Goodreads asked me how many books I wanted to challenge myself to read, and I set a goal of 100. I was not sure if that number was high or low, since I had never tracked my reading before, but as the year closes, I am sitting at 101 books read.
I felt like I updated you a lot on my reading, and wrote lots of books posts. But there actually weren't that many, especially in light of how many books I read.
My Bookish Posts of 2013
- A Reading List That Should Get Me Through Two Months Of Reading: At the beginning of the year I shared a few things on my reading list. Short update: I really enjoyed the Barsoom series, and reuniting with Poirot (although I did not make it through all of the Poirots, so that goal will continue into next year). Georgette Heyer was also great, and I plan on reading more of her.
- Shades Of Grey Spoon: I fell in love with the words of Jasper Fforde, and started collecting spoons left on the road.
- A Good American: If I could chop off the final third of the book, and pretend it never happened, it would be a very lovely story.
- Anne of Blonde Gables: I do not like it when people mess with Anne. I didn't read any Anne books this year, but Katarina did, and I enjoyed talking about them with her.
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened: The Bloggess wrote a book. Need I say more? Probably not, but I did anyway when I reviewed it for BlogHer's Book Club.
- I Was An Almost-Librarian: This is a guest post about the time I was almost a librarian, and got to organize all the books.
- My Own Little Belle - Great Books For A Nine Year Old Girl: I am so happy Katarina shares my love of books. These are some of her favorites.
- This Is Why I Will Never Read Another Book Series With My Husband: A humorous look at what happened when my husband became a reader in 2013, and nearly spoiled the ending of an entire series for me.
- Reading The Perfect Book On A Bad Day - Someday, Someday, Maybe: Some thoughts on what qualities a book needs to turn a bad day into something wonderful. And a look at Lauren Graham's first novel, which I greatly enjoyed.
- Two Stories About Lilith: Poetry. Ebooks. Overly descriptive writers. And the phrase that made me immediately love a book, "No description of it is necessary to the understanding of my narrative."
- Gone Girl Gone: I had so many feelings about this book. This post contains a lot of spoilers and more than a little snark.
- Travels With Gannon & Wyatt Series: Katarina and I both enjoyed this new series for middle-grade readers.
- The Wheel Of Time Turns To Murder: Reading the Wheel of Time series this year truly has been a journey (and I still have four books left). I have enjoyed the journey, but that doesn't mean I don't wish Robert Jordan would have killed off a few hundred characters like George R.R. Martin. Also known as the blog post where I sound like a homicidal maniac determined to eradicate the letter E.
- Interview With The Book Thief Author Markus Zusak: Participating in this interview was one of the highlights of my year.
I got involved in three epic series this year, reading the Wheel of Time with Thomas, Barsoom with Katarina, and Outlander with Tia. I also read more YA than I have in years past, and snuck in a couple of comic books and graphic novels. Add some biographies, literature, Christian fiction, mysteries, children's books, a little bit of fluff, and short stories to the mix, and you have an overview of my very eclectic reading habbits.
What did you read in 2013?
Tell me your favorite books (or leave me a link to your end of year reading recap posts), so I can get started on my 2014 reading list. And connect with me on Goodreads where we can share all the bookish goodness.