my top ten books of 2013


Ooh, it is best books of the year time! :) I went through a very thorough discussion about my 2013 reads last week with Jamie’s survey, but, really, how can you limit your favorite books of the year to just one? So, I am joining up with the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish for the last Top Ten Tuesday of 2013. And, if you have some spare time, you can always catch up on all of my book reviews here, because there are a good amount that didn’t make the list, but are still worth reading. With all that being said, here are my top ten books that I read this year!

A-Tangle-of-KnotsA Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff // This was one of my earlier reads, but it impressed me from the very beginning! It just goes to show that no matter what age the book is meant for, it can still be outstanding and well-written. Unfortunately, I feel like it flew under the radar a bit, so do your best to grab a copy for yourself, okay? :)

Code-Name-VerityCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein // I adored this story. It’s heart-wrenching and definitely takes some time to sink in, but it is amazing. I’ve been recommending it to every person I see!

This-Is-What-Happy-Looks-LikeThis is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith // This would have to be one of my favorite YA romance novels, by far. It was just what I needed for my summer kick-off in early May, and I think it is deserving of a re-read later in 2014. I know it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but any fan of realistic fiction is bound to enjoy it in some way!

Monument-14Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne // I really had no idea what to expect when I started this book, but I can tell you that I wasn’t anticipating enjoying it as much as I did! Although the plot isn’t perfect and some of the characters are down-right annoying, I consider like an addicting TV show. It’s hard to stop once you start!

How-Zoe-Made-Her-Dreams-Come-TrueHow Zoe Made Her Dreams {Mostly} Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer // Like Jennifer E. Smith, Sarah Strohmeyer has a knack for writing adorable romances and cute, fluffy plots. I devoured this in one day, and it just proved why a total summer-y story can never steer you wrong.

The-Fifth-WaveThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey // Aliens, a dystopian story, and the science fiction genre are not usually my thing, but I really enjoyed The 5th Wave! Despite being one of my longest reads this year, I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait for Book 2 coming out in May.

That-Time-I-Joined-the-CircusThat Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard // Like many of my favorite reads this year, I wasn’t sure if I would like this one, but I ended up loving it! This book is a debut too, which is a big plus in my book; I like giving shout-outs to new authors when I can :)

Just-One-DayJust One Day by Gayle Forman // Gayle Forman never fails to deliver, as shown by Just One Day. I couldn’t stop reading it, and it was just so GOOD. All I wanted to do was talk about it with someone, which is hard to do when none of your friends read her books.

Out-of-the-EasyOut of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys // I consider historical fiction a tough genre to tackle. If not done well, it can be boring and unpleasant to read. However, I really liked Out of the Easy, and I still need to read Ruta Sepety’s other book, which looks just as good.

The-Reece-Malcolm-ListThe Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding // Finally, Amy Spalding impressed me with her debut, The Reece Malcolm List, which I read just a couple of months ago! I can’t wait to get to her second book, because I have read that the family ties are just as prominent.

As much as I loved some of the books I read in 2013, I honestly wasn’t blown away this year. It could just be me, but I think 2014 has a lot more to look forward to!

What were your favorite reads of this year? What is on your list for 2014? Am I the only one who felt like 2013 was a slow year for books? Let’s chat!


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      • Yes, did you figure anything out…anything that you could tell me? :D lol There was this one girl…what was her name?? Oh well…she couldn’t speak and couldn’t really remember anything. I can’t remember her name, but she was VERY confusing! haha.


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