My 2013 In Books

I’m running a little late this year for my annual book list, but here is the list of all of the books I read in 2013, in the general order I read them.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the analysis and reading goals for 2014!

  1. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  2. Old Friend From Far Away by Natalie Goldberg
  3. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  4. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  5. The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  6. Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors
  7. Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag
  8. What We Have: One Family’s Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survival, by Amy Boesky
  9. Write Away: One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life by Elizabeth George
  10. Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate by Michael Henderson
  11. An American Tune by Barbara Shoup
  12. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  13. Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
  14. Open Heart by Elie Wiesel
  15. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
  16. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  17. Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make this Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas
  18. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  19. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are–Your Guide to a WholeHearted Life by Brene Brown
  20. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  21. Missing Lucile: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew by Suzanne Berne
  22. When Memory Speaks: Exploring the Art of Autobiography by Jill Ker Conway
  23. At Home: A Short HIstory of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  24. Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck
  25. Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness by Robin Hemley
  26. Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing by Les Edgerton
  27. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
  28. Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg
  29. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  30. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  31. Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok edited by Roger Streitmatter
  32. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
  33. The Dread Disease: Cancer and Modern American Culture by James T. Patterson
  34. Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf
  35. Four Souls by Louise Erdrich
  36. Night by Elie Wiesel
  37. Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
  38. Leaving a Trace: The Art of Transforming a Life Into Stories by Alexandra Johnson
  39. The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
  40. The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
  41. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by MIchael Chabon
  42. Goldberg Variations by Susan Isaacs
  43. Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison
  44. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn
  45. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  46. Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra
  47. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  48. What Came First by Carol Snow
  49. Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating by Dan Slater
  50. The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson by Bryan Furuness
  51. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
  52. The Faith Club: A Muslim, and Christian, and a Jew –Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
  53. The Lost Get-Back Boogie by James Lee Burke
  54. Devil’s Trill by Gerald Elias
  55. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  56. Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood by Naomi Wolf
  57. A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years of Letters from the Lower East Side to the Jewish Daily Forward edited by Isaac Metzker
  58. Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel
  59. Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression edited by ??????
  60. The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
  61. The Moonstone by Willkie Collins
  62. The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master by Martha Alderson
  63. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  64. Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach for Raising Your Distracted Child by Edward Hallowell and Peter Jensen
  65. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
  66. Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life, and Manifest Your Dreams by Sandy Grason
  67. Room by Emma Donoghue
  68. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  69. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd
  70. Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington
  71. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  72. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  73. Carrie & Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Carol Burnett
  74. The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes
  75. Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
  76. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
  77. A Playdate with Death by Ayelet Waldman
  78. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
  79. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  80. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  81. Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot by J Madison Davis
  82. Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia by Mark Salzman
  83. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir by Beth Kephart
  84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  85. Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg
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  1. Pingback: What I read in 2013 and what I want to read in 2014 | bbwesquire

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