Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

I have decided to join in on the Top Ten Tuesday fun started by The Broke and Bookish. This week's theme is "Top Ten Books You've Read in 2013". I've been wanting to do a book post anyways, so here we go.

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore was one of those books that I kept hearing about but avoided reading. Not sure why, because when I did get my hands on it, I loved it! It's a very clever book, unique.

A Grown Up Kind of Pretty started off kind of slow for me. I couldn't quite figure out what was going on. But soon it clicked and I became a fan. It tells the story from three different perspectives of women, one of whom has had a massive stroke.

Home Front has the same format that most Kristen Hannah books have, but it's still great enough to get you to keep reading. Jolene, mother of two and wife to Michael, is a soldier who gets deployed. Bring the Kleenex.

I've read a lot of Diane Chamberlain books, but The Lies We Told is probably my favorite. It's the story of two sisters, who are both doctors, and the differences in their grief of losing their parents as teens. There are a few twists hidden in the book to keep you engaged.

Dancing on Broken Glass  will break your heart at times, but is one of my favorite books I've ever read. The writing style is fantastic and the story is so strong. It's about a couple who shouldn't be really be together, but their love is completely evident and obvious.

Ten Girls To Watch was recommended to me by my friend Shari. It was one of the first books I read in 2013, and one of the best.  The main character, Dawn, is extremely relatable and it's fun to join her on her adventures.

One Breath Away I am always intrigued by this author (Heather Gudenkauf). I love her work. This book was no exception- it was fantastic. A bit violent, maybe, but insanely addicting and intriguing.

 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I just finished this one and read it in under 24 hours. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got was a beautiful story. It's about two people who are totally different, but their paths cross and things change. That's all I'll say.

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. I know this is a cliché answer, but I could not put this book down. And I still think about it a lot, which is a sure sign of a great book.

 Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks.  I was slightly obsessed with this book while reading it. It's creative, fresh, exciting and engaging. It's the story of a little boy's imaginary friend, from the perspective of that imaginary friend. Clever.

What are you reading? What's the best book you have read so far this year?


Shari said... Add Reply

So glad you loved TEN GIRLS! :)

Currently reading: Allie Larkin's WHY CAN'T I BE YOU.
Favorite book so far this year: Sarah Pekkanen's THE BEST OF US.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said... Add Reply

Me Before You and Gone Girl are two of my faves. I haven't read the others but will check them out. Thanks!!

Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

I am guilty for not having read much lately. I've only read Gone Girl in your list and loved it too. Shall keep the others on my list of books to read.

Kinley Dane said... Add Reply

Oh, perfect timing...I need a new book to read! I am going to check these out, because oddly enough, I haven't read any of them and I read all the time! Gone Girl is one I've put off reading, because of all the hype, but I think I'll give it a try.