Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TTT [3] -- Best of 2013 (so far)

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So...I finally graduated from University -- Yay me!!! Anyway, I have had a lot more free time for books and blogging. So hopefully, I can get back in the swing of things.
 
This week we are talking about the best books we have read in 2013 -- so far.
 

 

1. Back to You by Priscilla Glenn - This is one of the best romance that I have read in a long while. (Read my review here).

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green -- Hazel Grace and Gus have a beautiful, heart wrenching story. And now, I am convinced that I want to name my first daughter Hazel. I listened to this via audible and the voice of Hazel was phenomenal.

 

3. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead -- This book, series, and world are amazing. I cannot believe I waited so long to read these. This whole series pulled me and I loved every moment. And I love how tough, witty, and fearless Rose is -- she is one of my YA heroines. And hello, Demitri. Enough said.

 

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore -- Confession time: while reading this I called the main character, Katsa, Katniss soooo much. The Kat always got me and they are both particularly BA. This book was amazing from start to finish, the author had me hooked. I enjoyed the fresh plot and the character development is spectacular. And of course, Po with his dreamy eyes and tattoos.

 

 
 
5. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe -- This was my first ever audio book. And it was fantastic. I love 80s movie anyway -- so I really enjoyed hearing Rob Lowe telling stories of his past.
Stay Gold, Ponyboy.
 
6.The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith -- British accent. Cute boy. Family Problems. Airports. England. This book has all the makings of a great story and I really enjoyed it.
 
7. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally -- I didn't think I would like this when I first picked it up. But the writing and storyline pulled me in and I ended up really enjoying this book. A girl QB dealing with all those football players made for some great laughs, a few serious moments, and an awesome book.
 
8. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick -- I enjoyed this so much more than Crescendo. I am glad that I finally talked myself into picking this up. Hush, Hush still holds the gold in my book, though.
 
 
 
9. Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters -- I cant give this book a rating. It knew it was darker but it dealt with so many heavy issues that my mind was frazzled when I had finished. See more of my jumbled thoughts here.
 
 
10. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher -- I also listend to this book via audible. Couldn't rate it either. When heavy issued are addressed it almost feels like I am 'cheaping' (is that a word?) the book by rating. I know I am not, I guess I just have to let me thoughts settle before I can rate it. I liked how this book had two narrators -- one for the MC and one for the tapes. It was like we got to experience Hannah's tapes along with him. Hard book, but the overall lesson of be kind to one another shines through.

 

 

Leave your link and I'll be sure to drop by -- Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. thirteen reasons why was the first book i ever bought on my kindle and the one that got me hooked on reading! such an amazing book

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    1. That's awesome. Glad that you enjoyed it so much and that it opened the door to reading for you.

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  2. Am I the only person who hasn't read The Fault In Our Stars. I feel like I am.
    My Top Ten

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    1. It is pretty popular. Don't let all they hype scare you though. Give it a chance, next time you see it somewhere.

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  3. Your selections are amazing! I'm a huge fan of Kristin Cashore, and Miranda Kenneally. I need to check out Find You in the Dark, I'm intrigued!

    And congrats on graduating!!!

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    1. If you do, let me know what you think.

      And I am such a huge fan of Cashore. I can't believe it took me so long to read Graceling. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of fire.

      And thanks :)

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  4. Rob Lowe! Is this man ageless or what?! Great list. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. But seriously, Lowe is the man.

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  5. OH I really enjoyed Back to You! I just read an upcoming book HOW TO LOVE, which is a bit similar, though I think I liked it better. It's coming out this fall! LOVE the entire Vampire Academy series. Great list! Thanks for visiting my TTT.

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    1. Really?? That makes me super excited. Who's the author? Cause I loved, loved Back to You, and anything similar to it I am sure I'd love too.

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  6. I read Thirteen Reasons Why back in middle school and it definitely made me think. I can see why you're having trouble rating such an issue-heavy book - it definitely complicates things a bit!

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    1. I wonder if the author's other books deals with tough issues too. Need to check that out. Wow -- middle school, that's awesome and a cool book to read back then. I think in Middle School, I was watching hours and hours of Disney channel. :/

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  7. I see a few to add to my TPR pile. May you continue reading great books!!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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    1. That's awesome! Glad to hear it. And I just visited your post too! Happy Reading :)

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  8. Good list, I loved The Fault in Our Stars and Thirteen rEasons Why as well.

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    1. TFIOS is amazing. So much respect to both of the authors for diving into those topics.

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  9. I really need to read The Fault in Our Stars! I think I'm the only person who hasn't! Great list!

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    1. Get some tissues first. It pulls at your heart.

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  10. I agree with Graceling! But I didn't like how Last Sacrifice wrapped up the series :( I really liked 13RW, too. thank you for dropping by!

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    1. Love Graceling. Fire just came in the mail and I'm excitted to try it out

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  11. i didn't like Thirteen Reasons Why... i loved Fault in our Stars though!

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