Jan 012014
 

best of 2013

I hit my goal to read 200 books this year!!
Choosing my favorites was very hard.
After days of deliberation, these are my choices.

Starting With The Cozies!!

2013 best new cozy series

Plum Deadly

This book is worthy of a blue ribbon at any fair!
Read my full review here.

2013 best continuing cozy series

 

Seed No Evil: A Flower Shop Mystery

This is one of the best cozy mystery series being published today!!

Read my full review here.

2013 best historical cozyThe Death of a Dowager (The Jane Eyre Chronicles)

An extraordinary story that should not be missed. Imagine me shouting from the rooftops “YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!”
Read my full review here.

best contemporary cozy 2013Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery)

This story get my highest recommendation! If I could I would award it much more than 5 starfish!!
Read my full review here.

2013 best kindle read  - cozyAlibis and Amethysts (Crystal Shop Mystery)

I absolutely loved it!!
You can read my full review here.

2013dollycas favoriteMonument to the Dead (A Museum Mystery)


Sheila Connolly has topped herself with this one. This is one of the best stories I have read this year.
You can read my full review here.

On to the other genres!

2013 best historical romanceVenice in the Moonlight

History, mystery and romance collide to make this book a PERFECT ESCAPE!!
Read my full review here.

2013 best contemporary romanceCountry Roads (A Whisper Horse Novel)

A extraordinary romance.
Read my full review here.

2013 historial fictionSpare Change

What a moving story!!! Full of emotion and heartwarming!!
Read my full review here.

2013 best contemporary fictionThe Lemon Orchard

An entertaining story that will make a lasting impression on everyone that reads it.
Read my full review here.

2013 dollycas favorite general fictionLooking for Me

A wonderful heartwarming and inspiring story. Definitely one of the best I have read this year.
10 Starfish!!

2013 best suspenseSix Years

Classic Coben! I absolutely loved this story! Wow!

Read my full review here.

2013 best kindle read  - suspenseShattered

The reader is immersed into the story and you become invested in these characters.
Read my full review here.

20123 best mysteryThe Gray Ghost Murders: A Novel

I love the way Keith McCafferty writes.
Read my full review here.

2013 best historical mysteryIndia Black and the Shadows of Anarchy (A Madam of Espionage Mystery)

Carol K. Carr is an amazing storyteller, just Amazing!
Read my full review here.

2013 dollycas favorite mystery suspenseNovember Echo

It is because of books like this that I had to add another level to my rating system because this book deserves more than 5 stars!!
Read my full review here.

2013 dollycas favorite book  of 2013Pelican Bay

I don’t think is possible for me to put the measure of my enthusiasm for this book into actual words. This is one of the best stories I have read in years.
Read my full review here.

in memoryWe lost some fantastic authors in 2013. Michael Palmer was one of favorites. Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn were two of my husband’s favorites. I know there were many more. Legacy.com has this list.

Narrowing 200 books down to just 17 was so tough.  There were so many awesome books. 2013 was quite a year at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book and 2014 looks promising as well. I hope you have enjoyed my reviews, recommendations, random thoughts and giveaways. It has been a pleasure being your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent this year. I am excited for the new year as I start my 5th year blogging! I hope to book many escapes for you all to enjoy!

Dollycas

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

  8 Responses to “Best Reads of 2013”

  1. I had a hard time narrowing my list down as well. Looking For Me made it to my favorite of 2013 too! I love how you did your post. Happy New Year.

  2. Looking for Me made my favorites list, too. Your others are new to me, but they look good! Happy New Year.

  3. I have a lot of these on my TBR list. Better get reading!

  4. Happy New Year Lori. Those all sound like some great books.
    Sue B

  5. Happy New Year Lori! =)
    Your list is great!! so many great books!

  6. Reminds me to get to my cozie this year! Nice selection.

  7. […] Pies and Alibis, and then this one, Pecan Pies and Homicides. Pecan Pies and Homicides made my Best Reads of 2013 and I think Ellery has topped herself with this […]

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