It’s time to choose my Top 10 books of 2013. You might have seen some of these already on my other top lists, but here I go again! This time I’ll only give you a few key words to tell you why I liked the book, so as not to repeat myself.
This year I read 84 books and graphic novels, and thus totally owned my GoodReads challenge of reading 60 books. With that said, though, there weren’t many books that I gave five stars to (many got four, though). This makes me thinks that next year I should read less and choose my books more carefully. I’ll write more about my reading resolutions later.
This post is linked at “Top Ten Tuesday”, a weekly book list meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. All the links below take you to GoodReads.
Maija’s Top 10 books Read in 2013
1. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Magic in London, with a great villain + Inspector Nightingale!
2. Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona
Teens with super powers, gadgets and magic! My favourite graphic novel series of the year.
3. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
A fun, bit old-schoolish sword-and-sorcery adventure in an interesting world. A quick and fun read!
4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Another fun adventure, with great 80s references.
5. The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Lovely prose in a puzzle box of a story.
6. Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
Great ending saved the boring beginning, and Frollo was an interesting character to follow.
7. Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams
I re-read the series this year, and this first book is still my favourite. I love how the aliens treat poor Arthur!
8. Doll Bones by Holly Black
I really enjoyed this middle-grade coming-of-age story with some creepy tones thrown in.
9. Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan
There wasn’t much plot in this final book of the series, but I just love the main character, Nas, and her quips!
10. Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
A very earnest autobiography of Fry’s school years. I could relate to a lot of his feelings, especially about musical talent.