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2012 Year in (Book) Review…heehee! By Lisa Paul

Hello my friends, I hope this post finds you all well.  I hope your holidays were happy and the year to come holds nothing but health and happiness for you and your loved ones.

I have received feedback from some of you requesting a top ten (or so) list of my favorite books from Lisa’s Reads this year.  After giving the requests a lot of thought I came to this conclusion….I CAN’T do it.  I just CAN’T.  Why, You ask?  I’ll tell you.  If you read the “About Me” section at the top of the page, or if you have been following this blog over the course of the year, you know that I only post books that I LOVE.  I don’t have a rating system…I don’t do negative reviews…I ONLY post books that have won my heart.  That being the case, how could I possibly choose ten books that I love more than the rest of the books I have claimed to love up until this point.  To me, it would be like asking a parent to choose which child she loves more.  I can’t do it.  As any good mom would say, while I do love all of the children (or in this case my books) the same amount, I love them for different reasons.  So what I thought I would do is list for you ALL of the books I reviewed or even mentioned in my blog this year.  However, I will break them into genres/categories to make it a little less overwhelming for you.  **Please understand, the books listed below are NOT listed in any particular order!** It is also important to note that while, for the purpose of this post, I have placed the books in one list or another, a lot of them can be in more then one genre.  When you click on each book, you will be taken directly to it’s original post, there you will be able to see if the book falls into another genre.  Have fun!


Unbroken:A World War 11 Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

Fiction/Book Club:

Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher

The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton

Raising Jake” by Charlie Carillo

Some Assembly Required” Lynn Kiele Bonasia

A Grown -Up Kind of Pretty” by Joshilyn Jackson

The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani

The Crossroads Cafe” by Deborah Smith

The Peach Keeper” by Sarah Addison Allen

A Different Kind of Normal” by Cathy Lamb

One Last Thing Before I Go” by Jonathan Tropper

The Book of Joe” by Jonathan Tropper


Super Natural/Magical/Paranormal:

Ink” by Holly Hood

The Charley Davidson Series” by Darynda Jones

The Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet” by Darynda Jones

The Black Dagger Brotherhood” by J.R Ward

Lover Reborn: Black Dagger Brotherhood” by J.R. Ward


YA (Young Adult) / NA (New Adult) – NA does contain sexual content and crude/explicit language – please see for more exact ratings:

Reason to Breathe” and “Barely Breathing” by Rebecca Donovan

What I Didn’t Say” by Keary Taylor

Collision Course” by S.C. Stephens

Dissidence” by Jamie Canosa

Miss Me Not” by Tiffany King

Unlikely Allies” by Tiffany King

Forever Changed” by Tiffany King

Temptation” by Jamie Canosa

Slammed” and “Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover


Romance/ Contemporary Romance Fiction/Series Romance:

Love Evolution” and “Love Revolution” by Michelle Mankin

allbanger” by Alice Clayton

Poughkeepsie” by Debra Anastasia

On Dublin Street” by Samantha Young

Pulled” by A.L Jackson

Thoughtless” and “Effortless” by S.C. Stephens

On the Island” by Tracey Garvis-Graves

A Perfect Storm” by Lori Foster

A tribute to Lori Foster

Love Unscripted” by Tina Reber

Season for Love – The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island book 6” by Marie Force

Unlovable” by Sherry Gammon

Something About You”, “A lot Like Love”, “About That Night” by Julie James

The Sullivan series by Bella Andre

Exclusively Yours” by Shannon Stacey

If I Stay” and “Where She Went” The Mia Hall series by Gail Forman

Seductions and Snacks” and “Troubles and Treats” by Tara Sivec

The Bowen Brothers Series” by Elle Aycart

Beauty and the Best” by Judi Fennell

Flat-Out-Love ” by Jessica Park

Easy” by Tammara Webber

Chance Encounters” by J. Sterling

Just Remember to Breathe” by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Run the Risk” by Lori Foster

From Ashes” by Molly McAdams

Avoiding Commitment” and “Avoiding Responsibility” by K.A. Linde

Lexi Baby (This Can’t Be Happening series)” by Lynda LeeAnne

A Perfect Game” by J. Sterling


Erotica/ Erotic Romance/ Erotic Romance Series – (this is the real deal…so if you blush easily or get offended by crude words and sexual activity described in full detail…stick to the category above!) :

The Dom Who Loved Me” by Lexi Blake

The Men with the Golden Cuffs” by Lexi Blake

A Dom is Forever” by Lexi Blake

“The Sweet series” by Maya Banks

Sweet Addiction” by Maya Banks

The Purgatory Club (novellas) by Eliza Gayle

The Play-by-Play series” by Jaci Burton

Banicoot Cove – series” by Lexxie Couper, Vivian Arend, and Jess Dee

Mystery Man” by Kristen Ashley

The Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley

I’m Melting – books by Kristen Ashley (are you getting the hint?!)

Cocktales series by Mari Carr

Weekends Required” by Sydney Landon

Bared to You” and “Reflected in You” the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

The Rough Rider Series by Lorelei James

Wallbanger” by Alice Clayton

The Battered Hearts Series by Kele Moon

The Black and White Collection by Mari Carr

The Stewart Realty Series by Liz Crowe

Paradise Hops” by Liz Crowe

A Tribute to Jess Dee

Sinful Southern Ink” by S.J Drum

So there you have it…it may be possible that I have missed a book or two (if I have, I am deeply sorry…as you can see the list is long!).  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have a safe, healthy and happy New Years Eve and I will see you in 2013!



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