I’ve found myself going over the books I’ve read this year and trying to narrow down my favourites.
The problem is that my year has been a whirlwind, I’ve changed the path I’m on several times and as such I’ve found more comfort from books, I’ve found empathy within the pages and the characters lives.
So what should’ve been a top 10 or even top 5, isn’t!
My top ? books.
Everyone has heard of the Titanic but besides the iceberg and the love story Kate and Leo acted out for us, what else do you know?
The Dressmaker is a a truly touching story that tells what happened on the lifeboats that tragic night, through fiction comes truth, as the author shares facts from the trial and witness accounts.
I knew the event had happened, but the realness I felt thought the pages, meant I couldn’t close the book. I read until the early hours because I didn’t want to leave them when help was needed.
In my review I said ‘This is a story that you should pick up and experience, it’s a story that will stay with you and make you think’
I love Alice Peterson’s style of writing, she inspires you through her characters.
I loved this book, I relate to Tessa, so much so that I found myself falling in love with Nick (that’s myself excuse and I’m sticking to it)
I didn’t want to close the book and leave Tessa, Nick and the gang behind, but I’m consoling myself with the fact that they will be back in 2014.
A gripping read, that plays with the readers mind, I read this book in 3 hours and even now I find myself getting angry when I think of one of the characters.
A book that can grab that kind of emotion, is highly recommended.
Carrington’s gets my series vote for 2013, in the course of 12 months Alexandra Brown has introduced us to Georgie, Sam, Eddie and Tom in three wonderful instalments.
Cupcakes at Carrington’s, Me and Mr Carrington and Christmas at Carrington’s.
A fabulous series that will be welcomed back with a huge smile and open arms in 2014!
This book left me with such a book hangover, I will never get over the emotions I felt turmng the last page and realising I’d left Nell’s world.
For me this book is life changing, it brings home that you should always be true to yourself and follow your happiness!
So there you have it, my top books of 2013, a book for every mood, memory and moment life can throw at you!
2013 has been a great book year, not only have I memories of wonderful books I’ve read but this year Ive also been lucky enough to meet Lauren Weisberger
Attend the Festival of Romance ball as a shortlisted blogger of the year
And made some amazing friends, all through my love of books.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a fabulous New Year
I look forward to 2014 and everything it holds within the pages and the life we lead.