Tuesday, December 31, 2013


This meme features weekly "Top Ten" lists and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I read 101 books this year.  That's a lot of books!!  So many wonderful reads, it was nearly impossible to narrow the list to 10--though I had no doubt what my number one would be :-).

1.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Hands down my favorite read of the year, one of my top five books EVER!!  I fell in love with Eleanor; I fell in love with Park.  I fell in love with their story a million times over.
This book was everything.  Everything.
2.  Lover At Last by J. R. Ward
The Warden came through again with a vengance!  Also my longest read of the year, 696 pages of BDB goodness :-).  Qhuinn + Blay = <3
3.  The Brigerton Series by Julia Quinn
I loved this entire series (favorites were books 3, 4 and 7).
4.  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Another example of how A-Freaking-Mazing Rainbow is.  Loved Cath and Levi!!
5.  What I Did For A Duke by Julie Anne Long
Such an unexpectedly fantastic plot and characters.  And the romance!!  Loved it!
6.  Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson, one of my favorite series by an author I can't get enough of.  Briggs always delivers :)
7.  The Jessica Darling Series (books 1 & 2)  by Megan McCafferty
Jessica Darling was unforgettable and absolutely hilarious in this YA contemporary.
8.  Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
The sequel to Throne of Glass, and again, Maas delivers in a huge way!
9.  Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Two words: Finny Boone <3
These books are part of the same series, so technically, I didn't cheat lol!  Ian Mackenzie was unlike any other character I've read.  He was so unique and appealing.  And then Cameron's book combined two of my favorite characters, and I loved the plot.  A really great series!
Have you read any of these?  If not, I'd totally recommend them ;).  I'm looking forward to seeing your favorites!
Ninja Girl


  1. I loved Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Crown of Midnight! They were all amazing <3
    I've been wanting to read Sloppy First & Paper Valentine for quite a while so I might have to bump them up my list now :)
    Great list! :D

  2. I still need to read Eleanor & Park but I loved Fangirl. I also want to read Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, I've heard such great things.

    Great list and Happy New Year!

  3. aww man! SO many of these books i want to read but haven't gotten around to yet. Sigh. And i also hit the 3 digits for books i read this year. There's never enough time.

  4. Great list. You've got some really amazing books on your list. I really need to read some Rainbow Rowell this year, have heard nothing but good things! Happy New Year :) My TTT.