Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2013

June 25, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 18


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2013. 

I’m interpreting this week’s topic literally — not books published in 2013, but books that I read for the first time in 2013.  So there are a few older titles on this list, but also plenty that were published last fall or winter or this spring.  Clicking on the image will take you to Goodreads; clicking on a bold title will take you to my review.  

Five stars:

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (2012)
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway (2013)
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (2006)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman (2006)
Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper (2013)

Four stars:

Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King (2012)
The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe (2013)
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (2012)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (2012)
The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (2013)

Honorable Mention (4 stars):

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik (2006)
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (2013)
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen (2013)
His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal (2013)
Splintered by A. G. Howard (2013)
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George (2013)

18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2013”

  1. readerholicnotes

    The only book on your list I’ve read is Cinder. It would have been on an honorable mention list if I had listed one! You have a number of other books or authors I’d like to read. I need to read faster!

  2. Jess @ Literary, etc

    The River of No Return made my list as well. I’m hoping to read Cinder sometime in late July / August depending on my review schedule. I’m totally loving the cover for Garment of Shadows.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Are you a Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes fan? Garment of Shadows was very good — better than Pirate King IMHO, because Russell was acting like Russel again (despite amnesia caused by a crack on the head.) Cinder was good YA fun — enjoy!

  3. Sandy Farmer

    Oh my! Other than Cinder I haven’t read any of these. So many books–but I think we’ve already discussed that! 🙂

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. Tanya Patrice

    Cinder is the only book on your list I’ve read too – I’m sure the follow up – Scarlet would make my list – I liked it even more than Cinder.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Scarlet is sitting in my library pile just taunting me. I have a bunch of ARCs to read, a bunch of reviews to write, and a work project that’s taking a lot more energy than expected. Oh, well, maybe it can be a treat for finishing.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Rothfuss totally rocks! He’s an amazing writer, and a pretty darn good human being, too. Cinder was a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to Scarlet, which is in my library pile right now.

  5. Ems

    I loved Stardust! I still need to read Etiquette & Espionage, Wednesdays in the Tower, and The Runaway King. This summer!

    Great list!