Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Best Of 2012 Blog Hop

 
Thanks for stopping by Jenuine Cupcakes!
2012 has been an epic reading year for me and while having to choose the BEST of anything is never easy, I present you with a sampling of my Best of 2012.
(You'll notice, I've made up a few of the categories to fit my needs but all of these books are fantastic.)



Best Fantasy
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Best Dystopian/Sequel/People Forgot The MC Was Grieving
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Best Sci-Fi/Action/Made Me Beat My Husband Up In My Sleep
False Memory (False Memory #1) by Dan Krokos 

Best Dystopian/Sci-Fi Mashup/I Saw The Other Hot Boy First
Defiance by C.J. Redwine 
  
 Best Psychological Thriller/This Book Might Kill Me Before It Ends
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin

Best Scared The Jelly Belly's Out of Me (Because it could happen)
Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) by Mike Mullins

Best Book Boy Surprise
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Team George. That is all.)
      
Best He May Or May Not Be A Villain But I'm On His Team Anyway
Warner from Destroy Me* by Tahereh Mafi  
The Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

  Best Contemporary
Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols

Best Self-Pub
Dante's Girl* by Courtney Cole

Best Alternating POV
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 

Best Sequel
Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire
Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey

Best Not What I Expected At All And It Was Amazeballs
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

Best Book Boy Who Looks Like Jared Leto
Slide (Slide #1) by Jill Hathaway   

Best Every Woman Should Read This
Easy by Tammara Webber 

Best Face Fanning
Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 


Best Series Ending 
Finale (Hush Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick

     Best Ripped My Heart Out/Made Me Choke Sob
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller 

Best Almost PMP From Laughing So Hard 
 Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

Best So Realistic It's Scary
This Is Not A Drill by Beck McDowell

Best Male POV
Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Best Novella
Elixir (Covenant #3.5)** by Jennifer L. Armentrout   


Best I Could Stare At This Cover All Day
Mystic City (Mystic City #1) by Theo Lawrence 


Best I'd Sell A Kidney To Be On This Cover
Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Best I'd Want This MC On My Side If We Met In A Dark Alley
Toxic (Denazen #2) by Jus Accardo

Best Maybe I've Been Time Traveling When This Happens To Me
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone 

Best Inspirational Without Being Preachy So You Should Read It
Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley 

Best Sports Related
 Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Best Characters Who Tweet Me
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready 


Best I Want This Character for Christmas
Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars #1) by Jay Kristoff
(I want a Buruu for Christmas!)

Best These E.T.'s Don't Need To Phone Home
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa B. West

Best What The Cupcake Is Going On?!
All The Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen     

Best I Would Totally Be BFF's With The MC
Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer


Giveaway Time!
Terms/Conditions
Must be 13 years or older.
International as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country.
1 copy of ONE of the books listed above, winners choice. 
Please note, if the book you choose is only available as an e-book, then that copy will be gifted either in kindle or nook version. 
**Elixir is available for free download at Spencer Hill Press


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170 comments:

  1. Best Boy Who Looks Like Jared Leto! lol I love all of your categories! I am just starting My Life Next Door now so I am looking forward to meeting George. Thank you so much for the giveaway. :)

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  2. I feel like I would choose Time Between Us or Something Like Normal :) You are so kind for doing this, thank-you for the giveaway!

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  3. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  4. Great books! And love you categories. :D

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  5. Your categories are hilarious! Time Between Us and Something Like Normal are some of my favorites too! I neeeeeeedddd Shadow and Bone though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Great books! And love you categories. :D

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  7. Wow, such great categories! I may have missed a few of these guess I'll need to catch up!

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  8. You are so awesome & unique Jen! Not only do I love the book list, but your categories are the best!!

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  9. Wow, what a selection! So many amazing books!! Thanks for the giveaway and happy reading! :)

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  10. This is a fabulous list! I agree with you on so many of them. (It would be ALL of them but I just haven't read those books yet, but they're on my list! Lol;) Thanks for the great giveaway!:)

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  11. I loved your list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Your list is amazing, so many fantastic books there. Thanks for the giveaway.

    -new follower-
    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)
    I feel like I've read or at least heard of almost every single book on this list :)

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  14. I love the different comments you left and the categories. We liked a lot of similar books.

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  15. Those titles are very fun :) And I love the selection of books!

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  16. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Love the list :D

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  17. Hahaha I loved this post, made me LOL reading some of the categories! Very creative and some great books! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! The list was fun to read. :)

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  19. Very nice list! Thank you!

    -Jen Haile

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I would really love to win Timepiece!! You list so many of my favorite books it would be hard to choose!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy holidays! :)

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  22. Thank your for the giveaway! I loved My Life next door too. Jase Garret is oh-so-awesome!

    -Riz Bulatao

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  23. So many choices thank you a lot, the categories are very helpful for me because i don't know a lot of them

    thank you for opening this to international

    happy holidays

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  24. Thanks for the fun. Great list!

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  25. *_* OMG thanks for this amazing giveaway!
    *Finger crossed*

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  26. Wow pretty comprehensive list. :P

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  27. awesome, would love to win!

    love reading your list

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  28. What an amazing giveaway! Lots of amazing books to choose from! Thanks

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  29. Wow that's a ton of great books (some I haven't heard of so I'll have to check them out). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Love all your "Best" categories. I have been wanting to read rockoholic and not i need to move it up on my list, i <3 a good almost PMP book! hehe

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  31. Love all your categories! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. Every Best of 2012 list seems to be probing me to read Tammara Webber's Easy!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  33. Haha, love the categories :)
    I'm going to have to check a few of these out.

