My Most Favorite Reads of 2012

// January 13th, 2013 // Blogging

Sorry I am late on releasing my top books of 2012, but I spent winter vacation skiing. I got to the intermediate slopes! When I got back from winter vacation, my teachers assigned way too much homework (you know who you are, teachers) and I didn’t have time to work on my top books of 2012 list. I finally managed to get some time so, here it is.

15. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

This book is another book about Artemis Fowl. It is really cool. Artemis has to go back in time to cure his mother from a deadly disease. While he is back in time, he has to confront someone he never thought he would confront… himself.

14. The Genius Files: Never say Genius by Dan Gutman

This book is about Coke and Pepsi and how they continue on their road trip to their aunt’s wedding. An evil boy who was a former member of the Genius Files is trying to kill them, and they are trying to stop this evil boy. The ways he is trying to kill them is a little weird. He tries to boil them in oil and freeze them to death by using giant ice cream scoops.

13. This Book is not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch

This book is about Cass and Max-Ernest. It is full of humor. For example, someone named Yo-Yoji randomly turns into a samurai and thinks that someone who is allergic to everything is his master. They are trying to find the hideout of the Midnight Sun, which is an organization led by Ms. Mauvais and Dr. L. They are trying to become immortal. Cass’ mom was captured by the Midnight Sun, and Cass wants to get her mom back.

12. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

This book is a history book about the assassinator of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth. The characters come alive. For more information, visit my book review.

11. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

This book is about Nicholas’ Benedict’s past. Nicholas Benedict was from the Mysterious Benedict Society series. I like how there are a lot of puzzles in the book. For more information, visit my book review.

10. Fablehaven #1 by Brandon Mull

This book is about how two kids, Kendra and Seth, have to stop an ultra powerful demon from rising by stopping a witch who is trying to untie knots using magical powers. For more information, visit my book review.

9. Alex Rider #3: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

This is another Alex Rider adventure. Alex goes with two CIA members to Skeleton Key, which is a small island off the coast of Cuba. The CIA ¬†agents tell Alex they are spying on a former Russian general, but when Alex finds a Geiger counter hidden in a Gameboy, he knows they weren’t just spying on the Russian general. They were looking for a nuclear bomb. I like how the villain is evil because of love for his country.

8. Hunger Games #2: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The second book in the Hunger Games series is about Katniss. The Quarter Quell is a special Hunger Games when every 25 years, something different happens. This year, the Quarter Quell is that one female and one male victor must go to the games. Since Katniss is the only female victor still alive, Katniss needs to participate in the games… again. I bet you all feel bad for Katniss, just like how I felt when I read the book.

7. Alex Rider #2: Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz

The second Alex Rider adventure is an awesome book that takes place in the Swiss Alps. Alex goes undercover to a boarding school where his boss believes that Dr. Grief, the headmaster of the school, is making clones by using the students. When Alex goes there, he realizes that this is true, but Dr. Grief won’t let him out easily.

6. Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest is about how Eragon’s friend, Murtagh, goes missing. Roran, Eragon’s cousin, is trying to make his village escape the clutches of Galbatorix’s soldiers. I like how each chapter is in either Roran’s, Eragon’s, or Nasuada’s (she is the leader of the group rebelling Galbatorix) point of view. For more information, visit my book review.

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A girl named Katniss has to fight to the death in an arena. Did you hear the “to the death” part in that sentence? For more information, visit my book review.

4.The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

This book is about how Carter and Sadie need to stop a giant evil snake named Apophis from destroying the world. They have to destroy that snake with an old man who really likes cookies. That old man happens to be a God. For more information visit my book review.

3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This book is about August Pullman. He has to endure Middle School with a huge face deformation. It inspired me. I even made a Photostory video about it! For more information, visit my book review.

2. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

This book is about a boy named Georges (pronounced like George). He moves into a new apartment and meets a boy named Safer. Safer appoints him as a spy to stop Mr.X, but is Safer actually a spy? Duh Duh Duh…

1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

This book is told in 4 perspectives: Annabeth, Percy, Piper and Leo. They need to go on an adventure to save Rome and to save Nico de Angelo, Hazel’s brother (Hazel is another member of their group). Along the way, they encounter hardships. This book is stuffed with humor.

Okay… so I accidentally added an extra book, but thankfully I found a solution! Here is my favorite book of 2012! Good job drum-roll guy. You got it this year.

My favorite book is (no number, but we will just call this the book of epic awesomeness)… Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

This book is about how a boy named Eragon finds a dragon egg. He finds an elf named Arya and together they need to destroy the Shade, Durza. For more information, visit my book review.

2 Responses to “My Most Favorite Reads of 2012”

  1. Mrs.Fromowitz says:

    Awesome! Great choices. It will be fun to look back over the years as you continue to compile your top pick lists. Bravo!

  2. Jennifer Malone says:

    I love that Wonder made your list! That was my favorite last year and my 5th grade twin boys loved it too. If you liked it, you might also really like OUT OF MY MIND- my boys did! I think they’ve read everything else on here, but I hadn’t heard anything about CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER and now I’m off to the library to find it. Happy reading in 2013!!

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