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Best Books of 2012 12/28/2012

Best Books I Read in 2012:

I read a lot of books this year, mostly Alaskan authors so they have overpowered this list! 🙂 I think you’ll enjoy these authors, even if you haven’t heard of some of them yet. My favorites are the books that I think of later, even months or years after I read them; the characters, story &/or the writing style left a lasting impression on me. Most of these were published in 2012.

Favorite Historical Novel: The Detour by Andromeda Romano Lax–lyrical writing, thoughtful story about a lesser-known facet of World War II

 

Favorite Survival/Suspense: The Raven’s Gift by Don Rearden–riveting, suspenseful story set in a post-apocalyptic rural Western Alaska

 

Favorite YA: My Name is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson–humor and pathos mix with memorable Native Alaskan teens in a boarding school

 

Favorite Romances: So many I had to make subcategories, and I still have a stack to read for 2013! 🙂

Historical romance:  A Perfect Knight for Love by Jackie Ivie–a Highland hunk, spirited heroine and great humor

Contemporary romance: tie between: The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard–brave firemen, spunky granny, and once-in-a-lifetime love; and The Rancher and the Rock Star by Lizbeth Selvig–Midwestern folksy, touching romance, and fun characters

Paranormal Romance: Shield of Fire by Boone Brux–strong heroes, high stakes, and a touch of humor

 

Favorite Classic: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury– a master at his best, and an homage to the power of words

Okay, what great books did I miss? Please add a comment.

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I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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