Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Favorite Reads of 2013

My Favorite YA Reads of 2013  
(a few of them anyway)  
My awkward is showing with this, but enjoy...

To tune of "My Favorite Things" 

Raindrops in bottles from boys who play baseball
Tattoos on biceps and cars that go vroom
Best case sce-nar-ios keep me from doom 
These are a few of my favorite reads

Guys with pet turtles who bake all the cookies
Blood Lords, Collectors, and Seers on Harleys  
Boys who're named Finn who think there's always hope
These are a few of my favorite reads

Girls in bright dresses who try to win Maxon,
Boys that get migraines from crazy time trave-lin'
Sponge divers, Warner and hot chocolate sips
Guys dressed like Batman even The Darkling's tricks 

When the Branch strikes when the Sylph burn
When Tris makes me sad
I simply remember my favorite reads 
and then I don't feel so bad

Girls who race horses and boys that like green beans 
Luxen and Ancients and Roses and Stoneys
Girls who fly spaceships or swim in the sea
 These are a few of my favorite reads

Son of a Preacher in love with a vampire 
Tough guys named Jamie you just want to snuggle 
Dugouts and cabins and s'mores by campfire
 These are a few of my favorite reads

Guys with high foreheads who wait in the hallway
 Boys who can play with the earth, wind and fire 
Children of angels who eat burned brow-nies   
These are a few of my favorite reads

When the Branch strikes when the Sylph burn
When Tris makes me sad
I simply remember my favorite reads 
and then I don't feel so bad.

For the record, this is just a small sample of the books I read and thoroughly enjoyed this year. Even the ones in the chorus are my favorites, except maybe the one that made me sad. 

Can you guess what the books are? If so, leave them in the comments. Whoever gets the most correct between now and Christmas will win one of the titles mentioned (winner's choice). Contest is now over

Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Deception by C.J. Redwine

Wait For You by J. Lynn
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, The Liberator by Victoria Scott, A Desire So Deadly by Suzanne Young
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone 
Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young, Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Altered by Jennifer Rush, Asunder by Jodi Meadows
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Racing Savannah and Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Hover by Melissa West, False Sight by Dan Krokos, and Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Shades Of Earth by Beth Revis, Of Triton by Anna Banks

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, 
Confessions Of An Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett
Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell,
Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer 
 Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Altered by Jennifer Rush, Asunder by Jodi Meadows
Allegiant by Veronica Roth


  1. I'm not going to guess and enter, but YAY for Logan's best case scenarios!! You made my day. :)

  2. Ok I will give it a try,

    Wait for me, Origin, Sentinel, Sweet Peril, The Elemental Series, Allegiant, Eternity Cure, Iron Traitor,

  3. This so creative ! The only ones I can identify are Where The Star Still Shine, The Selection, Unravel Me, Allegiant, Seige and Storm.

    I'm curious to know what this one is: Son of a Preacher in love with a vampire

  4. This was such a good idea! Hmm, Dare you to, Crash into you, Wait for you, The Liberator, Out of Line, The Selection series, Shatter Me series (Unravel Me), Shadow and Bone, Allegiant, Origin, Erased, Asunder

  5. Awesome!!! You have talent! :)

    Here are mine guesses - Unravel me, Shadow and Bone, All our yesterday, Time between us, These Broken stars, Racing Savannah, Of Triton, The Collector, Sweet Peril, Deception, The Elite, Wait for you, The Elemental series, Where the Stars Still Shine, Origin !

  6. Looooove it!!! I'll be signing all day :-).

  7. I love it! The best I could guess was The Selection, and Allegiant.

  8. Love this! Great idea! You win today!

    -Nikki h @ Take Me Away...

  9. Love it! Bennett would tell you he's proud to be here, but he's recovering from another pesky migraine. The holidays, you know... hard on those time travelers in long distance relationships.

  10. OMG! This was amazing! So creative! :)

    The reads I recognized were Wait for You, Erased, Divergent series, The Selection series, and the Lux series. I'd love to know what the reads are.

  11. Ahh I love this so much, Jen! Brilliant job on it, I totally sung it all the way through (Y)
    I recognize quite a lot but can't put a name to a few so I'm not entering :P

  12. This is the most awesome-est post ever! I love it! Sadly, I can only guess a few, haha, but the rest sound pretty cool. Great list!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  13. Here are my ideas: Stealing Parker, Crash into You, Wait for You, Out of Line, The Selection series, Time Between Us, Unravel Me series, Shadow and Bone, Allegiant, Racing Savannah, Lux series, and the Elementals series.

    1. And also Incarnate (if I'm allowed to add on to what I said before)

  14. The Katie McGarry Books, Wait For You, The Elite, Unravel Me, Siege and Storm, Asunder, Origin, Sentinel, White Hot Kiss, These Broken Stars

  15. I'm going to try a Guess?!..... The Selection Series, Unravel Me Series, These Broken Stars, Racing Savannah, The Incarnate, Allegiant, and maybe The Elemental Series

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  16. Antonia, you win with 10 correct! Unravel Me, All Our Yesterdays, Racing Savannah, Of Triton, Sweet Peril, Deception, The Elite, Wait For You, Where The Stars Still Shine and Origin. :D Please email me at jenuinecupcakes at gmail dot com within seven days with your choice of one of the titles in the post.