Thursday, December 26, 2013

Every Book I Read in 2013

Taking a cue from some of my fellow bookworms and authors (in particular, Matt Bell, who read an impressive 113 books this past year), I thought I'd share my entire book log from 2013.  I've already posted the statistics from my reading year, but here's the meat which belongs on those mathematical bones.  A couple of other notes: 28 of the 81 books were written by women, 35 were published in 2013, 11 were published before 2000, and four won't be published until 2014.  I've included novella-length stories and children's books because they also figured into the annual tally.

Mormon Boy by Seth Brady Tucker
The Third Son by Julie Wu
Why Unicorn Drinks by C. W. Moss
Fire and Forget, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
The Sensualist by Daniel Torday
I Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro
Edward Adrift by Craig Lancaster
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
National Treasures by Charles McLeod
Sparta by Roxana Robinson
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead
Death of an American Sniper by Anthony Swofford
Mister and Lady Day by Amy Novesky
The Sun Valley Story by Van Gordon Sauter
Love Slave by Jennifer Spiegel
All That Is by James Salter
Forgotten Dreams by Mark Gibbons
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead
The Tenth of December by George Saunders
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Joyland by Stephen King
Storm by Christopher Cook
The Stick Soldiers by Hugh Martin
Shrapnel by William Wharton
James Fenimore Cooper, Leatherstocking Boy by Gertrude Hecker Winders
Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg
The Alienist by Machado De Assis
Death of an Angel by Frances and Richard Lockridge
Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson
Falling to Earth by Kate Southwood
The Commandant of Lubizec by Patrick Hicks
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling)
The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan
Romanticism by April Bernard
Familiar by J. Robert Lennon
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher
Mayakovsky’s Revolver by Matthew Dickman
Field Notes by Charles Butterfield
Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter
Lucky Bruce by Bruce Jay Friedman
The End of the Road by Tom Bodett
Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Pumpkin by Cindy Ott
London Snow by Paul Theroux
Christmas at High Rising by Angela Thirkell
Waking by Ron Rash
How to Shake the Other Man by Derek Palacio
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Year of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins
The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupre by Sarah Kathryn York
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Boarding House by Marcia Melton
Western Taxidermy by Barb Howard
The Last Repatriate by Matthew Salesses
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler


  1. LOL, Now I finally know what to do with my list! I looked through your list and didn't see any in common although many of them look mighty good!

    1. Yes, but Carol....126 books! You've got me beat.
      And there are many titles on your list which are in my TBR pile, including, Cascade, The Painted Girls, Jane Smiley's Dickens, Wake, The Tilted World and The Snow Child. Maybe in 2014. Or 2015, 2016, or 2017.....

  2. I'm feeling a little left out!