Thursday, December 27, 2012


Books books books books books. Today in my teenage angst, I looovvveee literature. Mostly because I love language. I love the power that language has to work for good; to provoke thought, and widen worldview; to understand other's experiences and the way we see the world.

Last year I set out to read 12 books. I read 32. Granted two of those were graphic novels and the majority of the list was juvenile fiction, but I have a craazzyy amazing list of books to recommend should you be looking an amazing (and probably simple, but awesome) read.

Read in 2012
Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling (I'm still reading this, but I'm pretty sure I'll be done by the new year)

I've linked them all to their Goodreads page. Most of them I've rated 5/5 because they were largely amazing. If you have a question about any of them, let me know. I really love talking about why I think books are amazing. I think about it a lot, so you can imagine the relief it is for me to talk about it. Ha.

This year, I've lengthened my list a little because, once again, almost all my books are YA or JF. Though I have some exciting picks from the adult side of things. And here they are.

And Nothing But the Truth - Kit Pearson (JF) (also one of my favorite authors of all time)
Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller (AF)

Alright. So I'll let you know how these go. I'm realllly excited. Also this semester, I'm taking entirely psych, so I'll have a lot of light reading needs. Yay!!! I hope you're seeking quality reads for the coming  year as well. It's worth it, I promise. 


chrissy said...

i finished 'the diviners' about a week ago and i cannot stop thinking about it. sequel?

Hannah-Leanne said...

Are we talking about the same Diviners? Bc there was a young adult book this year by Libby Bray. There might be a sequel to that one. I, however, am talking about The Diviners by Canadian sensation Margaret Laurence, to which there is no sequel. Its actually the last book in a set of books that all take place in the prairie town of Manawaka. Either way, you should check her out!

Anonymous said...

I have read three of the books you read in 2012. I am the Cheese when I was in high school. Slaughter-House Five when I was really awesome and cool and only read books by really awesome and cool authors and most recently I read Room by Emma Donoghue, mostly just to satisfy my obsession with forcible confinement.

Cool Post, inspired me to blog something about the books I read in 2012 also.