Our Top Books of 2013

It has been very difficult to narrow it down, but here are our favourite books of 2013.

My top 10 reads of 2013 (in no particular order) were:


If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/05/review-of-if-you-find-me-by-emily-murdoch/

If You Find Me cover


Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/04/review-of-follow-me-down-by-tanya-byrne/

Follow me Down cover


The Reindeer Girl by Holly Webb

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/12/review-of-the-reindeer-girl-by-holly-webb/

The Reindeer Girl cover


The Sound by Sarah Alderson

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/08/review-of-the-sound-by-sarah-alderson/

The Sound cover

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/07/review-of-siege-and-storm-by-leigh-bardugo/

Siege and Storm cover


This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith


Happy Looks Like cover


Infinite Sky by CJ Flood


Infinite Sky


The Twistrose Key by Tone Almjhell

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/11/review-of-the-twistrose-key-by-tone-almhjell/

Twistrose Key cover


The Quietness by Alison Rattle


The Quietness cover


By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt


By Any Other Name cover

Wendy’s favourite books of 2013:

The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/08/review-of-the-toucan-brothers-by-tor-freeman/

The Toucan Brothers


The Abominators by J.L Smith

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/01/review-of-the-abominators-and-my-amazing-panty-wanty-woos-by-j-l-smith/



The Bigfoot Escape by Suzanne Selfors

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/06/review-of-the-imaginary-veterinary-book-1-the-bigfoot-escape-by-suzanne-selfors/




Picture books we loved:

Nanny Fox by Georgie Adams

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/08/review-of-nanny-fox-by-georgie-adams-and-selina-young/

Nanny Fox cover


Star Girl by Karin Littlewood

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/12/review-of-star-girl-by-karin-littlewood/

Star Girl


Naked Trevor by Rebecca Elliott

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/02/review-of-naked-trevor-by-rebecca-elliott/


naked_trevor cover


Chapter books we loved:

The Secret Diary of Pig


Pig Diary


Weird World of Wonders: World War II

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/06/review-of-weird-world-of-wonders-world-war-two-by-tony-robinson

Tony Robinson WW2 cover


Oliver Fibbs: Attack of the Alien Brain


Pamela’s favourite books:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/10/review-of-crown-of-midnight-by-sarah-j-maas/

Crown of Midnight cover

Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder

Scent of Magic cover


All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2013/08/review-of-all-our-yesterdays-by-cristin-terrill/

All our Yesterdays cover

Thank you to everyone who sent us books to review in 2013!