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At the peak of Mt. TBR...

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Welcome to the very first TGIF of 2012! 

TGIF is a meme hosted by my girl Ginger over at GReads! where she asks a bookish question and invites all of us to participate. They are consistently insightful, creative, and generally rad questions. So it's definitely worth checking out if you don't already participate!

The question the lovely Ginger poses this week is: 
2012 Must Reads: Which books are at the top of your list to be read this year (new or old releases)?

Funny you should ask, G. Because I am committing 2012 to conquer Mt. TBR. That's right, I am going to spend a vast majority of the next year tackling books that I've been putting off for a long time. 

And the books at the very tippy top of the mountain are...

Graciously on loan from Yani at The Secret Life of an Avid Reader, this is a series I've heard a TON about and need to read. So yes, it's near the top.

It's a NEW John Green book! OF COURSE it's on the top of my to-read list. Durrrrr.

I just love Lord of the Rings (in movie form) SO SO SO much. I need to get started with the epic fantasy series!

I KNOW. Don't take my YA badge away for not reading this yet. I plan to. I SWEARS IT (on the precious).

Review Books
So this is kinda cheating, but we're gonna roll with it. I have many books that I need to read and review and that is GOING TO HAPPEN this year. You guys will be so proud of me.

What about you? What's on the top of your 2012 Must Reads? Link it up over at GReads! and let us know!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. You have never read LoTR or the Hobbit? Excuse me while I take back your nerd card.


    A few of us are thinking about doing a read along (re-read) of the Hobbit this year -- you should definitely join in.

  2. If you start the Iron King, I'll finish it with the Iron Knight. This needs to happen. I'm hanging on the last of too many books in a series. It's beginning to become an issue, haha.

    1. I have the same problem! Together, we can do this. :)

  3. I would totally get in on that Hobbit action. It's on my Pile of Shame, which I am conquering this year. I HAVE read LoTR, though, and those books are AWESOME. YOU GOT THIS!

  4. Oh, I should have added Lola & the Boy Next Door to my list! I've read Anna, but haven't got to Lola yet. So many books...so little time!

  5. I actually need to read all of those except for The Iron King, which I cannot stress my love for enough.

    About LOTR, you knew this about me already, so I don't feel sheepish admitting it any longer. But I've already read The Hobbit. It has been WAY more years than I'm gonna admit so I'm reading it again this year. Especially since they came out with that new edition with that awesome new cover. Which I totally don't have and probably won't get...but it IS inspiring!

    AND, I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet either. So if you lose any cred for it, mine goes as well.

    I really, really want to find time to read Eragon. You know, dragons and all. I lurves em.

  6. The Iron Fey series is so great. <3 I just finished the Iron Knight. They are on the top of my Fey related books as far as favorites go.. And there's a Cait Sith!!! Totally had me flashing back to my Final Fantasy playing days. :)

    Anna and the French Kiss is just awesome. I was a little nervous about reading that one.. but it's inspired me now to break into some more contemps. I adored it.

  7. Oh my gosh, The Hobbit! Totally forgot I promised myself I'd read that before the movie. When the trailers hit TV hard it'll spur my memory. So while not at the tip-top of my pile, it's def. a strong contender.

    And you need to do the Iron Fey series. If only because the last book was sooo good ;)

  8. You MUST read The Hobbit. And LOTR. You MUST. It's absolutely essential. I can't even find the words to stress how necessary it is. (Obviously, I love the entire series)

    Anna and the French Kiss, on the other hand, is a fun contemporary read, so it's great if you want a break from heavier stuff.

    And I am trying to do the same and conquer my own TBR! Here's to hoping we make it to the top (or in our case, the bottom) ;)

  9. The Iron King and Anna and the French Kiss are on top of my list too! I have both sitting on my shelf, so I just need to actually pick them up some time..:)

  10. anna & the french kiss is very good. You will probably regret waiting this long to read it!

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  11. Take the nerd car back is right! You've not read the Hobbit?! Or ANNA?! Well, we all have those books we just haven't got around to.

    I've tackled a stack of paperback ARC's I had and am proud to say I only have a few left to read. Then I have about 50 egalley Arc's to read on my Kindle. I'm devoting some massive time to that. I want to get through them!!! But, by summer I want to just accept and read the books I want. I don't want to accept it if it kind of sounds good any more. I want to KNOW it's going to be great! So be it if I don't get that many arc's. I don't blog for free books, I blog because I love reading. If reviewing becomes like work fro me I take a step back. It might be time to take a step back.

  12. i read the hobbit, but it was in 8th grade. i used to watch the cartoon all the time though. come move here and we'll read it together :)


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