Books of 2013

As I mentioned here, my goal is to read 52 (or more) books throughout the year – and I managed to read 72 books in 2013! Thanks to being in two book clubs, a long commute on the metro, and simply a love of reading, I was happy to exceed my goal. Next year, I’d like to read even more non-fiction books, along with some of those great classics. My queue at the library is already stocked with great new books I can’t wait to read!

Top 5 Books of 2013:

The Fault in Our Stars [John Green]

Inferno [Dan Brown]

The Book Thief [Marcus Zusak]

The Silver Star [Jeannette Wells]

The Paris Wife [Paula McLain]


Honorable Mentions:

Fall of Giants & Winter of the World [Ken Follett]

And the Mountains Echoed [Khaled Hosseini]

The Sun Also Rises [Ernest Hemingway]

The Light Between Oceans [M.L. Stedman]

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore [Robin Sloan]

The Kitchen House [Kathleen Grissom]

Funniest Book:

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls [David Sedaris]

Saddest Books:

Moloka’i [Alan Brennert]

Unbroken [Laura Hillenbrand]

Worst Books:

The Marriage Plot [Jeffrey Eugenides]

The Casual Vacancy [J.K. Rowling]


What do you think of this?! Do you wholeheartedly agree or disagree with any of my superlative picks? I would love to hear your thoughts!

What’s on your 2014 reading list? I can’t wait to get started with some new books soon…

14 thoughts on “Books of 2013

  1. Just found your blog and love it. I moved to northern Virginia in July and am originally from the UK. I’ve read a lot of the books on your list. My first book for 2014 is And The Mountains Echoed… Got it lined up on the Kindle ready to go!

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