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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Books Read in 2013



Books Read in 2013

Grand Total: 67

Not as good as 2012 with my 101 titles, but not *too* shabby considering the crazy year.

Some of these titles I read as a judge for the Whitney Award to decide finalists so I read them super fast!

So is your list similar to mine or completely different? And which books were some of your favorites this past year of 2013?? Please comment! 

Children's and Young Adult: 

1. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
2. Evertaster by Adam Sidwell
3. Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes
4. The Kindling by Braden Bell
5. Rifts of Rime by Steven L. Peck
6. One Boy, No Water by Lehua Parker
7. Guardians of Elijah’s Fire by Frank L. Cole
8. Epic Tale of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson
9. 13th Reality by James Dashner
10. Janitors by Tyler Whitesides
11. Prince Tennyson by Jenni James
12. Hazzardous Universe by Julie Wright
13. Beyonders by Brandon Mull
14. Infinity Ring by James Dashner
15. Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
16. Protector of Central Park by JT Brewer
17. Case Files 13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage
18. Farewell to Charms by Lindsey Levitt
19. The Secret Sister's Club by Monique Bucheger 
20. Navigating Early, Clare Vanderpool
21. Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Claire
22. Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roarke Dwell
23. The Diviners by Libba Bray
24. Running out of Time, Margaret Peterson Haddix
25. Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Claire
26. A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
27. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
28. The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
29. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
30, The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen
31. Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
32. Parched by Melanie Crowder
33. A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk
34. Doll Bones by Holly Black
35. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
36. Defy by Sara. B Larson
37. Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann
38. The Fifth Wave, Rick Yancy
39. Below by Meg McKinley
40. Fated by Alyson Noel
41. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
42. The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason 
43. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
44. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin
45. Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin 

ADULT FICTION AND NON-FICTION:


Jordan: Past and Present: Petra, Jerash, Amman by E. Borgia
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeons Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander
Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
7. The Husband’s Secret by Laini Moriarity


KINDLE - A *New* Category for me! 

1. The Arrangement by H.M. Ward
The Arrangement #2 by H.M. Ward
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones
5. 2,000 to 10,000 words a day, How to Write Faster, Write Better, and Write More of what you want 
by Rachel Aaron
Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
Six Month Later by Natalie D. Richards
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Miller
10. The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing
4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie
One Tiny Secret by Adam Kunz
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Make a Killing on Kindle by Michael Alvear
15. Amazon Kindle Secrets Exposed by Michael Thomas

And I've probably started another 5-8 novels on my Kindle that are partly read.




4 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Loved seeing what you read. Your list has some fantastic books, many which I wish I read. I haven't read as much this last year either, but still a lot.

Kimberley Montpetit said...

Thanks, Natalie! There are just way TOO many great books out there! I purchase and pick up from the library way more than I can possibly read. I still have a stack of unread from 2012 on my shelves and under the bed! Oy!

DMS said...

Awesome to see your list of books read in 2013. You got a lot of reading done considering all that you had going on. :)

I have a lot of book that you read on my TBR list! I didn't keep track of how many books I read this last year- but I definitely plan to keep track this year. So far I have finished two. :)

Happy New Year!
~Jess

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hi Jess - thanks for commenting!

It's fun to keep track because it's so easy to forget!

I've only read 1 full book this year so far, but parts of several others. I plan to finish them though, TAKEN by Erin Bow and FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell! Just got sidetracked by life and writing again.

Happy New Year to you, too!

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