Penny’s Best Reads of 2013

January 5, 2014

OK folks,

Here is my list of books/ stories I read in 2013 that I gave A’s/ 5 stars to! I LOVED these. You can’t go wrong reading any of them! The average ratings listed below are from Goodreads, as well as links to Goodreads book and author pages. Happy New Year everyone!

Penny’s Top Rated Novels of 2013

cover title author avg rating date pub (ed.) Notes From Penny
The Sky Is Dead
4.18
Apr 17, 2013
Full review with excerpt at: PennyReadsRomance
Until Forever Comes (Mates, #2)
3.85
May 20, 2013
Love Lessons
4.09
Oct 01, 2013
Full review with excerpt at: PennyReadsRomance
Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3)
3.97
Jan 28, 2013
Family Man
3.94
Mar 12, 2013
Fire (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #2)
4.19
Mar 01, 2013
Gods (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #3)
4.86
Oct 17, 2013
Fettered
4.04
Feb 22, 2013
Learning Curve (Life Lessons, #4)
4.42
Sep 06, 2013
After the End
3.98
Jan 21, 2013
Tell Me It's Real
4.31
Feb 15, 2013
I laughed so much while reading this that my husband told me to go in another room. So freaking funny and cute. If I ever get caught up on my reviews I will say more, but for now, I will just say thank you TJ, it was awesome. P.S. Wheels is the best dog ever, and I hope Helena gets her own story someday.
By the Creek
3.96
Jan 15, 2013
King Mai (The Lost and Founds, #2)
4.79
Jul 15, 2013
Salvage
4.11
Sep 16, 2013
Spark (North Star, #1)
4.15
Sep 02, 2013
Posy! You totally sell yourself short in person, girl. I LOVED it. I’m totally buying book #2 in the North Star series right now.
Fusion (North Star, #2)
4.22
Nov 18, 2013
Clueless
3.75
Feb 01, 2013
Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run, #7)
4.65
Apr 08, 2013
This book made me cry. I spent much of the book wanting to beat Ty and Zane with sticks. They drive me batshit, but I freaking love them. Then the end nearly gave me a heart attack. OMG. Longer review coming at some point. When is book 8 coming out again? 
Lethed (A Guardian of the Angels Novel, #2)
4.31
Feb 01, 2013
Wow- great series. Waiting till 2014 for the next one is going to drive me insane
Wireless
3.82
Jul 30, 2013
Witt’s dystopian futurist sci-fi just doesn’t disappoint. Continuing in the vein ofStatic and the A Chip in His Shoulder series, Witt has created a believable future world where touching and sex are illegal. Loved it, and I can’t wait for the sequel.

Penny’s Favorite Shorts of 2013

cover title author avg rating date pub (ed.) Notes From Penny
Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Volume 1
4.03
Oct 01, 2013
Closure
3.76
Jul 28, 2013
Letting Go
3.94
Jul 24, 2013
The Circle
3.48
Aug 05, 2013
Blame It On The Mistletoe
4.20
Nov 17, 2013
Fucking adorable.
Treasure
4.12
Jun 12, 2013
When You Were Pixels (Syntax #0.1)
4.33
Aug 02, 2013
Loved this. Beautiful and totally unexpected. You have to read this!
Forever. I Promise.
3.95
Aug 04, 2013
Yay! Another MN story. Other than the fact that I can’t think of Minneapolis as being quite as “small town” as it is painted in the story, I loved it.
Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Bonus Volume 2
4.60
Oct 31, 2013
Nor Iron Bars a Cage
4.31
Jun 01, 2013
Lucky Panties
3.27
Jul 26, 2013
A.S.H.E.R.
3.89
Jul 18, 2013
Apartment 1209
3.69
Jun 29, 2013
So fucking hot.
Red
3.74
Jul 14, 2013
Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Volume 7
4.36
Oct 13, 2013
Six
3.96
Jun 23, 2013
Horn Gate
3.40
May 06, 2013
Something about Damon Suede’s imagery just sucks me right into the world he is writing about, and Horn Gate was no exception. Fucking brilliant, dirty, and not at all what I expected. This would make a great graphic novel. Thanks Damon. This was a nice taste to tide all of us over to your next novel. 🙂
The Sentinel
4.12
Jun 14, 2013
The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull
3.78
Jun 24, 2013

Other Great Stuff Penny Read in 2013

cover title author avg rating date pub (ed.) Notes From Penny
Woke Up in a Strange Place
4.13
Feb 25, 2011
The Nothingness of Ben
4.09
Nov 23, 2012
Dreams (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #1)
4.27
Dec 15, 2012
Bought book #2 the minute I finished. 🙂
Sinner's Gin (Sinners, #1)
4.16
Dec 24, 2012
OMG- Cliffhanger! Now I can’t wait for the next one!
Reparations
4.39
2009
Foundations
4.28
Aug 01, 2009
Shy
3.92
Nov 30, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but ended up LOVING it! Adorable, quirky and funny!
Luna
3.92
Feb 01, 2006
More Than Just a Good Book, A Short Story
3.71
2009
The Break-In
3.81
Apr 2011
Not His Kiss to Take
3.87
Dec 15, 2012
Wow. Totally hot m/m freebie with a nice amount of kink. Loved it! Don’t know how I missed this when I read the Love is Always Write stories
Still Life
3.65
Dec 05, 2012
I cried. So much. It is all Jamie Samms fault. This is an amazing story. Is there a sequel out there? I would love to know what happens to them.
Inseparable
3.93
Dec 01, 2012
Where You Are
4.16
Dec 24, 2012
Caught Running
4.06
Dec 01, 2007
Taxes and TARDIS
3.96
Apr 28, 2012
His Grandfather's Watch
3.89
unknown
Learning to Feel
4.07
Oct 01, 2012

enjoy!

 

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