Top Ten Books Of 2013 …So Far

Posted by Steph on June - 24 - 2013

 Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

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I’ve read sooo many good books already this year! But here are my top ten faves! (Click on the titles with links for my reviews.):

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

New favorite series.  Re-done, futuristic fairy tales.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Read this in a day.  A great YA dystopian with a lovely romance…Still haven’t read the second one because I know I need to schedule an entire day devoted to just reading when I pick it up 🙂

The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7)The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Finally caught up to the end of this series. I loved this one SOOO much. I laughed really hard out loud…in public.  It’s different than the others in the series, but it’s still wonderful.

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Love Pullman and I watch Once Upon a Time so had to read this one and it was great.  I hadn’t read all of these fairy tales The Fire Chronicle (The Books of Beginning, #2)before so it was a great way to become acquainted with them.

The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

The second book in a wonderful junior fiction fantasy.  Fast-paced and action packed.


Fyre (Septimus Heap, #7)Fyre by Angie Sage

The last book in another great junior fiction fantasy series.  Ended well with the hope for more stories from the same world in the future…

 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Loved this for all of the great quotes held within it.  So well written.

 The Ashford AffairThe Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

Historical fiction standalone novel by one of my favorite authors : )

Inferno by Dan Brown

A new Dan Brown novel…and it was awesome.


The Clock Of LifeThe Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

A very powerful story dealing with racism, war, mental illness, and so much more…so good !

Now, go read some of these if you haven’t yet!

What have been some of your favorites this year?

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28 Responses so far.

  1. Cinder/Scarlet made my list too, and I’ll have to check out others on your list! 🙂 My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. Great list! Delirium is in my must read soon pile. And The Clock of Life sounds great. TTT can be very dangerous. I end up with more TBR than I ever could get to.

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to pick up The Fire Chronicle, I actually really enjoyed The Emerald Atlas. Cinder and Delirium are both amazing books, I’m glad you enjoyed them! Nice list. 🙂

  4. nikihawkes says:

    Ooh – Cinder is on your list? Gosh, I’m going to have to picked that one up soon! 🙂

  5. Ciara_H says:

    Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair is on my TBR list so I hope to check out more of his books when I’ve read it. Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm sounds good- I’ll have to check that one out. 🙂

  6. klanncy says:


    What an honor to be included in your top ten. Thank you so much for spreading the word about TCOL. I appreciate it.

    My best,

    Nancy Klann-Moren, Author

    The Clock Of Life Like The Flies On The Patio Website: Facebook: Nancy Klann Twitter: @klanncy

  7. Lori says:

    I love Delirium so much. It would have definitely made my list but I read it last year. I also have Cinder and Scarlet sitting on my shelf to read, but haven’t yet. I’m so nervous to read them because everyone loves them but what if I don’t? I’ll have to get over that soon and just dig into them!

    • Steph says:

      I was really nervous to read Cinder too. ( I think I checked it out 3 times before I actually read it.) Just give ’em a go, I’m sure you’ll love them. But if you don’t…Oh well! 🙂

  8. I loved Delirium as well and it became one of my all time favorites! I need to continue the series!

    • Steph says:

      Me too. I’m afraid of becoming too consumed when I read the next ones though and shutting everything else in my life out… but that is the sign of a very good book!

  9. I enjoyed Delirium when I read it last year. Have you finished the rest of the series yet? I still need to read Requiem. Happy Reading!

    My Top Ten List

    • Steph says:

      I have not finished the series yet. I’m planning on blocking a weekend off for just reading when I decide to finish them 🙂 Did you enjoy Pandemonium?

  10. Madeleine says:

    I loved the new Thursday Next book. I thought I was getting a little tired with the series, and I generally like the BookWorld stuff better, but this one was hilarious. Especially with all the library jokes and the Special Library Services. I actually listened to this one on CD (the first one of the series I’ve listened to), and the reader was hilarious. She had a great Thursday voice and her sense of timing was spot on. Have you read any of Fforde other stuff?

    • Steph says:

      This one made me want to go back and re-read the others 🙂 I never thought of listening to these before, that sounds like a great idea especially if there’s a good “reader” Thursday. I haven’t read anything else by Fforde yet, but I did buy a couple at a thrift store so hopefully I can get around to reading them soon. Have you read anything else by him?

      • Madeleine says:

        I think I’ve read everything he’s published in the US. They’re all great, although Thursday Next is definitely his best work. I also really liked Shades of Grey (the one without the 50).

  11. Kim says:

    This is a great list! I really need to read Marissa Meyer’s books. I have them, but I haven’t read them yet…

  12. Charleen says:

    The only one on your list I’ve read is Inferno, and while I wouldn’t put it on my favorites list, it was pretty entertaining.

  13. Julia says:

    I haven’t read Cinder but really want to. Have you read any of Robin McKinley’s redone fairy tales? I’ve just reviewed Spindle’s End (sleeping beauty). I also absolutely love Memoir’s of a Geisha, good choice 🙂

    • Steph says:

      I’ve only read Spindle’s End by McKinley and I really enjoyed it. Have you read anything else by her? I’d really like to try another one….

      • Julia says:

        I think my favourite of her books is Sunshine, and then probably The Blue Sword comes in second. She’s also done some other fairy tale retellings, Beauty, which is about beauty and the beast, and Deerskin, based on the fairy tale donkey skin.