Well, it’s a new year, which means two things. First: A round-up of stand-out books I read last year.
I’ve decided on my top five favorites, plus a few “honorable mentions” that were good but didn’t make Top Favorites. All links go to my review (or the book’s Amazon page. Since I started this blog mid-year, I don’t have reviews for every book. Books marked with an asterisk [*] are ones without reviews.)
My top 5 favorite books of the year (in no particular order):
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld*
Prophet by R.J. Larson
Gunner’s Run by Rick Barry*
Honorable Mention (books that made an impression):
All Things New by Lynn Austin
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom by Christopher Healy*
Failstate by John W. Otte*
The second thing a new year means is a list of books I intend to read in the coming year. Since my goal is to read 200 books, I’m not going to list every title – just the ones I’m really excited for.
My top five most-excited-for books to read in 2013 (I will link to reviews as I read them):
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I Hunt Killers by Barry Luga
Code (Virals #3) by Kathy Reichs
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
There’s my ten cents’ worth. What about you? What were your favorite books that you read last year? Which books are you excited to read this year? How many books do you want to read?