Tuesday, 25 June 2013

top ten tuesday: read so far in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Clearly this has been a good year for both historical fiction and sci-fi!

top ten books i've read so far in 2013

01. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt - A beautifully written coming of age story based around the AIDS crisis of the late-1980s. Definitely my favourite of the year so far.
02. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - A companion novel to Code Name Verity which once again focuses on the WW2 experiences of some wonderful ladies.
03. Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis - A hybrid of sci-fi//historical fiction in which time travelling historians get stuck in WW2 Britain.
04. Little Gods by Anna Richards - To quote myself, "a beautifully written ode to complicated women struggling with ideas of identity".
05. Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner - A simple but hugely effective story of a child's endeavour to reveal a government conspiracy.

06. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - A hugely enjoyable sci-fi quest through 80s nostalgia!
07. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Great paranormal YA with a historical twist and some really intriguing characters.
08. Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter - A brutally honest portrayal of teenage friendship in the mid-90s.
09. Just One Day by Gayle Foreman - A YA riff on 'Before Sunset'
10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - YA does dragons!

Have you read any of these? Do you rank them as highly as I do? Have you got any book recs based on these?


  1. ooh YES to Tell the Wolves I'm Home!! I'm nervous to read Rose Under Fire. I know it's going to break my heart.

  2. Haven't read any. But there's a couple that I'm really want to check out like Ready Player One and Seraphina.