Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Retrospect: 2013

Hello all you Beautiful People!!
I can't believe another year has passed
and that I am still blogging and loving it!
2013 was a pretty good year for books.
It was also a fantastic year for my blog and me!
Here at the end of 2013,
I have so many awesome people that follow my blog!
I have 400+ Bloglovin, 500+ GFC, and 140+ followers through email!
If you haven't checked out Thinks Books on Facebook,
you should! And join the 800+ people who actually LIKE Me!! LoL
I am also on Twitter @ThinksBooks with 700+ followers!
I know that's a lot of numbers, but it will be fun to look
back in 2014 and see how much those numbers have changed.

Here are my top 3 books I read in 2013!

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (My Review)
2. Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare (My Review)

And Number One is...

1. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
(My Review)

I participated in these 2013 Challenges!
I hit all my goals!!

Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge!

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Think has
completed her goal of reading 60 books in 2013!

2013 Dystopia Challenge 2013 Dystopia Challenge
Hosted by Ula
@ Blog of Erised
I read 28 Dystopians novels this year.
This put me at the level of Leader!

2013 Ebook Challenge 2013 E-book Challenge
Hosted by
Workaday Reads
I read 50+ ebooks.
This put me at the level of Memory Stick!

2013 Sequel Challenge 2013 Sequel Challenge
Hosted by
Aunt Spinellis
(now Novel Heartbeat)
I hit my goal of 10+ sequels.
There weren't levels in this challenge.
You set your own goals, which was fun.

2013 TBR Challenge 2013 TBR Challenge
Hosted by
I hit my goal of 31 books from my TBR!
This put me at the level of A Sweet Kiss.

2013 Out-do Yourself Challenge 2013 Out-do Yourself Challenge
Hosted by
The Book Vixen.
In 2012 my goal was 25 books and I read 52.
I set my goal to 60 this year, made it to 62.
I made it and out-did myself!! Yay.

2013 Genre VarietyChallenge2013 Genre Variety Challenge
Hosted by
A DayDreamer's Thoughts.
I read 30+ different genres this year.
This put me at the level of Champion!

I was awful at doing the monthly linkys so I am doing a 
Master List for the Reviews I posted in 2013!

E = E-book
D = Dystopian
S = Sequel

E T           1. Rape Girl by Alina Klein (Drama)
E D T   2. Nexus (Nexus #1) by Ramez Naam (Thriller)
E D T 3. Talisman of El (#1) by Alecia Stone (Adventure)
E D T   4. Zed: A Cosmic Tale by Michel Gagne (Graphic Novel)
E D          5. Fire Country (Country Saga #1) by David Estes (Dystopian)
E T           6. Eve and Adam by Michael Grant (Suspense)
E S T       7. The Stone of Darkness (Dragonslayer #3) by Resa Nelson (Paranormal Fantasy)
E S T       8. The Dragon's Egg (Dragonslayer #4) by Resa Nelson (High Fantasy)
E D S T 9. The Queen's Army (Lunar Chronicles 1.5) by Marissa Meyer (Fairy Tale)
E D T   10. Persistence of Vision (Interchron #1) by Liesel K. Hill  (Romance)
E T   11. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn (Chick-Lit)
E D S     12. Ice Country (Country Saga #2) by David Estes (Mystery)
E          13. The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Science Fiction)
D T     14. Swipe (Swipe #1) by Evan Angler (Christian Fiction)
E D S T   15. Sneak (Swipe #2) by Evan Angler (Action)
E D S   16. Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler (Suspense)
D T       17. Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White (Urban Fantasy)
E D       18. Stung (Stung #1) by Bethany Wiggins (Horror)
E         19. Pantomime (Pantomime #1) by Laura Lam (LGBT)
E         20. Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds #1) by Emma Newman (Modern Fantasy)
E       21. The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Humor)
E T     22. Shadowhunters and Downworlders by Cassandra Clare (Anthology)
E D S     23. Water and Storm Country (Country Saga #3) by David Estes (Apocalyptic)
D       24. Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush (Paranormal)
E T     25. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (Adult Fiction)
          26. The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts (Mythology)
          27. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)
E D S    28. Control (Shift #2) by Kim Curran (Young Adult)
E D S 29. Crux (Nexus #2) by Ramez Naam (Cyber Punk)
S T     30. Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare (Historical Fiction)
E S T 31. The Man Who Walked in Darkness by Chris Strange
E D    32. Switch (New World #1) by Janelle Stalder (New Adult)
E D T   33. Forbidden Mind by Karpov Kinrade (Paranormal Romance)
D            34. Icons (Icons #1) by Maragret Stohl
E D         35. The Earth Dwellers (Dwellers #4) by David Estes (YA Romance)
E D         36. You Are Mine (Mine #1) by Janeal Falor
D T         37. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
E              38. Indelible (The Twixt #1) by Dawn Metcalf
E              39. Evangeline (A Dark Faerie Tale 0.5) by Alexia Purdy
E S T 40. Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale 2) by Alexia Purdy
E S T 41. Ever Winter (A Dark Faerie Tale 3) by Alexia Purdy
E S          42. The Cursed (A Dark Faerie Tale 3.5) by Alexia Purdy
E S          43. Ever Wrath (A Dark Faerie Tale 4) by Alexia Purdy
E S            44. A Dark Faerie Tale Omnibus (Ever Shade) by Alexia Purdy
E D          45. Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter
E D          46. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Aimee Kaufman
E T           47. The Lost Prince (Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa
E             48. The Iron Traitor (Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa
E D         49. Aberrant (Aberrant #1) by Ruth Silver
E             50. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
E S           51. Any Other Name (Split Worlds #2) by Emma Newman
E S          52. All Is Fair (Split Worlds #3) by Emma Newman
E S D       53. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
E D T       54. Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
E              55. Suitcase of Stars (Enchanted Emporium #1) by Pierdomenico Baccalario
E T          56. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
E T         57. The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass 0.2) by Sarah J. Maas
E T          58. A Wrinkle in Time (Time #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
E T          59. The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass 0.3) by Sarah J. Maas
E T          60. The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass 0.4) by Sarah J. Maas
E T         61. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
E T          62. Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper
E T          63. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Ebook = 53
Dystopian = 28
Sequel = 19
TBR = 31
Genre = 33

Being the New Year and all, 
I thought I could make some blogging resolutions!

1. Write my review and post within a week of reading book!
2. Be better at checking out other blogs and commenting.
3. Participate in Challenges more!
4. Have FUN!!!

Thanks to everyone and I hope you have a great 2014!

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