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  34. So many choices, but I'll have to go with Shadow and Bone!

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  35. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I love all the choices :)
    Lacey T

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  36. I want to read Sweet Evil so badly!!!

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  37. Thanks for the great giveaway! I will really have a hard time choosing which book to pick if I win!

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  38. Love your categories definitely gave me a few laughs!!!

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  39. Love the categories!!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  40. awesome giveaway! There are some great books on this list!

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  41. Great giveaway! Love the selling of the kidney category.

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  42. Thanks so much for this giveaway, LOVE the category idea :D

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway! Great choices!

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  44. Love this list! I've just added a bunch of these to my to-read pile!

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  45. Thank you for this giveaway, Jen :)

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the list!

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  47. Thank you for the international giveaway, happy holidays! :)

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  48. Amazing giveaway.Thank you so much.

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  49. great list! I agree with all lot of your choices.

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  50. You have a great taste in books! :D Thank you for the giveaway!

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  51. Thanks so much for the great giveaway and for making it international! Happy Holidays!

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway like several of these books

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  53. Thanks for the chance to win! There's so many books I need to read on this list. I think I'd pick Immortal Rules.

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  54. Great list! Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!
    Artemis

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  55. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  56. You picked so many books I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Erin K.

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  57. I've been dying to read Something Like Normal and Stealing Parker!

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  58. Those books look great. I have a lot on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. Your category names made me laugh!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  60. I'm now wanting to read Under the Never Sky, after seeing so much about it on the blogs!
    Dede

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  61. So many choices! Thank you for the chance!

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  62. haha brilliant categories! Thanks for the giveaway

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway. New follower via GFC. Come by my blog to enter too!

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  64. Awesome categories! Made me crack up:) I also must read Slide now because of the "Boy Who Looks Like Jared Leto" category. *dreamy sigh* Ohh how I love Jared Leto;)

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  65. awesome list. thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. Great list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Ok Holy Balls love how you categorized your list... made me laugh. Thanks for being part of the giveaway.

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  68. Love all the categories! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. Excellent giveaway. Thanks for that. Also love the humor in the "best of" list. I'm going to be checking them all out now because with labels like those, I just have to know more about them. Thanks again.

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays :)

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway! I'll have to check out all of these books! :D

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  72. Thank you so much for all of your nice comments and for taking the time to read this post. :D

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  73. Some great books you have there.

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  74. Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy New year!!

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  75. Nice variety would be hard choose just one

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. That's a lot of books to choose from! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  77. I'm torn among Such a Rush, Sweet Evil or Something Like Normal. A lot of options to choose from! Choosing which one to get if I win would be challenging. Thanks for the chance!

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  78. Wow you have a dandy list there, many of which are still on my wishlist. Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop.

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the categorization of your fav books. :)

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  80. I really, really need to read Shadow and Bone. thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. Thanks for this amazing giveaway

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  82. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Your book list is amazing!

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  83. I'd love to win Time Between Us! Great giveaway! <3
    -heather/bookstacksondeck

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  84. What a great giveaway! Thanks so mcuh!

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  85. So many great choices! Thanks!!

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  86. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  87. Great giveaway! I liked Spark, too :)

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  88. You have some great books to choose from :D

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  89. Thanks so much for this giveaway! :)

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  90. Thanks for the giveaway !
    I love the way you listed all your best books of the year <3 !

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  91. I loved your list, so funny!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. TY for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  93. Great List, Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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  94. Love your categories! Defiance and False Memory are going on my wishlist.

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  95. all the books look so good thanks for the hop

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  96. lol love the names of the categories! Thanks for all your great suggestions and your giveaway :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  97. Wow what a list of books to choose from!! Some really awesome books that I am really looking forward to reading!
    Thank you for being a part of this awesome blog hop!!

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  98. Man you read a ton of awesome books this year.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  99. You have a lot of my favorites listed here. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  100. Oooh great list! Thanks for the chance!

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway! The categories are awesome!

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  102. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy new year!

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  103. Thanks for the giveaway
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway!
    You have a great list of books.

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  105. Great selection of books to choose from! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  106. Wow. That's a loooot of great books <3 Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  107. Thank you so much for the giveaway. As if you are looking for a new read, I recommend the new release by CM Stunich - Tasting Never - Awesome read!!

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  108. GFC: Debbie W.

    Thanks for the chance! I'd recommend Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (sequel to Nevermore)!

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  109. thanks for the giveaway!
    happy new year

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  110. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  111. This is a great giveaway, and I loved insurgent and shadow and bone too!

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  112. Great list & thank you for the giveaway! (:

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  113. Wow, thanks for such awesome choices!

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  114. Awesome list! I want to read Shadow and Bone
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  115. Thanks for the chance!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  116. So many great books! Thanks for the giveaway! (:

    AnimeAngel1016@yahoo.com

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  117. Great list! I love some of your categories.

    Thanks so much!

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  118. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Great choices of books.

    Happy New Year 2013 :)

    amel(dot)armeliana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. The ones I have read on your list I absolutely loved - so I need to check out more of the others :)

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  120. Thanks for participating! Happy New Year!

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  121. My fav read of 2012 was The Immortal Rules

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  122. thanks for the giveaway! love your list of favourite books, so cute :D happy new year!

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  123. I have heard of so many of these books! :)

    -K8
    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

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