Friday Book Talk! Best of 2013



Its Friday so that means Book Talk! I have read loads of books this year and there have been some really great novels. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.

I love a book that you can escape into, one that takes you away and brings you to another time and place. When I start a book, I usually know within five pages if I am going to enjoy it. All of the books above got my attention right away. Besides a great novel, I really love getting into a memoir- towards the end of this year I read Claire Bidwell Smith’s Rules of Inheritance and earlier this year I read Jenny Feldon’s Karma Gone Bad and highly recommend them both!

I am probably leaving some books out so be sure to be my friend on Goodreads so we can share recommendations.

Here are some great books to add to your list:

The Rosie Project  by Graeme Simsion 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Two books by Jojo Moyes! First I read Me Before You and loved it, then I literally devoured The Girl You Left Behind

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen  Tessaro 

Astor Place Vintage: A Novel by  Stephanie Lehmann

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

I enjoyed books by Allie Larkin, Sarah Jio, Karen White and Catherine McKenzie and cannot wait to see what they have coming out in 2014. I want to tell them, “WRITE FASTER!”

A few books to look out for in 2014 which I’ve had the good fortune to read early:

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

Tell me your favorite books of this past year! Anything outstanding?

Happy Reading! 

1 thought on “Friday Book Talk! Best of 2013

  1. A nice list of books! I must admit! Thank you, I am looking forward to reading at least few of them. I would like to recommend a book myself. I’ve just read Laurent Gounelle ”The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy” I found it truly inspiring and VERY positive. It’s an amazing book really! If you have time, don’t linger, read it!

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