2012 in Review(s)

I was going to write this big long post about the best of the year, but I’m getting over a cold and the holidays, and now I’m thinking I’m just going to link you to reviews you might have missed.

Most books I read this year and absolutely loved were either classics or graphic novels. There were a few books that were new in 2012 that got 5 stars from me, though. Without further ado...

My Favorite Books published in 2012!

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance is the most recent, and it was a heck of a lot of fun.

The Wise Man’s Fear is the sequel to The Name of the Wind, and both are magnificent.

Code Name: Verity This is on EVERYONE’S Best of the Year Lists for a reason, people. If you haven’t read this, you are missing out.


DUNE Yeah, DUNE. Dune is awesome on so many levels, and only one of two Hugo Winners to get five stars from me so far. (And the other one is Downbelow Station, which I read before starting the Read-all-the-Hugos Project.)

Master and Commander Another re-read that held up beautifully.

The Gods of Mars Classic Science-Fantasy, or whatever you want to call it.

A Morbid Taste For Bones This was a big year for starting or re-starting series around here.

Graphic Novels
It was really the year of graphic novels for me. I've been tapering off my posts about single issues, and might drop them entirely. But Graphic Novels are currently my favorite thing.

Catwoman Volume 1
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Journey Into Mystery
Iron Man: The Five Nightmares and World’s Most Wanted (That one’s in queue, but I read them in 2012!)

Other Publishers!
Peter Panzerfaust!
Avatar! Avatar again! (and there’s another in the review queue)
Blacksad was one of the big hits for me this year. Just a gorgeous book.

May 2013 for you be full of high adventure!


  1. I thought The Name of the Wind was brilliant, but still have yet to give The Wise Man’s Fear a read. Maybe once I catch up on a few other series. :)


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