Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Best Reads So Far In 2013

So much for getting back to blogging regularly, huh? I suck. That's all I can say. But I'm going to try again. And again and again if needed. I was inspired by The Broke & The Bookish's TTT this week though, so I decided to give it a shot. I've read 77 books so far this year, which is amazing for me...I'm already at 59% to my yearly goal, according to Goodreads and that's what I'm basing my Top 10 Best Books so far on. :) And I realized that I have read a LOT of really good books!
(John Green, you're so awesome!)

1. Light (Gone #6) by Michael Grant --this was the perfect ending to an amazing series. If you are a fan of dystopian young adult and you haven't read this series, you are seriously depriving yourself! Set in California, it tells the story of a group of kids trying to survive after they are cut off from the rest of the world, including all adults over the age of 15.

2. Anne of the Island (Green Gables #3) by LM Montgomery --I've read 4 of these total now and this one is definitely my #2 fave so far. Telling all about Anne's college days and her many, many proposals, it has the freshness of the first.

3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver --I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, especially after the disappointing ending of Delirium. I devoured this one in about 2 1/2 days because I just couldn't stand not knowing what was going to happen. There is a strong Mean Girls streak in this book, but don't let that turn you away! It's got a lot of heart too and will bring you to tears many times.

4. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto --just go read my review, you'll see why this was one of my favorites. :)

5. Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by JR Ward --fans of "grownup" paranormal/vampire series can rejoice! This was one of the best in the series IMHO!

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern --this book was so magical (pun intended), I just want to sink into the world and experience it all myself. I'm still working on my craft inspired by it too, I should really get back into that.

7. Locke & Key #1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill --the first volume in a new graphic novel series for me. I read it on my Kindle & decided I didn't like the format (having to zoom in so much), so I bought the first 4 volumes in paperback and they are on their way to me right now! :) I really enjoyed the first so I'm looking forward to it. It's set in a spooky New England mansion that has more secrets than its inhabitants and that's saying a lot! Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King, so the gruesome and horrific scenes are to be expected, but it's not overwhelming.

8. Better to Wish by Ann M Martin --this is the first in Ann's newest series and one I got at the Library Convention and will be giving away soon. :) It's a very serious book for the most part, set in the 1930s amid a war-stricken USA and deals with some heavy subject matter for a middle grade book. I'll be doing a real review of it soon hopefully.

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth --I finally read this one! My 13 year old sister told me I HAD to read it lol, so I borrowed her copy and enjoyed it immensely. Of course, she's being super slow now reading the 2nd and I'm 3rd in line to borrow it, so I may have to head to the library!

10.Hidden (House of Night #10) by PC & Kristen Cast --if you've read any of these books, I'm sure you're probably wondering how the heck this got on my list. Well, read my review and find out! :)


  1. Your comments about Before I Fall has made me move it up in my TBR list. I get the motivation thing. TTT helped me become more motivated to make videos (I do mine as a video blog). Happy reading, yo. And DFTBA. :-D

    1. Yay! I'd really like to try some videos, I just need to get over my shyness and do one lol. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. I still need to read The Night Circus, all my friends seem to love it. I think John Green is made of everything awesome as well :)

    My Top Ten

  3. I haven't read the Green Gables series. it's good to know that it can be enjoyed as an adult. I will have to add it to the monster TBR.

    1. I had never read it before either, until this past December. And I fell in love with Anne and her story! :)

  4. Yay! So many new books to add to my TBR list!