Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top 10 Favourite Books of 2013

Each year I always like to look back on it and find my top 10 favourite books of the year. For 2013, even though I'd found some books - particularly sequels to series - have disappointed me this year (blame it on the book reading slump I have been having now and then) but there has still been many other books out there that have become favourites of mine as well, so it's been rather hard to choose between them all but here we go with my Top 10 favourite books of 2013!

10. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

I really wanted this book to be in my number 1 spot, but I had so many other favourites to fill those spots . . . still . . . this book had to make this favourites list this year. It was freaking brilliant. I rarely read books that are - somewhat - inspired by events of real life people, but let me tell you this book was more than I thought it would be. I cried a little in this book and because I've always been fascinated by Zelda herself . . . this book definitely earned this spot! It was a perfect read for me.

9. Every Breath by Ellie Marney

I have to admit - this book was uber-cool. I think out of every book I have read this year, this particular one surprised me the most. At first, I didn't think it was my kind of read but I was so wrong about that because this book was SO MUCH FUN to read! Everything from the Australian setting to the quirky and quick-witted characters is what made this book fun and I can't wait to read more from this author and from this new series of hers! Plus it's inspired by Sherlock Holmes which is another bonus in my books! ;)

8. The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

This book was another surprise to me as well. Not only does it have an interesting tale to tell, but it also happens to be a book that has so much GIRL POWER in it that it inspires me every time I think back on the book. So it's no wonder why this book made it on my top 10 list . . . because it's such a perfect read and very cleverly told!

7. Ink by Amanda Sun

This book was just super creative! So cool and dangerous and everything in-between. It not only contains some of my favourite things about the Japan setting (which seemed very realistic in the book), but it has a concept that surrounds ink and drawing . . . which come alive mind you. So Japan and drawings (two of my favourite things) pretty much guarantees a spot on my favourite book list! But seriously . . . I REALLY need the sequel asap because this book is just . . . well . . . cool.

6. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

What can I say? This book made me feel SO MANY emotions. Whether I cried or smiled over the ending that was still so sad and yet so happy and yet was filled with so many feels at one time, this book is definitely one of my favourites coming from Cassandra Clare (it's probably her best so far) and I'm definitely going to be missing this series . . . like A LOT! I'm talking about you Jem because you were so brilliant in this book. So brilliant. And Will of course.

5. Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry rocks with her contemporary books. She is not only brilliant at writing a good old romance, but she has also become one of my favourite authors, especially when it comes to this book. The main characters, Beth and Ryan, had the perfect chemistry between them, so of course I had to put this book in at least my top 5 favourites. Definitely looking out for great things from this author in the future!

4. The Program by Suzanne Young

While this book contains a lot of depression (which should make yourself feel depressed and such), but I can't deny by how much I enjoyed this book and I think every teenager should read this one. It maybe fiction but I think many teens and even adults can relate to this book.

3. Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Mythology and Korea and a kickass heroine? Yeah this book has all of that in this one book. So why shouldn't it be in my favourite books list? I have also read the sequel to this series which is out now this month and it definitely doesn't disappoint!

2. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

This book ROCKED. Simple as that. No really . . . this book was one of the most imaginative books I have come across and talk about the book having one of the most beautiful covers I have seen this year . . . so I can't wait to read more from this author and of this series. Seriously, this book should be a movie or something. Reminded me of Beautiful Creatives in fact. Only it was much more brilliant. ;)

1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Even though this book and its two sequels didn't technically come out this year, but I finally read all of this series this year and I was left mentally kicking myself that I didn't read this series sooner than I did. But it just rocked and now I'm left wishing there were more books in this series because I'm missing all of the characters and the world already! Le sigh. It was just too perfect these books.

Some other honorable 2013 book mentions also go straight to The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Crash Into You by Katie McGarry, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, The Cloud Hunters by Alex Shearer, Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent and Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza.

Well, there you have it folks . . .

My favourite Top 10 Favourite Books of 2013!

So what do you think of my Top 10 2013?

What are your favourites from this year?


  1. The only one I've read from this list is Prophecy. I see a few that I'm going to add to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. No problem. I would highly recommend all of these books. They were so, so good. :)

  2. Ooh, you read some pretty fantastic books this year. My most anticipated book was Clockwork Princess and it absolutely DID NOT disappoint at all. And I really enjoyed Ink and The Program. I just finished reading an eGalley of The Treatment (the next book in the duology - I think) and oh my god. It broke the feels all over the place. :)

    1. They were all great books. Clockwork Princess definitely did not disappoint me either (the ending was so great!). Yeah, I'm really looking forward to The Treatment book. Sounds good. I kind of hoped it was a trilogy . . . but we'll see. It's probably a duology since Young's other YA series was a duology as well. :)

  3. As you know I have read none of these. I am very intrigued by Z though, especially since watching Midnight in Paris because it was the first time I'd ever really paid any attention to either of the Fitzgeralds but it was certainly a very kind introduction to them and it did make me interested to know more about them.

    1. Yes! Exactly! If you loved Midnight in Paris you'll most likely love the Z book as well. So, so good. It has its sad side too . . . but I loved it regardless. Made me cry a little hehe.


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