Fav Books and Tunes of 2013!
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time remembering the details of any book I’ve read more than, say, a week ago. Blogging really helped with that problem – having to think through and put into words what I liked or disliked about a book and then having those words to look back at later. But since I don’t have a blog full of 2013 reviews to consult, I thought I’d put together a quick list of my favourites of the year so Future Alita will at least be able to remember which were the good ones.
Favourite books read in 2013 (alphabetical order)
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Speaking of weeping. One of the few I actually reviewed in 2013, this book is amazing and tore my heart to shreds.
- Entwined by Heather Dixon
Another book I actually reviewed! What! This book was such a lovely surprise – filled with magic and wonderful characters – I wanted to read it again as soon as it was over. Instead I’ve been devouring (pun unintended) Heather Dixon’s blog StoryMonster.
- Every Day by David Levithan
Fantastic concept, fantastically carried out.
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I read this on family vacation with my husband’s family and giggled the entire way through. Then came home and lent it to all my friends.
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Aliens attack! But this book is so much more than just aliens attacking. The only thing I didn’t like about The 5th Wave was that I didn’t realize it was the start of a series and thought the ending left a few things unanswered. But of course I will be reading the next book when it comes out. Of course I will. (Anyone know *when* it comes out??)
- This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Super cute book about a movie star in a small town that reminded me of Win A Date With Tad Hamilton but also not quite.
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I saw the movie first and loved it and its soundtrack. Read the book shortly after and loved it as well but was glad I saw the movie first so I could enjoy its light-heartedness. Because the book is definitely a lot less light-hearted. If you’re interested, I posted more thoughts on the two eons ago.
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
This started out all fun and quirky and then became very serious before I knew it was happening. Overall, very good.
- Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Teenaged girl’s spiral into madness! Although at times uncomfortable to read, I couldn’t put it down. Plus, bonus points for being set in my city.
10 most listend to tracks – according to last.fm
1. The 1975 – Fallingforyou
2. The 1975 – Chocolate
3. Nolita Knights – Distance Kills
4. M83 vs Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen At Midnight
5. Nolita Knights – Let’s Try
6. The 1975 – Sex
7. Luke Sital-Singh – Dark
8. Little Comets – Jennifer
9. Farewell J.R – Night Wolves
10. The 1975 – Me
What were your highlights of 2013? Books, music, movies, tv shows..?