Smugglivus 2012 Holiday Giveaway: Kobo Touch eReader

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! To those of you that celebrate Christmas, Happy Christmas!

What better way to celebrate the season than hosting a smugglerific giveaway? We have the following up for grabs:

Kobo Touch Kobo Gift Card

1 Kobo Touch eReader
1 Kobo Gift Card ($50)

As (physical) book smugglers, we have long since learned to fully appreciate and love ebooks – and we want to share the love with you, dear readers! Kobo supports EPUB, has a number of international store locations, plus has a host of apps if you have a smartphone or tablet (which is why we’ve selected Kobo for this giveaway).

The contest will run until Tuesday January 1, 2013 and is open to EVERYONE. in order to enter, use the form below and leave a comment letting us know what is YOUR favorite read of 2012!. Good luck, and Happy Holidays!

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278 Responses to “Smugglivus 2012 Holiday Giveaway: Kobo Touch eReader”

  1. Navi December 25, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    My favourite read of 2012 was The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller =]

  2. Julie December 25, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Loved reading Jane eyre for the first time

  3. Donna December 25, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Had a great time reading Detroit City Is the Place to Be

    Mark Binelli

  4. Ann December 25, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    The Hunger Games!

  5. Teresa N December 25, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    My favorite read was finally starting the Chrestomanci series, loved them all :)

  6. Grafton December 25, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    Kindred by Octavia Butler

  7. Gerd D. December 25, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, was the book I loved best this year.

    Have a merry christmas. :)

  8. brenda c December 25, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Code name verity :)

  9. Raina December 25, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was my fav this year. Merry Christmas!

  10. Dana December 25, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    My favorite read of 2012 is “The Help”

  11. Vicente L Ruiz December 25, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Well, the Rafflecopter Gadget just says “Leave a comment”, and I don’t seem to be able to find where does it say we have to talk about our favourite book of 2012… But it’s a good question!

    This year I have managed to squeeze in quite a number of books, but I’d have to say the ones I’ve enjoyed most are those by Kate Milford, The Boneshaker and The Kairos Mechanism novella, and all three of the Fairyland stories by Catherynne M. Valente. There. :)

    Thanks for a great year of book discoveries, Smugglers, and for the Giveaway.

  12. Annika December 25, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    My favorite book this year was Redshirts by John Scalzi. Not a YA-novel I know but such a funny read.

  13. Jenni December 25, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    Jane Harris: Gillespie and I

  14. Nikki December 25, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    My favorite read of the year was Divergent by Veronica Roth. But Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was a close second. 😉 Thanks so much for the generous giveaway and all the hard work that you do! Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy 2013!

  15. Malin December 25, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    My favourite non-fiction read was Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson.

    My favourite fiction read was probably The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

  16. Tahseen December 25, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    Its a difficult call to find my favorite book this year. I don’t even remember all of them on top of my head. Then there’s the rereads.

    I will pick “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson, one of my all time favorite author. As before he had once again manage to surprise me with a superbly original backdrop & magic system in the cliche pron genre of Fantasy.

    My latest read was “Keeper of the Lost Cities” by Shannon Messenger, a fabulous find a debut author. Cannot wait to read the next installment of the series or her other upcoming series.

    And my most awaited book for the next year is probably the finale of “The Kingkiller Chronicle” by Patrick Rothfuss.

  17. Allison (Allure of Books) December 25, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Definitely Death in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander.

  18. J December 25, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    ahh this is so tough. I’ll go with the Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall for my favourite book(s).

  19. Joanna December 25, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    If I have to choose just one then it would be The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – I think this is the first time ever that I choose a classic as my favourite of the year! Merry Christmas!

  20. Rebecca I. December 25, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    If I have to choose just one… Code Name Verity! So good.

  21. Clau December 25, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    “The Brides of Rollrock Island” by Margo Lanagan. :)

  22. Brandon December 25, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Definitely the Fault in Our Stars.

  23. A December 25, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    Code Name Verity, for sure!

  24. Lauri December 25, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    I am vacillating between Divergent, Veronica Roth and The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. 😉

  25. Merle D December 25, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I had so many favourite reads this year, I’m not sure I could narrow it down to one! If I absolutely had to choose, it would have to be Crazy by Amy Reed. It made me cry so much.

