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Top Ten Tuesday #20

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
 
Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2013
 
1.  Defiance by C.J. Redwine (I always talk about Defiance, I know. And I know a lot of people are a bit over the post-apocalyptic dystopians. But, I LOVE this book. It's dual POV, so I get to know what both Logan and Rachel are thinking and watching them overcome what they do... Ahh.)
 
2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (This was such an amazing reincarnation story! I loved the concept and I loved the characters. Sam and Ana were amazing- Hello masquerade scene anyone?!)
 
3. Golden by Jessi Kirby (Hands down this has been one of the books that has made the most impact (philosophically) on me this year. I love the whole idea of it and I think it would be a great book to have read while I was in HS.
 
4. Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe (Trisha is an outstanding writer and I loved reading this one. It's very dark, but I was immediately drawn into Kal's world. Oh and Caben <3 that boy.)

5. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (This book ripped me apart. As in I have never had my heart ache as much as it did while reading this one. Reading about Kacey and her PTSD and then watching her learn to trust and fall in love killed me. I loved every minute of this one.

 
 
 
 
 
6. Redesigned by Denise Grover Swank (This book is just... if you need a swoony NA book this is the one to go to. I loved Reed to pieces. He's a dirty talking Math nerd. Yeah. Storage closet anyone?)
 
7. Dare You To by Katie McGarry (This book was raw, real, and amazing. You can't help but fall in love with both Ryan and Beth.)
 
8. Real by Katy Evans (Oh, Remy. You made my heart melt, hurt, shatter, happy. I really like books about fighters and this one was awesome. And once you find out about Remy... oh your heart.)
 
9. Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase (How can you even resist Prince Yummy? This was such a fun, cute read. I loved it!)
 
10. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (1 word: Hector.)
 
 


 Honorable Mentions: (You should check these out too!)
 
11. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
12. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
13.One by Leigh Ann Kopans
14. Parallel by Lauren Miller
15. Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith- Ready
 
Well, what about you guys? I'm ready to add more to the TBR!
 

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  1. I need to read Golden one of these days...and Dare You To....And Suddenly Royal...and--- You get the idea :D

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    1. YES! Those 3 you listed are some of my absolute faves!!

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  2. Wow! So many good books on your list. I want to read loads of them! Especially Golden.

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    1. Oh Golden is so awesome! I cannot sing its praises enough! :D

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  3. I read Incarnate last year and it wasn't so much of a ME book because I could never relate to the characters but it's great to hear that you enjoyed it! Maybe if I read it when I was in a happier mood things would've been different? :P Heard FANTASTIC reviews for Golden, can't wait to read it!!

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

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    1. LOL. I can see Incarnate not being for everyone. So, it just might not have been your cup of tea. But if you like contemporaries, you'll love Golden!

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  4. I LOVE the masquerade scene! Incarnate is just BEAUTIFUL! And I really want/need to read Golden SOON! I have heard GREAT things!

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    1. That scene made me melt. MELT. Sigh. Now I want to read it and I don't own it. Oh I hope you get to read Golden soon!!!

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  5. Golden would be on my list too I think...it's one of the few books that have had such an impact on me. You have a great list over all!

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    1. I really do wish I would have had Golden around when I was in HS.

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  6. I need to read Defiance, it has sit on my shelf for too long time. Incarnate, Golden and Dare You To are on my wishlist list, need to get them ASAP =D They sounds very awesome.
    Great list!

    My TTT : http://ellegoesnerd.blogspot.com/2013/03/ttt-12-top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in.html

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    1. :D I hope you like all of those as much as I do when you get to them!

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  7. A lot of people really loved Golden and judging from all the reviews, I think I would too. Love the rest of your list too! :D

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  8. Great top ten! really want to read Defiance:)

    My TTT:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-teaser-tuesday-5.html

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    1. Thanks Eveline! Oh yes! Read it! :D It's great!

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  9. Great list! Incarnate almost made my list--it was so, so good. I can't wait for Infinite! (I need it now!) And Sam...Oh, how I love Sam. Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Oh yes! Sam is just... SIGH. I still need to read Asunder, but hopefully I'll get a book break soon to read it.

