Thursday, January 2, 2014

Favorite Books of 2013

I read so many great books this year it was very hard to narrow down the lists so here they are.
Happy reading. (links will take you to the review when available)

5 Star Reads: (In no particular order)

Calling Me Home by, Jule Kibler narrated by, Bahni Turpin & Lorna Raver
Fever by, Mary Beth Keane
Whistling Past the Graveyard by, Susan Crandall narrated by, Amy Rubinate
Looking for Me by, Beth Hoffman
Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel by, Jamie Ford
Code Name Verity by, Elizabeth Wein narrated by, Morven Christie,& Lucy Gaskell
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by, Fannie Flagg narrated by, Author
The Wedding Gift by, Marlen Suyapa Bodden narrated by, Jenna Lamia, & January LaVoy
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by, Neil Gaiman narrated by, author
Frost Burned by, Patricia Briggs

2 Books that will be released in 2014:

Evergreen by, Rebecca Rasmussen
Lost Lake by, Sarah Addison Allen

5 Star Re-reads: (Books I’ve read in the past that I re-read on audio)

Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1) by, Juliet Marillier narrated by, Terry Donnelly
Dragon Flight by, Anne McCaffrey narrated by, Dick Hill

4 ½ Star books:

Out of the Easy by, Ruta Sepetys
Orphan Train by, Christina Baker Kline
Touch & Go by, Lisa Gardner
My One Square Inch of Alaska: A Novel by Sharon Short
Six Years by, Harlan Coben narrated by, Scott Brick
Half-Forgotten Song by, Katherine Webb
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery        
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book III: The Unseen Guest #3 by, Maryrose Wood narrated by, Katherine Kellgren
The Asylum by, John Harwood narrated by, Rosalyn Landor
Is This Tomorrow: A Novel by, Caroline Leavitt narrated by, Xe Sands
The Firebird by, Susanna Kearsley narrated by, Katherine Kellgren
Back to Christmas by, Dan Canfield

Some 4 Star books that deserve honorable mentions:

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini narrated by,Shohreh Aghdashloo & Navid Negahban
The Storycatcher by, Ann Hite narrated by, Allyson Johnson
A Bitter Veil by, Libby Fischer Hellmann narrated by, Diane Piron Gelman
Frozen by, Mary Casanova
Safe House by Chris Ewan narrated by, Simon Vance
Life After Life by, Kate Atkinson
Little Bee by, Chris Cleave narrated by, Anne Flosnik

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