Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2013 So Far

June 25, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 25


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!

Top Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2013

In no particular order…
Cora Carmack Losing ItJill Shalvis It Had to Be YouMiranda Kenneally Things I Can't ForgetLibba Bray The Diviners

1. Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It is one of the best New Adult books I’ve read. Nothing too crazy like some of the other New Adult books, plus the guy is British!!

2. It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis

I have a soft spot for the Lucky Harbor series but It Had To Be You totally blew me away.

3. Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

I cried. Quite a bit. Things I Can’t Forget gave me lots of feelings.

4. The Diviners by Libba Bray

Roaring 20’s? Check.
Mystery? Check.
Ghosts? Check.
Creepy? Check.

Katie McGarry Dare You To Gillian Flynn Gone Girl Brodi Ashton Everbound

5. Dare You To by Katie McGarry

I was a little nervous for Dare You To because I loved Pushing the Limits so much, but I had no reason to be nervous. McGarry did not disappoint.

6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is so effed up it has to be good.

7. Everbound by Brodi Ashton

I enjoyed Everbound while I was reading it, but it was the ending that blew me away. I loved what she did. Loved. It.

Sarah Strohmeyer Smart Girls Get What They Want Kristan Higgins The Best Man Claire LeZebnik The Trouble With Flirting

8. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Smart Girls was cute and fun, but more important showcased an awesome friendship.

9. The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Kirstan HIggins rarely disappoints and The Best Man was no exception.

10. The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik

I fell in love with the title then I fell in love with the book. Cute, fun and hilarious!

What are your best reads of 2013?


25 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2013 So Far”

  1. Petty Witter

    Great selection. If you had to recommend just one of these as the book everyone simply had to read which one would it be?
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  2. Cindy

    Great selection of books Kim. I love reading these kinds of posts. There is a few books on your list that i need to read. Enjoy your week

    • Kimberly

      I still can’t believe you haven’t read Gone Girl yet! Which I have planned to rectify for you ;)

    • Kimberly

      I agree screw the boring ones! And Gone Girl totally should have been on your list. Unacceptable!

  3. Jessie Marie

    Eeek! Love your list. The Diviners and Everbound just barely missed my list. Your explanation for Gone Girl making your list is just so dead on. I still get the “holy crap” feeling when I think about that book and I read it sometime last year! I need to catch up on the Lucky Harbor series. Bad Jessie!
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    • Kimberly

      Yeah Gone Girl still gives me that feeling as well. Despite the fact that it has no “real” impact on my life, it is not a book I will forget anytime soon!

  4. Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader

    I absolutely loved Losing It when I read it last year and now I can’t wait to read Carmack’s followup novel, Faking It. While I haven’t had the best experience with the New Adult genre in the past, I appreciated the fact that Losing It handled the subject of virginity with a grace and sensitivity I rarely find in books aimed at a young adult audience. I was really tired of virginity being portrayed with some sort of stigma as though it’s something to be ashamed of or gotten rid of as soon as possible and Carmack’s work was like a breath of fresh air.

    I’m so happy to see The Diviners on your list as, funnily enough, it’ll likely be one of the books I choose to list for next week’s TTT subject, ‘Most Intimidating Books’. While I’ve had nothing but a great experience with Bray’s work in the past, every time I even pick up The Diviners I can’t help but feel immediately discouraged by its length and the supposed weight of its subject matter.

    I have both Smart Girls Get What They Want and The Best Man currently sitting unread on my Kindle, and after seeing them on a number of TTT lists this week, am all the more excited to read them! :D

    I really enjoyed reading through your list! You had quite a few original selections that I hadn’t see before, which was a really nice change :)
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    • Kimberly

      I can’t wait to read Faking It as well. New Adult is so hit or miss for me, mostly because there are a bunch that have ridiculous things going on in them and an amped up the sex factor and that’s not really what I’m looking for. I agree that I loved how realistically she portrayed virginity. :)

      Lol, it’s on my intimidating list as well, I put it off for way to long myself.

      You won’t regret it!