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Top Ten Reads of 2013

Top Ten Books of 2013

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I read so many wonderful books this year it was hard to pick just 10..but here ya go:

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder/Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (YA Fantasy/Fairiytale)

I expect these are many, many lists this year. They’re amazing and Marissa Meyer is wonderful 🙂

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Shadow and Bone/Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (YA Fantasy)

So addictive. I didn’t sleep the few nights it took to read these. I just had to Keep. Reading.

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation, #10)The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig (Adult Historical Fiction/Romance)

I love Lauren Willig. Every time a new bok by her comes out, it feels like Christmas and I know I’m in for a special treat. I always try to make the books last a week, but end up staying up all night and finishing them in a couple days…

WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio (Junior Fiction)

Everyone must read this book! Haven’t reviewed it yet, but it’s A-Mazing!  Forces readers to look at how they treat people and will most likely make you a better person for reading it…

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (Review to come…I’m still recovering from the emotional rollercoaster (YA Fantasy)

Started and finished this trilogy over my Holiday break…and I am still an emotional wreck because of it…In a good way. I am in love with Clare’s writing! Please write faster Ms. Clare !!!

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Junior Fiction)

Like Willig, with Riordan every book is a treat and this was no exception. I used reading a chapter of this book as a reward system for writing a page of my school papers… It was such an epic story!

The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7)The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde (Adult Fiction Fantasy)

I love this series and frankly, I don’t think I will ever get tired of Thursday Next. This one was the most hilarious out of all of them for me so far. I quote from it daily….

Delirium (Delirium, #1)The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver (YA Fiction Dystopian)

I loved this trilogy…and the ending was much better for me than the Divergent trilogy.  It focused more on feelings than actions, but I love the way that Oliver writes.

FearlessFearless by Cornelia Funke (YA Fantasy/Fairytale)

Cornelia Funke is spectacular. This book (2nd in a series) is haunting and exciting, yet beautiful. I love the worlds that Funke can transport me to.

The Fire Chronicle (The Books of Beginning, #2)The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens (JF Fantasy)

Great action packed series! I love the world it’s set in and the characters are awesome…wish the third book would hurry up though 🙂

There you have it. My top 10 for 2013. Any of the same? Strongly disagree with some??

Back for a Book Blitz!

Finally done with my first semester of library school and while it was super interesting it was also super time consuming. However, I did manage to read a couple books…in three months! It was quite a change from my typical two books a week consumption.

However, The House of Hades by Riordan simply could not wait. It was epic and I rewarded myself with a couple chapters a night (which may have turned into read until 4 in the morning, but who cares…it is soo good!)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)I also read Bone Season by Samantha Shannon and while it wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be (bit of a slow start), it still got me hooked on the storyline.

WonderAnd there was Wonder R.J Palacio. Now if there was one book I could force all kids in school to read; it would be this one. It makes everyone, not just kids, stop and think about how they are treating people and why. Is it because they look different than you? Speak different? Dress different? Fantastic book…Go read it!

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)I also recently finished Allegiant by Roth…and I was disappointed. It may have had to do with my finals state of mind, but…it wasn’t my kind of series ending. Kudos to Roth though for writing what she wants no matter what others will think…I do admire her and I know many people are probably very happy with this final book.

How Mrs. Claus Saved ChristmasNow, I’ve been on break (school and work!!!) for a couple days and I finished a cute sequel How Mrs. Clause Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn and just started the Clockwork series by Cassandra Clare.  I’m hoping to get enough books read and reviews written ahead of time to last me through next semester so I can sit back and enjoy all of your lovely blogs while cramming library stuff in my brain…. 🙂

Got any reading suggestions? I have until January 21st until school starts!!

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