Elated: Best Reads of 2013

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Hello! Let’s go straight to my list, shall we?

BEST OF 2013

  1. THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss. I am in love with this book! *starry eyes*
  2. THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER by Junot Diaz. Stunning. 😉
  3. A STORM OF SWORDS by George R.R. Martin. Collossal ending, as in, hands down!
  4. ORIGIN by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  5. TALL STORY by Candy Gourlay
  6. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME by Sarra Manning

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  1. ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell. Park! Definite swoon material, you guys.
  2. THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  3. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
  4. THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna. Beautiful, beautiful writing.
  5. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak. Oh, the heartache.
  6. THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg

SURPRISES OF 2013

  1. SHADES OF GRAY by Brooke McKinley. This is a M/M romance so yeah, surprise!
  2. 84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by Helene Hanff
  3. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson. My biggest surprise, true.
  5. FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury

WORST OF 2013

  1. ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth. Appalling. Don’t even get me started (ranting) again.
  2. SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. THE SECRET OF ELLA AND MICHA by Jessica Sorensen
  4. UNTEACHABLE by Leah Raeder
  5. SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins. And I so loved the Hex Hall series…! But this one? Ack.

OUTSTANDING SEQUELS

  1. WORLD AFTER by Susan Ee. Pooky Bear!
  2. SCARLET by Marissa Meyer. Wolf!
  3. SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan. I think this series is underrated. How can anyone miss its awesomeness? *clueless*
  4. DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers
  5. CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas. Chaol Westfall!
  6. QUICKSILVER by R.J. Anderson
  7. ASHEN WINTER by Mike Mullin
  8. FRAGMENTS by Dan Wells. Samm!
  9. EONA by Allison Goodman. Lord Ido!
  10. A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis

DISAPPOINTING SEQUELS

  1. KINSLAYER by Jay Kristoff
  2. GAME by Barry Lyga
  3. THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin. Epic fail in the end. Grrr.

OUTSTANDING FINALES

  1. HORDE by Ann Aguirre. Triumphant ending for a trilogy I loved so dearly. Undoubtedly surpasses all books in this list!
  2. CHAMPION by Marie Lu
  3. INTO THE STILL BLUE by Veronica Rossi
  4. BOUNDLESS by Cynthia Hand
  5. REACHED by Ally Condie

DISAPPOINTING FINALES

  1. ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
  2. ICON OF THE INDECISIVE by Mina V. Esguerra. This one almost top Allegiant with its ridiculous ending. Almost.
  3. REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver. Such high hopes I have for this one 😦 but no.

OUTSTANDING SERIES

  1. FEVER Series by Karen Marie Moning. Hello sleepless nights and emotional hangover. But Barrons… whoa!
  2. BLOOD OF EDEN Series by Julie Kagawa 

It was a very good reading year for me. 125 books read out of 52 books set for 2013 🙂 and only a few that I rated 1-2 stars. Happy, happy time, I might say. How’s your 2013 reading?

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LOVE,

15 thoughts on “Elated: Best Reads of 2013

  1. These Broken Stars, The Mara Dyer Series and The Lunar Chronicles are also on my TBR, I’ve heard so many great things about these books and can’t wait to read them! Hopefully i’ll start Cinder in a few days.

  2. Very impressive number of books read there! 🙂 I definitely agree with a lot of these and I think I’ll be having my own rant about Allegiant tomorrow when I post my review! I’m still in shock after that ending!

  3. I should really read History of Love this year (how many times have I said this already?haha) And yay to Eleanor & Park! Taking note of #2 in your top list. 🙂

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