Best Fic and Audiobook Picks of 2013

31 Dec, 2013 by in best of, Uncategorized 4 comments

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It’s almost 2014!  Last day of 2013!

It looks like I will surpass my Goodreads goal of 100. I read 148 books this year, added two more DNFs to my list this weekend to make 33, and my grand total is 115 books finished. That would be the biggest change in my reading pattern. Lots of books I put down– mostly due to content. I’ve also noticed I am reading a lot more indie and self-published titles, due to finding and highlighting free and discounted kindle books. I read most on my i phone and i pad for convenience. My nook has all but gone by the wayside because it kept breaking down on me. So less business to Barnes and Noble, more to Amazon. But, interestingly, I’ve found too much e reading affects my sleep and makes it hard for me to “shut off” my brain at night.

Overall, I am still a lover of paper bound books and they are my preferred reading platform. I hope publishers don’t make a complete shift away from them in the future for cost purposes, because I plan to always build my library shelves with physical copies!

My number one book source for favorite books of this year was BEA. I was far more selective about what I picked up this year and those I picked were those I loved.  Number 2 source was paper bound advanced reading copies for blog tours and reviews from publishers. Publicists- your job does matter and outreach to bloggers increases reviews and sales! Number three was e copies I chose for review from Netgalley or purchased, number four the library– and last, but not least,  audio books. I have a hang up with voices reading aloud I think. But my children LOVE them and we used them a lot en route to school.

I managed to pick up some AMAZING books in 2013 and here they are…

Fiction

Sugar Coated by Shannen Crane Camp
Goodreads/ Amazon

River of Time Series by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review

Hadley, Hadley Benson by Jody Wind Durfee

Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review

Fight For You (Stripling Warrior) by Misty Moncur
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review

Blackmoore (Proper Romances) by Julianne Donaldson
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review


Doon (A Doon Novel) by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review

Longing for Home: A Proper Romance by Sarah M. Eden
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review


The Season by Sarah MacLean
Goodreads/ Amazon


Miss Grimsley’s Oxford Career by Carla Kelly

Goodreads/ Amazon


The Newport Ladies Book Club: Paige by Annette Lyon
Goodreads/ Amazon


This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review


The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
Goodreads/ Amazon


Snow in Love by Claire Ray
Goodreads/Amazon

Audiobook


Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again by Crystal McVea
Goodreads/ Amazon/ Review


Code Word by Traci  Hunter Abramson
Goodreads/ Amazon

 

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Goodreads/ Amazon 

What were your favorites of 2013? Leave me your post link.

I would love to add them to my TBR list for 2014.

4 Responses to “Best Fic and Audiobook Picks of 2013”

    • Heather

      I did like Fangirl but sad about the “F ” bombs and comment made in jest about Mormons. The love story was awesome.

      Reply
    • Heather

      Agreed :) I can stay up late at night, but maybe that’s why I’m tired…too much reading!

      Reply

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