Well, another year has gone. It seems like it went by way too fast!
I decided to change the look of the blog in time to start the new year. I was sick of all of the black, and just wanted something clean and simple. I’m using the Tweak Me theme, so I’m sure I’ll play with it a lot. I also got the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin, and am so happy with it. I know a lot of people praised it, but it wasn’t until I actually experienced did I realize how freakin’ great it is. Especially for lazy and/or busy bloggers like me.
I read the most books this year than I have in previous years. My goal was 85, but I read 95. Since I cut back on tours and similar type posts, I’ve had more time to read. Which is what I’d rather do. So now that the blog taking less of my time, I think I’m going to shoot for 100 books in 2014. *fingers crossed*
I read some great books in 2013. Some were the beginning of a series, some were the ending of a series, and some were somewhere in the middle. There were also instances where I read an entire series, at least up to the latest book. So I’m going to list some of my favorite reads of 2013.
The Summer Series by C.J. Duggan – I read the 3 available books in the series, and it became one of my favorites.
The Hundred Oaks Series by Miranda Kenneally – Another series that became a favorite of mine in 2013. I believe I read all four within a 2 months.
Parallel by Lauren Miller – This was such a great book that kept me on my toes.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – This is the 2nd book in the His Fair Assassin series and seriously rocked!
Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon – This was hilarious & sweet!
Pivot Point by Kasie West – Loved it! And can’t wait for the 2nd book.
Fire & Ash by Jonathan Maberry – I was sad to see the Benny Imura series end, but it went out with a bang.
In the After by Demitria Lunetta – This was an impressive debut novel, and I look forward to the next book.
The Weird Girls Series by Cecy Robson – I read book 2, 2.5, and 3 in 2013 and loved them all. This is another great series!
I better stop there. Have you read any of these?
Hope you all have a Happy New Year!