Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: The Year in Books

I keep a spreadsheet (yes, a spreadsheet) to record the books I read each year. In addition to title and author, I also record the date completed, if the book is fiction, non-fiction, and/or YA, if I've read the book before, and if I read the book on my Nook or borrowed it from the library (or a from a person). Below is the list of books I finished in 2013:
  1. Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
  2. manuscript
  3. The Cactus Eaters by Dan White
  4. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
  5. Protector by Laurel Dewey
  6. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  7. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin
  8. Light from a Distant Star by Mary McGarry Morris
  9. Sons and Princes by James LePore
  10. Capitol Reflections by Jonathan Javitt
  11. Why Can't I Be You by Allie Larkin
  12. Unhinged by E.J. Findorff
  13. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  14. Eye of the God by Ariel Lawhon
  15. Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann
  16. After You by Julie Buxbaum
  17. Devil's Plaything by Matt Richtel
  18. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon
  19. Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand
  20. Halfway to Heaven by Mark Obmascik
  21. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  22. A Far Haven Fall by Eric Washburn
  23. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  24. In Walking Distance by Jamie Cannon
  25. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  26. The Moon by Night by Madeleine L'Engle (re-read)
  27. The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
  28. Sanctus by Simon Toyne
  29. The Grave Gourmet by Alexander Campion
  30. Brain Dead by Eileen Dreyer
  31. Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
  32. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  33. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  34. Finding Griffin by Barbara Delaney
  35. The Midwife's Here! by Linda Fairley
  36. Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb
  37. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  38. Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich
  39. The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
  40. Coop by Michael Perry
  41. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  42. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
  43. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
  44. Wasteland by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan
  45. Diary of a Wilderness Dweller by Chris Czajkowski
  46. The Declaration of You! by Jessica Swift & Michelle Ward
  47. The Breath of God by Jeffrey Small
  48. Expecting Better by Emily Oster
  49. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
You can see similar lists from previous years: 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006. While I did not post lists for 2010-2012, I still maintained my spreadsheet for those years. I read fewer books this year than the last couple years. I'd like to kick my number back up above 50 for 2014.

Do you keep lists of the books you read? Leave a comment with a link if you share your list on your blog. Happy reading in 2014!

2 comments:

Bronwyn May-B said...

I too keep a list, but most of mine are too embarrassing to show anyone. I read a LOT of trash. This is a great list. It's an impressive array of books. I wish I was more well-read. I read a lot (about 135 a year) but it's a lot of romance and chick lit. I love your list!!

a/k/a Nadine said...

Thanks, Bronwyn! I do have a pretty diverse taste in books. I think traditional romance may be the one area that holds little interest for me. But I'm a huge believer in people reading anything and everything that makes them happy. I'm no book snob! :-)