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Books I read in 2013

“Bedbril / Glasses for reading in bed” via Nationaal Archief on Flickr

This is just a basic list. I intended to add comments on each book, but it took so much work to compile the list that I’m just not up to it.

[Added to my resolutions: Keep a list of books I read IN ONE PLACE. No more of this wading through Goodreads, LibraryThing, receipts, and library notices to figure out what I’ve read.]

They’re not in any particular order, and I’m sure I missed a few that I just don’t recall, but here is most of my reading for 2013:


  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory
  • The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • Changeling by Philippa Gregory
  • Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
  • Timepiece by Myra McEntire
  • The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • What Happens At Christmas by Victoria Alexander
  • Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman
  • A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
  • Beautiful Creatures by by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale
  • Catching Fire: The Hunger Games Series, Book 2 by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay: The Hunger Games Series, Book 3 by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books) ed. by Trisha Telep ( I didn’t read all the stories – I read “Wild Magic” by Ann Aguirre and “Deadwood” by Michael Scott)
  • Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  • Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
  • Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield


  • Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott
  • Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America by Charlotte S. Waisman
  • Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Jon Acuff
  • Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Quitter by Jon Acuff
  • Point Of View: Understanding Which P.O.V. is Best for Your Story and Using it Effectively (Tip, Tricks and Tools of the Writer’s Trade) by Alfie Thompson
  • You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
  • The book of the knight of the tower : manners for young medieval women by Rebecca Barnhouse
  • Young medieval women by Katherine J. Lewis
  • Women in medieval Europe, 1200-1500 by Jennifer C. Ward
  • Women’s lives in medieval Europe : a sourcebook by Emilie Amt
  • Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict: Techniques for Crafting an Expressive and Compelling Novel by Cheryl St.John

Started – Not yet finished, but I will:

  • The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
  • Write Great Fiction: Revision And Self-Editing by James Scott Bell
  • The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason
  • Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger
  • Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
  • And Furthermore by Judi Dench
  • Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Started but didn’t finish, and I may not:

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James