Friday, November 22, 2013

Amy's Book Recommendations from 2013

So this year I read a WHOLE lot of books. Mostly, though, I read as many of the debut books for this year as I could since it was my debut year too and I wanted to see what everyone else was writing and support my fellow Lucky 13ers. What this means is that I'm going to have a really hard time picking just a few to recommend to you and that most of the ones I recommend will be debuts. I could sing the praises of SO many and just overwhelm you with all the choices, seriously. I think maybe I'll do a few category recommendations instead and list the books that I can't forget even after a bunch of time has passed since I read them. Here goes:

Favorite Zombie Books (a must category for me):

The End Games by T. Michael Martin
In The After by Demetria Lunetta
Reboot by Amy Tintera

Favorite YA Contemporaries:
Infinite Sky by Chelsey Flood
Bruised by Sarah Skilton
Red by Alison Cherry
Pretty Girl 13 by Liz Coley

Favorite Historicals/Paranormals

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
In The Shadow Of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke

Favorite Science Fiction:

Starglass by Phoebe North

Favorite Horror Books:

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Favorite Thriller:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Joyland by Stephen King (I'm putting this one here although it did have paranormal and some mild horror, it mostly read like a thriller to me)

So there you have it. My list of the reads I still think about from this past year. Can't wait until 2014! I plan on catching up with all the many adult reads  and veteran YA author reads I didn't get to this year and checking out some of the 2014 debuts as well. I've already been lucky enough to read Hexed by Michelle Krys which I thoroughly enjoyed and am prepping to read a few more arcs in the coming months. I'll keep you posted.

 Happy Turkey Day and all that jazz!

1 comment:

  1. Been hearing good things about RED so intrigued by that one. And Allison Cherry has a great blog.