Books I’ve Read in 2013

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2013
1. Literary Feast – Sean Brand
2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk – David Sedaris
3. The Man Who Loved China – Simon Winchester
4. Animal Academy vol 1-4 – Moyamu Fujino
5. Through the Language Glass – Guy Deutscher
6. Proust Was a Neuroscientist – Jonah Lehrer
7. The Lost Gate – Orson Scott Card
8. More Ketchup Than Salsa – Joe Cawley
9. R.O.D: Read or Dream, Vol. 1 – Hideyuki Kurata, Ran Ayanaga
10. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle

February 2013
11. Seven Before Seventy  – Joyce Brooks
12. Riding Grace – Alissa Lukara
13. I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
14. The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan
15. Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey
16. Vamps and the City  – Kerrelyn Sparks
17. Where the Broken Heart Still Beats – Carolyn Meyer
18. A Star Called Henry – Roddy Doyle
19. The Power of Six – Pittacus Lore
20. Trading Up – Michael Silverstein, Neil Fiske
21. A Good Indian Wife – Anne Cherian

March 2013
22. Saving Karyn – Karyn Bosnak
23. Ruined By Reading – Lynne Sharon Schwartz
24. In Fond Remembrance of Me – Howard Norman
25. The Claddagh Ring – Malachy McCourt
26. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
27. Summerland – Michael Chabon
28. Black Bird (Manga vol 1-3) – Kanoko Sakurakoji
29. Justinian’s Flea – William Rosen
30. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore

April 2013
31. Chocolate: The Consuming Passion – Sandra Boynton
32. Waterlily – Ella Cara Deloria
33. One Hundred Great Books in Haiku – David Bader
34. Empire of Ivory – Naomi Novik
35. Vampire Knight 1-4 – Matsuri Hino
36. The Life of Hunger – Amélie Nothomb
37. The Journey Back – Johanna Reiss
38. Made in the U.S.A. – Billie Letts
39. Library Wars vol 1-5 – Kiiro Yumi
40. The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
41. 26a – Diana Evans
42. The Wine Club – Maureen C. Petrosky
43. Down the Plughole – Steve Dobell
44. Wines and Spirits: Looking Behind the Label – WSET
45. The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly

May 2013
46. Talking Hands – Margalit Fox
47. Dancing on the Edge – Han Nolan
48. Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony – Eoin Colfer
49. An Object of Beauty – Steve Martin
50. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
51. The Beginner’s Goodbye – Anne Tyler
52. The Daemon Parallel – Roy Gill

June 2013
53. Here If You Need Me – Kate Braestrup
54. A Royal Pain – Rhys Bowen
55. On the Beach – Nevil Shute
56. Flash House – Aimee Liu
57. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
58. The Mango Season – Amulya Malladi
59. Pinball, 1973 – Haruki Murakami

July 2013
60. Demons are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom – Julie Kenner
61. The Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark – Ridley Pearson
62. Wicked Bugs – Amy Stewart
63. On the Rez – Ian Frazier
64. To a Mountain in Tibet – Colin Thubron
65. 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
66. Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened – Jason Rodriguez
67. Narrative Of My Captivity Among The Sioux Indians – Fanny Kelly
68. A Decent Cup Of Tea – Malachi McCormick
69. The Girl Who Could Fly – Victoria Forester

August 2013
70. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
71. The Guru of Love – Samrat Upadhyay
72. Gourmet Rhapsody – Muriel Barbery
73. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente
74. Fool – Christopher Moore
75. Hipster Hitler – James Carr, Archana Kumar
76. Good Boss, Bad Boss – Robert I. Sutton
77. The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
78. Indignation – Philip Roth

September 2013
79. Eels – James Prosek
80. Dawn of the Dreadfuls – Steve Hockensmith
81. Little Nothings 3: Uneasy Happiness – Lewis Trondheim
82. Illegitamate – Brian Mackert
83. Stitches – David Small
84. Tales from the Perilous Realm – J.R.R. Tolkien
85. The Book Without Words – Avi
86. English – Wang Gang

October 2013
87. The Professor’s Daughter – Jeann Sfar & Emmanuel Guibert
88. The White Castle – Orhan Pamuk
89. Seabiscuit – Laura Hillenbrand
90. The Honey Thief – Elizabeth Graver
91. Books That Changed The World – Taylor Andrew
92. Beethoven’s Hair – Russell Martin
93. Necromancer (novella) – Lish McBride
94. The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald
95. a cool moonlight – Angela Johnson
96. Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde
97. Rascal – Sterling North
98. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
99. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table – Maya Angelou
100. Pluto vol 1-8 – Naoki Urasawa
101. Saturn Apartments vol 1-3 – Hisae Iwaka
102. Rose of Fire – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
103. A Recipe for Bees – Gail Anderson-Dargatz

November 2013
104. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
105. Ghost Girl – Torey L. Hayden
106. City of Masks – Mary Hoffman
107. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
108. The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood
109. 1776 – David McCullough
110. The Chair – Galen Cranz
111. Queen of the Air – Dean N. Jensen
112. The Llama of Death – Betty Webb
113. My Lobotomy – Howard Dully and Charles Fleming
114. I Shall Never Return – Kazuna Uchida
115. The Dim Sum of All Things – Kim Wong Keltner
116. How Carrots Won the Trojan War – Rebecca Rupp

December 2013
117. A Lion Called Christian – Anthony Bourke, John Rendall
118. The Fourth Bear – Jasper Fforde
119. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
120. Chi’s Sweet Home vol 1-3 – Konami Kanata
121. Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad – May Witwit, Bee Rowlatt
122. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
123. Honeymoon in Tehran – Azadeh Moaveni
124. Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See – Robert Kurson
125. The Night Tourist – Katherine Marsh
126. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
127. The Ha-Ha – Dave King

My Top Ten of 2013

(in no strict order):
1Q84
Ready Player One
Bel Canto
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Glass Castle
People of the Book
Waterlily
Pluto vol 1-8
Stardust
Crashing Through

Some Useless Statistics:
In 2013 –
Bookcrossing Books: 101 Non-BC Books: 26
Fiction: 78 Non Fiction: 49

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