Saturday, January 11, 2014

Best of 2013 and Year-End Summary

I finally put together my Best of 2013 Lists - whew, it was a hard choice! I read so many great books this past year.

All together, I read 79 books last year (that's 15 more than in 2013). Here's the break-down:
  • 32 were adult fiction
  • 23 were teen/YA fiction 
  • 16 were middle-grade fiction
  • 4 were memoirs
  • 4 were nonfiction but not memoirs
Of the 79 books, I listened to 12 of them on audio.

So, that's 39 books for kids/teens/YA in 2013!

As always, I had a hard time choosing my favorites! In no particular order, here are my Top Ten of 2013 (you can check out my top ten list of adult books read in 2013 at Book By Book).
And, for a little extra fun, here are a few superlatives:

Best Kids/Teen/YA Book of the Year and Best Book by a New-to-Me Author:

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

 

Best Kids/Teen/YA Book from an Old Favorite Author:

UnWholly by Neal Schusterman




Best Audio Book of the Year:  

  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne  
(I counted it as best audio for both adults and teen/YA...though The One and Only Ivan is a close second)


 Best Middle-Grade Novel of the Year:

Hold Fast by Blue Balliet


 
You can also check out how I did on my 2013 Reading Challenges.

What were YOUR favorite books read in 2013?

1 comment:

Anne Bennett said...

I forgot, until now, that I wanted to read two of the books on your list: Ivan; and Trapped. I am a fan of Between Shades of Grey, especially after attending a workshop with the author.