Friday, December 27, 2013

My Favorite Books Read in 2013

Where did 2013 go?! It was an awesome, albeit stressful, year for me. With a new baby and a new home, it's all a bit of a blur, but I did read quite a few awesome books this year. Most of them were not published this year, but that's how it goes.

In no particular order:

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (Review)

This book surprised me, and I still think about it all the time. It's a great mix of science fiction and horror. If you've been passing it by, consider giving it a read.

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Goodreads)

This is the second book in the Locke Lamora trilogy. I love when a series only gets better.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (Goodreads)

THIS BOOK. This book is now forever in my favorites of all time. READ THIS BOOK.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Goodreads)

My FAVORITE book of the year. I was seriously blown away. If you need something epic to read... NOS4A2.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Review)

This first Fairyland book was a beautiful and imaginative read. If you love books like A Wrinkle in Time, I highly recommend this book.

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett (Goodreads)

The Spark was my favorite non-fiction read of the year. I judged the hell out of the mother the whole way through, but I was so captivated. I could not tear myself away from the pages.

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill (Review)

Dreams and Shadows was another surprise read for me. It was a really great dark urban fantasy. As soon as I'm done with this Harry Potter reread, I'm diving into the sequel to this gem.

Thank you so much for spending another year with me. I appreciate each and every person who takes the time to read my blog. I hope 2013 was an awesome year for you, and I hope you will join me in 2014.


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  1. NOS4A2 was soooo close to being on my list!! And Charlotte's Web - love. :)

  2. I found myself judging the mother in The Spark on her irresponsibility with money. I loved the Time Machine when I read it a few years ago too. My copy is completely marked up with favorite passages and notes. Love your list :)

  3. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and here's hoping for lots more great reads. I keep hesitating on the Fairyland book, but I still kind of want to read it. I'm going to look up Dreams and Shadows.

  4. I didn't enjoy Joe Hill's last one so wasn't interested but now I feel I may have missed out, must read in 2014.

  5. So many people are raving about NOS4A2 this year! Definitely picking it up.

  6. NOS4A2 was actually at the bottom of my list, though that's not entirely a terrible thing as I had a decent year for books. It just didn't captivate me the way Heart-Shaped Box and Horns did. So, it's not really fair to Joe Hill, but how good his other books were biased my opinion against NOS4A2.


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