Monday, December 16, 2013

Top 10 for 2013: Librarian M's List is Over Flowing with Greatness

On TATAL this was kind of the year of Librarian M. While some of our reviewers have been in a bit of a reading slump, not so Ms. M, she's been on a roll! Take advantage of her reading prowess and snatch up some of her faves:

A thrilling allegory about processing trauma. I totally heart Patrick Ness.

I came for the story of a mute girl with a partially severed tongue; I stayed for the story of an ostracized young woman who finally learns how to express herself.

Scowler by Daniel Kraus (see our full review)
Possibly the most horrifying YA book I have ever read. (That’s a good thing.)

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (see our full review)
A series of interconnected stories that will send you back to the beginning of the book to look for new connections.

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (see our posts)
If you miss reading creepy fairy tales, this book is for you.

Quintana of Charyn  by Melina Marchetta
The third of the Lumatere Chronicles. If you haven’t read them yet, get on it!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (see our posts)
Yes, this year I like the book that everyone else likes. There’s a first time for everything.

OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (see our full review)
I got suckered in by the Big Lebowski reference and was pleasantly surprised to find myself reading a really great book.

Are we finally ready for creepy, murdering vampires again? Holly Black says, “Yes!”

I didn’t want to read this because of the pink love cover, but guess what? It’s really good and not about pink love at all!

Honorable Mentions:

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick (see our full posts)
Another contemporary twist on a fairy tale (also see: Far Far Away), but this time it’s funny instead of creepy.

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman (see our full review)
More good YA horror for 2013.


Claire Talbot said...

I also loved Julie Berry's book, and am all set to read Eleanor and Park!

nico said...

Awesome! We hope you like it as much as we did :)!