Best Books of 2013 so far…

The start of a new financial year is always a very busy time for me in my day job, but to regain a bit of perspective it is nice to take a moment to reflect on some of the wonderful books featured on Booklover Book Reviews in the last six months.

Best Books of 2013 so far

Only three titles have received a 5 star rating for both Story and Writing. However several have been awarded a 5 star rating for either Story or Writing, or 4.5 stars in both categories.

5 Stars – Story and Writing

Corporeality by Hollis SeamonLevels of Life by Julian BarnesA Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

   5 Stars – Writing

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon  The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton  The Darkest Little Room by Patrick Holland  The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

                                       5 Stars – Story         4.5 Stars

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The Flute Player by Shawn Mihalik   Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham   The Women in Black by Madeleine St John The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes  Seduction by M J Rose  The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow  Fun & Games by David Michael Slater  The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Have you read any of my Best Books of 2013 so far?

It’s a pretty diverse collection of titles featuring everything from crime thrillers, historical romance and mystery, short stories, sci-fi fantasy and of course a good helping of contemporary literature.

Which of these titles would you most like to read?

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  1. I was disappointed with Seduction but Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books ever and I loved The Wild Girl

    End of financial year is busy for me too. It’s a relief when it slows down a bit, which isn’t yet unfortunately.

    1. Interesting to hear you found Seduction disappointing. I do agree it was not quite as impressive as her previous title, The Book of Lost Fragrances, but I really liked how Seduction incorporated the Victor Hugo character.

      Hope your workload eases soon too Marg!

    1. Oh, definitely read Trajectory of Dreams Marce. It’s perhaps not for everyone given the sometimes shocking subject matter but it’s so well written and very powerful.

    1. Yes, The Shadow of the Wind is a real booklover’s book. It’s the only title I have read in the series, but I certainly plan to read more…