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The Heroine's Favorite Books of 2013 and onto 2014!

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It's been two weeks since the 2014 has broken into the scene. However, my reads from 2013 haven't been that long forgotten. Here are my fave picks for 2013, along with my hopefuls for the new year.

Contemporary
Just One Day
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
This series is similar to Forman's first series by having one book cover one point of view of the romance. And it really works. The characters are so different from eac
h other, and their encounter something straight out of a--- wait, these are novels! What's different about these is I love that they don't take place mostly in America. There is a different feel to them, which adds a million points to the romance of it all.

Biggest Surprise
Pivot Point by Kasie West
I really loved the use of the character's ability, which affects the story timeline. It was well-balanced and I couldn't put this down. I'm ready for the second book, Split Second, that comes out this year.

Sequel
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
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The Sticker Method and the Guilt-Free Jar

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I wrote this as one of statuses online and thought it was worth sharing:

The first week of 2014 is off to a whirlwind start: New Year's Party with friends, anniversary at Disneyland, hangout at Google Los Angeles, discovered more amazing vegan food, rejections, requests, preparing for contests and queries, finished reading a book, edited my column, catching up with friends online, found a dietitian, morning walks in the park, watched Sherlock, snuggling with kitties, wrote a poem, cried my eyes out after Saving Mr.Banks, lunch with a friend, singing "Let It Go" from Frozen over and over, writing at Barnes and Noble, watching Joey create a new app, and talking about moving. This is my life.

Now onto week two.

One of things that has kept me going during NaNoWriMo in November was not just the people--- it was the sticker method. I've mentioned in past posts, but here it is again today! 

I have my calendar and kitty stickers all ready to finish Death Notice this month. I …