Helen’s 2012 review

What is your favourite read of 2012?
hmmm, choosing one favourite is always hard so I’m gonna cheat and chose two! These are two books whose themes will stay with me and that really made me think, but were easy to read and great stories too. Firstly, Me Before You by Jojo Moyles and secondly Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel. If we want the funniest book I’ve read this year it’s got to be ‘Molly’s Millions’ by Victoria Connelly, a great balance for the other two!

Which book have you most enjoyed sharing with your children?
Well with Sienna now approaching 3 years old, her favourites that I love to read (these two things often don’t match!) have got to be the Donaldson/Scheffler team. Any will do but Zog has been one that we have really enjoyed sharing.

With Tianna (now 5), we have finally begun to read more complex and longer stories, like Noddy!. She is starting to enjoy Roald Dahl and I have loved reading these kinds of stories with her. The BFG has been a great one, all of those great half made up words are so much fun.

What have you enjoyed most about blogging in 2012?
I have still enjoyed writing but have also enjoyed getting more books from publishers and seeing them before most people get a chance. Leading on from that it’s always nice when authors give you nice comments about your reviews and that’s happened a couple of times this year.

What has been your favourite book event of 2012?
I still need to write about this for ‘Love books will travel’ but it has to be seeing Alexander McCall Smith at Foyles talking about his new book ‘Trains and Lovers’. He was so easy to listen to, very charming and witty. He was just as you expect from reading his books. It was fabulous. Plus his spoilers about some of his other books have me itching to read them too!

What are you most looking forward to reading in 2013?
I am looking forward to a few books in 2013, having read Lissa Price’s Starters I am ready for the next installment, Enders. I ‘ll be glad to resolve some of those cliffhangers. In the same way I want to read the next book in Meg Cabot’s Abandon series, I loved the first one, and I think the next one is due out sometime this year!

Apart from that my TBR is as long as ever…

Helen’s Favourite books of 2012 (click on the title below to learn more)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Molly’s Millions by Victoria Connelly

Starters by Lissa Price

Zog by Julia Donaldson

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