In 2013 I:
read 100 books (97 fiction & 3 non-fiction)
completed 4 reading challenges and bombed out on 1 :)
became a Pinterest addict
improved health with the right heart medication
learnt to navigate Windows 8.1 (ok that's a work in progress)
attended my first ever Australian Romance Readers Convention
saw Pink in concert
got a fitbit, recommenced walking, became fitter (another WIP)
holidayed in Bali
read even more Australian fiction (5 Australian authors** on the best of the best list)
THE BEST OF THE BEST IN 2013
THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty** ~ funny, poignant, shocking, heartbreaking.
PAPER CHAINS by Nicola Moriarty** ~ insightful, heartwarming journey of serendipity.
THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth** ~ a gift of storytelling about storytelling ... haunting, breathtaking, evocative.
DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ big and lush, it's a story to savour.
MY NOTORIOUS LIFE by Kate Manning ~ emotionally harrowing, one of the best I've read.
SPARTACUS REBELLION by Ben Kane ~ a damn fine read.
DARK HORSE by Honey Brown** ~ best psychological thriller I've read in years. Intense, edgy, tight.
WEB OF DECEIT by Katherine Howell** ~ Gritty realism, wicked pace and a gnarly plot.
THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay ~ realisations & second chances, beautiful and heartachey.
IF I DIE by Rachel Vincent ~ hyperventilating awesomeness!
THE SWEETEST DARK by Shana Abe ~ ageless, exquisite and intoxicating.
And I have to include one of Karen's "best of the best" to round out our bakers dozen best of 2013 here on The Eclectic Reader :)
THE PERFECT MATCH by Kristan Higgins ~ laughs, tears, chemistry ... quirky goodness.
Have you done a favourites post? Leave me link ... I love to add to my groaning TBR pile ;)