So it's been a big reading year for me, literally reading double the amount of books that I read in 2011. This probably has a lot to do with not studying the final year of my degree, which involved over 50 contact hours a week.
Obviously there aren't enough books here to make up a top ten or some such list and I even struggle to pick my top/favourite read for the year (usually my favourite book is the one I most recently finished). I can pick a few standouts however. Firstly I have to mention the A Song of Ice and Fire series (an obvious choice) but one that I think is always understated. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence and The Blinding Knife were my favourites for the year.
I don't think 2013 will bring another doubling of books read (unless I quit my job) but I will be aiming for a similar amount. I've been thinking for a while that this year I want to tackle the Malazan Book of the Fallen series.
A visual list is below. Happy New Year everyone!