Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.  Each week, a new list topic is posted, and book bloggers fill in their choices.  This week's topic is "Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2013."

My Top Ten:

1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.  I have a feeling this'll be on a lot of Top Ten lists.  It's heartbreaking and gorgeous and made me cry and the romance is so swoony and it's just completely perfect.  This series will always be one of my absolute favorites.

2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.  This book is like the exact opposite of CP - it's fluffy and pure fun, but it's oh-so-sweet and delightful, and I'd just like to sit here and bask in its perfection.  And yes, Etienne St. Clair is positively swoon-worthy.

3. The Diviners by Libba Bray.  I read this book while going through post-Downton Abbey depression, and it was just what I needed.  The writing is so rich and enthralling - I just love the way it captures the feel of the 1920s, one of my all-time favorite historical periods.  You can't go wrong with the 1920s and a supernatural murder mystery!

4. Sever by Lauren DeStefano.  My word, this author can write.  Lauren's writing is so poignant.  Multiple times while reading this, I'd go back and reread a line or sentence just because it was so lovely.  The story, the characters, the writing...it's so wonderful.

5. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi.  *squeal* What an amazing sequel!  This is one of the few love triangles that I wholeheartedly love, and there's so many awesome twists and the writing!  Eep!  Why can't I write like Tahereh Mafi?  Love her gorgeous descriptions and metaphors.  And Warner.  Excuse me while I go swoon.

6. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  It's amazing how, even though this is the fourth book in the series, it still manages to be just as fresh and addictive as ever.  What more can be said?  I'm obsessed with this author.  I'll read anything she writes!

7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  Whoa.  This was the definition of mindblowing.  Creepy aliens...atmospheric writing...shocking twists.  I need the sequel now!

8. Just One Day by Gayle Forman.  I'm just in awe of this story.  I actually read it a couple weeks ago and just loved everything about it.  The way Paris is depicted, the whole theme about traveling and finding yourself...in any other story it would come across as cheesy, but it's so striking and realistic in Just One Day.  Can't recommend it enough!

9. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.  I've loved fairytales ever since I was a child, and Meyer is seriously talented at writing fairytale retellings.  I love the addictive, suspenseful plot in Scarlet, as well as the fast-paced writing and cool sci-fi aspects. 

10. Pivot Point by Kasie West.  Fun, fun, fun!  This is one of the few paranormal novels I've read this year that really sticks out as unique.  I love how relatable and hilarious the main character is, and all the other characters were so fleshed out and different.  Loved it!

Whew.  I don't usually include so much detail in my TTT lists, but since this week we got to cover our favorite books, I couldn't help fangirling over them a bit. :) What's on your TTT this week?

~ The Bookworm


  1. I read The Diviners last year, which is the only reason it's not on my TTT list. I absolutely loved it! It's one of my favorite books of all time. Same with Anna and the French Kiss. I read that awhile ago, too. :D Other than that, my list is very similar to yours. We only have a few different books.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Some of my favorite authors made your list! Happy reading!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

  3. I listened to Gayle Forman read parts through out Just One Day and I am dying to buy the book and read it all the way through!