It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)
My work schedule is kind of wonky, and I have Sunday and Monday off… so I tend to forget that Tuesday is Tuesday and not Monday. I almost completely forgot about TTT this week! OOPS!
This week’s top ten? Top Ten Books of 2013 (so far)
I have read 74 books so far this year. I have only rated (according to Goodreads) 12 of them five stars. Ouch, that is not a good average, is it? As always, in no particular order…
Naked In Death by J.D. Robb – Not a 5-star read for me, but the start of a new series, and damn enjoyable anyways.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – I loved this book and devoured it quickly, despite the product placement.
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde – Rich world building and a unique caste system made this one of my favorite dystopians.
Wool, Omnibus by Hugh Howey – Hands down one of (if not the singular) best dystopian book I have read.
Looking for Alaska by John Green – The first book in a long time that made me really think about how it affected me.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – OK, so I haven’t technically finished this one yet, but I am so close I may as well have. It is not without flaws, but it is very very good.
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan – The best historical fiction I have read all year.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A dark and twisted book about the dark and twisted places in the human mind. Again, not without flaws, but a book I just couldn’t put down once I got into it.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – I haven’t officially reviewed this book yet, but oh my was it uncomfortable to read. But in a way that indicated a profound understanding of the subject matter, rather than a negative way.
Parasite by Mira Grant – Loved this book. Love Mira. Can’t wait until it is officially released so I can call it mine for real.
So what are the best books you have read so far this year?