Top Ten Tuesday

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 Tuesday the theme is:

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

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1. ‘Unearthly’ by Cynthia Hand

This is my most favorite series ever, I can’t choose one particular book! I love everything about them. They have a well-developed plot, amazing characters and good writing. I read all the three books in the beginning of the year and have already gone back to reread my most favorite parts. This is also the only book series among others that I really want to see a movie adaptation of, hope it will be made sometime in the future.

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2. ‘Across the Universe’ by Beth Revis

Another good series, that I really enjoyed reading. It has a very unique and exciting plot, I was totally impressed by the whole idea of such a long adventure through space. I may not be just as in love with the characters, but among all those unexpected plot twists this was not that important. Also five stars to the gorgeous covers!

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3. ‘Rose Strickland Mystery’ by Terri L. Austin

This book series is yet another hit for me! Great characters and very entertaining story. Such a fun read! I can’t wait for the continuation!

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4. ‘Anna And The French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

Ah… Falling in love in Paris… What could be more beautiful and romantic? I really liked this book. And St.Clair? He was just a sweetheart and a perfect boyfriend. Too bad I didn’t feel the same about the second book in this series, but there’s the third one coming out, so I’m excited!

5. ‘Wait For You’ by J.Lynn

I got disappointed with the second book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s ‘Onyx’ series, but when I learned that ‘Wait For You’ is also written by her, I really wanted to check it out. And I ended up really loving it. That’s a good romance story with very likeable main characters. It’s actually also a series, so, needless to say, I’m on for the next book!

6. ‘The Girl You Left Behind’ by Jojo Moyes

Just like ‘Me Before You’, this was another impressive book by Jojo Moyes. I find her one of the best authors nowadays, her writing is so thoughtful and really beautiful. And her books are among those that I would recommend to everyone.

7. ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott

A beautiful and heartwarming story that one can’t not love. No bad things to say about it.

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 8. ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King

I’ve been wanting to read Stephen King for such a long time, and ‘The Shining’ was the first one I read, mostly because I watched the movie a long time ago and really liked it. This book was such a revelation for me, I absolutely loved King’s writing. Besides, it’s my first experience reading a horror book, so I was totally blown away.

9. ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline

This one is an absolutely fresh and interesting idea of a future, where people’s life is mostly spent in a virtual reality. It was a bit hard for me to imagine what it would be like to actually live that way, but Ernest Cline did his best. Amazing plot, based on a quest, which was so fun to read. I have only good memories about this book.

10. ‘The Host’ by Stephenie Meyer

I admit, I liked ‘Twilight’ when I first read it. But in general I wasn’t impressed by Stephenie Meyer as a writer. ‘The Host’, though, totally redeemed her in my eyes, as I was so engrossed in the story, and the writing was much improved. This is also supposed to be a series, so whenever Meyer gets to release the sequel, I’m going to get my hands on it.

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16 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. ChrissiReads says:

    Great list! The Girl You Left Behind made my list too! 🙂

    • Oksana says:

      That’s a great book! It was the first book I read in 2013, so it was an amazing start of the year.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  2. Lucy says:

    RPO is fantastic- glad to see it on your list. I’m eager to read a Jojo Moyes book too. And I can’t believe I haven’t read Wait for You yet. OMG I miss the Unearthly series so much. I wish there were more books!

    • Oksana says:

      Yeah, I totally wish for more books in the ‘Unearthly’ series! I loved them so much! It’s a pity there weren’t at least additional short novels like in the ‘Delirium’ series. I really recommend Jojo Moyes to you, you can start either with ‘The Girl You Left Behind’ or ‘Me Before You’, these books are just wonderful!

  3. Maria says:

    Another Unearthly fan! *five* and I love Ready Player One (so fun) and The Host (more romantic than Twilight IMO). Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. ChrissiReads says:

    I absolutely love the Unearthly series. I haven’t finished it yet, but will hopefully read Boundless this Summer. 😀

    • Oksana says:

      ‘Boundless’ for me was just as great as the first two books. I couldn’t put it down. Hope you’ll love it, too 🙂

  5. I’m so glad you enjoyed Little Women. It’s such a beautiful book :). I don’t think I’ll ever forgive Alcott for not making Jo and Laurie get together. I’m still upset about it after all these years lol.

    • Oksana says:

      ‘Little Women’ was such a nice book, I’m glad I finally got to read it. I was more upset with Beth’s fate, though, as she was my favorite sister.

  6. I’ll have to look up a few of the titles I didn’t recognize, they look really interesting! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  7. LisaILJ says:

    I enjoyed your list. I’m so happy you loved Anna. I still have to read the final book in the Unearthly series, but I agree, it’s pretty great. I’m also seeing Wait for you on a couple of lists. I bought it when it came out, but haven’t read it yet. I guess I need to get on that!

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

    • Oksana says:

      Anna was such a fun read, I especially liked that it was set in Paris, it just added this charm to the book. ‘Wait For You’ is also a great NA novel, where the characters are actually very good and rational, which is a rarity for the books of this genre. And as for ‘Boundless’… Well, I just love it!
      Hope you’ll share my thoughts, once you read these books. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. booklover217 says:

    Anna and the French Kiss is on my list of books to read. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013/

  9. Oksana says:

    Absolutely agree with you on Anna!:) Thanks for stopping by 😉

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