Hello everybody!

2012 is almost over,and that means it is time to look back at a great book year. And, GotToReadThoseBooks is nearing it’s first birthday! These are the books I enjoyed a lot this year, my new ‘discoveries’. But there were much more great books I¬īve read, there are only five on this list ūüôā

Me before You

Me Before You

An abnormally well-written story from an author I had not yet heard of: Jojo Moyes. It is one of my discoveries while I hope to read more of this awesome author that nails every word in a story. I think people who love Paige Toon (one of my other discoveries of this year), Jenny Downham and Sarah Dessen will love her stories too.

A Goodreads summary:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time. – Goodreads.com

You can find the post on GotToReadThoseBooks here.

The Syndicate

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I can’t let this one out of this list: the new¬†Shelena Shorts¬†book that may even be the start of a new series. It is an exhilarating¬†read, it’s all in there: love, friendship, family, suspense, action – you name it and it’s there.

A short Goodreads summary:

For centuries, the Petrescu family has been protecting society from a danger that moves among the population undetected. Eighteen-year-old Vasi Petrescu has never had a problem carrying out his duty, but, when ordered to eliminate an eighteen-year-old girl, he is immediately taken out of his comfort zone.

The Syndicate has never targeted a female before, yet somehow this one has ended up on more than one hit list. Vasi would like to find out why, but there may not be time.
Now, he’ll have to decide whether or not to keep her alive even if it means going against his own family.

The action, mystery, and conspiracy in¬†The Syndicate¬†will take readers on an immersing journey in which decisions are not only life changing, but irreversible. –¬†Goodreads.com

You can find the post on GotToReadThoseBooks here.

 

One Perfect Summer

432352_10150717262966265_704491264_11727054_55697686_nPaige Toon was an author I hadn’t heard of either, but I’m very happy I found her books. One Perfect Summer is the first book I read from her, and it may even be my favourite Paige Toon book so far (I’ve read several of her books this year).

A Goodreads summary:

‘And you still love him?’
‘Every second of every minute of every hour of every day‚Ķ’

While on holiday in Dorset one summer, Alice meets Joe, a guy working at the local pub. She’s eighteen and on the brink of starting university, while Joe’s life is seemingly going nowhere. But despite their differences, the pair fall hopelessly and desperately in love. And then summer comes to an end and they are dramatically torn apart.

Alice heads off to university in Cambridge where she gets a part-time job punting on the River Cam and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. One day Lukas – a gorgeous golden boy from Cambridge University – spies her and it’s not long before Alice falls for his charms.¬†

Months turns into years, but then Joe comes back into Alice’s life again in a way that she could never have imagined. While Alice lives her ordinary life with Lukas, she has to watch from the sidelines as Joe’s life becomes evermore extraordinary. She never stopped loving him, but he’s out of her reach now, surely? And what about Lukas? – Goodreads.com

You can find the post on GotToReadThoseBooks here.

The Selection

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The Chemical Garden meets The Hunger Games in this Kiera Cass book! I loved it, and am looking forward for the next books in the series, The Elite!

A Goodreads summary:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. – Goodreads.com

You can find the post on GotToReadThoseBooks here.

Die for Me

An awesome Amy Plum novel. I hope to read so much more from her hand! I’m still trying to get the other books in the series, but as I’ve said before, that is not very easy in Holland.

A Goodreads summary:

In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life–and memories–behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant–an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again. – Goodreads.com

Post on GotToReadThoseBooks is yet to come.

I hope 2013 will bring lots of awesome books too! Have a great Christmas Holiday!

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