Ten(ish) Favorite Books I Read During 2013

Posted December 31, 2013 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 21 Comments

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Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

Or, ten favorites that I read in 2013:

Read this year but were published before this year:

1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – my thoughts

2. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – my thoughts

3. The Scorpio Races by Mattie Stiefvater – 

Read this year and published this year

4. Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer – my thoughts

5. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole – my thoughts 

6. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – my thoughts 

7. Sever by Lauren DeStefano – my thoughts 

8. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – my thoughts 

9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – my thoughts 


Read this year, representing indie publishing:

10. Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee – my thoughts

11. Drop Everything Now by Alessandra Thomas – 
thoughts coming soon, just finished – LOVED. 

12. GREED by Fisher Amelie – my thoughts


Read this year, will be published soon:

13. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – my thoughts 

14. Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaria – 
just finished, thoughts coming soon – LOVED.

It has been a really great year for books 
it has also been a great year for 

I’ve loved getting recommendations from 
other readers and bloggers 
and I’ve loved that some have trusted me enough 
to take some of my recommendations. 

Each of these have been rated 5-stars on my Goodreads
page (the two for which reviews have yet to go live will 
also receive 5-stars on Goodreads). 
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and check out “favorites” lists!



About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

You can find her somewhere in North Carolina, daydreaming about the ocean.

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21 responses to “Ten(ish) Favorite Books I Read During 2013

  1. I loved Eleanor and Park!!! My top read of this year, but you had several awesome picks. And thank you for making everything clickable/linked so I could go check out some of the books I haven't read on Goodreads 😉
    Ninja Girl

  2. I love that you've got some new-to-me books on there! This has been a great discovery year, hasn't it? Lots of new authors and new bloggers for me this year. And, hopefully, more to come in 2014!

  3. blahb alhb blah…. i'm just testing to see if your comments require approval or if mine got eaten. hahaha so just ignore this.

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  4. GREAT. It got eaten. Boooo… Basically I said: i love the way your broke down your list. I feel like I failed a lot of great books by not including them, but stuck to 10! I have E&P and got Fangirl and Attachments for Christmas.. plus Rainbow is coming to town the end of the month so I need to read at least 1 within the next few weeks! Also happy to see Sever on here. Haven't gotten to it yet, but am looking forward to seeing how that one ends!

  5. I know, Rainbow Rowell is the best! I've loved all her books, but I decided to just chose one for my TTT. But they are all wonderful. And The Scorpio Races! Wasn't the audiobook amazing. Steve West's voice is ridiculously attractive!

  6. I haven't heard much about Love Letters to the Dead yet, so I'm glad to hear it get such praise from you! I thought the synopsis sounded great, and it's nice to know the actual story was, too.

    I purchased SLP solely due to the movie, but I haven't read it yet. (Incidentally, I did read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock which was dark and wonderful.) E&P has been sitting on my bookshelf for months, and it's one of the books I MUST get to in 2014.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  7. Of course I'm so excited about Attachments, The Scorpio Races, Nowhere But Home and Unravel Me. Four amaaaaazing books! And I'm really excited about a few of the books on your list that I haven't read yet but do own. Also, you + everyone else in the blog world have me DYING to read The Winner's Curse. DYING, A.

  8. Great list. You've got some really amazing books on your list – I really loved The Silver Linings Playbook when I read it. I really want to read some Rainbow Rowell, I've heard nothing but good things about her books. Happy New Year 🙂 My TTT.

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