Top Ten Books I read in 2013

toptentuesdayIt’s the last Top Ten Tuesday of 2013!!! I read a lot of wonderful books this year. Here are some of my favorites!

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10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox was one of the best sci-fi books that I read thisย  in 2013 it brought up so many ethical and personal questions that one wouldn’t typically think about. I was so sucked in by this book that I read 3/4 of it in one setting.

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9. Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor

Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor was the first book that I read and reviewed for this blog, so it holds a special place in my heart, but it is also a great book! Ascendant was an exciting supernatural thriller full of secret societies and a strong heroine who comes into her own over the course of the novel. Read my review here!

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8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan was one of the first books I read in 2013 and it is definitely one of the books that has stuck with me the most over the course of the year. The dual narrative, one written by each of the authors was brilliant. While each was distinctive, both Will Graysons were fun to read about and I loved seeing how their lives collided.

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7. The Diviners by Libba Bray

The idea of The Diviners (a supernatural serial killer roaming Manhattan during the Roaring Twenties) was what originally caught my eye and made me want to pick it up and in no way was I disappointed. Read my review here!

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6. Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Going Bovine by Libba Bray was such a funny and moving roller coaster of a book. I loved that it was so unpredictable and that I had literally no idea what adventure would come next. I wasn’t disappointed with anything I read by Libba Bray this year. Read my review here!

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5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2013 was the year of me discovering how much I love Rainbow Rowell’s books. When I saw the synopsis for Fangirl I knew that I had to have it! I found Fangirl to be a fun and entertaining read whose main character reminded me of myself in so many ways. Click here for my review!

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4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This book is probably on so many top 10 lists and rightfully so. The Fault in our Stars is heartbreakingly beautiful and I found myself sobbing throughout about half of it. But the biggest thing that I loved about this book was that the characters showed so much strength despite terrible illnesses. They didn’t allow their sickness to define them.

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3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

For me, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was one of the most awaited books of 2013. I started reading it and finished it within a sitting and was left in awe of what I had read. I tried over and over again to review it, but I felt like I couldn’t do it justice. The Ocean at the End of the Lane proves that Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller.

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2. Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

I love the Heroes of Olympus series so much I am actually re-reading it again before I allow myself to pick up House of Hades. This series is just so much fun and it is great to continue the adventures of Percy Jackson and friends after his series was over. I also loved the new characters that were introduced to the story as well as how we now see the Roman aspect of mythology.

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1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park was quite possibly one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful books that I read in 2013. While it tackles some really difficult subjects, Eleanor and Park has so much heart and is a love story that everyone can appreciate.

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I read in 2013

  1. Lindsay's Library says:

    I’m reading The Diviners right now! I’m only about 100 pages in but I’m enjoying it so far. The ’20s setting really adds to the story. I love all the Percy Jackson books too — but somehow I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Mark of Athena! I’m looking forward to reading it soon!

    • amandasnoseinabook says:

      Mark of Athena was excellent! I am actually re-reading the series now and just started Mark of Athena last night.

      I want to read House of Hades (the book that was most recently released in the Heroes of Olympus series) but I didn’t remember a lot of important details, so a re-read was a must.

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