List – 2013 Books

So this year has been pretty amazing for books!

I think, in fact, this is the highest amount I’ve ready in one year. I *did* think about aiming for 52 books in a year when I reached 47 but then got entrenched in (and fell in love with) The Luminaries which is some 700 pages long and a book I’m still reading.

My 2013 list is as follows (if the book is in bold it was part of my 2013 reading list):

1. Airs Above the Ground – Mary Stewart
2. Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
3. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
4. The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
5. The Island – Victoria Hislop
6. Run – Ann Patchett
7. If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late – Pseudonymous Bosch
8. This Book Is Not Good For You – Pseudonymous Bosch
9. This Isn’t What It Looks Like – Pseudonymous Bosch
10. You Have To Stop This – Pseudonymous Bosch
11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbostky
12. My Life in France – Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme
13. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
14. The Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick
15. The Thread – Victoria Hislop
16. The Red Book – Deborah Copaken Kogan
17. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
18. Let Not the Waves of the Sea – Simon Stephenson
19. How to be a Good Wife – Emma Chapman
20. Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil
21. Up Til Now – William Shatner
22. Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver
23. Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
24. May We Be Forgiven – A.M. Homes
25. Wonder – R.J. Palacio
26. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
27. Microserfs – Douglas Coupland
28. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
29. The Secret Keeper – Kate Morton
30. Voyage of Innocence – Elizabeth Edmondsen
31. The Black House – Peter May
32. The Lewis Man – Peter May
33. The Chess Men – Peter May
34. My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
35. N-W – Zadie Smith
36. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
37. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
38. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
39. Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
40. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
41. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris
42. When You Are Engulfed in Flames – Davis Sedaris
43. Santaland Diaries – David Sedaris
44. Time After Time – Kate Atkinson
45. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins (re-read)
46. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins (re-read)
47. Me Talk Pretty Some Day – David Sedaris
48. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal – Jeannette Winterston

Looking over the list there are so many books I loved reading this year! This is the year I fell in love with Margaret Atwood and David Sedaris (where have you been all my life?) but two highlights were Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and I heartily recommend them as they were recommended to me.

Did you keep track of what you read last year? What were your highlights? I’d love to hear as I’m always looking for ideas for the reading list!


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I am Welsh but have lived in Edinburgh since 2004. I have been a PA for most of that time.
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4 Responses to List – 2013 Books

  1. Something you won’t be able to tell from reading these lists is that my reading log also functions as a sort of diary, which is something I don’t keep. I often remember where I was when I read a particular book, and how I was feeling at the time, just by looking at the log. The books have somehow merged with my past. Curiously, I sometimes don’t remember the book, but I remember how I felt reading it.

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  3. Angharad says:

    YESSSssss! I’m so pleased you discovered Atwood because she’s brilliant, time after time. I discovered Jasper Fforde in 2013, partly down to seeing all his books on your shelves!!

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