My Top Ten Books of 2013!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Well, here is a challenge to myself. Featuring my top ten FAVORITE reads of 2013! What a difficult task! I have read some pretty fabulous books this year. But alas, I will limit them to my ten favorites! So, without further ado, here are my

Top Ten Books of 2013!

In order to help me narrow my list down, I am giving out awards! So I hope you enjoy!

Best Adult Fiction:

16058645The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler! (My Review is here).
My one sentence re-cap: Such a genuine emotional journey of one of the best-written characters I have ever read.

Best New Adult Fiction:

16068905Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (My Review is Here)
My one sentence re-cap: Heart Gush Gush LURRRRRRRRRVE GUSH GUSH GUSH.

Best YA Fiction:


Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (My Mini-Review Here)
My one sentence re-cap: One of the most powerful and haunting books I have ever read.

Best Juvenile Fiction:


Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (My Review Here)
My one sentence re-cap: This book is so adorable I accidentally finished it in one sitting!

Best Illustrations:

17262290Journey by Aaron Becker (My Mini-Review here)
My one sentence re-cap: Such beautiful illustrations that tell a precious story.

Best Series Beginning:

11366397The Program by Suzanne Young (My Mini-Review here)
My one sentence re-cap: This is a dystopia that made me reflect not only on the story being told, but life. Very compelling, very real.

Best Series Ender:

6131164Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (My Mini-Review here)
My one sentence re-cap: This is the perfect series wrap-up. No joke. Perfection.

Most Fun to Read:

16054808Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (My Review here)
My one sentence re-cap: Seriously, this book is pure librarian fun and games!

The Book That Made Me Think:

15811543The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (My Review Here)
My one sentence re-cap: A story about the art of story and character development; a narrator that makes you think and rethink everything.

Best Listen:

JoylandJoyland by Stephen King (My Mini-Review here)
My one sentence re-cap: Such a well-developed story read by a narrator that transforms into the main character.


Well, there are my top ten books for 2013. Did any of mine make your list? Did you like any of these too? Did you read something fantastic that you think I might like? Leave me a comment/link and let’s chat!



27 thoughts on “My Top Ten Books of 2013!

    • alibrarianslibrary says:

      Oh goodness it is! I feel like I have been pushing it on everyone, but I just loved it so much! It’s very bookish, very “finding yourself”…..a new adult coming of age story, if you will. But it is so beautifully written….sigh. =)

  1. Amanda @ Book Badger says:

    Fangirl is definitely one I’m looking into in 2014, everyone’s raved about it.
    I finally got Clockwork Princess and plan to finish the series next year too!
    Great list, wonderfully refreshing way to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kailana says:

    I am listening to Fangirl on audio right now. I am hoping I will enjoy it! Jealous you got around to the David Leviathan. I bought it and still haven’t read it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Happy reading in 2014 and thanks for visiting my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lucy says:

    Ooh wonderful list! I just gifted Mr. Lemoncellos Library and wished I had a copy for myself. And I completely agree with your thoughts on Clockwork Princess. Perfection. I need to catch up with the Bookstore next year, especially since it tops your list!
    Hope 2014 is another great year in books for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Genevieve says:

    I’ve been hearing so many rave reviews for Two Boys Kissing that I’m starting to think I’ll need to add it to my to-read shelf as well! It sounds like an interesting subject, but the use of a Greek Chorus or whatever it’s called has me a little hesitant…

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