my favorite books of 2013 {so far!}

Hello!

Can you believe that 2013 is practically halfway over? The past six months have been really good, and I am excited to see what the next half of the year has in store! Anyhoo, I have read a total of 48 books so far, and out of those, there have been a few that really stood out to me. I’ve rounded up some of those outstanding books below! Obviously, there’s no knowing what else I will read, but these are my favorites so far :) Are any of these your faves?

Psst. As usual, I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday. You can link up yourself tomorrow here!

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell // This story is so, so well-written, it usually leaves me speechless. I love recommending it to any YA fan!

Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage // This was a Newbury honor book, and it is easy to see why! What really made it for me was the entertaining and well-developed cast of characters. A true winner!

A Tangle of Knots

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff // I love, love, LOVE this book. It hasn’t been talked about/marketed about as much, but it is definitely one of my all-time favorites.

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey // This one only just came out last month, but it has already gained a wide fan-base, including myself. The first in a trilogy, I believe, this was a action-packed and well-paced novel.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green // Need I say why? :) In all honesty, though, this was an amazing read. My goal is to read more of John Green’s novels. Which one should I start with? I’m thinking Paper Towns.

The Great Unexpected

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech // Not that I don’t love Sharon Creech’s books, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one! It is a really good upper elementary school book.

This Is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith // Oooh! I really liked this. So much, I am considering buying it. That’s a big deal, you know.

Navigating Early

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool // I could never really get into Clare Vanderpool’s other book, Moon Over Manifest, but this was a well-written book. I need to recommend it more!

Going Vintage

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt // What’s not to love about this book?! I think the main character alone deserves an award for being all-over hilarious! :)

Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys // Finally, I wasn’t sure I was going to like this one, but it was so good and hard to put down! I haven’t looked into Sepety’s other book, but I really have been meaning to.

Have a happy rest of your day!
Bella

Psst again. I do apologize for the lack of book reviews lately! With school finishing up, reading has slowed down a bit, but once summer hits, book reviews will be on a regular schedule. Thanks for your patience!

9 thoughts on “my favorite books of 2013 {so far!}

  1. I swear I am the only person that has not read The Fault In Our Stars. And I need to check out Out of the Easy! I loved Between Shades of Gray (by the same author). Cool list :)

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  2. Have you read A Series of Unfortunate Events? I am a HUGE fan of the series. If you haven’t you totally should!

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