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  10. I absolutely loved Golden and I can't wait until I get the chance to read Dare You To! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. Oh I hope you love Dare You To Jessica! I really loved Ryan and Beth.

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  11. Ten Tiny Breaths and Dare You To are on my list too, and I agree with you about Ten Tiny Breaths! I was broken when I finished reading, but it was so good!

    I'm adding Incarnate to my TBR - seems great.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier.

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    1. :D I am SO glad you liked TTB Lexxie! My heart hurt so much, but in a good way.

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  12. I'm seeing Golden all over the place today. And, happily, I have a copy awaiting me here!


    Here's my Best Books I've Read So Far in 2013.
    And I hope you will stop by to enter my giveaway for the Literary Book Blog Hop, a $15 gift card to Book Depository!

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    1. Oh yay! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

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  13. Many of these books are still on my TBR pile, I hope I enjoy them this much as well. :)

    Happy reading!

    My TTT

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    1. I hope you can get to them soon Ula! I'd love to hear what you think!

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  14. I've not read any of these, but I really want to check out Defiance and Incarnate :)!

    Janina
    My TTT!

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  15. Great List!! I'm glad you gave Jeri Smith-Ready an honorable mention. I loved her Shade Series. One of her books made my list as well.

    Suddenly Royal looks really cute. When you describe him as Prince Yummy...how can I resist. That is definitely on my TBR list :)

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-ive-read.html

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    1. Haha! Suddenly Royal is SO cute. And he is completely yummy! LOL.

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  16. I am surprised by how many books are on this list that I haven't been bullied into buying yet. What's going on?!

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    1. GASP. GO GET THEM ALL. NOW! Did that work? :D I haven't bullied you, because I read them before we all really started tweeting to each other!

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  17. Ten Tiny Breaths *flails* Dare You To *flails* The others sound awesome too! So many of them I still need to read =]

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    1. :D Let me know when you read some of them!!! We can chat and fangirl it up together!

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  18. Defiance and Incarnate and sitting on my book shelf, waiting. I must read those soon! I'm seeing Golden on everyone's list so I know that is a definite must read and soon! :)

    My Top Ten

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    1. I think you'll really like both Defiance and Incarnate! And I know you'll love Golden!! Let me know when you get to them!

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  19. I absolutely adored Golden. It made my list, too. I still need to read the Girl of Fire and Thorns, but I plan to this summer. Suddenly Royal does look adorable. I need to get on that one, too. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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    1. Oh I love Girl of Fire and Thorns! I love fantasy though, so it was definitely a great one for me.

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  20. So glad to see DARE YOU TO on here! I really liked that one a lot and want to see it get more loooove! And, of course, Golden. Such a great piece of writing from Jessi Kirby.

    Love your blog and your blog name! So cute :)

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    1. Estelle- I'll be honest. I loved Dare You To more than Pushing the Limits. Crazy, right?! But I did. Ryan just did it for me! And thank you for the compliment! :D

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  21. I'm definitely going to have to check some of these out!! Real is my next "Fun" read can't wait !

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    1. Oooh! I can't wait to hear what you think of it Ria!

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  22. I put Dare You To on my list, as well! Defiance, Incarnate, Golden and Ten Tiny Breaths are on my TBR-ASAP list. ;) Glad you loved all of them, great list!

    My TTT

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    1. LOL. I like how you have a TBR-ASAP list! I need to make one those! I have a million books on my TBR, but I need to organize the ones I REALLY want to read first!

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  23. Just finished Pushing the Limits (you were right, it was to die for) and I'm reading Dare You To now(: *.* In love
    Jackie

    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013.html

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're loving Dare You To also!!

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  24. Cool list. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Dare You To, Real and Ten Tiny Breaths were AMAZING, right?? I'm so glad to hear that Redesigned was good. I loved After Math and picked both of them up at BEA, but haven't gotten to Redesigned yet. I think I'll love it too! Great list as always, Jessica!

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. YES!! They all made me squeal and fangirl SO much! Oh, you're going to love Redesigned!!! LOVE it! (Or I hope you will!)

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  26. I loved Defiance!!! It was sooooo good!!! And Incarnate was really good too! I've yet to read Grave Mercy and I've a lot of good things about it!

