2013: The Year in Books


Total Books Read in 2013: 144! (That’s 9 more than last year’s 135!)

Average Number of Books Per Month: 12

Highest Volume Month: August, with a whopping 19 (but I cheated a little with some short stories)

Lowest Volume Month: May, with a weak sauce 8

Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Societies That Concerned Me: 10 (11 if you count The Bling Ring)

Steampunk Books That I Accidentally Read: 4 (more if you count all 3 of the Matt Cruse books)

Fractured Fairytales: 13

Books About Teenagers Getting Up To No Good in Eastern Europe/Russia:  4

Girl Spies: 9

Books about Book Lovers: 14

Favorites for the Year:
The FitzOsbornes series, by Michelle Cooper
Enchanted, by Althea Kontis
Texas Gothic, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Criminal, by Terra Elan McVoy
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick
September Girls, by Bennett Madison
Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Mothership, by Martin Leicht Isla Neal
My Booky Wook, by Russell Brand
The Grisha series books, by Leigh Bardugo
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter (audiobook)

Favorite New Author: Rainbow Rowell. I read her entire canon of books this year, in a manner of months. Also, I saw her speak at my local indie book shop, and she’s as funny and real and friendly as you want her to be.  I’ll read anything she writes, forever more.

 For 2014, I have an unread book list that is fairly intimidating (over 90- gulp!), but I’m working on giving myself “book amnesty” and only reading books that I really want to read.  My goal is to hit 150 and to throw in some more literary fiction to up my brain  game.   What do you think I should read, faceless Internet void?  What were your favorites from the last year?

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