Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Book Roundup 2013 style!

Hello friends, it's that time of year where I list all the books I read and talk about my feelings on said books!

I managed 116 books this year, surpassing my goal of 115! All this even with the fact that I got married this year and my boss swore I wouldn't be able to read as many, mwahahaha. Anyway, here we go, in chronological order, under the cut.
 The * designates my favorites, while ** designates the ones I hated the most.

January:
  1. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, Jenny Lawson
  2. Yesterday's Gone: Season One, Sean Platt
  3. Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America's Heartland, Patricia L. Bryan
  4. Below Mercury, Marc Anson*
  5. My Dead Friend Sarah, Peter Rosch
  6. Mary Boleyn: Mistress of Kings, Alison Weir
  7. The Dark Wife, Sarah Diemer
  8. Dead[Ish], Naomi Kramer
  9. Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary, Lydia Lunch
  10. Whatever Happened to Tanganyika: The Place Names History Left Behind, Harry Campbell
  11. The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson
  12. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jennifer E. Smith
  13. Jane Was Here, Sarah Kernochan**
  14. The Woodcutter, Kate Darnley
February
  1. The Battle of Betazed, Charlotte Douglas
  2. Beyond the Ties of Blood, Florencia Mallon
  3. Junglee Girl, Ginu Kamani
  4. Through the Door, Jodi McIsaac
  5. Tears in Rain, Rosa Montero
  6. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  7. A Brief History of British Kings and Queens, Mike Ashley
  8. Q-Squared, Peter David
  9. All That I Am, Anna Funder*
March
  1. The Lives of Dax, Marco Palmieri, ed.
  2. Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger
  3. Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon
  4. Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen, Mary Sharratt
  5. Disenchanted, Robert Kroese
  6. Maya's Notebook, Isabel Allende
  7. Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson
  8. The Disappeared, Gloria Whelan
  9. Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson
April
  1. The Scourge, Roberto Calas
  2. Miral, Rula Jebreal
  3. Mornings in Jenin, Susan Abulhawa
  4. The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Un-Sinkable" Ship Titanic, Walter Lord
  5. My Theodosia, Anya Seton
  6. Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
  7. AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers, Ivor W. Hartmann, ed.
May
  1. Queen By Right, Anne Easter Smith
  2. The Sixth Surrender, Hana Samek Norton
  3. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation, Vol. 2, David Tipton
  4. The Kingmaking, Helen Hollick
  5. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales From Around the World, Kathleen Ragan, ed.
  6. In the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sarah Lark
  7. The Sixth Wife, Suzannah Dunn
  8. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  9. Miles from Nowhere, Nami Mun
  10. The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier
  11. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards, Kit Brennan
  12. The Memory Eater, Matthew Hance, ed.
  13. Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain, A. Lee Martinez
June
  1. Newspaper Diapers, M.T. Johnson
  2. The Persistence of Memory, David Mack
  3. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi
  4. A Brief History of the Tudor Age, Jasper Ridley
  5. Silent Weapons, David Mack
  6. The Body Electric, David Mack
  7. Regarding Ducks and Universes, Neve Maslakovic
  8. A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin
  9. Escape, Perihan Magden
  10. When Men Became Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women who Fought Back, Stephen Singular
  11. The Far Time Incident, Neve Maslakovic
  12. Macbeth, A.J. Hartley
  13. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran
July
  1. The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory
  2. The Princes in the Tower, Alison Weir
  3. The Prisoner of Heaven, Carlos Ruiz Zafon*
  4. This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. By Night in Chile, Roberto Bolano
  6. The Awakening and other Stories, Kate Chopin
  7. Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
  8. Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
  9. The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket
  10. Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell*
  11. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman
  12. The Iron Wyrm Affair, Lilith Saintcrow
  13. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
  14. The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
August
  1. Damocles, S.G. Redling
  2. Heroine Addiction, Jennifer Matarese
  3. Dead Man Rising, Lilith Saintcrow
  4. The Sky Unwashed, Irene Zabytko
  5. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
  6. How Green this Land, How Blue this Sea, Mira Grant
  7. Last Blood, Kristen Painter**
  8. The Devil's Right Hand, Lilith Saintcrow
  9. Saint City Sinners, Lilith Saintcrow
  10. Written on the Body, Jeannette Winterson*
  11. I am the Chosen King, Helen Hollick
September
  1. The Physician, Noah Gordon
  2. Lucky Man: A Memoir, Michael J. Fox
  3. Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews
  4. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, Rita Leganski
  5. Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope, Eleanor Herman
  6. A Place Beyond Courage, Elizabeth Chadwick
  7. Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin
  8. The Watcher in the Shadows, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
October
  1. Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson
  2. Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals, John Pearson
  3. The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success, Sylvia Mendoza
  4. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  5. To Hell and Back, Lilith Saintcrow
  6. Farthing, Jo Walton
  7. Gods of Night, David Mack
November
  1. Curtsies and Conspiracies, Gail Carriger
  2. The Serpent of Venice, Christopher Moore
  3. Mere Mortals, David Mack
  4. Lost Souls, David Mack
  5. Heading Out to Wonderful, Robert Goolrick
  6. The Universe Versus Alex Woods, Gavin Extence
  7. Queen's Gambit, Elizabeth Freemantle
  8. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, Piper Kerman
December
  1. Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. Oz Reimagined, John Joseph Adams, ed.
  3. A Slender Tether, Jess Wells
That's my 116! Rather than crowd up this entry with talking about these books, I will discuss them tomorrow, along with best/worst, etc.!

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