Books Read in 2013


I have kept a book journal and a goal to read 50 books a year for the last 10 years.  I have never read over the goal.  Lo, and behold, this year, I surprised myself by reading 60 books!  I’ve highlighted my favorites.

The Book List 2013

I read several series.

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin * The Tombs of Ataun by Ursula K. LeGuin * The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. LeGuin * Divergent by Veronica Roth * Insurgent by Veronica Roth * Allegiant by Veronica Roth * Free Four Divergent 1.1 by Veronica Roth * Providence by Jamie McGuire * Requiem by Jamie McGuire * Eden by Jamie McGuire

I read books written by bloggers.

A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study by Jen Hatmaker * Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna NiequestInspired You by Marian Parsons * Young House Love by Sherry & John Petersik * The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp *

I read classics.

The Aeneid by Virgil * Metamorphoses by Ovid *

I read Christian reference and inspirational books.

Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther by J.G. McConville * Between the Testaments by D.S. Russell * The Joyful Christian by C.S. Lewis * Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur * Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg * Crazy Love by Francis Chan* { I also read the bible and 3 bible studies which I didn’t count}

I read literary fiction.

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani * How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway * The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield * State of Wonder by Ann Patchett * Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver * Defending Jacob by William Landay * Submerged by Dani Pettrey * A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy * Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith * Sandstorm by James RollinsDeep Fathom by James Rollins * Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton * Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby * Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman * Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear * Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn * I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg * The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

I read murder mysteries.

Three to get Deadly by Janet Evanovich * The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi {non fiction} * The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell * W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton *Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie *

I read children/young adult literature.

What the Dormouse Said by Amy Gash * Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card * The City of Bones by Cassandra Clarke * Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson * Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll * The Cay by Theodore Taylor * Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White * Have Space Suit Will Travel by Robert Heinlein * Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher * Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

I read a few that fall into a miscellaneous category.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett *A Night Without Armor by Jewel * A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote * Run Away by Jeanhee Kang

For more books and reviews, check out my Books page here or this post here.  You can also “friend” me on Goodreads by clicking on the Goodreads button on the right side of the blog and following the prompts.

I’m sharing my list with Sarah @All Manner of Inspiration.  Come share your list, too!  I ‘d love to see what you read in 2013.



“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody.”  2 Corinthians 3:2  NIV Bible

4 thoughts on “Books Read in 2013

  1. You have certainly read more than I have this year. I will try to keep up with the books this year. Then I can post a book list in 2014

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