2013 Top Ten Reads (so far)

June 24, 2013 Meme / Surveys 9

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is: top ten books of 2013. This is difficult, but here are some of my favorites.

01. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Looking for a mindfuck? This is your book.

02. Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker: Cozy mystery fans delight! The writing is engaging and witty, “But that’s the thing about dead people: they can’t warn you to keep your nose out of things that are going to put your ass in danger.”

03. Leave of Absence by Tanya J. Peterson: Peterson writes a beautiful book about a taboo subject: mental health. You’ll look at the world a little differently.

04. Shaken Not Stirred by Aaron Cooley’: Fans of Ian Fleming will enjoy this. It’s a fictionalized account on how Fleming came up with Bond and it’s a wild ride.

05. Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado: This a treat for fans of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. It’s a fictionalized biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s time in New York and just oh so beautiful.

06. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway: I have no words to describe this, but it was a page turner. One of the few books this year that made me want to look ahead.

07. The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig: Beautifully written and full of beautiful heartache.

08.Tempting the Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon: Yes the market is oversaturated with billionaires, but Shane August is different. For one, he actually works and two, he’s no stalker.

09. Delayed Penalty by Shey Stahl: A lovely book about a hockey player saving a girl left for dead and the heartbreak of finding out who raped her.

10. The Art of Love by Anne Whitney: This what New Adult should emulate. I love Fitz and everything about this book. No crazy love triangles and no insta-love with a realistic ending.

**If you’re fan of Lauren Willig, on Wednesday I’ll have an exclusive interview with her and she talks about The Ashford Affair.**

What are your favorite reads so far for the year?

9 Responses to “2013 Top Ten Reads (so far)”

  1. fishgirl182 @ nite lite

    i love your ttt graphic. super cool! i still have not read gone girl. i know – hangs head in shame. everyone i know keeps telling me how awesome it is. i also want to read the river of no return. the cover is great. really great list!

  2. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Huzzah for The River of No Return! I’ve had Lauren Willig’s books on my to-read for ages; I really need to give them a try. Shaken, Not Stirred sounds like fun, and I just bought Front Page Fatality. Several of the others sound interesting as well, particularly Leave of Absence. Thank you for the recommendations, and I look forward to your interview with Lauren Willig.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT list earlier today!
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