Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read so far in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So at the start of 2013 I had decided that this was THE YEAR OF READING or something like that. And now I’m up to 56 books and the year is only half over. I’ve read A LOT of really amazing books, and I’m proud to say that I’m even branching out a bit! Picking my top 10 was super easy because there have honestly been a lot of great books, but only a few have made the ‘mind blowing’ cut. So here are my top 10 books that I’ve read this past year. I HIGHLY recommend them ALL!

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Anna and the French Kiss — Stephanie Perkins
This book has ALL. THE. FEELS. omg and it was the inspiration for my current novel!

Mind Games — Kiersten White
I know that this book has gotten a lot of negative reviews, but I thought it was amazing. I loved the prose and the flashbacks. I loved the sisters and how fucked up everything was. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

Clockwork Princess — Cassandra Clare
Best read of the year HANDS DOWN. Best end of to a series EVER. I basically sobbed hysterically through the last like. 100 pages. So many emotions. If I think about it too much I STILL tear up.

Golden — Jessi Kirby
My first Jessi Kirby book and I was blown away. The story, the writing. Everything was perfect and beautiful.

Monument 14 — Emmy Laybourne
Amazing end-of-the-world survival book. Great characters and gripping story! So much love for this book, and Max!!! Never have I read such an amusing young child in a book before, oh god.

Dangerous Girls — Abigail Haas
I read this week ago and I STILL can’t wrap my head around the ending. Mind-fucking-blowing.

Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
Emergency Kanye Dance Party. Need I say more?

Also Known As — Robin Benway
A sassy, witty, HILARIOUS teenage spy?!?! Maggie is my new FAVORITE YA heroine.

Through the Ever Night — Veronica Rossi
Such an amazing follow up to UNDER THE NEVER SKY. I am DYING for the next one now!!!

Smart Girls Get What They Want — Sarah Strohmeyer
This book was SO much fun. I loved the friendships, the humor, the families… just everything.

Have you read any of these? Were they top favs too???

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read so far in 2013

  1. Debby

    Oooh I’m definitely adding Smart Girls Get What They Want to my TBR list. This is the second time I’ve seen it on a TTT this week and it does sound awesome, for if I’m ever in a contemporary mood again xD I’ve also heard awesome things about Also Known As, so I hope I’ll be able to check it out soon! Nice list! Totally agree on Golden 🙂

    1. river Post author

      Smart Girls is soooooo cute! And the girls are so funny! I rec AKA even MORE than Smart Girls. That book seriously blew me away!

  2. Sandra

    can’t wait to check out Anna and the French Kiss (thanks again :D)! Clockwork Princess is sitting on my tbr-shelf since April…I’m waiting till I have vacation, so I have time to “enjoy” my next book-hangover (I’m sure I’ll be totally wasted after reading it!). Totally agree on Golden! I’ll definitely check out your other favourites too!

    1. river Post author

      I hope you love it as much as I do :Dv! Ahhhh~ I can’t believe you’ve held out so long on Clockwork Princess! So strong! I hope you get a vaca soon so you can read it and cry with the rest of us XD


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