Monday, June 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Favorites



This meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Links go to Goodreads. This week, the topic is:

Top Ten Books You've Read So Far in 2013 

So far I've read about 48 books this year, which isn't too bad, if I do say so myself. :)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

1. Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi - This is my absolute favorite so far this year. I love how passionate the characters are, and I love the unique writing. I am going crazy waiting for the third installment.

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)

2. Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi - Another amazing sequel to an awesome debut novel.

Eleanor & Park

3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - I hated the ending of this, admittedly, but everything else was stunningly perfect.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

4. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo - Yet another series with incredible characters and world-building.

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)

5. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa - The romance in this book does drive me crazy, but Kagawa is a master storyteller.

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)

6. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey - I was so afraid this one wouldn't live up to the hype, but it truly did.

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

7. The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Sheperd - I loved the dark tone of the writing and the creepy mystery.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)

8. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - This was somehow even better than Grave Mercy.

Game (Jasper Dent #2)

9. Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga - This book was awesome, except the author totally forgot to write an ending.

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

10. Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard - The author did an awesome job with Wonderland, seriously.

Honorable Mentions: Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys, Everbound by Brodi Ashton, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer





68 comments:

  1. Gah, Splintered was SO CLOSE to being on my list this week! Loved that book. I reeeally need to read The Madman's Daughter and Grave Mercy, and I haven't heard of The Game, but all the rest are ones I really enjoyed, too! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

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    1. Lol, that's why I had the honorable mentions, for books that were THIS CLOSE. ;) Game is actually the sequel to I Hunt Killers, so I'd check that one out first. Thanks!

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  2. Unravel Me, Eleanor & Park, and The Madman's Daughter are on my list, too! I hope to read Splintered, Under the Never Sky (both books), and maybe the Grave Mercy books this summer, too. Great list!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. I highly recommend all the ones you mentioned that you haven't read! Personally, I adored them all. :D

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  3. I haven't read/heard of any of these but "The 5th Wave" has been making the rounds at the library. I've been considering it although I have such a crazy backlog of books to read. Great list.

    Tsuki @ Tsuki's Books

    Tsuki's TTT

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    1. Aw, come on, you know you can squeeze in one more book. ;) The 5th Wave was pretty awesome.

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  4. Eleanor & Park is high on my to-read summer list. I have it checked out from the library at the moment, but I'm not sure I'll get around to read it. Siege & Storm would have been a great way to start my summer vacation, but it was too tempting to hold off until after my finals. I'm delving in for a re-read pretty soon.

    Happy reading (:

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    1. Eleanor & Park was so amazing, I hope you love it as much as I did! Lol, I completely understand that. I had to read Siege and Storm on its release day. A re-read is definitely in order.

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  5. Love Game and Splintered. I actually thought the cliffhangers for Game were awesome, but I'm a huge cliffhanger fan. Eleanor and Park is sitting in my TBR pile just waiting to be read. Hopefully I can get to it soon! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)

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    1. I actually like cliffhangers, too, but there were like 4 major ones in Game, lol. I hope you read and love Eleanor & Park

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  6. LOVE THIS LIST SO MUCH!!! I haven't read Shatter Me and I heard so many fantastic reviews for it so I'll have to bump it up the TBR. I have Through the Ever Night, The Immortal Rules and Shadow and Bone on my list, and seeing The Eternity Cure + Siege and Storm up on your list makes me eager to just grab them up and start reading :D

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

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    1. Thanks! You absolutely must read Shatter Me, it's one of my favorite books ever (though the sequel is better).

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  7. I want to read Eleanor & Park and The 5th Wave! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. You are very welcome! Both of those books are great. :)

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  8. Glad to see Unravel Me on the list. I still need to read that one! I'm so behind on sequels. The Madman's Daughter is one I'm eager to check out too. You've read some awesome books this year!

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    1. I know the feeling. Thanks, it's been a good reading year so far! Unravel Me is amazing, I hope you read and love it soon. :)

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  9. Great top ten! Most of them are on my read or TBR list:)

    My TTT:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-teaser-tuesday-5.html

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    1. Thanks! Great minds think alike. :)

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  10. Great list! So many of my TBR on there (Splintered, Dark Triumph, The Eternity Cure) so I have a lot to look forward to!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed all of these very much, I hope you do too!

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  11. I haven't read almost any of these but I look forward to them. Kagawa's books disappointed me though.

    My TTT

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    1. The Iron Fey or the first Blood of Eden book?

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  12. Ah! I still need to read Through the Ever Night. I am a failure of a blogger, especially since I heard it was SO GOOD.

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    1. Lol, you are not a failure. And if you are, so is pretty much everyone else for not reading something they should have by now. It was great! Amazing sequel.

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  13. i totally agree with E&P, loved the book, but I wish there was a more definitive ending. also, loved I hunt killers, but haven't read Game yet...soon, very soon. :) great list! ~daphne

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    1. Game was a lot longer than I Hunt Killers, but there's a lot more going on! Yeah, I really wish Eleanor & Park had ended differently, but what can you do? *shrugs*

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    2. well, there is supposedly a sequel coming out (when they're in their 30s)...so we just wait. :)

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  14. I still have to read Unravel Me and Splintered! I loved TtEN, E&P, The 5th Wave, and Siege and Storm as well! I would really love a sequel to E&P someday, I'd love to see what happened after that ending. Great list!

