Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Favorites & A Blog Update

Hi everyone! I just wanted to check in to do a 2013 favorites post as well as do a quick update on this blog. Although I love blogging, I've been on a bit of a break and haven't posted until late August sometime. I'm still reading and posting what I'll call mini-reviews over at Goodreads. Life has just been busy and something had to be cut back. I'm going to continue to not post as much here for awhile until I get things in my real life a bit more organized but I will be back! In the meantime, you can follow me at Goodreads if you want to see what I've been reading.

I read 97 books in 2013 and overall it was a really great reading year. In addition to all of my reading, I attended Book Expo America with my mom in May which was fantastic!

In the meantime, here is what I loved reading in 2013 -

I could not decide on which of the following novels are my favorite fiction of 2013. And so, we have a tie - there were two books that truly blew me away this year and I highly recommend both of them:


They are both amazing novels that just blew me away! I highly recommend that you read the physical book copy of Night Film rather than the ebook, if possible, since I believe the reading experience is much better with the physical book. Also, there is an app for the novel which really adds some interesting things to the reading experience.

My favorite non-fiction of 2013 is also a tie! I just couldn't decide which I loved more so I'm going with two for this category as well!


These are both amazing books that I highly recommend. They could not be more different but they are both such compelling reads!

Beyond those four books, the rest of my favorites are shown below! I think that 2013 was a fantastic reading year and I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King
The Bells by Richard Harvell
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Rosie Project by

Happy reading in 2014! What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments ...

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