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Reads of 2013

Posted by on January 6, 2014

I know, I am behind the times, but I’m getting there. I deem January catch up month. Ha! So as we go into the new year, I decided to see how close I came to reading 24 books this year. Goodreads says I only read 22, but I’m counting 28. Maybe I’m not figuring it right, but oh well. Below you’ll find my list of books read for 2013. And wow, what an adventure! I enjoyed them all. Favorite reads? Oh that’s hard. All the Tales of Goldstone Wood novels, Bid the Gods Arise, Valor’s Worth, the Merlin’s Spiral books, Cast of Stones…I better stop there! I love the Artemis Fowl series, and I finally got to read the Atlantis Complex. It was so good. The creepiest, but awesome concept…Sanctuary. One that left a profound impact…Beloved Daughter. Heartwrenching…not exactly what I look for in a book, but sometimes we need an eye-opening, swift-kick in the pants, right? One that invoked the most love/hate: Silent Swan. So good…I just hated revisiting high school. Ha! So what were some of your favorite reads of 2013?

cover title author
  Merlin’s Shadow (The Merlin Spiral #2) Treskillard, Robert
  Valor’s Worth (The Windrider Saga, #3) Minor, Rebecca P.
  Martyr’s Fire (Merlin’s Immortals, #3) Brouwer, Sigmund
  Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2) Kontis, Alethea
  Goddess Tithe Stengl, Anne Elisabeth
  Prophet (Books of the Infinite #1) Larson, R.J.
  Reaper’s Rhythm (Hidden: Book 1) Davidson, Clare
  Christian In Training Creeden, Pauline
  Sanctuary Creeden, Pauline *
  The Silent Swan Keating, Lex
  The Beloved Daughter Terry, Alana*
  Winter Fae (Armored Hearts, #0.5) Lee, Melissa Turner
  Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1) Sanderson, Brandon
  Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #5) Stengl, Anne Elisabeth
  Different Dragons Bell, Dana
  Merlin’s Blade (The Merlin Spiral, #1) Treskillard, Robert
  The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7) Colfer, Eoin
  Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts, #1) Creeden, Pauline
  The Wishing Well Curse Donovan, Lynn


Daughter of Light (Follower of the Word #1)
Busse, Morgan L. 
A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California Gwyn, Keli
  The Earth Painter Lee, Melissa Turner
  A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword, #1) Carr, Patrick W.
  The Difference Between Night And Day Lee, Melissa Turner
  Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood #3) Stengl, Anne Elisabeth
  Veiled Rose (Tales of Goldstone Wood #2) Stengl, Anne Elisabeth *
  Curse Bearer Minor, Rebecca P.
  Bid the Gods Arise (The Wells of the Worlds, #1) Mullin, Robert


4 Responses to Reads of 2013

  1. Jenelle

    Ooh, I like this idea for a post. I may have to steal it! 🙂

    Other than the Goldstone Wood tales, I haven’t read any of the books on this list.

    I set my goal this year at 30 and I think I read 32…

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Hey Jenelle! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, please steal it and let me know. I will have to stop by and see. I’m not the only person sharing about the books they’ve read for last year. 😉

  2. Nadine Brandes

    One of my favorite finds from 2013 was The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson and the other two books of the series. 🙂

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Hi Nadine! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! The title sounds intriguing! And the covers? Beautiful! I will have to add them to my to-read list! 🙂

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