My 2013 Books I Read

Just a quick post, for the last couple years I have made a list of the books I read each year, for 2012 I read 26 books, and then in 2013 I read 27 books. This is the list of those I read in 2013;

  1. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  2. Wishing On Venus – Mark Holmes
  3. Missing Me – Sophie McKenzie
  4. The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
  5. The Medusa Project: The Set Up – Sophie McKenzie
  6. The Medusa Project: Hostage – Sophie McKenzie
  7. The Medusa Project: The Thief – Sophie McKenzie (Online)
  8. The Medusa Project: The Rescue – Sophie McKenzie
  9. The Medusa Project: Hunted – Sophie McKenzie
  10. Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel
  11. The Medusa Project: Double cross – Sophie McKenzie
  12. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
  13. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  14. This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
  15. The Whitsun Weddings – Philip Larkin
  16. Will Grayson Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan
  17. The Medusa Project: Hit Squad – Sophie McKenzie
  18. Out of Sight, Out of Time – Ally Carter
  19. The Last Little Blue Envelope – Maureen Johnson
  20. Let it Snow – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
  21. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Welsh Retrospective – Dannie Abse
  23. Heist Society – Ally Carter
  24. Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  25. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  26. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  27. The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien

About 3 of these were re-reads, and I liked all of them, although a couple were slightly strange, but not bad. My favourite was Just Listen by Sarah Dessen but then that was a re-read as I knew it was one of my top two (the other is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green if you are wondering). My favourite one which I had not read before was either Let it Snow, or Heist Society, while the biggest surprise as a great book was Oryx and Crake. Would love to hear if anyone else had read these and what they thought about them in the comments.

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Heist Society – Ally Carter

This book was amazing! It’s aimed at teenage girls and is all about a girl called Kat who comes from a family of thieves and con artists but is trying to get away from all of that, but as she is forced away from the life she has built in order to save her dad, she has to commit one of the biggest heists ever and all within a time limit. It is really gripping and I could not put it down, I’ve read some of her other series ‘Gallagher Girls’ which is about a girl attending spy school which I thought was really cool but this one is even better. It is aimed at teenage girls and I don’t really know if anyone else would like it but I personally love it, there’s a whole mix of storylines from friendship to romance to fear and risks, all of which fit together into a character for which you are cheering for from the very start. The book is written from a third person narrative and worked really good even though my favourite tends to be first person. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes girly young adult books, or maybe even if you like books aimed for a slightly younger audience.