  26. Margaret December 25, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    I finally read Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago, a beautiful, angry, and tender novel. The Blue Light Project by Tim Taylor and Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall were very impressive surprises.

  27. Brendan H December 25, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    It’s a hard pick, but I’ve got to say “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett.

  28. Katie December 25, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Code Name Verity was probably my favorite. There were a lot of good books this year, though.

  29. AnimeJune December 25, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    “Shine,” by Lauren Myracle. :) Merry Christmas!

  30. Ginny Gutsell December 25, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I’m torn between Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and The City Son by Tom Pollock.

  31. Sandyg265 December 25, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Vessels by Sara Beth Durst

  32. Heather S December 25, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Gone Girl. Couldn’t put that book down.

  33. William S December 25, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Favourite book of 2012 is Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara. Great Series.

  34. Lyndsey Rushby December 25, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Eleanor and Park was my favourite this year!

  35. Thea December 25, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    One of my favorite books of the year was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

  36. J9 December 25, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Unlimited ebooks!! I adore ebooks because I never run out of storage, unlike physical books. Great giveaway!

  37. Jessica December 25, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    My fave read was Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. And then everything else he wrote!

  38. Sumayyah December 25, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    My favorite read this year has been Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin.

  39. sharon December 25, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Hmmm… I just finished Falling Kingdoms and it was awesome.

  40. Word Lily December 25, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I think my favorite 2012 read was the Hunger Games trilogy.

  41. Ellie December 25, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    My favorite read in 2012 was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!

  42. AH@badassbookreviews December 25, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    So many great books to choose from – I loved Easy by Tammara Webber.

  43. jillheather December 25, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Code Name Verity, probably, but with strong showings from Broken Harbour, Three Parts Dead, Days of Blood and Starlight and The Lost Girl.

  44. Theresa Who December 25, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    My favorite read was discovering the “In Death” series by Jd Robb! My library has them all as ebooks, which are AMAZING when you’re awake at 3a every day feeding a newborn :)

  45. Joanna December 25, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    It’s hard to pick one but my favourites this year were probably Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver and Steve Kluger’s Almost Like Being in Love!

  46. sarac December 25, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I loved Gone Girl! It just sucked me right in.

  47. peggy h December 25, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Difficult to choose, but I’ll go with Susanna Kearsley’s Mariana. I glommed her backlist this year, and there wasn’t one I didn’t enjoy!

  48. JenP December 25, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I loved Jo Knowles’ See You at Harry’s.

  49. Lisa December 25, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Hard to pick just one, but I’ll go with A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster. I always enjoy her stories.

  50. Tessa December 25, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    its probably a tie between Graceling and the whole Chaos Walking series

  51. Serena December 25, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    A draw between Genevieve Valentine’s Mechanique and Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo.

  52. Stacy December 25, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    My favorite read this year was Gone Girl.

  53. Sure Thing December 25, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I don’t think I have one favourite, I read a LOT this year. So I’ll go with a recent read, Hood by Stephen Lawhead.

  54. Laura T December 25, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    The Fault in Our Stars has probably stuck with me the longest.

  55. Ringo the Cat December 25, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Favorite read(s) of 2012: A.S. King’s Ask the passengers, John Green’s The fault in our starts, Adam Rapp’s The Children and the wolves and Mal Peet’s Life: An Exploded Diagram.

  56. Connie December 25, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    My favorite read of 2012 is a toss up between The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. 😀

  57. Cindy December 25, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    The Song of Achilles!

  58. Nathan December 25, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Not counting rereads of old favorites, I discovered ‘The Last Stormlord’ by Glenda Larke this year, and loved it.

  59. de Pizan December 25, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    My favorite read was Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, a biography of Paul Farmer who founded Partners in Health, one of my favorite charities and who is just an amazing individual. Favorite fiction was probably Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

  60. Michelle R. December 25, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    The Racketeer, by John Grisham was my favorite page turner.

  61. Lexi December 25, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I am currently reading “Name of the Wind.” (I am a year behind on reading due to being out of the county last year). I have already shared it with family and have been passed in reading.

  62. Shei December 25, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I think it would have to be ICED by K.M. Moning. I can never get enough of the Fever World.

