Lucky 13

  • The Midnight Cup of Coffee

“The midnight cup of coffee” is an occasional article that usually includes news and interviews with and about my favorite authors, and some non-book related topics as well.

First, I want to wish you all to have a very happy new year!

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You might have a list full of things you want achieve in 2014 (I have one too)
and hopefully all your wishes will come true.

And because you all might be busy celebrating,
I will keep this short and leave below my ‘lucky 13′ of 2013:

Best Series: The Lunar Chronicles
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Best (series) Debut(s): These Broken Stars and Pivot Point

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Best (series) Ending(s): Champion and Seeing Light

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Best Middle Book(s): The Eternity Cure and Haze

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Best Standalone(s): Torched and All Our Yesterdays*
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Cutest Short-Novel: Night of Cake & Puppets [no review yet]

Best Film Adaptation: Catching Fire

And the one I always come back to: Jellicoe Road

HAPPY MIDNIGHT READING, EVERYONE!

*Note: in the meantime it had been announced that ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will become a series,
but I thought of it as a standalone back then and I will keep it like this in here,
as I am still unsure if it’s such a good idea to have a sequel.
It was perfect as it was!

Full Reading Archive for 2013:

Now..
If you have enough time for some book recommendations, here is the list of the books I read, re-read or got bored while reading. Some of them link to my reviews from this blog, some have only short notes on GoodReads and some of them might be missing from the list (I hope that’s not the case).

I know, it’s not a very big list, been quite busy this year, so you can recommend me the books you’ve loved – to put them on my 2014 list ;)

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)   Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)   Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)   Champion (Legend, #3)   Allegiant (Divergent, #3)   Seeing Light (The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy, #3)
Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)   Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)   Alienated (Alienated, #1)   World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)   Legend   Fangirl 
Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)   Torched   Haze (The Rephaim, #2)   Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)   Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)   Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2.5)
The Distance Between Us   All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)   Between These Lines   Golden   Indelible (The Twixt, #1)   Unbreakable (Unravelling, #2)
Out of the Easy   Audrey, Wait!   The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)   Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3)   Prodigy (Legend, #2)   Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)
Requiem (Delirium, #3)   The Spectacular Now   Boundless (Unearthly, #3)   Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)   Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)   Timekeeper (Timeless, #2)
The Lost Girl   When We Wake (When We Wake, #1)

Re-read:

Unravelling (Unravelling, #1)   Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)   Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)   Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)    On the Jellicoe Road
Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)   Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)   Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)   Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)   Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Short Stories:

The Queen's Army (Lunar Chronicles, #1.5)   Glitches (Lunar Chronicles, #0.5)   The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1)   As They Slip Away (Across the Universe, #0.5)   Undone (Unraveling, #1.5)   Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love, #1.5)

Not Reviewed on the blog (yet):

The Taking (The Taking, #1)   One & Only (Canton, #1)   How to Love   Reboot (Reboot, #1)   The Avery Shaw Experiment   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)   Motocross Me   Flirting with Maybe   Auracle   Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1)   If You Find Me
Then You Were Gone   Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)

Abandoned (well, the ones I remember):

Heartbeat   Leap of Faith   The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)   The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1)   Falling for the Ghost of You   Premeditated 

But, don't let me do all the talking. I want to know what you think of this as well.

  • Lis @ The reader lines

    Oh, boo! I still comment from my computer (thanks God for libraries!)
    I saw this post via email and I absolutely loved your list! It’s awesome!!! I have read a lot of those books and I want to read all those that I still haven’t!
    All our yesterdays was AMAZING!!! (thank you -again- for that wonderful review!)

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      I loved so many of those books too. Usually I try to pick up only books that I am pretty sure I might like (but as you can see, there are books that seem wonderful when you read about them, and not so much when you actually read them) :D
      I am glad that you liked “All Our Yesterdays” this much, I loved it from the first chapter till the very last too :D

  • Annie J.

    what a fun post full of books!! I love the images you have with each book :)

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      I’ve been doing those images since before starting the blog (on Goodreads as you might know). They didn’t fit anywhere in the reviews here, so I have then in the ‘visual archives’ and from time to time I use them in a post. Sometimes I like better creating graphics representing the story than writing a full review, LOL!