Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

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1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - A WWII story about women spies and fighter pilots. This is one of those stories that broke my heart. It's more than just espionage. It's about love, loyalty, bravery, and friendships.

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. 

Comments

  1. great list, Tin! special shoutout to #s 2,4,6 and 10.

    didn't like Hitchhiker's :D

    my TTT

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    1. Aw, no love for Hitchhiker's? The movie adaptation then? :)

      2,4,6, and 10 are awesome no? Must soon get on to Conspiracy of Kings! :)

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  2. Great list, Perks of Being a Wallflower is my favorite book of all time and I really want to read Ender's Game.

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    1. Thanks Lilly! Have you seen the movie adaptation? It was good, but the book is loads better, of course. :)

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  3. Hi Tin! Yay to Nos. 4,6,7, and 10! :D I love this week's TTT, I think I'll make my own list tonight. :)

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    1. Yay back! I hope our reading buddies liked Gone Girl as much as we did. Did you start on the other Gillian Flynn novels na? Or break muna? :)

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    2. I'm still on a break. I'd love to start Sharp Objects but my July is already full with buddy reading schedules plus I'm due to give birth next month. Hee.

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    3. Gasp! Really?!! July happens to be my birth month! Do you know if it's a boy or a girl? Hihi. :)

      I might take a break from thrillers too, after Koontz's Lightning, which is actually pretty fun. Laura is one tough cookie. :D

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  4. The Perk's of Being a Wallflower has received a lot of great reviews and it's on my list of books to read. Great picks.

    My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013/

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    1. Hey Olena! I hope you get to read Perks. I think it stands out among the Contemporary YAs. I will go and check out your list! :)

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  5. Awesome list! The one I liked seeing most here was The Ring of Solomon. I love the Bartimaeus books!!! I still need to get a copy of this one though. I have the others. happy reading!
    Here are my top ten.

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    1. Yay for Bartimaues! Many people should really read this series no? I hope you'll get a chance to read The Ring of Solomon soon. Aside from good ol' Barty, there are some new characters that I think you will enjoy. :D

      Thanks for dropping by Jay Riv! I will be sure to visit your post. :)

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