The Best and Worst of 2013

1 Jan

Best and Worst 2013 has come to a close and it’s that time again to pick the best and worst book I read and reviewed here this year. Since graduating college, finding time to read has been a lot easier now that weekends and vacations are finally my own. Hallelujah! And that means that you, the readers, got a lot more book reviews than ever before this year. It also means my bookshelf has finally gotten some relief now that I have been able to get through more of my books.

Hopefully this can be you’re guide to what book you definitely need to make a part of your reading list for the new year and what you might want to shy away from. Without further adieu, here are my picks for the best and worst books I read and reviewed on Without a Book in 2013!


The Road

This book is a modern classic. Every word paints a mysterious and enticing story that I dare you to try not to get completely absorbed in. I’m certainly not the first to sing this books praises, but if this is a read that has still alluded you, then let this be your call to action. The Road is one of those books you need to read before you die. Few other books, especially in this day and age, will move you with its doom and gloom apocalyptic tale of a father and son journey like this one.

Read the original review here.



I was thankful to get this one off my shelf. There is really nothing to recommend it unless you’re a major Twilight fan. If you haven’t read the books, the story will be meaningless to you. Therefore, this won’t appeal to everyone. However, even as someone who has read and watched everything from the Twilight universe, this still did nothing for me. The books are fine without this and I’ve honestly forgotten what really happened in this book; that’s how memorable this is. Save your money and buy anything else.

Read the original review here.


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