Read in 2013

Rating system
1 star – If I finished it, shame on me.
2 stars – I wanted to see how it ended, but it was just okay.
3 stars – I liked it.
4 stars – I loved it.
5 stars – It was brilliant and you should read it immediately – in fact, everyone should.

January:

1. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery – 5 starsmy review

2. The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin – 5 starsmy review

3. Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

4. Eldest by Christopher Paolini (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

5. More Baths, Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself by Nick Hornby – 4 starsmy review

6. My Antonia by Willa Cather – 4 starsmy review

7. Promised by Caragh O’Brien – 4 starsmy review

8. The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma – 5 starsmy review

9. The Lion Is In by Delia Ephron – 4 starsmy review

10. Picnic, Lightning: Poems by Billy Collins – 5 starsmy review

11. Ballistics: Poems by Billy Collins – 5 starsmy review

12. Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (read-aloud) – 4 starsmy review

February:

13. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – 5 starsmy review

14. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

15. The Blood Binding: A Belladonna Johnson Story by Helen Stringer (read-aloud) – 4 starsmy review

16. White Horse by Alex Adams – 4 starsmy review

17. Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon – 4 starsmy review

18. Dark Magic by James Swain (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

19. Small Damages by Beth Kephart – 5 starsmy review

20. What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

21. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh – 3 starsmy review

22. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers – 3 starsmy review

23. 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles – 4 starsmy review

24. The Host by Stephenie Meyer – 5 stars

March:

25. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

26. Bleak House by Charles Dickens – 3 starsmy review

27. A Parachute in the Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary – 4 starsmy review

28. Safe House by Chris Ewan (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

29. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner – 2 starsmy review

30. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis – 5 starsmy review

31. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman – 5 starsmy review

32. Brooklyn Bones by Triss Stein (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

33. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney – 3 starsmy review

34. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan – 3 starsmy review

35. Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors – 4 starsmy review

36. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman – 3 starsmy review

April:

37. Time and Again by Jack Finney – 3 starsmy review

38. Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

39. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton – 4 starsmy review

40. Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson – 4 starsmy review

41. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult – 4 starsmy review

42. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – 3 starsmy review

43. The Twelve by Justin Cronin (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

44. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

45. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

46. Pirate King by Laurie R. King – 4 starsmy review

May:

47. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

48. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

49. A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor – 4 starsmy review

50. Hate List by Jennifer Brown – 5 starsmy review

51. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner – 5 starsmy review

52. London Falling by Paul Cornell – 4 starsmy review

53. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash – 4 starsmy review

54. The Pact by Jodi Picoult – 5 starsmy review

55. Level 2 by Lenore Applehans (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

56. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

57. The Original 1982 by Lori Carson – 3 starsmy review

58. The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian – 4 starsmy review

59. The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio – 3 starsmy review

60. Countdown by Deborah Wiles – 5 starsmy review

61. Icons by Margaret Stohl – 4 starsmy review

62. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (read-aloud) – 3 starsmy review

63. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – 5 starsmy review

64. Here by Wislawa Szymborska – 4 stars

65. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

66. Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

June:

67. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce – 4 starsmy review

68. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome – 4 stars

69. The Turncoat by Donna Thorland (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

70. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – 5 starsmy review

71. Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff – 4 starsmy review

72. Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King – 3 starsmy review

73. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – 4 starsmy review

74. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

75. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

76. The Asylum by John Harwood (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

77. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen – 4 starsmy review

78. The Dinner by Herman Koch (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

79. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell – 4 starsmy review

July:

80. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

81. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon – 5 starsmy review

82. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

83. The Good House by Ann Leary (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

84. Middlemarch by George Eliot – 5 starsmy review

85. The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

86. Paradigm by Helen Stringer – 5 starsmy review

87. The Curiosity by Stephen P Kiernan – 5 starsmy review

88. Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch – 2 starsmy review

89. The Cradle by Patrick Somerville – 3 starsmy review

90. Requiem by Lauren Oliver (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

91. Remembering by Wendell Berry – 4 starsmy review

92. Obedience by Will Lavender – 3 starsmy review

August:

93. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova- 4 starsmy review

94. Shadow People by James Swain (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

95. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies – 4 starsmy review

96. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

97. Once by Morris Gleitzman (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

98. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison – 4 starsmy review

99. Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

100. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – 5 starsmy review

101. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte – 4 starsmy review

102. The Lady’s Maid by Dilly Court – 2 starsmy review

103. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – 4 starsmy review

104. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

105. The Writing Class by Jincy Willett – 4 starsmy review

106. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

September:

107. The Doll by Taylor Stevens – 4 starsmy review

108. Persuasions: A Dream of Reason Meeting Unbelief by Douglas Wilson – 3 stars

109. Starglass by Phoebe North – 3 starsmy review

110. Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

111. Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

112. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars

113. Night Film by Marisha Pessl – 4 starsmy review

114. Lineup by Liad Shoham – 3 starsmy review

115. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

116. My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

117. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford – 5 starsmy review

118. Light by Michael Grant – 5 starsmy review

119. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons – 3 starsmy review

120. Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

October:

121. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell – 4 starsmy review

122. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) – 4 stars

123. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp – 4 stars

124. A Question of Honor by Charles Todd – 4 stars

125. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review

126. Touchstone by Laurie R. King – 3 starsmy review

127. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

128. The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos (read-aloud) – 4 starsmy review

129. Buying In by Laura Hemphill – 3 starsmy review

130. Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson – 5 starsmy review

131. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – 5 starsmy review

132. Defending Jacob by William Landay (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

133. The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch – 3 starsmy review

134. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

November:

135. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – 4 starsmy review

136. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes – 3 starsmy review

137. In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl – 4 starsmy review

138. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

139. Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins – 5 starsmy review

140. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

141. Red Hill by Jamie McGuire (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

142. 1984 by George Orwell – 3 starsmy review

143. The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris – 4 starsmy review

144. Parasite by Mira Grant – 4 starsmy review

December:

145. Relic (The Books of Eva 1) by Heather Terrell – 3 starsmy review

146. Paperboy by Tony Macaulay – 4 starsmy review

147. The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories by Kim Edwards – 4 starsmy review

148. The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani – 3 starsmy review

149. A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor – 3 stars

150. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro – 5 starsmy review

151. The Diviners by Libba Bray (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

152. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

153. The Colours of Corruption by Jacqueline Jacques – 4 starsmy review

154. Perfect by Rachel Joyce – 4 starsmy review

155. After Her by Joyce Maynard – 4 starsmy review

156. Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 3 stars

157. The Cure by Douglas E. Richards – 3 starsmy review

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