Top Ten Tuesday: Top Reads of 2013

December 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a book/blogger related topic which allows you to highlight your Top Ten!

Top Ten Eleven Books I Read In 2013
All the books listed may not have been printed in 2013, but they were new to me.

 1. Return To Me by Lynn Austin
 Such a thought provoking story. Each character brought something to the story, whether good of bad. It kept building and pushing you forward as you read.
2. Day of War by Cliff Graham
It was such a gritty and action packed story. It brought to light people of the Bible I didn't know about. I couldn't put this book down.
3. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
The writing and the story telling were so different, it had me hooked. Each character was so developed and had many layers to them. It also focused on a topic not discussed much.
4. Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
The life that Morrow lived was different and it was a fantastic story to dive into. It left me wanting to read more of Morrow's world.
5. A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano
I honestly haven't laughed this much with a story in a long time. The humor was great and wasn't forced. The characters were well developed. Even through it was humorous, it could also be serious when needed.
6. Stranded by Dani Pettrey
Suspense on the open sea. There were so many questions and it was fun to follow along to uncover them with the characters.
7. A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
A beautifully written story that had the most swoon worthy male lead. This story made me want to fight for the characters and help them.
8. Burning Sky by Lori Benton
The writing style was beautiful.The story brought you back to the time of the Revolutionary War.
9. The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund
This was a story based on actual accounts. The story brought to life the hardships and struggles and made you route for these characters.
10. Anomaly by Krista McGee
Such an interesting twist on the dystopian genre. It was a well built world and left me wanting to know what would happen next.

11. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
There is just so much love toward this book. The characters were so real and the love of books is abundant in the story.

I stopped myself at 11...I could go on and on. There were so many fantastic books this year! These were the ones I just spotted right off the bat on my list.

What are your top picks for the year?


  1. Wonderful list and I see we have quite a few in common. Here's to another wonderful year of books!

  2. Great list! You did much better at narrowing down then I did!

  3. Love your list, so many good books!



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