Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Best of 2013


Now where did 2013 go? Anyway, before we start with the best of I will give some stats from a year of blogging :)

I read 211 books last year + 10 short stories

I dnf 9 books (or so)
I listened to 9 audio books (all this fall, I am quite smitten, but I do have a hard time finding good ones)

And now to the Top 5 of 2013, in now real order as that would be too hard

I had planned to make another book best book of the year, but when I had a look back I of course remembered this one from early 2013. I was so caught up in this book and when I finished it I was all o_O Fantastico! Never ever have book 2 in a series made me feel like this. It was an awesome book.


This one was meant to be the best, but then in a way it was still the best book of the year cos I really can't compare The Kingdom and this book. The Kingdom was a masterpiece of emotions while Promise of Blood was a masterpiece of writing. The best fantasy book of this year and a chunkster I could not put down. I fell in love.

And the rest are in no real order

The first 150 pages I was all holy F this is exciting! Omg Hugh!!! Squeeee. Best Kate book so far.

This was epic fantasy at it's best, it was just so bloody epic. Never have there been a city like this city.

This series had NOT compared to Mercy and when I started book 3 I did not really have any hopes for it. But it showed to be the best in the series so far and I do love this series now. This is was Briggs rule.




And here are some of the other good books I have read this year, all awesome 4 stars






Series started this year: Too many
Series finished: Too few





Most read Author this year: Karen Miller
Fav genre of the year. Still Fantasy













Best covers of the year, I can't decide between these 3:



Here is to hoping 2014 will be awesome too!

53 comments:

  1. For some reason I haven't been able to finish Promise of Blood. I promise I'll give it another chance in couple of days. Hopefully by then I can get into it.
    Great selection of books you have there. ;)

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    1. I bought it on sale a couple of months ago, have not even attempted to start it yet. Not sure why.

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    2. Hey, if you do not fall at once I doubt you will fall. It happens

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  2. A lot of fantastic books this year, Blodeuedd! Here is to another one even better! *chin-chin* :))) Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year! Yes please a year filled with awesome books

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  3. 2013 did fly by rather quickly :) Happy New Year 2014! http://booketta.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/annual-review-2013-in-books.html

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  4. I know a lot of people were upset with Magic Rises but I really liked it.

    Let's just say - I wasn't worried - I think a lot of those things needed to happen to move forward.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. They were? I must have missed that, I only came across people who loved it....and now I am curious about those peeps

      Oh yes it had to

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  5. Happy New Year. I hope to begin the Kate Daniels series this year. I love the Mistress of the Wind cover.

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    1. I hope you will love it :D I warn you, book 1 is not awesome but it gets better

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  6. Happy New Year Blodeuedd! :) & to add to everyone's wishes - here's hoping for better audiobooks in 2014!!!

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  7. Nice picks! I do love Briggs and Andrews. I'm behind a book in each though! Eep! Must fix that soon! Happy 2014!

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    1. Behind! Oh better catch up, it gets good

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  8. yay! great choice! I love Amanda Stevens and Ilona Andrews! perfect choice. Happy new year!

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  9. Happy New Year! You had a great year!

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  10. I haven't read any of those books. My wish list is becoming enormous. Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy Happy New Year B! A lot of great sounding books on your list that I will get to in the upcoming years lol. Yes, years... *sigh* so little time to read all the books I want to. I'm excited to see what 2014 brings =)

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    1. I know, I mean to tackle my TBR pile along would take me all year and I could read nothing else

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  12. Ooo love the covers your picked. And I really much read that Patricia Briggs series! It's sitting in my book closet just waiting for me... Maybe I'll actually get to it in 2014 ;)

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    1. It really got good when I came to book 3, so awesome!

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  13. That's quite a list! I hope 2014 is a great year for reading. Hope you feel better soon too!

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  14. Shiz, I remember I still have to read The Kingdom! I read the first two back to back and for some reason I stopped reading book 3. Now I have to start over again!

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    1. The Kingdom is book 2...do you include the prequel?

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  15. Awesome list I love Amanda Stevens and cannot wait for the next book in the series :)

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    1. It was supposed to be out already so I am all sad and waiting

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  16. Awesome list, I loved The Kingdom, The Prophet ... not as much. Hope 2014 is the year for Ilona Andrews and I want to read Banquet of Lies that I won from you :)

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    1. Yes do read it soon :D
      Yeah the prophet not as much :/

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  17. I'm right there with you on the series reading situation! But, ah well. It is a beast :-)

    Here's hoping for a great 2014!

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  18. Lovely choices Blodeuedd! I agree on those that I have read too ;)

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  19. Happy New Year! Some great reads up there. I am so glad you love the Graveyard Queen series, it is one of my favs! I promised that I would start Estep's series and Andrews' this year!

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    1. Same to you!
      It's so wonderful :D I was all OMG, awesome!!!

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  20. I love The Graveyard Queen series so much! The fourth one has been announced ages ago and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
    Great picks!

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    1. I know, like in October or before and I keep waiting and waiting

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  21. Looks like you had a great year in books. Happy New Year!

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  22. Happy New Years!
    Good picks! I had a different book originally picked out, but then I really thought about and re-read my old reviews and that changed my mind.

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    1. I had forgotten about the Kingdom and how entranced I was. That's the thing you always remember those latest books

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  23. Great wrap up post! Happy New Year!

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  24. Happy belated new year! Sorry I've been MIA, I've been traveling for the holidays. You have had a pretty kick butt reading year, it seems! Here's hoping 2014 is just as good! :-)

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    1. Cool :D I'd love to travel but I was sick, so I just read

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