Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish! Today's topic is my top ten favorite books I've read in 2013. My list is in alphabetical order by title.

  • Bully by Penelope Douglas - This book was such a surprise. Got it for free on Amazon & didn't realize how good it would be. The author's one of my favorites now.
  • The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead - This fourth book in the series was full of Sydney/Adrian action that made me really happy. Including Adrian's POV was just perfect.
  • Fractured by Sarah Fine - This sequel to Sanctum had my emotions all over the place, especially that ending! Pretty sure this was the book that made me tear up the most.
  • Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews - I love all the books I've read so far in the series, but this fourth book holds the top spot for me. There was so much Kate/Curran development!
  • One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy - Another book that surprised me. It ended having more depth & being more emotional than I expected. Can't wait to read the sequel.

  • Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout - The final book in one of my favorite series. Although I'm going to miss Alex & Aiden, I'm satisfied with the conclusion.
  • Shadows by Paula Weston - An Aussie book I had been wanting to read for awhile, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - I'm so happy the story lived up to the high expectations I couldn't help but to set when I saw the stunning cover.
  • Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb - Such a beautiful conclusion for the characters that were introduced in A Certain Slant of Light. It was a perfect companion/sequel!
  • World After by Susan Ee - Felt like I had been waiting forever for this sequel to Angelfall. It was worth the wait & I was completely content with the story.

Also, I want to point out something that I noticed about a month or two ago. A lot of books I liked this year had a character named Raphael. There are FOUR books in this list that have a Raphael! O_O It's no surprise that when angels are involved the archangel Raphael would be mentioned, but there was also a tortoise, nephilim, and a bouda (werehyena). And while the Raphaels weren't always the main character, they were either important or I couldn't help but to notice when they were mentioned... I don't know, I just thought it was interesting and weird that every book I read this year with a Raphael were ones I really enjoyed. ;P


  1. These Broken Stars looks lovely. Must follow up!

    Thank you for sharing your list of the year's favorites.

    Here's my Best of 2013!

  2. I was actually noticing how common the name Raphael was recently in the books I've read this year, too. And I've read three of the ones you have listed here. Gah, I can't believe I forgot Fractured and Shadows on my best of list! Those were really awesome books that I'll definitely be re-reading. But I did make sure These Broken Stars and World After were on my list. :) Happy New Year!

  3. Great list. You've got some really amazing books on your list - These Broken Stars made my list too. I really want to read Angelfall and World After, have heard great things about that series. Happy New Year :) My TTT.

  4. Raphaels. Nice. I need to read most of these, especially The Fiery Heart.