Top Ten Tuesday – Week 40

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's top ten is: Top Ten Books I Read in 2013.

I haven't done one of these in AGES! I think the last time I did one must have been in June :O. Anyway, better late than never, right? It's hard picking out the best of the best, but since I haven't *ahem* actually read as much as I wanted to this year, it should be slightly easier than y'all you read probably a gajillion more books. Anyhoo, here's the dish– and in no particular order:

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This one was absolutely amazing. I was completely blown away by it! I need to re-read this one definitely after mock exams.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

This was definitely the book I fan-girled the most about this year. The second book, The Elite is fantastic as well, and I'm DYING for The One next year (and also super sad to see it end). Fingers crossed for America and Maxon!

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

WOW– this was heart-pounding, suspenseful and gut-wrenching all in one. I was freaked out, I was shocked and I was completely thrown overboard by this one.

The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik

Here's to the book that had me smiling all the way through! Cute and funny, this was my first Claire LaZebnik novel, and definitely not my last :)

A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison

A fan of Hamlet, this was an excellent retelling! I really enjoyed how the author embodied some of the elements from the play and added her own twist to it.

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

This one was gorgeous and moving– one of the few I can actually say is a masterpiece of YA literature.

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Goodreads My Review

Again, like Pretty Girl-13, a heart-pounding contemporary, very moving and very powerful.

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Goodreads My Review

I think probably one of the books I read earlier this year, but still it was a brilliant re-telling of Alice in Wonderland and I'm excited to dive into Unhinged!

Catherine by April Lindner

Goodreads My Review

This one was intriguing, and had me wanting to dive right into Wuthering Heights. Loved the dual perspectives and the elements that had been placed into this fabulous retelling.

Alright, coming down to the last spot was tricky, but I'm going to have to go with...

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

This one was as entertaining as the first and totally left me wanting more. It's humorous, it's snarky, it's everything that I would want in a contemporary.

Of course, we have a couple of runner-ups:

Anyway, that's all for now as we say goodbye to 2013 and HELLO to 2014! I'm excited, especially since there are so many books coming out that sound absolutely fantastic. Let me know what your top ten are in the comments or what books you're looking forward to!

Happy Last Day of 2013 Guys!


  1. I'm currently reading If You Find Me, and it's so spooky and amazing. I have a couple others of your picks on my TBR pile, so I'm really looking forward to getting into them. Great list, and Happy New Year!

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  2. I am so excited to read These Broken Stars & Splintered this 2014. Lovely list. Happy New Year! :'D

  3. I recently finished These Broken Stars and really liked it! Not a top favorite but definitely a runner up for me. I'll be reading Selection soon since I checked it out at the library. I'm glad to hear you liked the second book too!

  4. Great list. You've got some amazing books on your list - These Broken Stars made my list too. I also really enjoyed Pretty Girl Thirteen! I want to read Splintered, keep hearing so many good things. Happy New Year :) My TTT.


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