My Favourite Books of 2013

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I’ve read a number of books over the last year so today I thought I would share some of my favourites. It should be noted that some of these books were not released in 2013. They just happen to be my favourite books from the year.


  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
    I read this entire book in a single train journey. Normally I can only read for about 20 minutes before getting distracted by something but I sat for 6 hours and read this entire book.
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
    This is one in a very short list of books that has made me cry. And I think everyone should read it.
  3. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence.
    I am constantly trying to convince my friends to go read this book. However it turns out its difficult to convince your friends to read a book when you refuse to tell them what the book is about. But I can’t help but feel that telling the plot of the book would ruin the entire story.
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
    I was disappointed when I finished this book, not because it was a bad book but because the circus wasn’t real. To be honest I really didn’t care about the plot I just want to spend hours exploring the circus.
  5. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson
    I found this book in January in the Kindle store. I paid 20p for it. And because I only paid 20p for it I thought it wouldn’t be that good, I ended up enjoying it so much I bought a paperback copy too.


  1. Blog Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
    Every time I get into a funk and don’t want to blog any more I pull this book out to inspire me. Which is weird considering its just a book giving advice on starting out and growing a blog.
  2. The Art of Bioshock Infinite by Irrational Games
    Bioshock Infinite was my favourite game of the year and when I found out I could buy a book of all the concept art from the game I knew I had to have it.
  3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    I originally saw a quote from this book on Tumblr and it turned out to be rather interesting read.
  4. Craft: Techniques & Projects
    This is a huge book packed with loads of different crafty things to do. From papercraft to candle making. However I’ve not actually found the time to try anything from it.
  5. The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles
    The Geometry of Type explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces and reveals overlooked elements of type design. Basically this book makes my inner Graphic Designer happy.

Check out my favourite books from 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.


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