Top Ten Books I Read in 2013
This is a little late, but better late than never! I wanted to share with you my top ten books for 2013. This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their wonderful blog if you haven’t yet. I have already written reviews for a handful of these books—they are a mixture of YA, children’s, and adult. These books are fabulous and I have high hopes for new discoveries in 2014.
All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terrill
I had been highly anticipating this time-travel YA novel, and got it the day it came out. Review here. A fun and exciting read!
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
by Rae Carson
You may have read my recent review of this amazing first installment in a trilogy. Love this fantasy.
The Meaning of Night: A Confession
by Michael Cox
If you like Charles Dickens or Wilkie Collins, this mystery will be the perfect read. A wonderful page turner and there is a sequel.
Citadel: A Novel (Languedoc Trilogy)
by Kate Mosse
I read this while I was traveling this past summer, and finished it while on holiday for one month in Israel. Love historical fiction and love Kate Mosse’s other books.
The Map of Time: A Novel
by Felix J. Palma
Another fun time travel read that also has a sequel!
Divergent (Divergent Series)
by Veronica Roth
I didn’t start Roth’s trilogy until this past year and I was definitely sucked in. I think the fantasy contains multiple spiritual aspects that make for great discussion.
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
Read this animal fantasy on my own, and then used it as a read-aloud in with my 8th graders. Surprisingly, they loved it!
by Lois Lowry
The conclusion to Lowry’s Giver series was stunning. I won’t say anything more.
The Friendship Doll
by Kirby Larson
See my review of this luminous toy fantasy!
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
by Donalyn Miller
One of my favorite nonfiction reads of all times, perhaps, this book is a must read for all parents and teachers!
Happy Reading for 2014 and hope you pick up some of these titles, if you have not read them already!