Best Books of 2013

Hello bloggers! I hope you’re having an excellent Winter Break, with hopefully lots of snow and hot chocolate (I’m in Thailand right now, so no snow… but some hot chocolate).

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you view it) the year is almost over – so, no more 2013. Personally, I can’t wait for 2014: so many good books are arriving! In the spirit of the end of 2013, I have decided to not exactly review, but give a brief description of the best books of 2013 – the books I’ve read in 2013, not the ones that have been published in 2013.

I have always had difficulty choosing my favorite book, so it won’t exactly be in order. The better ones will be closer to the top, and then get progressively slightly less awesome. Bare in mind, though – these

are only the good ones!

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    1. This was an amazing novel about first love, fanfiction, and realizing what’s important in life. It’s the kind of novel that makes you fall in love with writing and reading all over again. Every single fangirl out there should read this book.
  1. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
    1. If you like paranormal vampire books, then this series in definitely the one for you! Third one in the series called Bloodlines, and you should definitely read the first one first. I can’t wait for the next one in the series, and I utterly adore Sydney and Adrian (the main characters).
  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    1. Rowell is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! Although I didn’t love this book as much as I loved Fangirl, it is still amazingly epic, and I would recommend it to anyone who can read. It’s really though provoking, too, which I must admit surprised me… such an amazing novel.
  1. Winter of the World by Ken Follett
    1. The second book in the Century Trilogy is probably Ken Follett’s best yet! And with me being a devout Ken Follett fan, that’s saying a lot. The one thing I didn’t particularly love was that, like in all Ken Follett’s novels, people keep on dying… However, it being the second world war, it’s kind of unavoidable. Still… love, love, love!
  1. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
    1. Having read this book in February, I am surprised that I can even remember it… and the fact that I can is a testament to how incredible it is. I utterly adore it; it was super funny, and way beyond my expectations of it. I don’t have the sequel, unfortunately, but I am looking for it.

So there it is – my top 5 books of 2013. There are about 30 other books that I want to add to this list, but I’ll have to make do with this.

So does anybody else have any favorite books of 2013? Aka, any books I’ve seriously missed? Any books that you guess think I shouldn’t have added? Let me know in the comments section below!

Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year!

/Emilia

P.s. I was having some trouble with the cover images, so I decided to leave them out… that’s why there aren’t any images.

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