This has been the year of NA and I freaking love it. I'm loving this blossoming field and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for it. There's a lot of NA out there to find - both self and traditionally published - and sometimes you have to wade through some bad stuff, but it's so worth it. Here are my top ten NA reads in 2013. I'd love to hear yours! I'm always looking for great recommendations!
1. Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino
I'm so in love with this book. It's intense and beautiful. My review is here. Also, I've decided that Will is Jon Bellion. So listen, read, and enjoy the crazy happiness.
2. A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers
This book is bold and shocking in the best way possible. I love that it does something different in NA and just pulls off all kinds of things it shouldn't be able to. My review is here.
3. Finding It by Cora Carmack
Cora has just been killing it with the Losing It series and this was a great addition. I love Kelsey, I love Jackson, and I adore the fact that everything goes down as they're spontaneously traipsing through Europe. My review is here.
4. Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert
This book is bold and it doesn't shy away from some dark moments. But somehow those moments just serve to make the rest of the book hopeful, emotional and amazing. My thoughts are here.
5. Perfect Regret by A. Meredith Walters
I'm obsessed with A. Meredith Walters. Her books just have intense passion and the right kind of drama. Perfect Regret is another great one from her that just stands out from other NA novels. My full review is here.
6. Give Me Something by Elizabeth Lee
This book kept me on my toes and just kept surprising me. Plus, she just writes the best country boys, ever. People give awards for best written country boys, right? My review is here.
7. Rule by Jay Crownover
I got all kinds of things I wasn't expecting when I read this book. It is complex and complicated, and the characters are wonderfully written that the story just breathes beyond the page. And I'm a sucker for friends falling in love. My review is here.
8. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
There were moments that I actually forgot to breathe while I was reading this book. It's so well written and a little bit heart-stopping.
9. Rush Me by Allison Parr
I went in thinking - guilty pleasure - with the whole bookish girl falling for an NFL player thing. But it wound up being a bit unforgettable. I love the personality and the energy that springs from these pages.
10. One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
I adore this book and Livie's story. There's just something endearing about her and I totally relate to her. For me this book is the epitome of great NA.