2013: A Year in Books

View my lists for 2011 and 2012

2013 in Review:

How many books read in 2013?

– 35

Fiction/Non-Fiction?

–  33 Fiction /  2 Non-Fiction

Male/Female authors?

–   15 Male /  13 Female

Oldest book read?

On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)

Newest book read?

Shadowlands by Kate Brian (Jan. 2013)

Longest book read?

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (1060 pages)

Shortest book read?

Bodies by Osmond Arnesto (54 pages)

Any in translation?

A Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Rivera

Best book read in 2013?

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Most disappointing book in 2013?

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

-I really wanted to like this better. It just seemed messy and annoying.

Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

-I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. I thought it would be a cheesy, silly YA novel and it ended up just kind of blowing me away!

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Fear by Michael Grant

Book that had the greatest impact on me in 2013?

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Really just an incredible book.

Book that had a scene in it that had me reeling?

-Basically all of Fear by Micheal Grant. I can’t wait to read the final book in this series in 2014!

Book I most anticipated in 2013?

Reached by Allie Condie

Most memorable character in 2013?

Tiny from Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Very original character who really just stole the whole book from the two title characters.

How many re-reads in 2013?

None

Book I read in 2013 I’d be most likely to reread in 2014?

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Book I recommended to people most in 2013?

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons (the whole series)

Favorite new authors I discovered in 2013?

-Julianna Baggott, Will Adams, Lauren Oliver, Nicole Krauss, Jeannette Walls

Most books read by one author this year?

-Kate Brian (6 books)

Favorite cover of a book I read in 2013?

Favorite passage/quote from a book I read in 2013?

In Delirium, the poem “I Carry Your Heart” by E.E. Cummings is quoted and I just loved it.

“here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)”

Did I complete any reading challenges or goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year?

-No 😦

Book I can’t believe I waited until 2013 to finally read?

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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3 thoughts on “2013: A Year in Books

    1. Haha actually I started reading a Game of Thrones book in June just before I moved and spent essentially the summer reading it…

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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