Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Notable Books in 2012

Now that 2012 is nearing the end and we are gearing up for a new year, I wanted to take a look back at some of the books that stood out in 2012, not necessarily because they were good or bad but that these books had people reading and talking about. This list is subjective and I know I can't possibly recall ALL the books that have been popular but it does say something that just writing this post the books still come to mind. I haven't read them all, and I can't say I would enjoy them all but maybe you will? Or, perhaps you have read them all?


The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James

The Crossfire series by Sylvia Day

 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Young Adult:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

New Adult:

Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Beautiful Disaster by  Jamie McGuire

Easy by Tammara Webber

Love Unscripted and Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber

So, it looks like this was a year of trilogies. It could be the books are so popular because just as one book in a trilogy is released, a few months later another installment comes along and etc.

Also, readers and publishers seem to be taking note of the official/unofficial New Adult genre. Somewhat related to this I have seen many indies (largely New Adult titles) being being re-published traditionally.

Many popular series are being turned into TV episodes or is it the other way around? I think this trend is going to stick around into the new year.

I wonder what next year will have in store?