Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Top Books, Movies, & TV Shows of 2013

It's that time of year again...time to sum up my favorite new books, movies, and TV shows! If there are any books on this list that you haven't read, you need to read them. Final totals? 13 books. 5 movies. 4 TV shows. They are in no order. Let's go!


1. Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren

2. Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

3. Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd

4. Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman

5. The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson

6. Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith

7. Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

8. Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

9. Submerged by Dani Pettrey

10. Trinity by Ronie Kendig

11. The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey: Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley

12. When a Secret Kills by Lynette Eason

13. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay


1. Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)

2. Thor: the Dark World (2013)

3. Iron Man 3 (2013)

4. Man of Steel (2013)

5. Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (2013)


1. Merlin
2. Arrow
3. Once Upon a Time
4. Psych

There! Looking back over this list, I am amazed by how many wonderful books, movies, and TV shows I discovered this year! Now, I think that if you are interested, there are reviews up of all the books. And reviews of Hobbit and Merlin 5 and Arrow 1 are all on the way. Let me know if you'd like direct links to any reviews!

Note: this isn't an all-comprehensive list...ain't nobody got time for that!

Which books are making your best-of list and which ones from this list will you add to your to-reads or to-sees? :)


Rosie Wilson said...

Yay! I love your list! I see a lot of my favorites from last year as well. ;D

Ooh, looking forward to your review on Hobbit. I'm intrigued to see if we share similar opinions.

Happy New Year!

Kara said...

What a GREAT list, Charity, thanks for posting!! My faves on your book list are When a Secret Kills, Trinity, Submerged, Short Straw Bride, and The Captive Maiden :) But there are also a few on your list that I'd like to read for 2014. Hugs and happy new year blessings to you!!

Rissi said...

So glad you're a fan of Arrow; it was one of the most fun mom and I had in 2013 in regards to a TV show. Love 'Once' and of course many of the books you list too. :)

Cannot wait for Thor 2 to arrive - presumably with much fanfare - on DVD in 2014. :)

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Wow, Charity! Thanks for including my book on your list! And we're fans of Arrow and Psych too. :-) Happy 2014!

Julie Lessman said...

CHARITY!!! Thank you SO much for including Love at Any Cost on your incredible list -- I am beyond blessed, you sweet thing!!

I wish you and yours a BLESSED new year with lots and lots of great movies and books!!


Katelyn said...

My list is not nearly as long as yours when it comes to TV shows. I do want to look into Once Upon A Time and Merlin, though. Your reviews have stirred my interest.