This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.It’s finally the last day of the year! I honestly can’t believe that because it feels like just yesterday it was August. I don’t know how the time has past so quickly. Um. Anyway. So I read 93 books this year. o_O Wow. Yeah, making a top ten out of that is not working for me (too many amazing books!), so I’ll give you my top ten 2013 releases and pre-2013 releases. I actually have a document ranking all 93 books I read in order, so this isn’t too difficult.
Evidently, this is the year contemporaries kind of took over. Dystopias are out. High fantasy remains in. Sci-fi is rising with the discovery of time travel and parallel universe books.
Top Ten 2013 Releases
1. Pivot Point by Kasie West: I can’t get over this book. So much perfect. FEELINGS.
2. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: Time travel GOODNESS. ALSO EM AND FINN. MY HEART.
3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: *flails* I mean. I mean. Epic romance and kick ass action. Hell yes.
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I’m still trying to put the sequel out of my head. But this one was perfect.
5. Cress by Marissa Meyer: Actually a 2014 release, but deal with it. Cress and Thorne. I can’t.
6. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales: One of the most beautiful self-reflective books. Amazing.
7. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: SO ADORABLE. Cute romance at its best.
8. Everbound by Brodi Ashton: That. Last. Cliffhanger. Oh. My. God. Still not over it.
9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: Sturmhonddddddd. And, umm, the rest of the book. *cough*
10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: Such an awesome world! And Paige! And Warden!
Top Ten Pre-2013 Releases
1. Adorkable by Sarra Manning: You had to know this was coming. Had to. This book. asdfjkl; my life.
2. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger: Hate to love romance asdfjkl; *flails*
3. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff: Ep – ic. I’m still waiting on my own Buruu.
4. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger: *dissolves into a puddle of tears* so relatable.
5. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: FLUFFY PERFECTION. IN LONDON. I MEAN. YAY.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: My enthusiasm has waned, but it was beautiful when I read it.
7. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson: Unpredictable and beautiful writing!
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: What can I say? I love fantasy and kick ass MCs.
9. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer: YAY friendship and cuteness.
10. Stardust by Neil Gaiman: Such beautiful writing. I mean really. Seriously.