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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#16) 06/25/13


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From page 83-84:

"Each f you has come here to make a fresh start.  After lunch, you'll be casting away your old clothes, and by the end of your three-week stay here in the Incubation Suites, you'll have cast away your old lives as well."

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

 Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

I love this topic.  I've read a lot of mediocre books so far this year, but I've read a bunch of really good ones too.  Not all of these were published this year, but I did read/ finish them this year.   BTW, these are IN ORDER.  I actually started keeping my books in order on my Goodreads list a few years ago.  It makes determining which are my favorites so easy.  I can also look back at past years to see what my top 10 were. 

Eleanor & Park by
I don't know how much more I can talk about my love of this book.  I found it to be perfect in almost every way.  That is why it is my favorite book so far this year. Review
The Moon and More by
Another list, another Sarah Dessen book.  Try to hold your shock that this is one of my favorite books so far this year.  I found it to be so different than most of her other books, and yet very similar. 
This Is What Happy Looks Like by
Ms. Smith is starting to become one of my favorite authors.  Her books are so engaging and memorable.  Just thinking about this books is making me want to read it again.  Review

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by
So there are a couple of books that I was totally late to the party in reading.  The Hunger Games books were one of those things.  I made it my mission to read at least the first book before last year ended and I succeeded.  I didn't finish reading this one until the beginning of January.  I loved it. 
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by
I loved Grave Mercy, and wasn't sure the rest of the series would live up to it.  I was wrong.  This is just as good as GM, and I loved it.  Review
Everbound (Everneath #2) by
Another book where the sequel lived up to the first one.  I love it just as much and I am so excited for the final book.  Is it January yet?

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by
There seems to be a bit of a pattern here.  The difference between this and the two above is that I actually liked this book more than I liked the first book. This book was awesome.  Once again I'm on pins and needles for the final book.
Looking for Alaska by
Yet another book that I can't believe I waited so long to read.  I laughed, I cried.  I cried while laughing.  So real, and so good. 

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by
I was really looking forward to this book and I was so happy it didn't disappoint.  I'm sure my crush on Cole had something to do with it.  I am eagerly awaiting the next one.

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by
I love Ally Carter.  Her books are just so much fun.  It makes me sad that this won't be on my top 10 list by the end of the year, but I'm happy I can feature it now.  Review

If you are interested in seeing what I've read this year, and how they rank check out my Goodreads Shelf:


  1. Oh cool! I'm currently looking forward to reading Eleanor and Park as well as looking for Alaska.
    I also need to start the Dark Mercy book as well as Shatter me!

  2. I just started reading Grave Mercy and had to put it down so i don't think i'll be reading Dark Triumph. It was too slow unfortunately. But Eleanor and Park was absolutely amazing!

    My Top Ten

  3. That's impressive you held out so long on Hunger Games! Hopefully it wasn't spoiled for you.
    My book club is reading Eleanor & Park in a couple months and I'm super excited for it. :)

  4. I wasn't as big of a fan of Sarah's latest book. Glad to hear you liked it!
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday The Program

  5. I'm dying to read This Is What Happy Looks Like! Great list!

    My TTT

    Allison @ Book Fixation
    New follower :)

  6. The Moon and More and Perfect Scoundrels made my list, too. I loved Mockingjay (and that whole series) and really like This is Happy. I still need to read Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, but I've heard great things about that series. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  7. I just bought The Moon and More and I love Ally Carter's series; both of them! :) This is such a great list! I just got Looking For Alaska, too, so I just know I will adore that! :)
    I followed back :D

  8. I loved a ton of these books as well, especially Perfect Scoundrels, Dark Triumph, Unravel Me. I really want to read How to Lead a Life of Crime as well! Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  9. I want to know more about those incubation suites! Good teaser.
    My Teaser is from ORPHAN TRAIN.

  10. I really want to read Sarah Dessen's new book, because I enjoyed her previous ones. And I've also seen 'Shatter Me' series on so many lists today, that I became really interested in this book, I've got to read it now!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)
    Oksana @ BringMoreBooks

  11. Hm, interesting. I hope you enjoy this, sounds like it'll give you quite to think about.
    My TT, and there's a giveaway running on my blog to check out

  12. I have heard a lot about the Shatter Me series. I need to bump that up on my TBR list!

  13. Great list, I loved Looking for Alaska and Perfect Scoundrels as well.

  14. Eleanor & Park keeps making the rounds today. I have it on my Kindle, but haven't had a chance to read it, hoping to get around to it this summer.

  15. I haven't read any book from your list, but some of them are already on my shelf, I need to read them very soon, especially Alice in Zombieland and Dark Triumph.
    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT! =D

  16. Hey Lisa,

    I am so happy that Eleanor & Park made your list as well as mine!! Great picks this week and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    Tanecia@Never Ending Stories

  17. I'm so excited to read Everbound but need to do a reread of Everneath first! YAY Unravel Me! That's one of my favourite series so I'm glad to see it on so many lists this week! I'm currently reading The Moon and More and totally love it so far... Glad you loved it, too!

  18. I really need to read Dark Triumph and Everbound! I loved the first book in both series. This Is What Happy Looks Like is among the books I hope to read over the summer :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! The last Mara Dyer book won't be out before June 2014 though :( They changed the date, I don't know why...