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Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Favorite Reads

Holy sugar sticks! I can’t believe the year is almost over! It's time to reflect on my favorite reads of 2013.

Last year I put together a list of My Top 5 Favorite Authors of 2012, but this year I thought I’d do something a little different. As far as books go, I’ve read so many that I loved this year. It was extremely hard to narrow it down to just a few favorites but I think I’ve finally done it. So here we go ...

Favorite book I read in 2013
This one is tough, but I think I have to go with Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This book was absolutely delightful and utterly devastating.

My first status update when reading this one was: "I can't stop giggling and reading my husband lines from the book. He doesn't think it's as funny, but hey, what does he know? :)"

The first word out on my mouth when I closed this book was: "Wow!"

Click here to check out my Goodreads review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Favorite book that I was most excited to get my hands on in 2013
It was Skeleton Key Guild by MJ Fletcher.  I just couldn't wait to see how The Doorknob Society Saga would end and I must say, it was worth the wait.  Loved it!

Click here to check out my Goodreads review of Skeleton Key Guild.

Favorite series I read in 2013
Rhyn Trilogy!!! This series was seriously addictive. Thank you, Mandy, for constantly reminding me that I needed to read these books. You are the BEST! *Hugs*

Click here to check out my Goodreads review of Katie’s Hellion.
Click here to check out my Goodreads review of Katie’s Hope.
Click here to check out my Goodreads review of Rhyn’s Redemption.

Favorite ‘new to me’ author
This is an easy one for me. My favorite ‘new to me author’ is definitely Lizzy Ford. I bought her Rhyn Trilogy in 2012 but never got around to reading it until this year. After finishing it, I got a little 1-click happy with her books. Yep, I have them all now and can’t wait to read every single one.

Click here to check out Lizzy Ford’s Goodreads author page.

Favorite book that my husband added to my TBR shelf in 2013
I should start by saying that my husband is not a reader so when he points out something he thinks I should try I’m always a little leery. This year he suggested A shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest and although I wasn’t sure what to think at first, I ending up really enjoying it.

Click here to check out my Goodreads review of A Shade of Vampire.

Favorite book read in 2013 from one of my all time favorite authors
I’ve been addicted to the Morganville Vampires series since I stumbled across it in 2011. Rachel Caine has been one of my favorite authors since reading the first book, Glass Houses, so it was no surprise that I loved Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, #14). If you love vampires and you want a good series then check this one out.

Favorite genre of 2013
YA Paranormal! Okay, so this is pretty much my favorite genre every year but I thought I’d add it to my favorites list anyway.

Well, that’s my list for 2013. What were your favorites this year?


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