Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

toptentuesday1Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there’s a new topic within which you are to post your Top Ten List. This first Tuesday of 2013 the theme is:

Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

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1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

I’m not sure I’ll even like this book. I’ve read the synopsis and it’s not that exciting. But I’ve seen the movie trailer and I thought that the general image was quite pretty. So I’ll definitely dig into the story before it hits the big screen.

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2. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

I wanted to read this book for such a long time, but something always prevented me. Maybe this year I’ll finally make it. It’s one of those rare cases when I have watched the movie before the book and liked it. Hope the book is just as great.

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3. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

I just love scary movies, especially the old ones, and The Exorcist is the most influential and overwhelming one. It’s a classic, the type of suspense and horror which you can rarely see in modern horror movies. I’ve never read a horror book, though. Think this one will be a great start.

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4. A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness

I love witches, I grew up watching Charmed. This book though is a more serious approach to the subject, and deals with all the different types of magical creatures. Count me interested!

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5. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky

I worked at a hotel in my town for 3 years, and I can say that the hotel life is crazy and very alive. There’s so much happening in it, an outsider wouldn’t believe it. It’s a whole other world. When I learned about this book I immediately marked it as to-read. It will be fun to compare my experience and hotel routine to those described in the book.

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6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

It’s a book everyone seems to be talking about. I might read it some time this year to know just what the whole buzz is about.

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7. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

It’s the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection and the description seems very interesting. Also it’s a historical fiction and I’m trying to make myself read more books of this genre.

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8. The Passage by Justin Cronin

A powerful book that everyone seems to have read already, except me. The plot seems to be great, mixing a lot of what I love in a book – adventure, fantasy and science fiction. Surely a  must-read!

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9 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It’s a book with amazing plot and outstanding reviews. How I even managed not to have read it yet?

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10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Another historical fiction I just have to read this year. Besides, it too has been given amazing reviews, which assures me that I won’t regret reading it.

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13 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

  1. Marce says:

    The Book Thief has been on my list in the past sheeesh must read it.

  2. The Book Thief is incredible. Definitely recommend it. The rest I still need to read as well. Great picks! Happy New Years and happy reading!

    Here are the books I resolve to read

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  3. Kelly says:

    I need to read Beautiful Creatures too, especially since the movie is coming out soon!
    And I have to read The Book Thief. I see that book EVERYWHERE.

    My TTT & check out my Most Anticipated 2013 Book Giveaway

  4. Lucy says:

    I hope you read Gone Girl this year…I couldn’t put it down! Discovery of Witches is good too, but such a long one that it’s a little intimidating. I’ve heard amazing things about The Book Thief and I think it was on my books I resolve to read list from 2011, sigh. Good luck with all your reading goals and happy new year!

    • Oksana says:

      Lucy, thanks for your recommendations, I have a huge TBR pile of books, but these 10 are those I just have to read this year, especially with them being so popular and well-received now. I actually don’t care about the length of the book as long as it’s entertaining and well written.

  5. We share growing up with Charmed! I love that series so much! I have Discovery of Witches on my TBR pile! I hope to read it soon (although it didn’t made my TTT).

    Happy 2013!
    My TTT

    • Oksana says:

      Charmed were amazing, they were the first to set my interest on all this fantasy world. I believe The Discovery Of Witches will be just as great.

  6. I hope you enjoy The Book Thief. It truly is one of the best books I’ve read :). I haven’t read Life of Pi yet, but I heard good things about the movie. I’m not sure if I’ll pick it up but I hope you like it! Great list :). Have a Happy New Year!

  7. Quinn says:

    I read Bridget Jones’s Diary after I saw the movie and I still found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. It is so funny. You will be laughing out loud. The second one is really funny too.

    I wasn’t in love with Beautiful Creatures, but I am glad that I read it. I think it is longer than it need to be. I do want to see the movie, though.

    Good luck on your reading resolutions. Happy New Year 🙂

  8. Oksana says:

    Have a happy New Year too, Quinn. Thanks for you comment, now I will definitely read Bridget Jones’s Diary, your description of it is really good and it’s been so long since I read something funny.

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