My Top Ten of 2013

And another year is in the books! 2013 was fabulous for me – bought a house, got married, got a puppy. Marching Ink published two novels, I finished my third (to be published in February), and went to BookBuzz Toronto – check out my author blog for that experience! Also on that blog are my goals for 2014. Instead of a resolution I thought of 10 goals I would like to achieve this year. I hope to be able to check them all off! I reviewed 189 novels in 2013 on Chick Lit Plus (crazy!) and while I think that number will go down this year because of the different projects I’m doing, I still hope to review around 100. I guess we’ll see…in 2015!

top 10Here are my ten favorite reads of 2013. Enjoy my list and Happy New Year all!

Blogger Girl – Meredith Schorr

Hush Little Baby – Suzanne Redfearn

The Girl You Left Behind – JoJo Moyes

Everybody’s Got a Story – Heather Wardell

The Life List – Chrissy Anderson

How To Eat a Cupcake – Meg Donohue

Becoming Mrs. Walsh – Jessica Gordon

Zoey & The Moment of Zen – Cat Lavoie

Caramel and Magnolias – Tess Thompson

Hard Hats and Doormats – Laura Chapman




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  1. January 7, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    I’m thrilled that after reviewing almost 200 books, Blogger Girl made your top 10! I have read and loved several of the other books on your list and will have to check out the others. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

  2. Samantha
    January 7, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Happy New Year Meredith – looking forward to more from you 🙂

  3. January 7, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Thank you so much, Samantha!! 🙂

  4. January 7, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    SO many good books! Blogger Girl was tops on my list and I adored Zoey. I read a couple of others by Wardell last year (I’m way behind on her series…shameful), I read (and loved) How to Eat a Cupcake, and I cannot wait to read Laura’s. Here’s to another great year of bookish awesomeness!

  5. Samantha
    January 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Thanks Kaley! What’s even better is actually meeting some of those authors on my list 🙂 Still buzzing from Book Buzz and that was 2 months ago lol!

  6. January 9, 2014 / 8:10 am

    189? wow, I am astounded! don’t know how you do it.

  7. Samantha
    January 9, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Thanks Allie 🙂

  8. December 14, 2015 / 11:29 am

    We saw Dream Girls in Rockford and loved it. The audience claeppd and claeppd during the big song that Jennifer Hudson sang. I still get goose bumps thinking about her performance. A packed house. Beyonce didn’t fare as well, they all looked gorgeous in the gowns.

  9. December 14, 2015 / 11:34 am

    That bitch just won’t let up being a bitch, she’d spend the whole day at my blog leaving one conmmet after another. I have better things to do than sit here deleting her conmmets all day long while trying to visit with the rest of you. The fucking cunt.

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