Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something, and this week, it's the Top Ten Books I Read in 2013. 

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I'm so glad I read this book, it was really enjoyable and I was surprised at how much I liked it. I really recommend it if you haven't read it yet! A perfect holiday read! 

2. Speechless by Hanna Harrington
This is such an inspiring read, very light, witty and enjoyable! 

3. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
I'm a big fan of this series, though I had some issues with some of the books, it's an awesome series overall and such an experience to read for the first time! I'm so excited for City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in the series, to be released May 2014! 

4. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Such a good paranormal-romance read! Get on it!

5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The first in the amazing prequel spin-off trilogy to The Mortal Instruments, it's a great read, set in the same world, but with new (and hot) characters, along with a suspenseful plot that keeps the pages turning! 

6. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Third in the spin-off series to the epic Vampire Academy series, this was an amazing read and I hope the series continues as this one did. I'm looking forward to reading The Fiery Heart soon! 

7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
If you enjoyed the film, you'll love the book! A great read.

8. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
This is a great eye-opening and inspiring read that will be sure to melt even the coldest of hearts! 
(includes movie review)

9. The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick
This is a short read, more of a poetry based book, about a boy who runs away from home to escape the abuse of his alcoholic father and befriends an old homeless man and falls in love with a rich, beautiful girl in the process. Surprisingly sweet and lovely, a book to read from cover to cover on a Friday night in! 

10. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
The conclusion to the fantastic Hush, Hush saga. One of my favourite series and definitely the best of the fallen angel-themed books out there in YA Fiction! 

That's all for this week, I hope you've enjoyed my list! Let me know in the comments which of the books listed here you enjoyed or didn't enjoy and if I left any good ones out, I'm sure there's heaps! Remember to leave me links to all your TTT lists so I can check them out! Also, don't forget to +1 this post if you thought it was worthy and subscribe to me to read more of my TTTs and reviews in the future! Thank you!! 

I would like to wish all my followers and readers a very Happy New Years, may 2014 be a safe and happy year for you! I look forward to meeting lots of new books next year that I can share with all of you and vice versa. 
Lots of love,
Book Nerd & Critic.


  1. I love To Kill a Mockingbird, it's one of my favorites, so I'm happy you enjoyed it too! :D My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/12/30/13/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. I know, it's a great book! I've followed your blog, it's lovely! :)

  2. I just read Mortal Instruments this year, and I like it! :D Can't wait for the last book to come out! :)

    My TTT :)

    1. Me too!! Checking out your TTT now :)

    2. Thanks for the follow! I followed you back through GFC :D

      I'm glad that you're going to read Divergent this year! :) It's one of the books I've read that I didn't know why I put it off so long. It's great, and it's one of my favorite dystopian books :D

    3. Ahhh I can't wait to read it!! Thank you so much for returning the follow Pauline! Hope to chat with you about Divergent when I read it. :)

  3. To Kill A Mockingbird was definitely amazing! I loved that one, and I also really enjoyed Speechless :)
    Ninja Girl

  4. TKAM is one of my all-time favorites. We even named our cat Scout!

    1. Hahahahaha wow that's so awesome! It really is an inspiring book! :)

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird! *hyperventilates* I adore that book. I'm so glad I finally read it this year! And Finale is good? EXCELLENT. I've been putting it off because I hate finishing series, haha.

    Happy New Year!

    1. TKAM is such a great book, I don't regret reading it this year! Finale is an excellent conclusion to the series, you should read it soon, though I understand your hesitation! It was a hard series to say goodbye to haha. Happy New Year to you too! :)

  6. Great list. You've got some really amazing books on your list - I loved Life of Pi when I read it, such a powerful book. Great list! Happy New Year :) My TTT.

    1. Thank you! Life of Pi really is a great read! Happy New Year to you too! :)

  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

  8. I just finished The Mortal Instruments this year and it's just amazing. I love it, specifically Jace Wayland/Lightwood/Morgenstern/Herondale. Whatever name he has, I will still love him.

    I also finished Clockwork Angel just yesterday and it's good. I really got caught up in this book so even if I had to go to school early, I still read it until morning. I can't wait to read Clockwork Prince!

    By the way, thanks for sharing your top ten books. At least I can try one of them after reading TDI :)