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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten Adult/NA Books of 2013


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fab ladies at The Broke and the Bookish!

1.  Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) and Thief (Love Me With Lies #3) 
                                                              by Tarryn Fisher 


The Opportunist (#1) topped my list last year and I can easily say that Dirty Red and Thief were my favorites this year by a landslide.  Thief was the perfect ending to this series and I did not put it down until I was finished-- it was so good that not only did not want it to end but I wanted it to last forever.  This is a series I will re-read every year.  Seriously, no books compete with this series for me.  Full review of Dirty Red here.
2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt




The Secret History may well be my favorite book of all time and The Goldfinch was well worth the long wait.  Donna Tartt writes like no one else and I could not believe what I was reading while I was reading it.  Magical!!

3.  Left Drowning by Jessica Park



Jessica Park does it again with Left Drowning -- an absolutely beautiful and poetic NA that is everything I wish that genre could be at all times.  I loved this book even though parts of it nearly killed me from longing. 

4.  The Foxhole Court (All for the Game #1) and The Raven King (All for the Game #2) by Nora Sakavic



I know I keep raving about these books but they really are THAT good -- unlike anything I have ever read before and I can't wait to read the third and final book next year!

5.  Night Film by Marisha Pessl 



Special Topics in Calamity Physics is another of my all time favorites and Night Film was an absolutely incredible follow-up.  A mystery in which you can just lose yourself in the language.

6. Just My Luck (Escape to New Zealand #5) by Rosalind James



Another series I can't stop raving about, I know, but it is just that good and Just My Luck, the most recent book, is my favorite of the series!

7. Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover  
Another amazing series from Colleen Hoover.  I obsessed over Slammed and Point of Retreat last year and Hopeless was even better.  Full review here.
8. Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson 



One of my favorite P&P retelling ever! Full review here.

9. More than Rivals by Mary Whitney



Another author that made my list last year.  I love Mary Whitney's effortless writing that combines romance and politics.  Beside Your Heart by Mary Whitney was another one of my favorites this year, too!

10. Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle 


Loved the first book in this series -- so unique, heart-stopping and I really loved the incorporation/mood-setting of the music references.  Full review here.

Top 10 YA Books in 2013 here!

What were your favorite books this year??  Link up below!

4 comments:

  1. Oooh nice! Those are pretty much all new to me! Love seeing what other people loved so much this year!

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  2. I don't read all that many NAs, but I LOVED Hopeless, and I just picked up the audio for Left Drowning, so I'm very excited to see it on your best of list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by -- I am giving away one of my 2013 favorites here!

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  3. YAY! I got Unleashing Mr. Darcy off NG and I'm really excited to read it! I love P&P retellings! My blogging friends just read the Love Me with Lies series and they enjoyed them too, but something is keeping me from reading them! I guess I'm afraid they won't be my kind of read. I don't know- I may have to give them a shot this year. And yay for Hopeless! Dean Holder is amazing.

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