Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Favoruite books of 2013

Have any of these made it to your list of favourites? Let me know! 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
“Knowledge is dangerous. Once you know something, you can't get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always.”

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
He kissed the shell of her ear. “Then let me tell you this: I live for you, and you alone.”

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
"I am the one not running, not staying, but facing.
Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity.
And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield."

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
"The only reason I'd lift my skirt is to pull out my pistol and plug you in the head."

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
“Don’t ever worry what the boys who don’t appreciate originality think of you. They’re fools.” 

The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling
“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.”

Dark Triumph by R.L. LaFevers 
“Hate cannot be fought with hate. Evil cannot be conquered by darkness. Only love has the power to conquer them both.” 

 The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
“...You have a problem, de Winter?" 
The words left her mouth before her brain filtered them. "Yes, it’s blond, green-eyed, and thinks it’s a god.” 

23 comments:

  1. Altered was definitely one of my favorites for the year! :D Sam and Anna make a great couple :)
    I have all the others, aside from Dark Triumph and the 5th Wave on my to-read list.
    5th Wave, sadly, did not work out for me :/

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  2. Ohh. our tastes are pretty similar, it seems! I adored The Bone Season, it is perhaps my favorite adult release of the year. And of course, the Blackbirds book was amazing.
    I need to read Altered, I've been meaning to for a very long time. And the Cadet of Tildor, of course, I was even on the blog tour.

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  3. Ah, loved a few of these so much :D In the Shadow of Blackbirds! SO MUCH LOVE. The Burning Sky. <3 The 5th Wave. Sigh. Amazing favorite books of 2013 Renu :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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  4. I've only read Dark Triumph from your list but I LOVED it!

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  5. Out of the Easy, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, and The Bone Season were all incredible books to release this year - I really enjoyed them. Great list, Renu! :)

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  6. Great picks! I definitely enjoyed the books The Burning Sky and Altered. Both were very fun reads!

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  7. Renu you read some pretty amazing books this year! I loved The 5th Wave and The Bone Season, so I'm glad they ended up being your favourites. I still need to get to my copy of In the Shadow of Blackbirds though!

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  8. I def need to check out bone season. Great post

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  9. None of them are on my list of 2013 favourite reads, but The Bone Season, The 5th Wave and The Burning Sky are all on my TBR pile. Hope to find time in early 2014 to get to them:)

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  10. I've been really wanting to read The Bone Season and just haven't gotten around to it! Um, basically all of these are ones that I haven't read except Dark Triumph (which I really liked!). Need to start 5th Wave asap!

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  11. The 5th Wave was so awesome! It was one of my favourite science-fictions this year. And to think I'd never even heard of Rick Yancey before that!

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  12. I have The 5th Wave but I still need to read it! Gah, so many books I need to get too. I also really want to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I'm glad to see they are both on your top list for the year!

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  13. Cool! Love reading everyone's favorites list although WOW, cannot believe it's already time to put these together. :)

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  14. I have only read Fifth Wave and Shadow of Blackbirds but most of the others are on my list and I even have ARCS for a few that need to be read still....

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  15. I've only read Altered from these books, but I loved it! So much fun and such interesting characters.

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  16. I cannot believe that I still haven't read many of these. I mean The 5th Wave. I want to scream sometimes as mostly all of these are on my to-read list I just need to find time to read them. Great list :)

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  17. Totally agree about The 5th Wave, that was one of my fav's as well! And I'm going to have to pick up Altered ASAP, I've heard so many good things about it!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your favorites! I liked The Bone Season too. :)

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  19. I seriously LOVE how you organized this post! I love quotes myself, and really like how each one you chose speaks volumes about the books. I haven't read The Fifth Wave yet (I know, I know) even though I won it in a giveaway. It's been featured in so many posts that I know I have to get to it soon! That single quote gives me chills though, I love how the strength of the character comes out so well in those lines. I also really enjoyed In the Shadow of Blackbirds, it was so UNIQUE. The writing style was also gorgeous. I liked Out of the Easy, as I really admired that MC. Dark Triumph was so, so much darker than the first one, but I loved it just as much as the first too. I can't wait to see how the third is going to play out! Also, after seeing that quote for The Cadet of Tildor, I think that one is going on my TBR. =)

    Lovely list, Renu!! I hope that 2014 brings you even better books and more favorites! <3

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  20. Oh wow, I actually haven't read any of these! Most of them are on my wishlist or TBR pile though :)

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  21. The Burning Sky was so good! I absolutely loved it and now my sister loves it too =) That book is definitely high up on my favorites shelf.

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  22. In the Shadow of Blackbirds almost made my end of year survey. The Bone Season did. I really enjoyed The Burning Sky but I only ended up giving it 3.5 stars so I couldn't justify putting it on my list. I definitely think book two might be epic though!

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  23. LOVED The 5th Wave and Dark Triumph, Renu! Great choices here. :)

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