Thursday, January 02, 2014

Book List 2013

Where do you fit?
I really enjoy keeping track of the books I read over the course of the year and then looking back over them when the year is over.  This year I kept track on Goodreads, and I could just link you to this handy page that shows the covers and information about all the books I read this year.

But a list is more fun, right?  I like it anyway, because I don't really keep track of how many books I'm reading, and I find out when I get the list put together.

So, here we go - all the books I read (and listened to) this year - listed by the month I finished reading them.

  1. Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir - Kelle Hampton
  2. Light a Single Candle - Beverly Butler
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  5. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud (audio)
  6. Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks 
  1. The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband - Nina Roesner
  2. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir - Jenny Lawson (audio)
  3. The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
  1. Coming Home: A Story of Undying Hope - Karen Kingsbury
  2. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (audio)
  1. The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life - Marie Tillman
  2. Bossypants - Tina Fey (audio)
  3. Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes - Shauna Niequist
  1. Viva Jacquelina!: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away - L.A. Meyer (audio)
  2. In His Footsteps: Be Happy in Every Situation, Find Your Purpose - Margaret Agard
  3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
  1. The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen - Geraldine McCaughrean (audio)
  2. Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) - J.D Robb
  3. The Chance - Karen Kingsbury
  1. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (audio)
  2. Take Three (Above the Line #3) - Karen Kingsbury
  3. The Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  4. The Banks of Certain Rivers - Jon Harrison
  5. The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare (audio)
  1. The Sign - Shawn Boonstra
  2. Home to Holly Springs: Father Tim Series, Book 1 - Jan Karon (audio)
  3. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
  1. In the Company of Others: Father Tim Series, Book 2 - Jan Karon (audio)
  2. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) - George R.R. Martin
  1. Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement - Kay Wills Wyma (audio)
  2. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) - George R.R. Martin
  1. The Summer We Read Gatsby - Danielle Ganek (audio)
  2. Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, #1) - Karen Kingsbury
  3. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (audio)
  1. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) - George R.R. Martin
  2. Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) - Suzanne Collins (audio)
  3. Learning (Bailey Flanigan #2) - Karen Kingsbury
  4. Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) - Janet Evanovich
  5. This Time, Everything - V.S. Ramstack
  6. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) - Suzanne Collins (audio)

42 books - that's one more than I read in 2012.  At least three of these books were quite long because I finally started reading the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.  Those books are hard to put down!  I was getting them from the library, but when I found the 5 book 'boxed set' for Kindle for $9.99, I couldn't resist buying it.  After finishing #3, I took a short break to read other books, but I'll definitely be reading the other 2 in 2014.   I'm also most of the way through another Bible reading plan, with just about another week to finish - so I technically read that in 2013, but I'll count it in 2014 since that's when I'll actually finish (and start again).  I love those YouVersion reading plans!

How many books did you read in 2013?  Are there any I should add to my reading list for 2014?