  63. Cait H. December 25, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    What an amazing giveaway, thank you! I’ve read so many good books this year, but I think my favourite was probably Every Day by David Levithan, followed extremely closely by Son by Lois Lowry and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.

  64. Lori December 25, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Can I have several? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is probably my favorite new book this year… But I always enjoy re-reading Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt around this time of year as well…

  65. Marie-Claude December 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    My favourite 2012 read is Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong.

  66. MarieC December 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I would have to say it was Fair Game by Patricia Briggs.

  67. Erin December 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    My favorite read of 2012 hands down was Code Name Verity!

  68. ediFanoB December 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    My favorite read of 2012 is The Water Room by Christopher Fowler.

  69. Amy December 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    My favorite read this year was Tana French’s Broken Harbor!

  70. willaful December 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    The first book that came to mind was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I read it while a friend was dying of cancer, so it hit extra hard, but in a good way.

  71. Ana Fonseca December 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    My favorite book this year was The Fault in Our Stars, I really loved it

  72. Nadine G. December 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    My favorite this year was Catherynne M. Valente and her two Fairyland books. I read both in 2012 and actually liked the second one better. Definitely my discovery of the year!

  73. MK December 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow, that’s a rough one! Maybe Iced by Karen Marie Moning. Or Secrets of a Lady by Tracy Grant

  74. Joseph Edward Ryan December 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm #


    My favoutie read of 2012 was Wool by Hugh C. Howey (the first book in the series). I am working my way through the rest of the series now, what a treat it is!


  75. Yvonne December 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson

  76. Deirdre December 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    My favourite read of this year was probably Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott.

  77. Lobo December 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker were two of my top reads this year.

  78. Christiane December 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    My favorite book this year was “Nightshifted” from Cassie Alexander.

  79. Kayla Dos Santos December 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    The best book I read this year was Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility. A two girls and a guys story that breaks the mold when the heroine, the narrator, finds her place in New York’s social strata in the late 1930s. The authors does a great job at capturing the ease it is to move between social positions–or rather its seemingly randomness. The heroine is also someone worth rooting for with her love of books, her sense of inner calm and her ability to take on the craziness that occurs around her. This book also begins and ends on New Year’s Eve, so it’s appropriate for this time of year.

  80. Mindy December 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak.

  81. Whitney M. December 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    It’s hard to pick just one, but three of my favorites I’ve read this year are, The Fault in Our Stars, The Edge of Never & You Against Me!

  82. Amanda December 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Best thing I read this year, no contest!

  83. Kaetrin December 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I had 4 top reads in 2012 but I’d say the best was Easy by Tammara Webber.

    Merry Christmas! :)

  84. C.D. December 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I have three runaway favorites:
    1. The Killing Moon by NK Jemisin
    2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
    3. Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and JH Williams (YES IT’S A COMIC BOOK AND I’M SO CHEATING)

  85. Sara December 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    My favorite book this year was Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway.

  86. GrowlyCub December 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    My favorite is a toss up between Miranda Neville’s Confessions from an Arranged Marriage and Carolyn Jewel’s Not Proper Enough.

  87. Teri December 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    This year I was riveted by Insurgent! there were so many great releases though and I will reread them again and again!

  88. Joel Brown December 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Wow, tough question! So many great reads this year. Can I pick two? Non-fic: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
    Fic: The Weird Sisters.

  89. Suz Glo December 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    That is a tough question! But I would say it’s a tie between “The Fault in our Stars” and “Easy”.

  90. Vildea December 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    It’s a tough one, but I’ll have to say either “Unspoken” by Sarah Rees Brennan or Speechless by Hannah Harrington – both because they allowed me to get away from my own life and its troubles and let me focus on something else, something which I’ve sorely needed this year.

  91. Lisa (starmetal oak) December 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    My favourite was probably The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, although I’m reading Deathless by Catherynne Valente which may push to the top before the year’s end :)

  92. Dorothy December 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Mine was a re-read of Harry Potter.

  93. Jen December 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    That’s a tough one…I’d say, either Code Name Verity or Liar and Spy.

