June 24, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
We’re already more than halfway through the year 2013, and that means that I’ve already had a chance to choose what I consider to be the best books I’ve read so far (for the first time) this year! These are books that made me gasp, laugh, smile, and have kept me on the edge of my seat. Basically, these are books that have made me go:
1. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Imagine the story of Sleeping Beauty set in the future with some Doctor Who-like elements, and you’ve got the core idea for A Long, Long Sleep. This book completely blew me away with its character development; I loved watching the main character grow from being timid to conquering everything that stood in her way. I heard there’s going to be a sequel for this book coming out in 2014 (and being published in the UK, so I hope it comes to the USA so I can read it)!
Jessica Brody’s 52 Reasons to Hate My Father made my list of Best Books of 2012, so it only seems fitting that Unremembered makes my list of Best 2013 Books! I absolutely adore Jessica Brody’s writing and humor; and the ending was so fantastic that I gave it a gif of a clapping bunny. That doesn’t happen often around here, folks.
3. How My Summer Went Up in Flames/Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski has already had two books published this year, and both of them are incredibly hilarious, have great narrations, quirky characters, fun dialogue, and are all around must-read contemporaries!
4. All Our Yesterdays by Cristen Terrill
I received an ARC of this book and I am so excited to review it, as it’s already one of my favorite books of the year! It is packed with plenty of action, thought-provoking scenes, humor, heartbreak, and of course, time travel!
5. Cinder/Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I love the Lunar Chronicles, it’s definitely become one of my favorite book series ever! This series is perfect because it manages to both add a totally new dimension to what we already know about the fairy tales yet give nods to the original tellings. I am so excited to read Cress!
6. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leigh Rae Miller
This book was one of my most anticipated 2013 releases and it did not disappoint! The Summer I Became a Nerd was so cute and fun, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
With its wonderful writing style, sweet story line, and an ending that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight has definitely made me fall in love with it.
8. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
It’s Sarah Dessen! Of course it made my list. Plus, I loved the references to This Lullaby, Along for the Ride, and The Truth About Forever (my 3 favorite Dessen books) in The Moon and More!
9. Also Known As by Robin Benway
I love Robin Benway’s books! In fact, I called Audrey, Wait! a reason to love YA. So when I heard that she was writing a spy novel with the lead who was a safecracker, I knew it was going to be fabulous. I wasn’t wrong.
10. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
The secondary character in this book, the smart and hilarious Ginnie, is one of my favorite YA characters ever!
What have your favorite books of 2013 been?