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    1. Right?!!? CJ is amazing! I've met her a few times and she is adorable!! I really liked Grave Mercy! I've heard that the second, Dark Triumph, is even more awesome! Robin is a great author!

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  27. Great List! Thanks for adding to my TBR :-) I loved Sea of Tranquility and Ten Tiny Breaths and REAL!

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    1. I am always happy to add to your TBR! You know that!

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  28. I can't wait to read Real and Redesigned! Love your list Jessica! Btw I hope you read Obsession soon! Can't wait to see if you turn Team Arum!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    My TTT

    Allison @ Book Fixation

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    1. Thanks Ally! I hope you love Real and Redesigned! They are SO good! And eep! I really want a review book break so I can read it already!

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  29. I love how you couldn't stop at 10 and had to do honourable mentions! I loved Dare you To and Golden. I must read TTB SOON! And I never heard of Defiance, I need to know more abut that one, I still not over dystopia :-)

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    1. YES! Read Ten Tiny Breaths very soon! And then we can talk about it! And Defiance is really great. I really loved it.

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  30. Yes yes yes to Defiance and Dare You To! I adore them both and the covers of both of them are so gorgeous! :D<3
    I STILL have to read Golden though. -slaps self-
    Great list Jessica & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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    1. Ah! Kelly! We gotta get you on the Golden train! LOL. I love it when I see someone else that liked Defiance! YAY!

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  31. Of course Golden made my list as well! I still need to read Incarnate though! I keep seeing everyone talking about this masquerade scene and I'm curious to know what its about! Great list!

    Here's my TTT

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    1. The masquerade scene is the most precious, adorable, swoon-worthy scene EVER! :D

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  32. I've read Golden and Dare You To. My thoughts are the same in turns of Golden. It definitely made an impact on me and has made me see things differently. Great selection!

    My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2013/

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    1. :D I'm so glad you enjoyed Golden as much as I did!

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  33. I just started The Girl of Fire and Thorns last week and am almost done so I can't wait to read The Crown of Embers :)

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    1. Oooh yay!! And then you'll be beyond ready for Bitter Kingdom!!!!! :D

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  34. The Newsoul Series, Defiance, the Fire & Thorn series AND Grave Mercy are all pretty high up on my TBR shelf! I do own Grave Mercy though, so that one should be soon - it better be anyways, it was one of my goal books to get to this year LOL! Fabulous picks ♥

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    1. :D I can't wait for you to read them all!!! Oooh, goal books. That's a really good idea. I should make a list of my own!

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  35. Ok, I reeeeally need to read Defiance, Ten Tiny Breaths, and Golden. Gah, what is wrong with me?! lol Great picks this week, Jessica!

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    1. YESSSSS you dooooo! :D Nothing is wrong with you though. We have TOO MANY books to read! :D

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  36. Great list!! I've been dying to read a lot of these. Incarnate also made it on my list. It was so great and outstanding, and brilliant. I loved it!!
    Old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-23_25.html

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! Wasn't Incarnate amazing?! SIGH.... Loved it!

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  37. Woo yeah - Dare To You & Suddenly Royal were made of total awesomeness! Redesigned, Of Silver & Beasts, Real and Golden are all of my TBR...I've seen Golden on several lists, so I might start with that one :D
    Fabulous list Jess!

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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    1. YES! I'll be stalking your blog to see how you liked them!! I'm glad you liked Suddenly Royal- it was definitely so cute!

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  38. Note to self: must read Suddenly Royal! Nice list; I haven't read a single one yet.

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    1. YES! Suddenly Royal=adorableness. LOL.

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  39. Yay for GOLDEN! Love that book. I've heard of Ten Tiny Breaths and have been curious about it. May need to give it a try.

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    1. :D Yay! Another Golden fan! I love it! The majority of reviews I've seen have loved Ten Tiny Breaths, but I do know a few people who didn't care for it. I guess it's just a matter of preference really!

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  40. I really wanna read Golden! The shiny pretty cover caught my eye first and ever since I got so entranced by the cover, I've wanted it in physical form. Soooo. I'm waiting before I buy it. Yeah, I know, it's a stupid reason. But so many people love it so I figure I will love it and then it's worth it. Plus. So pretty.

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    1. I love that book. You are going to LOVE it too!!! (Or I hope!)

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