Welcome to a New Year of bookish topics, beginning with today’s prompt from our host at Booking Through Thursday.


Although–it’s always good to look back so you know where you’ve been, so the first question for the year is an oldie but a goodie:

“What were your favorite books last year?”


It was not that easy coming up with them, but once I compiled a list, I was pleased with the choices.  Here goes, with links to my reviews:


FAVORITE TOP TEN FICTION READS FOR 2013: (Click for reviews) (In no particular order)

There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, by Wendy Wax

Good House, The (e-book), by Ann Leary

Tapestry of Fortunes, by Elizabeth Berg

Looking for Me, by Beth Hoffman

Someone Else’s Love Story, by Joshilyn Jackson

Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain

Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, by Paula Daly

Sea Creatures, by Susanna Daniel

Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty


FAVORITE NONFICTION READS FOR 2013: (In no particular order)

  Kinsey and Me (e-book), by Sue Grafton

Half Broke Horses (e-book), by Jeannette Walls

Drinking with Men, by Rosie Schaap

Walled-In, by J. Elke Ertle

A Widow’s Story, by Joyce Carol Oates

Blue Plate Special, by Kate Christensen

Coming Clean, by Kimberly Rae Miller


What a great year it was!  What did your year look like in “bookish” terms?





    • I do pick a favorite or two every month when I’m compiling my lists and linking to reviews, so at the end of the year, it’s easy to narrow it down to ten. But yes, it is challenging, as there are so many great and enjoyable books. Thanks for stopping by, Harvee.


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