Tuesday, December 31, 2013

top 13 books of 2013

 The year 2013 is coming to a close. Overall, it's been a great year. I didn't accomplish all the different kinds of goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year, but I worked on them - and I think that's important.

 It's been a great year book-wise, too. I read a lot of wonderful stories. I originally set a goal to read 75 books, but I very soon realized that just wasn't a realistic amount, so I changed it to 60 books. It turned out to be the perfect amount for me. I just completed the goal this morning (just on time!).

 I decided to share with you guys what my favorites were. These are the 13 books that really stuck out to me out of the 60 read books. If you're looking for book recommendations (I know I always am!), I definitely recommend each of these lovely books:

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  4. Emma by Jane Austen
  5. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  6. The Hero and the Crown by Jane Austen
  7. Cinder by Robin McKinley
  8. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  9. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  10. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
  11. Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
  12. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  13. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

You can check out my Goodreads Reading Challenge page here to check these (and the other books I read) out!

 Did any books you read this year become new favorites? I'd love to hear about them!

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  1. My original goal was 100, but that soon changed into fifty. I'm two books behind, but I'm determined to finish today. (but, we shall see how that goes)

    I was fangirling a bit when I was looking over your list of books.

    The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Emma, Cinder, Artemis Fowl, and The Phantom of the Opera are like my most favorite books ever! (and, actually most of them I have read myself this year :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. That moment when there's only two books off that list that I haven't read and I loved almost all of them and I kind of feel like we should be best friends now. :D Also, I read Cinder after I saw your post here, just thought you should know...and yeah, wasn't it awesome? o.o
    I could probably keep ranting because hello, it's books and I could talk about books forever, but I'm going to be quiet now and maybe go do some ranting on my blog instead.
    (sorry for the monster comment, I got a little excited.)

  3. Good job on the books O daughter of mine!

  4. Awww the Blue Castle is indubitably one of my fave books! LOOOOVE it. So glad to see someone else does too!