  94. Dace December 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I think it was probably The Return Man by V.M. Zito. Gory and bloody to the max but a great read

  95. MD December 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    My favourite read was Russian fantasy: Vera Kamsha “The flame of Eterna” (plamia eterny). Sadly not translated into English. Great world-building and fascinating characters.

    From the English books, I would say the entire Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs who I discovered this year.

  96. Ilana December 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Favorite read this year? Winter’s Tale. My first Mark Helprin, and certainly not the last :)

  97. heather December 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    50 shades of grey

  98. Anonymous December 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    fifty shades trilogy was my fave 2012 read!

  99. Tin December 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly really took me by surprise. It’s a lovely book. :)

  100. Summer December 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    “The Woman Who Died A Lot” by Jasper Ffforde. He always manages to surprise me.

  101. Debbie December 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    My favorite read of the year would be a toss up between Seraphina and Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance.

  102. erinf1 December 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d have to say that I had a lot of favs this year. So It’s not “the” fav but one of, and that was the Witness by Nora Roberts.

  103. Stacy Stew December 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    My favorite book that I read this year was the Hunger Games. Loved it!

  104. Amy C December 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    My favorite read of the year is Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. The heroines are amazing and I’m always gratified to see that they don’t need the men in the story to rescue them – in fact, in this story, they’re the ones rescuing the guys.

  105. traci hicks December 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    There was so many good ones… a monster calls made me cry so I’m going with that one!!!

  106. Elizabeth December 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Hard to choose just one. One would have to be The Twelve by justin cronin.

  107. Elizabeth December 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    The Twelve by justin cronin.

  108. Elizabeth December 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Thank you so much for this giveaway.

    Very difficult to choose ONE favorite read, but my favorite read of 2012 was THE ISLAND HOUSE by Posie Graeme Evans.

    Silver’s Reviews

  109. Alexandra the Great December 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I read a lot of great books this year, but I have to say Code Name: Verity takes the cake. I was a sobbing mess by the end and was sad into the next day – only truly wonderful books make me feel that many feelings.

  110. livivua c December 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Don’t have one

  111. Rev. Bob December 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    It’s hard to pick one favorite out of this year’s 151 books, so I’m going to cheat and pick three. Most obviously, Jim Butcher’s Cold Days. Middle of the road, Geekomancy by Michael Underwood. Finally, out of left field, Ken Harmon’s twisted The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir.

  112. Linda W December 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    My favorite read of 2012 is The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.

  113. Tabitha P. December 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    i love fifty shades

  114. DebraG December 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    My favorite read this year was In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz. But if I hear another book title that may be my favorite. There are so many good books out there.

  115. Erin K. December 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    My favorite was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. Steffi K. December 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    I’ve had a busy year, so most of my reads came in this month. My favourite was Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue, despite what it did to my poor heart.

  117. Victoria Zumbrum December 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I loved Terminal Blend and the Hunt. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  118. Alyssa December 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Hmm, I read so many good books this year. I guess I’ll say The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

  119. Marg K. December 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!!

    Hmm…sadly, I don’t really have a favorite book of 2012. None of the books I read this year (which admittedly wasn’t all that many) blew me away; they were all just “ok”.

  120. Mary Preston December 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    My favorite was BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood.

  121. elaing8 December 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    One of my favorites was Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

  122. Margay December 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I read so many books, it’s hard to narrow it down. I really loved Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout.

  123. Greg December 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    My Favorite read of 2012…. City of the Lost by Stephen Blackwell

  124. jennifer mathis December 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    sahdow’s claim by kresley cole was one of my favorites

  125. Kay-Kay-Bay December 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Too many choices… I loved “A Posse of Princesses” by Sherwood Smith, “How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy” by Orson Scott Card, and “The Winter Prince” by Elizabeth Wein. But they’re so different from each other that it’s impossible to decide.

  126. Sara December 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Favorite read: The Power of Habit

  127. Angie December 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Tough to choose just one. If pressed, I will say THE RAVEN BOYS. If pressed.

  128. Andrea December 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    A toss-up between two Korean web comics for me: “Tower of God” by Slave in Utero, and “Kubera” by Currygom.

    Asha from “Kubera” is by far my favourite character of the year: powerful, stoic female mage on quest for revenge and I just SO want her to somehow come out of this happy and I know it isn’t going to happen and…GAH!

