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Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people of Broke and Bookish
This week's topic: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

1. With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #7)
I finally caved and read the Soul Screamers and ended up finishing the series in a month. This was the perfect ending to such an amazing series. I'm actually glad I didn't read it until now because I don't think I could have survived the waits.

2. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassins #2)
Dark Triumph continues to top the last with even more heart-wrenching tales. Be prepared to have your hearts broken by another assassin. 

3. Golden by Jessi Kirby
I love this book SO MUCH. I completely connected with the main character, Parker Frost, and I had that moment of "You are Me. I am You. WE ARE ONE." The story was based around the quote, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ― Mary Oliver. 

4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
I finished this in March and I still can't get over it. MY HEART STILL HURTS. 

5. Prodigy by Marie Lu (Legend #2)

6. Dare You To by Katie McGarry (Pushing The Limits #2)
LOVE THIS. Pushing The Limits was one of my favorites last year, and one of the main reasons were the characters and that still holds true for Dare You To. You will become emotional invested in these characters, and you will feel their pain along side them. 

7. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha #2)
Can Leigh Bardugo write a great sequel or what? I didn't think it'd be possible to top Shadow and Bone, but it was. And for those who have already read this, one word: Sturmhond.

8. Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Goodnight Family #2)
Seriously now, could I possibly pass on the opportunity to read about Daisy Goodnight, a girl who can talk to the dead? To make things even better, she also works with the FBI to help solve murders. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! I didn't know this was a companion to Texas Gothic, so I didn't know about the Goodnight family before hand, but absolutely love the idea of a family of witches.

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The writing is fantastic which made for such a smooth read. The story of Cath felt incredibly realistic and I loved every page of this. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. I definitely recommend putting this on your "waiting on" list.

10. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #2) 
OH. MY. GOODNESS. I can't say too much because I don't want to spoil anything. But I am extremely lucky to get an eARC of this and promise a review will be posted near the release date. And if you haven't read The Darkest Minds yet then GO READ IT. 

What Are YOUR Top Ten Books You've Read So Far This Year?


  1. Golden!!!!!!!!! I am so in love with that book. And I am dying to read Fangirl.

    I also really need to get on reading the Alexandra Bracken series and TID books. I've also got the Soul Screamers on my to read at some point list.

  2. YES to Golden! That one is on my list for today as well, and I felt exactly the same way about connecting to Parker. Her worries that she is leaving high school without ever really living are something I experience, and I LOVED reading about how she deals with that feeling. This book really makes you think about what you want to do with YOUR wild and precious life, creating ideas that stay with you long after you finish the book.

  3. I'm so excited to read Dare You To! I've heard so many good things about and since I read Pushing the Limits I've been craving more of Katie McGarrys writing :) Awesome list, I hope the rest of 2013 is good for reading!

    My TTT with a twist!

    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

  4. I've been hearing amazing things about Golden and Fangirl! I still haven't read Eleanor and Park, though. And Never Fade!! AHHH!( Also, Siege and Storm, and Dark Triumph. Okay, pretty much your whole list is awesome.)

  5. Great TTT list! I'm planning on picking up a copy of Fangirl at ALA this week and I was approved for the ARC of Never Fade. I just need to get around to it. I'm also seeing Golden everywhere. I have it at home, from the library, I need to start it!

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  6. eep Prodigy almost made my list!! IT WAS SO GOOD. and ahh so anxious to read Never Fade!! I have to re-read The Darkest Minds first though. I heard it was heartbreaking. and people's descriptions of Siege and Storm seem to be just STURMHOND, haha.

  7. Eeep, great minds think alike, because we have so many books in common! OMG don't even get me STARTED on Prodigy. Can I just run around and proclaim my love to this book and Marie Lu? That ending broke my fragile little heart, and every time I think about it, my heart breaks all over again. *hears heart shattering* Gah, there we go again. I can't wait for Champion! I really enjoyed Dark Triumph as well, it was so dark and gritty, yet fantastic. I totally loved the characters in Dare You To as well. I need to pick up Siege and Storm, especially because I loved Shadow and Bone so much. And gah, I want Never Fade SO badly. Like seriously. Oh, would you look at that, I can hear my heart breaking over The Darkest Minds's ending as well. I need some freaking super glue or something, so I can put my heart back together again. My poor heart. It goes through so much abuse at the hands of authors. Le sigh. I'm sure Never Fade will be just as great as TDM though.

    Lovely list, Vy!! <3 I hope the rest of 2013 brings even MORE awesomer reads.

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  8. I loved Prodigy! Such a great sequel.
    I'm also really excited to read Clockwork Princess.
    My Top Ten

  9. I've been seeing "Dare You To" on other folks' lists too. You've pushed me over the edge! "Siege and Storm"'s book cover looks amazing, so I just might have to add that too. Found you off Broke and Bookish's meme list today.

  10. Dark Triumph, Dare You To, and Siege and Storm are all on my to-read list, so I'm really glad they're worth the time! I've heard a lot of good things about Golden as well and it's convincing me that maybe I should give it a try. I definitely love finding a main character I can really connect to :)

  11. So I need to read all of these except for Golden, which I've read and LOVED! Really excited to see Never Fade on your list!!


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