The Books of 2013

On the last day of the year, I’m finally posting the list of books I’ve read/listened to in 2013, starting with the one I’m currently finishing and going back to the first one I finished a year ago. I had such a great start to the year and was plowing through audiobooks like nobody’s business. And then once I finished The Twelve in late August I really slowed down. Game of Thrones took me two months to get through, and the next Diana Gabaldon in the Outlander series has taken me two months as well. Those two books alone were the length of 2-3 books all on their own. They are massively long! Worth it, but long.

Worst book of 2013: Last First Kiss. Cheesy romance at its worst. Good thing it was a free Kindle download.

Best book of 2013: I’ll have to go with the Game of Thrones book, although the Justin Cronin vampire novels (The Passage and The Twelve) were very well written with a great cast of characters.

I only read a couple non-fiction books this year, but both were outstanding (Brain on Fire and Alone on the Ice). Ice took a while to get interesting – there was a LOT of backstory on that one. But once the actual exploration mission began I was spellbound.

I’m actually going through two books right now – an audiobook (Gabaldon) and a Kindle book which isn’t listed here. I’m barely halfway through the Kindle book which is why I didn’t list it. However, I’ve got 5 hours left of the 48-hour Gabaldon book, so I listed it since I am over 90% done (although I’m tempted to try to listen to the last five hours today just so I can say it’s done and start a new book tomorrow).

1. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon Still reading
2. Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Shannon Hale 2013-11-01
3. Midnight in Austenland Shannon Hale 2013-10-12
4. A Storm of Swords (Game of Thrones, Book 3) George R.R. Martin 2013-10-11
5. The Twelve Justin Cronin 2013-08-31
6. The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 2013-08-10
7. The 5th Wave Rick Yancey 2013-08-01
8. Rise: An Eve Novel Anna Carey 2013-07-26
9. Once: An Eve Novel Anna Carey 2013-07-10
10.Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia 2013-07-05
11.The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker 2013-06-19
12.Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration David Roberts 2013-06-10
13.Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Susannah Cahalan 2013-05-26
14.Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution Michelle Moran 2013-05-18
15.The Kitchen House: A Novel Kathleen Grissom 2013-05-01
16.Eve Anna Carey 2013-04-25
17.The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 2013-04-17
18.Requiem (Delirium) Lauren Oliver 2013-04-13
19.What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty 2013-04-07
20.The Do-Over Kathy Dunnehoff 2013-03-29
21.Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile J. L. Bourne 2013-03-21
22.The Selection Kiera Cass 2013-03-12
23.The Chaperone Laura Moriarty 2013-03-07
24.The Passage: A Novel Justin Cronin 2013-02-27
25.Before I Fall Lauren Oliver 2013-01-24
26.Pandemonium Lauren Oliver 2013-01-17
27.Last First Kiss Lori Leger 2013-01-10
28.Delirium Lauren Oliver 2013-01-05
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