2012 Official List of Awesome

2012 Official List of Awesome

Some blogs have “best of” lists, Clear Eyes, Full Shelves has an Official List of Awesome. 

We’re honoring the reads that were most memorable of the year, using an extremely scientific methodology. 

Favorite Debut - Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Nominated by Sarah 

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Under-the-Radar YA Novel - Miracle by Elizabeth Scott 

Nominated by Sarah

Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome - Miracle by Elizabeth Scott

Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome - Miracle by Elizabeth Scott

CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book That Changed the Way I Think About Romance Novels - Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Paranormal Not Written by Maggie Stiefvater - Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Nominated by Laura, Seconded by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Paranormal/Best Series Beginning

Nominated by Sarah & Laura

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book That Made Me Wish More of My Favorite YA Authors Would Try Their Hand at Adult Fiction - Come See About Me by CK Kelly Martin

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Most Misunderstood YA Novel, Thanks to a Nonsensical Cover - The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book with a Character That Reminded Me Most of Myself (also, Best Satire and Best Subversive Book Club Selection) - Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbalestier

Nominated by Laura

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Fresh Take on a Tough Topic - Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Nominated by Sarah, Sandra & Laura

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Favorite Mystery/Favorite New-to-Me Author - Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

Nominated by Sandra

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Scene Involving Hot Sauce - Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox

Nominated by Rebeca aka Renegade & Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Post-Apocalyptic/Best Book Not Actually About Zombies - This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Nominated by Laura, Seconded by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book That Made Me Happy I Didn’t Abandon a Series After an Unfortunate First Installment - Riveted by Meljean Brook

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book That Made Me Throw Myself Headlong into a Genre I Never Thought I’d Like but Now Love - Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Nominated by Laura

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book That Inspired a Massive Backlist Glom - Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry

Nominated by Rebeca aka Renegade

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Book Not Named Bittersweet that Filled Me with Evangelical Zeal - Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo

Nominated by Laura

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CEFS Review / Goodreads 

Best Book Not Actually About Cupcakes - Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Nominated by Sarah & Laura

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I Love Post / Amazon / Goodreads

Favorite YA Novel I Kept Meaning to Review - The List by Siobhan Vivian

Nominated by Sarah

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Amazon / Goodreads

2012 Australian Import We’re Thrilled is Hitting U.S. Shelves in 2013

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Favorite Second Book in a Series - Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Best Historical Novel - Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Nominated by Sandra

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Favorite Retelling - For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterefreund

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Post / Amazon / Goodreads

Yes, I Loved This Too, Like Everyone Else - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Nominated by Sarah

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CEFS Post / Amazon / Goodreads

Dramatic YA Romance Done Right - Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

Favorite Book Y’all Should’ve Told Me to Read Years Ago - Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker (2009)

Nominated by Sarah 

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CEFS Review / Amazon / Goodreads

There you have it, the official Clear Eyes, Full Shelves 2012 List of Awesome. Sooooo… what were some of your favorite reads last year?  

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