Most Popular Posts of 2013

End of the year wrap-up posts are always fun, and don’t worry: I’ll definitely be posting my top reads of 2013. But one thing I looked at last year, which was both surprising and fun, was my top posts of the year. What were the posts and reviews that, for whatever reason, resonated most with my readers. Of course, the homepage and my review database pages are always at the top of that list, but when I removed those, this is what I found for 2013.

10. Book Review: The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer

This one didn’t surprise me; it was one of my five-star reads for 2013. What did raise my eyebrows is that this was only one of two five-star review of 2013 that made the list!

9. Book Review: A Place of Secrets – Rachel Hore

A big surprise here; this one was a good read, but I didn’t expect it to make this list!

8. Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – Robert K. Massie

I still love this book, so I was thrilled to see this on the list! I hope it was under a lot of Christmas trees this year.

7. Book Review: Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

I cry every time I even think about this book. It is just that good.

6. Book Review: Alice I Have Been – Melanie Benjamin

I really enjoyed this book when I read it, but considering it’s from 2010, you can bet seeing this review on the list was a big surprise!

5. Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

This was a top review from 2012 as well, and with the sequel releasing soon, it’s understandable why it made the 2013 list!

4. Book Review: The Secret Daughter – Shilpi Somaya Gowda

This is still one of my favorite South Asian novels, so I’m glad to see that others are still seeking out the review!

3. Book Review: The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty

This popular women’s novel is by one of the up and coming stars of women’s fiction. If you haven’t checked out Liane Moriarty’s novels yet, you’re really missing out on deep and thought-provoking novels that are sure both surprise and delight you.

2. Book Review: Fasting, Feasting – Anita Nair

It’s always surprising to see which old reviews pop up on this list; this review of an Anita Nair novel is from 2011, yet people are still finding it and reading it. It’s a great book that’s both thoughtful and beautifully written.

And the number one post of 2013 is…(drumroll, please!)

1. Review: Kobo Aura HD

This was a surprise, I’ll admit, especially considering I posted this over halfway through the year! But I’m thrilled to see that people found my review interesting and worthwhile (at least hopefully). It’s a great device that I wholeheartedly recommend.


  1. I really look forward to your best of list. I am sure I missed something that I will want to read. 🙂 (Especially since you weren’t on my feed reader for a while there…) As to this, that’s an interesting assortment of posts. My most popular post is my reading list for Fables. I am glad people are reading it because I couldn’t find one online and that’s why I wrote it in the first place.

  2. Oh what a great post and wow that your Kobo review was top. Well, you convinced me that Kobo was the way to go!

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