First Reads of 2013

Okay, so I’ve seriously neglected my blog lately.  Oops.  But to get myself back on track, I thought I’d write about the books I’ve read so far this year.  At this point, I’ve read three books and they’ve all been great.

The first was a historical fiction novel by Michelle Moran — Madame Tussaud.  I bought this book because I’ve read and enjoyed two other novels by Moran (Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen) and also because I knew next to nothing about the French Revolution and that era in France, but wanted to learn.  (What I learned from reading this book is that I’m sure as heck glad I didn’t live in France at that time what with all the mobs and head chopping going on!)  Based on Moran’s other books, I was expecting Madame Tussaud to be good, and I wasn’t disappointed.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

The second book I read was Tight Knit by indie author Allie Brennan.  This one was a YA novel about a girl who suffers from anxiety/panic attacks and a guy with a troubled past, and how together they begin to heal each other.  That’s a very simplistic way of summarizing it, but it was a great story and it drew me in right away.  Again, I would definitely recommend this one.  It’s available in both digital and paperback formats.

The third book, which I just finished today during my lunch break, was Big Boned by Meg Cabot.  It’s the third book in the Heather Wells mystery series, which is now one of my top three favourite mystery series.  If you haven’t read any books from this series (the first one is called Size 12 Is Not Fat) they’re lots of fun so check them out! 🙂

So basically I’ve loved all three books that I’ve read so far in 2013 and would recommend all of them.  Hopefully that trend will continue with plenty more good reads to come this year!

Have you read any of these three books?  If so, what did you think?