Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 10 Reads of 2013

I can't believe how many books I read for 2013. In total I read 51 books. That's crazy. Then again I read about 6 in one weekend. Whew. Anyways, I thought I would share what my top ten reads from this were.

1. Boneshaker by: 
I was surprised by this book. The story stayed with me after I finished. I really hope there is another one. Plus I really like that the author wrote a note at the end about trying to be historical correct but in the end, it's just a story. I think many historical authors forget that it's a story and get caught in details.

2. Ascend by: Amanda Hocking 
I loved the whole series. It was a different approach to changelings. The last is my favorite because I love how the series was wrapped up.

3. The Sliver Lining Playbook by: Matthew Quick
If you haven't read this, you should--period. I loved it! The characters were realistic and witty. The whole story was great!

4. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles 2) by: Marissa Meyer
I was pretty weirded out by the first series when I realized that this has to do with "aliens" but the author did a great job. I really like how the classic fairy tales are presented in the series and I can't wait for the next one, cress to come out. =]

5.Grounded by: Angela Correll
This was given to me for review and surprised me. This book was very well written. Every detail was accounted for and the end was nice and wrapped. It was a great feel good book. 

6. The Wishing List by: Lisa Van Allen
This was surprised me as well. I received this book from Netgallery. There were some details that didn't connect for me but overall it was good book. 

7. Splintered by:  
I have a serious love for all "Alice in Wonderland" things. This book is no different, although it's the grown up version. I mean this was an amazing twisted to the tale and I really look forward to the next book.

8. Winterling bySarah Prineas 
I picked this up from a book fair and it was really good. It was classic and overall good. I even ordered the next book in series from the library. 

9. The Caged Grave by: Dianne K. Salerni
When I read this I was about done with book but this one was great. It was a tale created around a historical site and I think the author did an amazing job.

10. Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers by 
This was sent to me for review as well and it was surprising really good. It was really detailed with descriptions but the author provided pictures so it was much easier for me. I really enjoyed the story and how it all came around. 

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Donna said...

I love hearing about what books other people enjoy! I haven't read any of this, I planned on reading Silver Linings Playbook, but then I kind of hated the movie so I didn't bother.

Megan said...

I'm enjoying seeing everyone's list of favorite books. It gives me ideas to put on my "to read" list. Pinning this for later. :)

starnes family said...

I saw Silver Linings. Should I read it, too? LOVED the movie!