Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve Lovelies!! I hope you are all out having a terrific night and that you won't see this until 2014 has officially rung in. 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people over at The Broke & the Bookish--check out their post or their list of other awesome blogs who have participated!

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Once I put up my year in review survey, no one will be surprised by this, but this book is definitely my favorite of the year. It is the most amazing book I've read in a long while. 

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Oh Fangirl, I just barely squeezed you in to 2013, but I managed it. Mostly because once I picked it up I didn't put it back down. I couldn't. It was sort of like reading a pseudo-AU of my life.

3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: This was a wonderful book that showed the commonalities and differences of people of all ages across cultures. I loved it. 

4. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh: This book was hilarious and sad and everything I could have asked for. It was one of the very few full price books I bought this year.

5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: This book should be encouraged reading for all people. It's a reminder of how something that seems so little can have such huge effects on a life. 

6. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard: I waited nearly 7 years to read this book because the cover put me off, but this series is sooooo goood. And frankly, it's much more accurate and feminist than a lot of mainstream literature. I can't wait to read my way through this series in 2014. 

7. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin: This series gets more and more intense with each passing book, and I can't wait to read the next one (whenever it comes out). 

8. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson: I follow Maureen on Twitter and she's just a fantastic person. I loved The Name of the Star, and the only reason I didn't love this one quite as much is that it was clearly the second of a series. Second books are hard for me. 

9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I love dark, romantic novels from centuries passed.  Wuthering Heights is my favorite, but Jane Eyre is probably a close second. It was a slow build, but I thought it was delightful after about halfway through.

10. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I CANNOT WAIT for Morgenstern to publish something else. This book was beautiful and graceful and everything I could have ever asked for in a circus tale. 

There's my top ten! What would be on your list? 


  1. I desperately want to read Hyperbole and a Half! It looks awesomed and I keep hearing things about it from friends. So glad you gave Jane Eyre a fighting chance. It does start slow, but once you get past the time at school, it really picks up! :D

    My TTT:


    1. Hyperbole and a Half is so fantastic! I laughed through most of it. Jane Eyre is so slow during the school bits. It just dragged on and on, but once that part finishes, the rest of the book seems to have so much happen in it!! Thanks so much for the comment! I'm going to check out your TTT right now!

  2. Good list, I love Thirteen Reasons Why as well and I think it made my list last year.

    1. Oh my goodness, it was so good. I'm glad that I finally got around to reading it! Thanks for your comment!