2013 Reading Wrap-Up


It's that time of year again: the end of it. We're at the brink of 2014, and with it comes new surprises, new goals, new pains and sorrows - and of course, new books. My reading goal of 2013 was 210 books originally; sadly, I didn't quite make it, and I had to bump the goal down to 150 books. This year threw some surprises my way (some good, others not so much), and I just got busier than I had anticipated. Nevertheless, Hedgie and I read a lot of books; some good, some bad. And out of the 150 of books that we read, here are the best and the worst, cataloged alphabetically by Author's last name.

Best Reads of 2013

Etiquette & Espionage
(Finishing School #1)
by Gail Carriger
YA: steampunk
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Fearless
(Mirrorworld Trilogy #2)
by Cornelia Funke
YA: fantasy/Neo-Victorian
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Princess of the Silver Woods
(Princess Trilogy #3)
by Jessica Day George
YA: fairytale retelling
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Palace of Stone
(Princess Academy #2)
by Shannon Hale
YA: adventure
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Scarlet
(The Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
YA: fairytale retelling/science fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Strands of Bronze and Gold
by Jane Nickerson
YA: fairytale retelling
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries








The Runaway King
(The Ascendance Trilogy #2)
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Middle Grade: adventure
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries






Cinders & Sapphires
(At Somerton #1)
by Leila Rasheed
YA: historical fiction/romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries






Falling Kingdoms
by Morgan Rhodes
YA: fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







The Caged Graves
by Dianne K. Salerni
YA: historical fiction/mystery
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries







The Rithmatist
(Rithmatist #1)
by Brandon Sanderson
YA: steampunk/mystery/alternate reality
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries






Steelheart
(Reckoners #1)
by Brandon Sanderson
YA: science fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries






Out of the Easy
by Ruta Sepetys
YA: historical fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
YA: historical fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries







In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters
YA: historical fiction/mystery/supernatural
Rating: 4 out of 5 strawberries







The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
YA: historical fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 strawberries

Worst Reads of 2013

(Pulse #1)
by Patrick Carman
YA: science fiction
Rating: 1 out of 5 strawberries






(The Chemical Garden Trilogy #2)
by Lauren DeStefano
YA: futuristic/romance
Rating: 2 out of 5 strawberries






(Splintered #1)
by A. G. Howard
YA: classic retelling/romance
Rating: special awfulness award






by Chris Howard
YA: futuristic
Rating: 1 out of 5 strawberries







(Legend Trilogy #3)
by Cayla Kluver
YA: fantasy/romance
Rating: 1 out of 5 strawberries






(Legend Trilogy #2)
by Marie Lu
YA: futuristic/action
Rating: 2 out of 5 strawberries






by T. Michael Martin
YA: post-apocalyptic
Rating: special awfulness award







(Secret of the Eternal Rose #1)
by Fiona Paul
YA: historical fiction/romance
Rating: special awfulness award






(Divergent Trilogy #3)
by Veronica Roth
YA: dystopian
Rating: 1 out of 5 strawberries






(Stung #1)
by Bethany Wiggins
YA: dystopian/romance
Rating: special awfulness award

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