2013 Books

Books read in 2013, with links to reviews and/or reactions, if applicable.

January – 7
Favorite: The Chopin Manuscript

1. The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (audio)
2. The Chopin Manuscript by Multiple Authors (audio)
3. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
4. The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola
5. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
6. Wheat Belly by William Davis
7. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

February – 5
Favorite: City of Dark Magic

8. Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy (audio)
9. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
10. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
11. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
12. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

March – 7
Favorite: MWF Seeking BFF

13. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (audio)
14. The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
15. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (audio)
16. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
17. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
18. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
19. Zoo Story by Thomas French (audio)

April – 4
Favorite: Relish

20. The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
21. Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
22. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
23. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

May – 6
Favorite: Shadow and Bone

24. The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
25. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
26. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
27. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
28. Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
29. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

June – 6
Favorite: Les Miserables

30. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (audio)
31. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
32. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
33. Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb
34. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
35. He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

July – 5
Favorite: The Golem and the Jinni

36. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
37. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
38. The Huaca by Marcia Mickelson
39. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
40. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (audio)

August – 5
Favorite: The Little Stranger

41. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann (audio)
42. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
43. Crash by Lisa McMann
44. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (audio)
45. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (audio)

September – 11
Favorite: Broken Harbor

46. Broken Harbor by Tana French (audio)
47. Doll Bones by Holly Black (audio)
48. Babayaga by Toby Barlow
49. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
50. Soulless by Gail Carriger
51. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
52. Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
53. Changeless by Gail Carriger
54. Blameless by Gail Carriger
55. Heartless by Gail Carriger
56. Timeless by Gail Carriger

October – 8
Favorite: Steelheart & Jane Eyre

57. The Gluten-Free Bible by Jax Peters Lowell
58. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
59. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
60. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (audio)
61. More Than This by Patrick Ness
62. Bang by Lisa McMann
63. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (audio)
64. Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano

November – 5
Favorite: City of Lost Dreams

65. Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil by Xavier Garza
66. Cooked by Michael Pollan (audio)
67. The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler
68. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway (audio)
69. City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte

December – 6
Favorite: (all the rereads!)

70. Oddly Normal by John Schwartz (audio)
71. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
72. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
73. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (audio)
74. Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
75. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (audio)

Favorite books of 2013:
All my favorite books this year were rereads: Shadow and Bone, Jane Eyre, The Night Circus, The Bell Jar, Mistborn: The Final Empire, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Of my non-rereads, there are five runner-up books (in order of date read):
– City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
– Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (audio)
– Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
– The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
– Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

End of Year Stats: 2013 in Books

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