Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Best So Far: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

What are the best books I've read so far in 2013?  The Broke and The Bookish want to know.  I've been lucky.  Except for one truly disappointing book, I've read some really great novels so far this year.  I've limited the list to just novels, because if I included the fantastic poetry and short stories I've read on this list, I would have a much more difficult time deciding what titles to include.  

In no particular order, the best books of 2013 so far:
1. The Deception of Livvy Higgs, by Donna Morrissey
2. Legend, by Marie Lu
3. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
4. And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hoseinni
5. Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes
6. Redshirts, by John Scalzi
7. Dead Ever After, by Charlaine Harris
8. The Wind Through The Keyhole, by Stephen King
9. Everything's Eventual, by Stephen King
10. The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis

What are the best books you've read so far this year?

24 comments:

  1. I felt the same way - even though I haven't read that many books this year, most of them have been enjoyable (I can think of two that I didn't like at all, and about three that left me at "meh").

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    1. The streak of great books that I'm reading has kept me in a good mood. I haven't read a bad one since March.

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  2. You have a nice mix of books listed here. Some of them I need to read when I get the chance. Love C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. I already want to re-read the Narnia books. They were wonderful.

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  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God has been languishing on my TBR list since I studied a few pages of it when writing an essay on how fiction writers represent accents and dialects in their writing. Thanks for reminding me of it.

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    1. Their Eyes Were Watching God was amazing. It was actually a re-read. The first time I read it was over ten years ago (yikes!) and I just was in the mood to read it again. I highly recommend it.

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  4. Everything's Eventual has some great creepy stories! I particularly remember one set in a hotel room (maybe 1408?). I love the Narnia series too!

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    1. 1408 is awesome. I love King's short fiction (and his LONG fiction too).

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  5. Legend and Falling Kingdoms have both been on my TBR list forever. I really need to get on them already. I keep seeing them on everyone's TTT lists!

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. Legend was great. Falling Kingdoms exceeded my expectations.

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  6. I have a copy of Legend sitting here. I really need to give it a read.

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    1. Legend is exciting and fast-paced. I could have read it in one sitting if I had the time.

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  7. Ooh! I keep meaning to read REDSHIRTS. Glad to hear it was good.

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    1. Redshirts is so fun! I highly recommend it.

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  8. interesting titles, I'm glad you enjoyed them. thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I enjoyed them all and they were fantastic each in their own way.

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  9. Yay for Legend! I can't wait for the ending this year!

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    1. I know! I keep double checking the release date for Champion. I'm so excited.

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  10. I am reading the Narnia series too. I just finished Prince Caspian. I am excited to get to the last few books, but it'll probably be a bit bitter sweet.

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    1. It was definitely bittersweet for me. I loved reading the books and they were wonderful, but I was so sad when it all ended.

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  11. I really liked Legend when I read it - I've heard good things about Redshirts too!

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    1. Redshirts is a whole lot of fun. I definitely recommend it.

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  12. I really want to read And the Mountains Echoed! And Legend! And Falling Kingdoms! They all sound so good! I wish I had your luck with reading pretty much only books you end up enjoying!

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    1. Maybe I've finally honed my instincts with books, so I have fewer and fewer disappointing reads.

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