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    1. Me, too! Unravel Me is so great, I recommend you read it ASAP. Splintered is great, too. Thanks for stopping by. :D

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  15. Great list(: Eleanor & Park is on my book shelf waiting for me to read xD
    Jackie

    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013.html

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    1. Thank you! The characters really worm their way into your heart. :)

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  16. I really enjoyed Splintered. I still need to read The 5th Wave, but plan to this summer. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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    1. The 5th Wave is awesome if you're into sci-fi! :D Splintered was just beautiful. Team Morpheus!

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  17. I really need to read Through the Ever Night and Unravel Me!!! They look great! And Splintered! I LOVE the cover and I really want to read it!!!

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    1. Whoever designed the Splintered cover should be given an award for greatness, lol.

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  18. I haven't read ANY of these! But hey, Shadow and Bone (and it's sequel) and Grave Mercy (and it's sequel) are both on my TBR pile so I'll get to them soon! I hope I love them as much as you do :D

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    1. I hope you do, too. I look forward to your reviews!

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  19. I haven't read any on your list either. But a lot of them are on my TBR list like Eleanor & Park and The 5th Wave.

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    1. Both of those are amazing, I hope you enjoy them. :D

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  20. I finished I Hunt Killers just last night, and I really enjoyed it! Hopefully when I pick up Game soonish, I'll have just as much of a good time! I've seen it on a few lists this week, so I'm crossing my fingers!

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    1. Yay, I'm so excited for your I Hunt Killers review! I was actually thinking about submitting it in your Viewers Choice option, but now I don't have too, lol. I enjoyed the sequel more than the first one.

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  21. I keep hearing fabulous things about 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8! I really need to get busy and start catching up on those books.

    YAY for Siege and Storm! Agreed regarding the characters and world-building :)

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    1. I totally just scrolled up to see which ones all of those were, ha. Siege and Storm was just a brilliant novel. :D

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  22. Unravel Me and Siege and Storm were so good! Love it when the sequels are better. :)

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    1. Me, too! It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, you know you've found a keeper series. <3

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  23. Great list. I debated putting Through the Ever Night and Eleanor and Park on mine.

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks! There were a few I regrettably had to leave off, too. :/

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  24. I've meant to read all of these and just haven't yet. Oops. Many many of them are on my TBR, though.

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    1. Well, they are all awesome, so I hope you love them too!

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  25. Siege and Storm is on my TBR list :) Can't read to get my hands on it!
    Great picks!

    My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013/

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    1. Thank you! Siege and Storm is very much worth reading if you enjoyed Shadow and Bone!

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  26. I'm glad to hear that Game is amazing. :D
    I really have to read Unravel Me and Through the Ever Night.
    Great list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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    1. Yes! You must do so ASAP so I can comment on your lovely reviews!

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  27. Well I've only read UNRAVEL ME out of these but I SO UNDERSTAND why it's your fave. SO FREAKING GOOD! The rest are totally on my TBR, don't worry. :)

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    1. I know, it was SO AMAZING!! I want to talk to the whole world about that book when I was finished with it. I hope you love the others!

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  28. I Hunt Killers was so good that I MUST read Game!! Also I'm obsessed with the Splintered cover and anything w/ Alice in Wonderland makes me happy, so I want to read that! Cool list!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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    1. Any sort of re-telling makes me happy, lol. Games is better than I Hunter Killers! I hope you like it. Thanks!

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  29. we have a couple in common and I'm really looking forward to reading Through the Ever Night and Dark Triumph.

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  30. Unravel Me is in my TBR pile! I can't wait to dive into that book! I'm also currently reading Shadow and Bone, and I can say that I'm most likely am going to read Siege and Storm. It's been a pretty great read so far!
    My TTT

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    1. I wish I could read Shadow and Bone for the first time again! Same goes for Unravel Me. I loved them both.

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  31. Great list!!I love Tahereh Mafi's writing style. And to make it better She said herself that she wanted to do the Cross-out-words thing less and less in each book. To show Juliette getting more sane and stronger threw out the series. Which I thought was brilliant!
    Old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-23_25.html

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    1. I saw that, too! Shatter Me was the weirdest so far with writing, but I noticed the crossed out lines and the metaphors letting up a bit in Unravel Me. I also thing it's an excellent way to show she's regaining all her sanity. Did you know the Shatter Me #3 blurb just got put up? It's great!!!

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  32. This is such a great list Rebecca, as it has so many of my favourites; Unravel Me, The Eternity Cure and The 5th Wave. I've also seen The Madman's Daughter on quite a few lists, I really must get a copy of that soon!

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    1. Thank you! If you love grim, kind of creepy writing and gothic style, I would totally recommend it.

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  33. So many of these are books I am very eager to read. Especially Splintered, and the Madman's Daughter. Thanks for sharing!
    Here are my top ten.

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  34. You have so many awesome books on your list! Most of them I still need to read. :) Unravel Me was SOOO good! Great list!

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  35. I really like the concept behind Splintered so I'm planning on getting to it this summer. (Of course if you know me, you know that most of my plans are usually (a) forgotten about, or (b) ditched. I'm making sure both of these don't happen with Splintered!) I just bought The 5th Wave this week and I'm super happy because I've heard it was amazing! So excited to read it!

    Awesome list, Becca! :)

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