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31.12.13

Looking Back: All The Books I Read In 2013


Can you believe it's the end of 2013 already? Can you believe people born in 2000 are now teenagers?? Sometimes, I really can't.

Anyway, this year has managed to be a productive reading year for me. Somehow, I managed to read over 70 books, the most I've read in a long time. I'm pretty sure this coincides with my purchase of a tablet, but I'm still surprised. I only started my book blog fairly recently, so I haven't been able to really show off all the books I read this year. Hopefully, this post can give you a better look at my taste in books. These are all the books I rated on Goodreads in a nice picture format (in no particular order).

















As you can see, I went on a massive Tamora Pierce rereading spree this year... What can I say? I absolutely love her Tortall series. They're easy to read high fantasy books (one of my favorite genres), filled with kickass female characters, and one of the few books I can reread every few years without ever getting bored of it.

I never really realized I gave so many four hearts ratings until this post. There were a lot of books that I really enjoyed reading, but unfortunately had something missing that eluded that five heart rating. As to why there are so few two-one heart ratings, I was a lot quicker to DNF a book if I didn't like what I had read so far. All those books I DNF'd (which I seem to remember were a lot) were not recorded. I wonder how that will change now that I've started actually reviewing books. Will I start to feel like I am obligated to finish bad books like a lot of reviewers? We'll see what 2014 will bring.

And that's all for my quick 2013 year-in-review. I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve and much love for 2014 to be a great year for everyone! See you all again in the new year!

4 comments:

  1. Angel (Spare Reads)December 31, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Ah this is so pretty! :D your 2013 looked great and I'm sure 2014 will be even better. Happy New Years!

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  2. Thanks Angel and Happy New Years to you, too!

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  3. Leigh (Little Book Star)December 31, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Yesss I'm so glad to see Shades of Earth and A Million Suns up there. The Across the Universe trilogy is my all time favorite trilogy. Aww sad to see Legend on your 'mehh' books. I can totally see why though, but I still liked it. I just think the romance was bad and the world building needed a bit of improvement. Also, I really loved Every Day by David Levithan. It was a very interesting read.

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  4. The Across the Universe trilogy was so great! I loved that it made me feel so many strong emotions, it's definitely one of my favorites, too. I'm kind of sad that I didn't like Legend as much as I thought I would, but I'm thinking of still finishing the series. I've heard Champion was really good.

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