A Year in Review: 2013

January 1, 2014 Bookish Chatter 7

JennsBookshelvesSmallYearIt seems cliche to say it, but wow, did this year go by quickly!  It feels like I was just writing this post for 2012!  As with years past, I like to wrap up the year by focusing on my favorite books of the year.  I’m not going to dare state that these are the best of 2013, but the ones I particularly enjoyed! I don’t make failed attempts to narrow it down to 10 or less (HA!), instead showing all the books I voted “best of” the month of their release.  Without further ado…

General/Literary Fiction:


Historical Fiction:



Miscellaneous Bookish Posts

Bookish Ramblings: How Setting Influences Your Reading Experience
Bookish Ramblings: Rights as a Reader/Reviewer

Bookish Resolutions: 

I don’t make promises I can’t keep, or set goals I can’t attain. That said, in 2014 I hope to continue my blogging mantra: Be Me. I’m going to continue to read and review books that I want, books that I enjoy so much that I want to shout about them from the rooftops!

That said, I would like to focus more on graphic novels and non-fiction. These are two types of books I’ve grown to enjoy and need to make an attempt to give them a little more attention!

Well, that’s it for me!  What were your favorite books of 2013? Do you have any bookish resolutions?

7 Responses to “A Year in Review: 2013”

  1. Kailana

    ‘Be Me’ is a fabulous goal for blogging. I think many people lose that in their rush to meet goals. Good luck maintaining that!

  2. Lu
    Twitter: lulu_bella

    I’m trying to make very general, attainable goals for myself too. That’s definitely the key to not ending the year disappointed you didn’t even look at your goals after writing them… or at least that’s what I do!!! Have a lovely new year and may 2014 be filled with amazing books!

  3. Krista

    None of my favourites from this year were actually released in 2013, but they were: Evan Dawson’s Summer in a Glass, Kent Haruf’s Plainsong and Xorin Balbes’ Soul Space. Very different genres, but all books that spoke to me for various reasons.

    My book resolution is really just to read more for pleasure! I had so much wine reading to do for class (and wine texts are typically enormous) that I read far fewer fiction books and far too rarely just for the joy of it. I love wine and the study is important to me, but I think there is more fiction in my future.

  4. Susan Elizabeth

    I read The Other Typist, Doctor Sleep, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. All were really enjoyable! Checking out the rest of your recs. and filling in my TBR list.

  5. Anne Simonot

    Some of my favourites this year were Among Others – Jo Walton, The Wicked Girls – Alex Marwood, and Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberley McCreight. I really enjoyed Night Film too!

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