This is the second year in a row I participated in reading
challenges. What is not surprising is
that I failed miserably, as usual. I
didn’t even finish my measly goal of reading 44 books for 2013. The other two challenges were the TBR and
List Swap Challenge with Julie.
My Goodreads Challenge Books: 44 Books
Books Read: 43
(Nooooo! Just shy of my goal!)
Some of these are the best books I read, some are the books
I loved the most or made me fall in love with an author again. There are a lot of Chick-Lit books on my list. 2013 was the year of the feel good
novel. Not all the books are 5 star
books. There are a few 4 star novels
that made me squirm with excitement thinking them and make me want to read them
again. So here goes…
My Favorite Novels:
The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman: Oh, how I love you, Alice Hoffman, When I die, I want to come back as one of your characters.
The Lost Husband by Katherine Center: A sexy farmhand and goats. Come on, what more do you need?
He’s Gone by Deb Caletti:
Hands down the best novel I read this year. I seriously need to go out and read all her
Hot Shot by Julie Garwood:
Ms. Garwood captured her contemporary romance magic once again with this
one. Payton + Finn = Dreamy
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell: Loved, loved, LOVED this book. Rose Baker was such a great character.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls: So happy she captured the magic of The Glass
Castle with this one. Bean was one of my
favorite characters of this year.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn:
This is novel I recommend to everyone.
So twisted, soooo good.
I’ll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde: This novel brought back my love of Chick-Lit.
It was full of warm and fuzzy awesomeness.
The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch: High five to Julie for adding this one to our
List Swap Challenge. I can’t believe it
took me this long to read Allison Winn Scotch.
Great author, great novel.
Thanks for taking the time to read my 2013 favorites. This is my first time participating in a year-end review
post, so feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!