Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013
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2. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner - Wonderful 3rd installment that surpassed the 1st and the second. Gen is a whole new person here and I loved it.
3. The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud - I knew I was going to love this because of the wise cracking djinni, Bartimaeus. And, yes, I wasn't dissappointed. His commentaries here are as hilarious as ever and the plot is as exciting as it was in the Bartimaeus Trilogy.
4. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - Explosive ending to an awesome trilogy. It brought about all the necessary feels. Sadness, Anger, Grief, Heartbreak. I was exhausted by the time I finished reading.
5. In Hero Years...I'm Dead by Michael Stackpole - This has all the superhero trappings of capes and tights, of bad guys and rescues but much more darker and much more complex than your average superhero story.
6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Taut, tense, fast-paced, and the writing is crystal clear. Alien invasion, warfare, and children all mingled in a story that will make you think about how far we go for survival and for power.
7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - This is a gripping psychological thriller of a marriage gone bad. It was awesome to read about this messed up couples's battle of the wits and ways.
8. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - This is one heck of a wacky story that poked fun at life, the universe and everything. It made me chuckle and snort with glee.
9. Fables Graphic Novel Series by Bill Willingham - I think it's wonderful that a fairy tale retelling like this made it's way into a graphic novel. The illustrations are beautiful, the plot is exciting and leans more towards the darker side.
10. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - I feel like I need to include a contemporary read and this year, this one would probably be my best. Charlie's unique voice is the reason why I loved this book. He conveys much genuineness and earnestness into the story that he is telling.