Here is my list of the top 12 books that I have read from 2012 linked to reviews if they are available. Some of the books were originally rated 4.5 stars. Those are initial ratings. Sometimes 4.5 books can still leave a lasting impression. These are the 12 books that left a lasting impression.
Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1) by Caragh O'Brien
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass9
Hushed by Kelly York
Black Dawn (Morganville Vampire #12) by Rachel Caine7
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
A Millions Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
And for the best book that I read this year, although only by a ever so slight margin over number 2.