Thursday, 2 January 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #11

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme that allows book bloggers to interact with each other and find new blogs! It has two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The rules are... 

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This week's question is...

 What were your favorite books of 2013?

In order to answer this question we had to go back and look at all of the books we read in 2013. We figured the easiest way to answer would be to list some of the books that we gave 5 stars to.

Kristine's list (in no particular order)
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
2. These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
3. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
4. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
5. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
7. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
8. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
9. Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris
10. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
11. Me Before You Jojo Moyes
12. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
13. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
14. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
15. Dance the Moon Down by R.L. Bartram
16. The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
17. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
18. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
19. Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany
20. The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch
21. The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio
22. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
23. The First Lie by Diane Chamberlain
24. Morning Glory by Sarah Jio
25. If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson 
I'll quit at 25!

Terri's List (in no particular order)
1. A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog by Dean Koontz
2. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
3. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
4. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
5. The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch
6. The Beach Trees by Karen White
7. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
8. The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
9. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
10. The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio
11. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
12. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
13. The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
14. The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley
15. The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
16. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

As you can tell we read a lot of the same books!

What were your favourite books?

Enter our giveaway for a signed copy of Humans of New York by author/blogger Brandon Stanton that we (Kristine from Twin Spin and The Reading Chic) got at his book signing in December in New York City. Check our post from January 1/14 for the picture!

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That is our Feature and Follow Friday for this week! Comment down below if you're a new follower of ours with a link to your blog and we will make sure to follow you back. You can follow us via gfc, bloglovin, facebook and twitter.


  1. It is so hard to narrow it down to ten books but there are some great selections on both lists! Have a happy weekend.

  2. Ooh nice lists! These reads are pretty much all new to me! Glad you both found so many enjoyable reads!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Great list -- love Sarah Jio and Diane Chamberlain! Need to read some JoJo Moyes!!

    New follower via GFC and bloglovin. Thanks for stopping by my FFF

    I am also giving away any of my 2013 favorites here! Please enter!

  4. Quite a long list. Apparently 2013 has been a great year for you two!

  5. Ooh more books for my tbr list! i really need to read gone girl lol Followed back! :)

  6. Thanks for following me ... Now following you via GFC

    And yall have a lot of books I need to check out.:)

  7. That's a lot of great books. I haven't heard of a few of them, but I'm definitely adding them all to the TBR!
    New follower via Bloglovin!

  8. Great lists. Thanks for sharing! :)

    My FF. New follower via GFC.

    Emily @All in a Book

  9. Neat list! I love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! Also, A Fault in Our Stars is definitely on my reading list this year!

    WOW! Giving a HONY book away? I <3 HONY! Pick Me! Pick Me! Thanks for the follow and returned the favor! TWINS ROCK!

  10. Wow, I think The Fault in Our Stars is the only one I've read from either list! Returning the follow-love :) Thanks for stopping by my page!

    New Follower via Bloglovin/GFC

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

  11. I love Gone Girl and Hopeless.
    New Follower via Bloglovin'.
    My FF:

  12. I haven't read Hopeless yet. Well, actually I haven't tried Colleen Hoover's books yet although they are in my TBR list already. Me Before You. I have no words for that book. I knew it was not my usual cup of tea but I tried it anyway and while I did finish a box of tissues while reading that book, I didn't regret it at all. Great lists! Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my blog. :) New follower via bloglovin'. :)