Monday, December 30, 2013

My reading year, 2013

Choosing my favorite reads of the year is far too difficult! However, if you were trapped on a desert island or holing up in a cabin for a reading vacation, I'd start with the titles highlighted with a larger font below. Each of these floated my boat in a major way and will be stories I remember for years to come.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
Midnight Rising by Tony Horowitz
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved by Hunter S. Thompson
Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Faithful Place by Tana French
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt
Parasite by Mira Grant
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
The Returned by Jason Mott
Watergate by Thomas Mallon
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Inspired by, and borrowed from, Austin Kleon


  1. Did you like the Veronika Roth books? My niece has recommended them since, you know, I like to read teenage books :-)

    1. They're fun, but I liked each one a little less as I moved through the series.

    2. Divergent is awwweeeesssooommmmmeeeeeee!!!!!!!! (But I agree that I liked each one less. Divergent was A+, Insurgent was B+ and Allegiant was an A for effort;)