  129. mary anne December 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Depends on the moment and mood. I really liked “The Serpent Sea” by Martha Wells, “The Silvered” by Tanya Huff, “My Loving Vigil Keeping” by Carla Kelly. I discovered John Green and loved the character Tiny Cooper from “Will Grayson, Will Grayson”, which Green co-authored. Also discovered three very good ebook authors – Lindsay Buroker, Sabrina Chase and Andrea Host. And then of course there was the Ivan book. A good year for reading.

  130. Anonymous December 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    The song of Achilles was pretty mind-blowing for me.

  131. k. December 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    It’s a tie between THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and CODE NAME VERITY. I can’t choose just one!

  132. Jatin December 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    My favourite read of the year was the Hour Game by David Baldacci.

  133. Mariska December 26, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Department 19 by Will Hill

  134. Fiery Na December 26, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    I really enjoyed A Discovery of Witches.

  135. Monica A. December 26, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    I didn’t think I’d like it, but I really enjoyed JK Rowling’s “Casual Vacancy.” It was a lot better than I expected and if it hadn’t been my book club’s read of the week I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. So YAY for book clubs! LOL

  136. Catherine Mary December 26, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    I would have to say Unraveled by Courtney Milan.

  137. Miss Marjie December 26, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

  138. Shweta December 26, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    My best read for the year 2012 would have to be Ready Player One. It was an amazing read.

  139. Erfa December 26, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    This is one generous giveaway! 😀
    About my favourite book of 2012 – I’ll say Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver – it was beautifully written and absolutely epic.

  140. Anonymous December 26, 2012 at 4:15 am #

    My favourite non-fiction book of the year was How to Supress Women’s Writing, hands down. It was eye-opening – even so long after it was published, which is a bit disheartening – and I want to use it as a reading list so my knowledge of classic women authors goes up a little.

    My favourite fiction title is harder to pick, but I think I’m going to say that Wandering Son (two japanese children experimenting with their gender identity, handled in a really respectful and honest way for the most part.) was my favourite manga, and A Monster Calls (When the monster turns up, he’s disappointed. It wasn’t the one he was expecting) was the best novel.

  141. debbie December 26, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    I would say ashfall.

  142. Brie December 26, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    Unearthly or Crewel or Under The Never Sky. I discovered and loved all three of those books.

  143. Robin December 26, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    The one that stands out to me is Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, although this was a spectacular year for new books.

  144. Giada M. December 26, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    One of my favourite is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Thank you for this chance! 😀

  145. evie December 26, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    My favorite read of this year would have the be the False Prince.

  146. Kathy Hudson December 26, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Lots of good reads in 2012, but my top one is still CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein.

  147. Dovile December 26, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Origin by Elizabeth Khoury

  148. Ray Pratt December 26, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    For 2012 pub. date, The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams.

  149. Fi-Chan December 26, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    My favourite is Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. It wasn’t published this year but I only read it this year, so..

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  150. Christina December 26, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Hmm… like others have said, I wasn’t too blown away this year, especially by the debuts. But I did enjoy Bitterblue!

  151. Bethany December 26, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Favourite read of 2012 would probably be a tie between Wolfsbane by Gillian Philip and Tin Swift by Devon Monk

  152. Katrina December 26, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Cordelia’s Honor!

  153. Natasha December 26, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I really enjoyed the Russian inspired fantasy Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and the cyborg Cinderella story Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I also really loved Flame of Sevenwaters by one of my long time favorite authors, Juliet Marillier.

  154. Anonymous December 26, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I would LOVE to win either of these gifts. I love reading. My favorite read of 2012 was an oldie…Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie”. Oh how I cried!! What a beautiful story!

  155. Ellie December 26, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    My favorite read of 2012 was probably Forbidden, by Tatitha Suzuma. I absolutly loved and hated that book in equal proportions

  156. Veronika December 26, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Easy by Tammara Webber

  157. Colleen Boudreau December 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

  158. Robi December 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    My favourite read was Orlando by Virginia Woolf. God’s War by Kameron Hurley is second best.

