Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Books I Read In 2013.

Gosh this is such a hard list to make. Really narrowing down the top books I read just to ten will be such a chore. I read a lot of great books this year, and admittedly quite a few bad ones as well, but I will try to pick my favorite ten out of the ones I loved. So here they are in no particular order.

  1. The Raven Boys & The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. These two books were just amazing and for very different reasons. I really need to get my butt in gear reading the second book in The Raven Cycle series.
  2. Anna Dressed In Blood & Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. These were the first two books I read this year and they still stand out to me as some of the best books that I read in 2013.
  3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. So glad my friend told me about this one and insisted I read it. This was a great story.
  4. World War Z by Max Brooks. I had avoided zombies for a long time before picking this book up. I really enjoyed it, was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it, but it didn’t make me want to go on a zombie reading binge thankfully.
  5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. Do I even need to explain why I put this one on the list? No, I didn’t think so.
  6. Ghost Planet by Sharon Fisher. Such a great stand alone book. I am really looking forward to more books by Sharon Fisher in the future.
  7. Tangled Tides, Dangerous Depths & Taking Back Forever by Karen Amanda Hooper. These three books were all amazing in their own way but I couldn’t just list one of them. If you haven’t read any of these books you should. But make sure you read them in order.
  8. The King’s Quest Trilogy by Craig Mills & Kenyon Morr. I couldn’t leave this trilogy off the list. The books were as good as the games and I am so glad I got the chance to read all three this year.
  9. Crucible by Troy Denning. This book was my long awaited return to reading books from the Star Wars series and it felt like the perfect place to jump back into it.
  10. Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Go read it, then tell everyone else to. This is a must read for everyone.

Okay so that’s technically more than ten books but I did my best to narrow it down. Honestly I could have easily put another twenty or so books on this list but I forced myself to stick as close to ten as I could. What were the top ten books you read this year?

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