Thursday, December 19, 2013

My top 5 books of 2013 #amreading

Now that the year is winding down to a close, I'd thought I'd do a post listing my favorite books I've read in 2013. Each book will be hyperlinked to my review of it, so if you want to know more all it will take is a little click of  your mouse.

There have been many great reads this year and I've enjoyed them so much. I don't feel like I can give them order of enjoyment, so I'm going to list my top five books in no specific order.

  1. Running by Rhiannon Douglas - a fabulous debut by a great new fantasy author.
  2. Thumb by John Guy Collick - another great fantasy novel.
  3. Jackrabbit Junction Jitters by Ann Charles - Ann is the queen of humorous, quirky romances.
  4. The White Thread by K.B. Hoyle - actually the entire Gateway Chronicles series. Best YA fantasy series I've read in a long time.
  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth - and again, actually the entire Divergent trilogy. This is more YA fantasy - this time of the post-apocalyptic variety. I know many don't agree with me on the two later books, but I loved them.
I am a harsh critic at times and it is difficult to get a 5 star review from me. These are the only books I've rated five stars this year. There were quite a few more that got 4 star reviews though.

What were your favorite books this year?


  1. Hey A.B. thanks for's always great to have a list of books to grab for that downtime. A few I've read and thoroughly enjoyed in 2013 include The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom, 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski just to name a few.

    I hope 2014 is filled with more fantastic reads!

    Joseph Forte
    At the Window

    1. Thanks for sharing your favorites too Joseph. I will have to check them out. I too hope 2014 is filled with more fantastic reads for all.