  159. Helle M. Larsen December 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Read a lot of good books this year, so it’s hard to pick just one…. But I really liked Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde and am very much looking forward to the next book in the series! 😀

  160. fishgirl182 December 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    i really liked cinder and shadow and bone. thanks for the giveaway!

  161. Gareth December 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    ANYTHING by Elizabeth McCoy

  162. Alix December 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    My favourite read was Easy by Tammara Webber.

  163. Steve December 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    The best book of the year is a tie for me, Empire State by Adam Christopher and Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig. Both are awesome Angry Robot books.

  164. Cristina December 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    This is so hard! I would have to say…Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas!

  165. Jen B. December 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I have a tie. I loved Iced by Karen Marie Moning and The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. They were both books I just couldn’t put down.

  166. Joyce December 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    “Shadowfell” by Juliet Marillier. Thanks for the give-a-way!

  167. Veronica December 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Reflected in You by Sylvia Day. Soo good!

  168. Sara December 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Favorite read was Princess of the Midnight Ball.

  169. Flannery December 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    My favorite read of 2012 was Address Unknown by Katherine Kressman Taylor. But I loved a bunch of books this year.

  170. Gabriella December 27, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Eeks I’m so glad I just wrote a post on my top 10 favorite reads of 2012, so that I could actually decide what to put. Definitely 100% “The Geography of Bliss” By Eric Weiner. It’s beautiful and fun and helped me figure out that a country can be your home (even if you were never born there and have never been). 😀 Hope I win the E-Reader!

  171. Kiara December 27, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    My favorite read was A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin :)

  172. Bibliotropic December 27, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Having to pick just one book is so hard! I’d have to say that for me, it comes down to a tie between Jeff Salyards’s “Scourge of the Betrayer,” Ramez Naam’s “Nexus,” or N K Jemisin’s “The Kingdom of Gods.”

  173. Rhiannon December 27, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    So hard to pick one! But I have to say, Code Name Verity stuck with me in a way few books ever have. Also I enjoyed the fact it wasn’t an “easy” read, and took some effort to get into, but that it paid you in full for your perseverance.

  174. rissatoo December 27, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    The first titles to spring to mind when I re-read this post today were Ann Aguirre’s Endgame, and Mira Grant’s Deadline. But really, I don’t have a singular favorite – I loved too many books this year!

  175. Karen Ang December 27, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Mine is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiarly Gifted Children

  176. April V. December 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Only one??? How about four?
    Tin Swift, The Rook, Dragons of Wendal & Alif the Unseen

  177. Nicole R December 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Because I’m finding it difficult to choose just one:

    something old: Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
    something new: The Twelve by Justin Cronin
    something borrowed: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    something blue: Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore

  178. Tamara December 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore!

  179. Kaethe December 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I don’t know if it’s the best book all year, but I just finished Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne and I loved every thing about it. And it fits a musical theme with Seraphina, which I also recently finished and loved.

  180. Agata December 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath that I discovered this year :)

  181. rondah December 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Defending Jacob by William Landay

  182. Hannah H December 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    The Target by Alain Robbe-Grillet and Jasper Johns. Surreal story relating to the art in a show? Things that have the feel of deep symbolism and nonsense at the same time? Tons of imagery? A gorgeous translation and COLOUR PLATES?! Yes, please!

  183. bn100 December 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    lover reborn by JR Ward

  184. Heather from Australia December 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I discovered the books by Kevin Hearne about Atticus O’sullivan. I loved Hounded.

  185. Vivian December 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    My favorite book of 2012 was Code Name Verity!

  186. Patrick Noel Genio December 28, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Tin Swift by Devon Monk

  187. Jerome December 28, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

  188. Rene Gatdula December 28, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    I love the Garretts.. My Life Next Door
    by Huntley Fitzpatrick

  189. Krisha Marie Pala December 28, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Leave a comment letting us know what is YOUR favorite read of 2012!
    My favorite read of 2012 is probably the amazing and inspiring books of John Green :-) especially, The Fault in our Stars :-)

  190. Oneal Rosero December 28, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    my favorite read for 2012 was the entire Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.

  191. James Jarillas December 28, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Insurgent by V Roth. :)

  192. Von erick December 28, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    I would love to read at that awesome machine! 😡

  193. arra odeza December 28, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.

