Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

The Night Itself by Zöe Marriott
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Zöe Marriott fan but The Night Itself is really amazing. It contained everything I could have hoped for and then some.  Trust me when I say The Night Itself is SO worth reading.

The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale
Beautiful, stunningly written with an amazing narrator. I ordered by own copy as soon as I finished the netgalley proof. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever done that.

The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
I wished for this for my birthday and absolutely love it. Inspiring protagonist, amazing storytelling, vivid scenery and it was wrapped up in the nice packaging of really good writing by Kay Honeyman.

The Savages by Matt Whyman
Superb writing, unique and intriguing characters, humor, atmosphere, little story elements that all come together beautifully AND the ability to completely understand and support characters that are doing something you really shouldn’t be ok with.

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
There is rarely such a thing as a perfect book but If You Find Me comes very close.

The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody by Kimberly Newton Fusco
I could quite happily tell you about how fantastic and touching the story is but I don’t want to spoil the joy of reading it. I loved the language, the imagery, the characters and of course the names. The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody is magical – enjoy!

Transparent by Natalie Whipple
What I really loved about Transparent is that despite the superhero powers the story is really focused on people. Fiona, the friends she’s makes at school and her family. It’s about overcoming prejudices, not just those directed at Fiona but also the ones she has herself.

The Quietness by Alison Rattle
There is much to love about The Quietness; apart from the wonderful writing you have two completely different characters, neither of which is preferable to the other. The alternating narration (3rd person vs 1st) is a little unusual but you get used to it pretty quickly.

Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham
In this list this is the only book I’ve not given 5* stars this list and considering how much it’s stayed with me I think I undervalued it.
I had such a big smile on my face while reading, I hope you do too.16126716

Dead Romantic by C J Skuse
If I only had one word for this book review it would be: splendorific. C J Skuse has a way with words, I loved Camille’s vocabulary and how clear her voice comes across in the narration. Dead Romantic is so hilarious in parts I couldn’t help but laugh. Yet at the same time you have a wonderful story about friendship and love with a few body parts along the way.


What are your choices?

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

  1. Great list! I have The Bone Dragon and The Quietness on my list too. Both were recommendations from you!

  2. I’ve had my eye on Transparent for a while, I think it’s going to be my next Kindle purchase. I’ve been reading Natalie’s blog for a long time and I’m looking forward to reading her debut novel! The Bone Dragon looks fantastic, and I like the sound of The Quietness, too. Definitely going to check those out – great list!

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