What I Read in 2013

I know I forgot some, but hey.

Total: 182, counting YA. Some of these are also rereads (and I read the fault in our stars twice, I see)

I need a better system for keeping track, though! Most of these don’t even list authors and I am way too lazy to go look them up after the fact.

Best fiction: Life After Life, I think. Also loved Mr. P’s 24 hour bookstore and A Week in Winter

best nonfiction: Far From The Tree, Death at Seaworld

best poetry: Against Forgetting

best YA: i don’t know if i read any new YA this year that really stunned me, most were rereads. I did really like Eleanor and Park.

Dec
Sea creatures Susanna Daniel
English girl
Tomorrow
Night is for hunting
Eleanor and park
Other side of dawn
Divergent
Insurgent
Allegiant
The confessor
The very persistent gappers of frip
Death angel
Tangerine
Kill artist
Death in Vienna
Speak of the devil
Discretion

November
As she left it catriona McPherson
Let me go Chelsea Cain
Perfect family Pam Lewis
The beast Faye kellerman
Cartwheel Jennifer Dubois
Claire Dewitt and the bohemian highway
How our lives become stories
Identity and story

Brene Brown

October
Angry management
The interestings
Never go back
Compound fractures
Period 8
Kind of cruel
Storytelling animal
Against forgetting

September
Kisscut
So pretty it hurts
Taken Crais- eh diverting enough
This town
Flora
One of our Tuesdays is missing
The seven basic plots

July
Sisterland- really lovely
Crime of privilege
The storyteller
Guernsey literary and potato peel society
Unseen
The girl in the blue beret- lovely, an ode to resistance
The book borrowers- quiet and unshowy and quite good at friendship- book in book a good touch this time
Far from the tree
Tricksters queen

August
Egypt game
When you reach me- stead
Telling stories
Lokis wolves
The wanderer creech
Found haddix
The gypsy game
The last Olympian
The gift of magic
Island of the aunts
Secret of platform 13
Step on a crack
The fault in our stars
Telling stories
Storytelling for social justice
Always watching Stevens- eh.
The fire witness Kepler compelling
Big trouble
The last word Spellmans- Check-
Loved
Guide to student teaching

June
Broken Wing
Schooled, Gordon Korman- terrific, made the case against context free homeschooling/isolationism; middle schoolers can suck
Bad Little Falls, Doiron
Butchers Hill
Curse of the Spellmans
Secret Asset
Hp dh
Talking to the dead
The day is dark
The fault in our stars
A week in winter- wonderful and didnt want to leave
Here if you need me
Fearless fourteen
Racketeer
Life after life- liked Sylvie til the abortion story – didnt want it to end- small choices, happenstance add up- wanted to know the truth
The innocence game
If you were here
Bad monkey
Shadow tracer

May
Whitey bulgar
The guilty one
Tuesdays gone – called the bad guy
Notorious nineteen
Hunger games trilogy
The woman upstairs
Evil in all it’s disguises
Davidson tide
Tiny beautiful things
Mr penumbras 24 hour bookstore (lovely ode to the mysteries and wonder hidden on the printed page; very funny; very much of its time; interesting use of the real and fantasy)
Chomp
Bright sided
Beasts and monsters
White heat
The boy in the snow
Accelerated
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good man nick dybeck
Chillwater cove

April
Six Years, Harlan Coben
Let the devil sleep, Verdon (liked hero Dave)
People of pineapple place
Making thinking visible
Childism
Dare Me
Death at seaworld
The family man
The burn palace
Running out of time
Insane city
Boy in the water
Silenced (Ohlsson)
The mysterious Benedict society
Perilous prisoner
Monster of the month
Silent to the bone
Don’t go
Twisted
Collages that change lives
Monster (kellerman)
Vengeance
What happened to Sophie wilder
Island of the blue dolphins

March
Dramarama
True diary
Cam post
All of a kind
Running blind
Death and life of great American school system
Lost in school
Shut your eyes tight (verdon)
The nightmare (keplar)
Outrage (indridason)
The Theban mysteries (cross)
Trust me (Abbott)
Lackburg
Next of kin
What’s the matter with white people
Quentins
Detective fiction–PD James
Nights of rain and stars
Mary Oliver–Thousand Moons

February
The Seige (White)
Speaking from among the bones
The one I left behind
How fiction works
China lake
Number the stars
The hours
The playdate
The casual vacancy
Manhunt
When will there be good news
Teaching reading
The betrayal of trust
The hypnotist
The young unicorns
Meet the Austins (car and no seatbelts, ages)

January
Last king of Texas
Devil went down to Austin
No mark upon her
Nicci French land of the living
The way men act
Mean little deaf queer
A kiss gone bad
Cut and run
Size twelve a d ready to rock
Freud for beginners
Charm city
Ariadnes thread
No easy day
The nightmare thief