  194. Clyde A. Gabriel December 28, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    I haven’t read a whole book this year. I just browse thru the net for infos and stuff. Hope to have this and get into reading again!

  195. Maria Blanca D. Fuentes December 28, 2012 at 2:10 am #

    My favorite read was HOW TO BE GOOD by NICK HORNBY! It was so good I even encouraged my boyfriend to read books because I read it to him (aloud) every night! :)

  196. Belle B. December 28, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    One of my faves will be Mitch Albom’s Five People You Meet in Heaven :)

  197. Ivy Grace V. Conales December 28, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.

  198. Riyalyn O. Gatdula December 28, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Best book for me this 2012 is Miss Peregrine’s home for the peculiar children by Ransom Riggs! :))

  199. Julius Romero December 28, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    Mitch Albom’s Five People You Meet in Heaven

  200. Glenn G. December 28, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Favorite read for this year would be Hunger Games! I also love the movie!

  201. Kimberly Camille Tiu December 28, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  202. Ainsley Laverne Flores December 28, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    I can’t weigh the two. John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. They’re both good, in some levels. But I guess I’ll have to go with The Fault in Our Stars. It changed the way I view life. Man, I am lucky. We all are.
    And I read them both in my phone. It doesn’t matter how small the screen is as long as I get to read every word. I know the pleasure of smelling the pages of a concrete book, but books these days are so expensive. :(
    so yea. TFIOS! :)

  203. Nimfaidea December 28, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Fifty Shades of Grey!

  204. Pearl December 28, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and the 5 books that followed.

  205. Wenna Jill Dela Cruz December 28, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Fifty shades of Grey :)
    by E.L James

  206. nick kalokasides December 28, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    the fault in our stars

  207. MarchRose December 28, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Fifty shades darker – the 2nd in the series was the best imho….

  208. esmaera December 28, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    The Takisman by Peter Straub

  209. esmaera December 28, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    The Talisman by Peter Straub

  210. SUMMER PLEWES December 28, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    DIVERGENT. I read it after my son and loved it!

  211. Allan Reyes December 28, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Fifty Shades of Grey

  212. Meghan M. December 28, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I’d say my favorite read of 2012 has to be Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore. It was thought-provoking, disturbing, and entirely wonderful and magical all at once.

  213. Jae Lee December 28, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore definitely, with Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler close behind. I really loved the very-serious-tone that Bitterblue had but the Jane True series is just tons of fun.

  214. Nikki Egerton December 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I just read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and think it might be my favourite book ever! Have also loved The Fault in our Stars and Mira Grant’s Newsflwsh swriea this year.

  215. Ayah Capalungan December 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Imagine I have read a book for 3 days and finished the trilogy for one week? I found their love story cool and no way similar to others. <3 Hope to win! Love your site! I just hope I discovered it earlier huhu


  216. Stephanie December 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    My favourite read this year is Beautiful disaster by Jamie Mcguire.

  217. Mary December 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    the hunger games

  218. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) December 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    my favorite read was the Hunger Games!

  219. Katharine December 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I have a tie between Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Thanks!

  220. Pat Lee December 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    By far my best read was the Hunger Games trilogy. Could NOT put it down (I know that’s three books but couldn’t select one over the other!!)

  221. Jasmine Stairs December 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I think my favourite has to be Ordinary Magic, by Kaitlyn Rabino-Bradley. (Misspelled that, I’m sure.) The characters were brilliant, the plot was lovely, and it managed to have clear right and wrong without devolving to Black and White, which is hard in a MG book. I loved it.

  222. Christine Apple Añora December 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    the hunger games

  223. Jessica F December 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    The Hunger Games

  224. Maria Louella Dalistan December 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Fifty Shades of Grey!

  225. Karen Mae D. Teves December 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    sarah’s key by Tatiana de Rosnay:-)

  226. Dovi Amor Sabong December 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    I love the Fifty Shades Trilogy of E.L James!!!! :)

  227. Laira Jamille Bolinao December 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    My favorite read this 2012 is the Divergent Series, Insurgent! <3

  228. Noeme December 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    My favorite books this year would be the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. I can’t put down the books once I start reading… I like the series because of the continuity in the story. I already read book no. 7; can’t wait to read the next book in the series… 😉

  229. Dodette Marei December 29, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Ofcourse, fifty shades of grey

  230. Jamie Amar December 29, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    My favorite is Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore!

