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The topic this week is the top 10 books we read in 2013, continuing on the end-of-year theme of 2013's top dogs. Not all of these books were published in 2013, and I had to flip through my Goodreads "read" shelf to recall all of the books I had read. :)
1. Cracked by Eliza Crewe
A sassy main character who isn't exactly a "good" person, caught in the middle of a battle between demons and Templars.
2. Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
A dystopian novel about a girl who finds herself in a high-tech breeding facility - sounds gross, but the high tech keeps it PG. Rosa is a strong protagonist.
3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
A high school first love story between two teenagers living on the margins of society in different ways: Eleanor lives in poverty with her stepfather, mother, and siblings, and Park is a half-Caucasian, half-Korean living in Nebraska.
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I have a soft spot for novels about assassins, especially ones that like to read.
5. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
A well-plotted time travel story. I had to sit back and not do anything for a few minutes after finishing it. This should be made into a movie.
6. Poison by Bridget Zinn
A cute fantasy story about a poisons master on a quest to kill the queen. Sadly, this light and bubbly world will not be built upon because Bridget Zinn passed away in 2011.
7. Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
A morbidly fascinating tale about a young man's quest through the old metro tunnels. The language is haunting, and the dark corners of the tunnels contain many mysteries and horrors.
9. Saga (Vol. 1) by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
A comic with relatable (and likable) main characters, amazing dialogue, and artwork that blows my mind. It's a fast read; I recommend it.
10. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Yes, you've probably seen Miyazaki's making of it, and I did too, before I read the book. The novel fleshes the characters out more, and is of a lighter and more humorous tone than the anime. I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks for reading!