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Monday, June 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Fav's of 2013... So Far

This was a very difficult list to come up with as I don't feel like I have read that many UH-MAZ-ING books this year. SO below are books I enjoyed. A few were favourites but what can I say. I need to get my hands on more phenomenal reads.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

1) Golden Boy by Abigain Tarttelin- This was a surprising read for me. But it was one that I was really glad I read and one that I enjoyed immensely! The concept and the way the author approached the subject was great.

2) Pivot Point by Kasie West- I thought Pivot Point was really fun. I reading about alternate realities and seeing how things will go.

3) Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys- I really enjoyed the setting of this book- New Orleans' French Quarter. I liked the feeling of the story and the relationship between all the characters. I also really liked Josie and her ambition.

4) Pantomime by Laura Lam- I liked how this story took place at the circus. That was fun. I also really liked that there was more to the story than what I had originally thought- it was wonderfully written and the characters were well developed.

5) Altered by Jennifer Rush-This may be the best book I have read this year. Hot boys who are tormented by their lost memories, escaping the compound where they were being held prisoner and girl who holds the key to everything. If you have not read this book- read it!

6) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- The sequel to Meyer's debut Cinder was amazing. I loved it. I need not say more.

7) Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson- I liked this one a lot. I thought it was beautifully written and well told.

8) 45 Pounds by KA Barson- I loved this book. I just read it last week and I loved the message it told about weight and food obsession. So good.

9) The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater- I am not the hugest fan of Stiefvater's The wolves of Mercy Falls but I really liked The Raven Boys. I thought the concept was original and neat and Maggie certainly has a way with words.

10) Shatter Me by Tahereh Maffi- I liked this one. I was late to the band wagon. I really enjoyed the super hero feel. I am looking forward to when I finally get to read Unravel Me.

I hope you enjoyed my list- be sure to link yours below.

Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. Scarlet made my list too, I'm so excited for Cress! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/06/24/top13/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. I also really enjoyed Strands of Bronze and Gold. It was an interesting re-telling. Unravel Me is even better than Shatter Me! Nice list!

  3. Stiefvater *does* have a way with words, doesn't she? Thanks for stopping by our post today!

  4. Hmm. I haven't read any of these but I recently downloaded the audiobook to The Raven Boys and plan on listening to it in July. :)
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  5. Raven Boys and Shatter Me has been on my list for way too long. Great picks :)

    My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013/

  6. Just added Golden Boy to by TBR list- it has appeared on several lists this week! LOVED Scarlet!

  7. I loved The Raven Boys. Pivot Point made my list, too. Good to hear 45 Pounds is a good read. I plan to read that next. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  8. LOVE The Raven Boys, Shatter Me, Scarlet and Out of the Easy! Great list. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  9. Awww! I'm sorry you haven't read many AMAZING books so far :( But I'm glad you've read a few you've loved!! Have you tried The Scorpio Races yet? I think you'd really like it. :)

  10. Altered is your favourite book so far this year? Wow! Awesome, I'm moving it up my tbr now. I really, really want to read Scarlet and The Raven Boys, but I have to find the time!

  11. Altered was a lot of fun! Loveeee The Raven Boys. Also, I still need to read something by Ruta Sepetys!


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