My Favorite Books of 2013!

Since I joined From Left to Write I had the opportunity and push to read many more books than I did in 2012. Reading is something that I have loved since I was a kid. I used to go through a book a week when I was in school, I loved getting lost in the stories and worlds that books offered. I also loved reading true stories or books about real life events.

I picked my favorite 5 books that I read in 2013. In no particular order, disclaimer all links are amazon affiliate links.


Bossypants by Tina Fey. I love Tina Fey, I have always loved her style of comedy, and this book is no different. I literally found myself reading late at night trying to stifle the sounds of my laughter because I didn’t want to wake Nick.


Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas. I wrote about this book and my thoughts on what makes you a parent. While my feelings on that haven’t changed, I really truly believe this is a captivating book that everyone should read.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn which being made into a movie (and I love love the casting). This is one of those books you either love or hate. I loved it, it sucked me in and I read it in about 3 nights. I love suspense filled books, I also that Gillian Flynn’s writing was wonderful, I need to read her other books!

Reasons Mommy Drinks

Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin-Evans and Fiona Stevenson. I reviewed this book as well, but I think it is one of those books every new mom should read (even if you don’t drink). I think that sometimes we get caught up in the perception of being the perfect mom or our kid being in the same place as other people’s children that we forget we have children and they are all different and unpredictable. This book (and their blog) puts all of that back into perspective. Also, I laughed, a lot.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is my fifth book. I actually put off reading this for a long time. I knew that it was going to be a sad book and I just wasn’t sure I was ready for it. The thing is even though it was sad, the storytelling was incredibly beautiful. Again, I couldn’t put this book down. I am actually really looking forward to this movie, I can’t wait to see how they put the book into a movie.

What were your favorite books of 2013?

24 thoughts on “My Favorite Books of 2013!

  1. Since most of my books this year had surprise flaps and made noise, my favorite this year was The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I think I need to check out Why Mommy Drinks…it will go well with the other book I’m getting ready to read called Moms who Drink and Swear! I’m sensing a pattern here!!

  2. I had to put Mother Mother on hold so that I could finish Catching Fire before it’s due back at the lib but I can’t wait to dive back in!!! Ah yes Gone Girl so great, and I think Gillian’s writing is actually similar to Mother Mother. I want to read Tina’s book!

  3. My reading really fell off in 2013. I was reading a lot in 2012, but not sure what happened. Some of these look really interesting. Thanks for sharing. I think wifey might enjoy a lot of these… but she is worse at reading then I am. Maybe she’ll just go see the movies.

    • I have Mindy Kaling’s book on my kindle, it is on the long list of books to read! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Gone Girl!

  4. I really like “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling. If you liked “Bossypants” then I think you’d like that one too. I also really enjoyed “Girls in White Dresses.”

  5. One of my New Year Resolutions is to read more… Some of these are for sure already on my list… I hear “the Fault in our Stars” leads to ridiculous amounts of crying…

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