Man, I was not ready to make this list! So keep in mind that this was written in November, before I'd finished any December titles I had in my pile. Which actually includes titles from 3 of these authors, go figure.
Looking at my list I realize this was a year where darker themes were winners with me and true love conquered all. There was also a surprising amount of reading here that I loved that weren't from my favorite genres. Contemporary romance and YA had a banner year. lol
Two of these ended a series, four started their series, one was a companion novel and three fell somewhere within a series.