TOP TEN of 2013: Best Books I’ve Read in 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Thanks to Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books,  Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Rachel @ Fiktshun for hosting the TOP TEN OF 2013!

So today’s topic is 10 Best Books I’ve Read in 2013 (Doesn’t have to be released in 2013, just a book you’ve read in 2013). I would drive myself crazy if I actually tried rank my top ten, so here’s favourite in order of then I read them:


(01) Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – This book blew my mind. I love the mix of fairy tales and the new characters so much!

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer

(02) Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers (my review) – Gosh, I loved this great historical assassin spy story. I enjoyed Grave Mercy, but this one was everything I was hoping for.

Dark Triumph  - Robin LaFevers

(03) Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo – Apparently 2013 is the year of great sequels! Definitely enjoyed this book of adventure and magic

Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

(04) The Distance Between the Us by Kasie West – I loveeed this! This is the book that got me back into YA contemporary. So much sarcasm, it’s fantastic! I love the cover, and her shoessss!

The Distance Between Us - Kasie West

(05) All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (my review) – Fantastic time-travel books with awesome twist and a lovely romance.

All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill

(06) Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas – Ooh more great sequels! I liked Throne of Glass, but Crown of Midnight was just more everything awesome! Oooh, and less love triangle.

Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Maas

(07) Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3) by Nicole Williams – Hot bad boy cowboy that’s a total sweetheart. Need I say more?

Finders Keepers - Nicole Williams

(08) These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (my review) – First of all, how do you even resist such a pretty cover haha and secondly, it’s totally more than just a cool titanic in space love story.

These Broken Stars -  Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

(09) Searching for Someday (Searching For #1) by Jennifer Probst (my review) – A fun contemporary romance with a touch magic! I quite enjoyed.

Searching for Someday - Jennifer Probst

(10) Shadowdance (Darkest London #4) by Kristen Callihan (my review) – I’ve been waiting for Mary & Jack’s story for a while and Shadow dance did not disappoint!

Shadowdance - Kristen Callihan

Honourable Mentions;

The Gypsy King - Maureen FergusFalling Kingdoms - Morgan Rhodes

Seraphina - Rachel HartmanThe Sum of All Kisses - Julia Quinn

& in case anyone is interested, here was my top ten list for YA and Adult novels that I listed for the End of the Year 2013 Readathon, which is basically the same as above.

Top Ten YA 2013

Top Ten Adult 2013

Remember to link me up to your top ten!

Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “TOP TEN of 2013: Best Books I’ve Read in 2013”

  1. Great picks! There are so many books on your list that I need to read. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy them when you get to them 😉

  2. I can’t believe I haven’t read All Our Yesterdays yet! I’ve had that on my list in what feels like forever!!!

    1. That’s a definite must read! I hope you love it! Terrill does a great job with the time travel & love story 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I’m embarrassed to say I still need to start some of these series you mentioned like Throne of Glass! I have heard from others too that this sequel was amazing! Falling Kingdoms almost made my list! Such a great book. I still need to read the sequel though. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Haha, no worries, I have series like that too! I need to read the Rebel Springs still too, hopefully it’s fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I’ve been enjoying all these best of 2013 lists! I loved All Our Yesterdays as well because the author wrote it in such a way that I somewhat understood the time travel aspect (grasping concepts is always extremely important to me when I read science fiction). I hope you have a great reading year in 2014!

    1. Me too! So much fun seeing what everyone’s favourites are! Yes, I totally agree! I’m excited for the second book, even though I felt like it was as a standalone too. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you do too!

  5. Great list! Scarlet is on my list, too. I also loved Love Irresistibly & Seraphina, I’m yet to read the rest, but I’ve heard great things, so great list 🙂

    My Top 10 of 2013 List

  6. I really liked Dark Triumph, I found the ending to be kind of underwhelming but everything before that was flawless. I also really loved All Our Yesterdays, I have no idea how a sequel is going to happen but I’m freaking out about it anyways!

  7. So many grreat picks, some I still need to finish Crown of Midnight, Siege and Storm, and These Broken. I know these are all amazing stories. Great picks Cyn 🙂

  8. Shadowdance, yes!

    Have Robin LaFevers on my TBR pile.

  9. I must say that Shadowdance was awesome, but I had made my list before I read it. Love your choices. Your choices are iinteresting and very different than mine. Awesome choices. Come check out my top tehn.

  10. I really enjoyed Scarlet and Seraphina too. Awesome list – you’ve given me a lot to check out 🙂

  11. What an awesome list! I’ve read at least half of your YA books and we even have a few in common. I adore Julia Quinn for sure, one of my favorite romance writers.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Dark Triumph and Siege and Storm – I own those two, but have not read them yet. I read Seraphina a few years ago – it was pretty good! All Our Yesterdays and These Broken Stars are pretty great 😀

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  13. Awesome list! Thanks so much for taking part in the Top 10 of 2013! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Top 10’s 😀
    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  14. I can’t believe I haven’t read Scarlet yet! I absolutely LOVED Cinder, but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to the sequel. Cress will be coming out next year, too….I guess it may be that I had to wait too long between books that it ended up being “out of sight, out of mind.” How sad…but I’m glad you enjoyed it – hopefully I’ll continue the series next year. Great picks!

  15. I have heard so many good things about Falling Kingdoms and All Our Yesterdays- I really need to get around to reading them!

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  17. Several of these are on my favorites list too! Good choices. 😉

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