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2013 In Review

by on December 31, 2013

For the majority of people on Earth, tonight is New Years Eve. Being a bookworm, it’s only natural to reflect and look back through the prism of books.

So here are my top five books of the year:

5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Because it is a painfully raw, heartbreakingly true story. A severe wake-up call.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hazel Grace. That name alone is all it takes.

3.Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The scariest thing is that it reads like a current-day novel, and it isn’t. It should never be.

2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Her circumstances, her courage, and her iron-will made a lasting impression on me. And that one section when she arrived at the ability to read, that was absolutely inspirational.

1. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

No one can weave a story quite like Hosseini. This story being almost completely different from Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, I was nervous he might not match up to his previous glory. But I was foolish to doubt him. He exceeded my highest expectations and put me in my place to never question his ability to spin an amazing, riveting, and heart-wretching story again.


Have a splendidly warm and book-filled New Years Eve! And may all your new year resolutions be outrageous and far-reaching!

Shoot for the stars. I know I will.


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  1. Great! 🙂 Love your posts, as ever. Hope you have wonderful 2014, Jade! God bless you. 🙂

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