  231. Gwen December 29, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    I would have to say that my favorite read would be The Hunger Games. Thanks for this giveaway! Happy Holidays! :)

  232. Maureen December 29, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Easy by Tammara Webber

  233. Leonardo Llagas December 29, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Harry Potter series

  234. Mark Angelo Acosta December 29, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  235. Becky C. December 29, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

  236. Amiel December 29, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    gimme, gimme!

  237. Jan Karen Ku December 29, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    What Women Don’t Know and Men Won’t Tell You

  238. Nissha G. December 29, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    these two reads:

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
    by Susan Cain
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

    *happy holidays to everyone.*

  239. DESPINA December 29, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    John le Carré’s “Our Kind of Traitor”

  240. Anna Marie December 29, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    My favorite read for 2012 is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy

  241. yellaflow December 29, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  242. Karen December 29, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Fifty Shades of Grey!

  243. Rusu Alexandru December 29, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    My favourite reads in 2012 is Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

  244. NicoleL December 29, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Just one? You’re kidding, right? Um, tie between The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

  245. Ben December 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway was my favorite book published in 2012 and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was my favorite read in 2012.

  246. jenmitch December 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    well of course this is a very difficult choice… i hate picking favorites, like so many of you. i’ll choose “the 10 pm question” for the sake of picking a single favorite — but i must say, it was quite a year for amazing books!

  247. Julie Lynn Bickham December 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    50 Shades of Grey by far!!

  248. Prasert December 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    the choice was my favorite

  249. Anonymous December 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    For 2012, Loved Sylvia Day’s books Bared to You and Reflected in you. Cant wait to read her Entwined to You which will be released in 2013

  250. Lucy December 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I really liked the hunger games

  251. Kay December 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    loved 50 shades of grey

  252. Lindsey December 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I loved Gone Girl: A Novel
    by Gillian Flynn

  253. rachel December 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Oh gosh, so many good reads. But “Divergent” is topping my list right now.

  254. Justin Averion December 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    The Hunger Games!

  255. Kirsten W December 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I really liked Cinder :)

  256. Vincent Maoy December 30, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    The Hunger Games!
    The Hunger Games!

  257. Ashima Gupta December 30, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    My fav. read of 2012 is Undercover Affair by Lilian Peake.

  258. Gwen Marcellana December 30, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! :)

  259. Alvina December 30, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    too many good books for 2012, especially for YA! My favorite would probably be.. It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. Best out of her summer series, where Belly, Jeremiah, and Conrad’s love triangle peaked! :)

  260. loraine December 30, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    i wanna win kobo

  261. loraine December 30, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    my fave read of 2012 is hunger games!

  262. Lovely Joy Merced December 30, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    The whole Twilight Saga!

  263. Claire O December 30, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Just started 50 shades and really into it.

  264. SueSueper December 30, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    The Hunger Games :-)

  265. Colene Cabaliza December 30, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy. :)

  266. deborah grace dano December 30, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    One of my favorite book in 2012 was the false prince by Jennifer Nielsen

  267. Lorna England December 30, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Patricia Cornwell- The Bone Bed!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  268. Rachel Despins December 30, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    My favorite was A Good American by Alex George.

  269. Rose December 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Read so many amazing books this year – so hard to pick!! I would have to say Game of Thrones

  270. Heather! December 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I just started the Tapestry series. So far, sooo good!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  271. annie December 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    The Alchemist.
    “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

  272. annie December 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    The Alchemist.
    “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

  273. briana scarbrough December 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    50 Shades of Grey!

  274. Jaziel Oliveros December 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    My favorite read is Undercover Affair by Lilian Peake.

  275. Elna Goc-Ong December 31, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    50 shades of grey by eljames :)

  276. Jenny December 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    The book I like better is The Shadow of the Wind. And I must thank you to incitate me to read it.
    But if I had to pick a book released in 2012, it would probably be Ruins or Cinder.

  277. Jennifer December 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Sadly, the rafflecopter application said the contest is already over.


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