts - Ash Krafton
Love Unfinished - Darian Wilk
Diamond Heart - Ann Mayburn
Brethren Beginnings - Deena Remiel
Remember Her Eyes - Beth Muscat
Lipstick & Jazz - Leonore Elliott
Incubus Hunter - Kenya Wright
Circles Interlocked - Victoria Adams
Pike's Quest - KJ Bennett
Puffball - Fay Weldon
Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
I posted end of month wraps and look ahead columns. I mentioned books that came into my home on a fairly regular basis. I also took part in Follow Friday for a short while. I held a Book Swap for Oxfam's International Women's Day in March and I was a giver on World Book Night.
Interviews with Guest Authors and Bloggers
A big thank you to you all for guesting on my blog in 2012 :)
I hosted give-aways some kindly supplied by authors and some 'Pre-Loved'.
What do I expect to achieve in 2013 with regard to reading and reviews?
Well, I have three more books to read and review and I will be reading monthly book group choices. I have decided to cut back on review requests for now so I can finally tackle my ever increasing physical and virtual TBR's. Due to foreseeable time constraints this will mean a cutback on reviews. However, if I feel a book is worth reviewing or it is new on the scene then I will prioritise and make time to post. I may host the occasional give-away, most likely 'pre-loved'. I am unlikely to host any guest interviews in the foreseeable future. I will keep the blog running for now until I get a clearer picture of how things pan out and can make a decision either way.
I will host a book swap for Oxfam again in March in my home and I have applied to be a giver for World Book Night once again.
Was 2012 a good year in books for you? What are your plans for 2013?