Top Ten Books I Read in 2013

January 1, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 22


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Read in 2013.  
Here are my picks.  Some were published in 2013, some earlier.  These earned 5 stars:
I rated the next set 4 stars, but they each came very, very close to 5.  It was also really hard to pin it down to just five books.  (And if I had included all the 4.5-star Temeraire books by Naomi Novik, I would have had 4 more!)

I wish I could have included 10 or 15 more!  What were your favorite books this year?

22 Responses to “Top Ten Books I Read in 2013”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    I love Rothfuss, and Cinder rocked. I have Hounded in my tbr pile and want to read the Arrangement. Lovely list Lark. Happy New Year my friend 🙂

  2. Stephanie Shepherd

    Lots of great books on here! Patrick Rothfuss is such an immersive read and I love both the book and movie of Stardust! I started and read the first 3 or 4 in the Temeraire series and really liked them but have just lost track of keeping up with others in the series. I think I need to make sure to get back to that series in 2014. I also need to add Shadows as I love Robin McKinley and am seeing this pop up in several places!
    I read Hounded this year as well as a couple of it’s sequels – I enjoyed it but it missed being a total favorite because I felt like the intended audience was strongly nerd dudes. It was all about wish fulfillment for that audience which is great but since I am not in that demographic I was a little disconnected. But I LOVED all the mythology and the swashbuckling adventure so will definitely continue with the series.
    Finally, unrelated to this particular post, I am so impressed with how prolific a reader you are. I am in awe of folks that can read over 100 books in a year – what’s the secret? Fast reader or just dedication? With all the books out there that I want to read I’d love to be able to read more.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Sounds like we share a lot of similar tastes, Stephanie! One secret to how much I read is that I’m totally addicted; I get cranky if I don’t get some reading in every day. Another is that I do re-read old favorites, so a good percentage of that 170 books is books I’ve read before (which sometimes means I can go faster.) It’s also true that some books are easy while others are challenging and take longer. But honestly, I think it’s really more about enjoying the books you do read than about how many books you get through.

  3. Lindsay

    The cover of The Wishing Thread and your 5-star review inspired me to look it up, and it’s now firmly on my to-read list. I’m a knitter and I’m looking forward to reading what sounds like something totally different from typical knitting-related books. I’m also hoping to read Cinder and Patrick Rothfuss in the coming year.