Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 Book List

Has everyone been waiting with bated breath for my 2013 reading list?  My goal for the year was 50 novels and I'm happy to say that I actually made it to 60 this year.  Considering I now have a 7 week old baby and a 3 year old, this won't be happening again for a couple years, at least.  I've given the books below "stars", 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.  I would say that all my 4's and 5's are books that I would definitely recommend to read.  This is not to say that the 3 star books weren't good, they just weren't as memorable.  Don't bother with the 1's or 2's.  There were plenty of great ones this year and I'm looking forward to what 2014 will bring reading wise, even if it isn't in mass quantities!    

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman – 4 star
Bridget Jones: Mad About a Boy by Helen Fielding 3 star

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews – 3 star
Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman – 3 star
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro – 4 star

The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – 4 Star
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell –3 star

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan – 5 star
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty –3 star
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank –3 star
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer – 1 star
The Hypotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – 4 star
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro—5 star

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwak – 3 star
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gilbraith – 3 star
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison – 4 star
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon – 3 star

What Alice Forget by Liane Moriarty – 3 star
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – 1 star
The Widow Waltz by Sally Keslow – 4 star
Sisterland: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld –4 star
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth Silver – 1 star

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls by Anton DiSclafani –3 star
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls – 4 star
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger – 3 star
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams – 4 star
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – 3 star

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner – 3 star
The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood – 4 star
The Smart One by Jennifer Close – 3 star
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell – 5 star
The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout – 3 star
The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes – 3 star

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler – 5 star
Wild by Cheryl Strayed – 4 star
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – 5 star
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – 4 star
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – 3 star

The Playdate by Louise Millar – 2 star
The First Husband by Laura Dave – 3 star
An Innocent, Abroad by Ann Leary – 4 star
Wonder by R.J. Palacio – 5 star
Last Night at the Chateau by Lauren Weisberger – 2 star
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – 5 star
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner – 2 star
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner – 2 star
Outtakes From a Marriage by Ann Leary – 3 star

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini – 3 star
A Week In Winter by Maeve Binchy – 3 star
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin – 5 star
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan – 4 star
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan – 4 star
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – 4 star

The Liars Club by Mary Karr – 2 star
The Good House by Ann Leary – 4 star
Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres – 5 star
Life Among Giants by Bill Boorbach – 3 star
The Sky Is Everywhere by Janda Nelson – 3 star
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson – 2 star