Tuesday 31 December 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Oh my goodness! This is definitely the hardest one yet-how do I choose?! I suppose if something really sticks out to me then it's going to be one of my favourites... Deep breath and here we go: 

1. Take a Look At Me Now by Miranda Dickinson. Loved this one so much, it shot to the top of my favourite Miranda Dickinson novels! It also helps that she is such a lovely author and writes as if she is speaking to me! 

2. By My Side by Alice Peterson. I listened to this one on audiobook even though it has such a gorgeous cover. I was listening to this one at every opportunity and that is why it has made it onto my list. I basically love everything this author writes! 

3. Geek Girl by Holly Smale. Everyone recommended this book to me and I absolutely raced through it. It's got it all, humour, intrigue and it's such a light and easy read I think it should be on everyone's lists! 

4. The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell. This was such a dramatic novel I devoured every page as quickly as I could-amazing! 

5. This Child of Mine by Sinead Moriarty. Another really dramatic story that I didn't expect to love as much but was fabulous! 

6. Faking It by Cora Carmack. My first introduction into a new adult author and a most excellent one at that! 

7. The Naughty Girls Book Group by Sophie Hart. I've seen this on a few people's lists this year and I certainly know why! This was a fabulous story and introduced me to a wonderful book group and some great other books as well! 

8. The Greatest Love Story Of All Time by Lucy Robinson. Such a fab book that I read right at the start of this yet even though it was released much earlier. I loved this novel and Robinson's next novel, but I couldn't resist including the lovely Dave in my list! 

9. The Mummyfesto by Linda Green. This book made me proper sob on a crowded commuter train, enough said really-read it now! 

10. The Wish List by Jane Costello. I had a bit of a Jane Costello marathon this year and I think each of her books gets better so I've included her latest in my list of favourite 2013 novels! An awesome story with great characters, I ned to get writing my own now! 

11. (I know, I know!) this isn't really a book but I had to include The Arcade Series by Kitty Charles, I've loved the monthly installments this year! And now we have a fabulous omnibus for Christmas too! 

There we go, let me know what you think of my list. If you haven't read Ny of these I nightly recommend all of them. If you think I've missed any major ones, leave me a comment below! Have a great new year everyone! 


  1. I enjoyed reading this and have added many of these to my "I will read" list!


  2. I loved Faking It. I thought it was even better than the first book, Losing It. Cora Carmack is also really sweet in person as well. Great list! here is mine:

    1. Totally agree, I could identify with the characters more & she really is soooo lovely!

  3. Love your list, the dramatic emotional reads have me intrigued, need to check them out.

    1. Definitely, everyone needs to mix it up with some of these!

  4. All of these books are so rational and interesting but I really like the 7th one."The greatest love story of all time".This book made me so emotional that my eyes were full with tears.Thanks for sharing.