Books Read in 2013

2013 by the Numbers

Favorites of 2013: Novels

Favorites of 2013: General Nonfiction & Memoir

Favorites of 2013: Short Stories & Comics

Favorites of 2013: Miscellaneous

* Titles marked with an asterisk are audiobooks.

  1. Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose
  2. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
  3. Aerogrammes: And Other Stories by Tania James
  4. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
  5. Haiti: After the Earthquake by Paul Farmer
  6. I Want to Show You More: Stories by Jamie Quatro
  7. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
  8. Big Questions by Anders Nilsen
  9. News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories by Jennifer Haigh
  10. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
  11. Inside by Alix Ohlin *
  12. On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder
  13. Snowdrops by A. D. Miller *
  14. Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
  15. The Miniature Wife: And Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales
  16. The Feminist and the Cowboy by Alisa Valdes
  17. Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid
  18. Born Palestinian, Born Black & The Gaza Suite by Suheir Hammad
  19. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
  20. Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina by Raquel Cepeda
  21. Riding Fury Home: A Memoir by Chana Wilson
  22. Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run
  23. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander *
  24. Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
  25. Building Stories by Chris Ware
  26. Notorious Victoria by Mary Gabriel
  27. Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder
  28. The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf
  29. Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  30. The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France by John Baxter
  31. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  32. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
  33. Sexy Feminism: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Success, and Style by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudúlph
  34. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  35. Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  36. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson *
  37. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  38. Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire ed. by Sonia Shah
  39. A Guide to Being Born: Stories by Ramona Ausubel
  40. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  41. Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions ed. by Cami Ostman and Susan Tive
  42. The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau
  43. The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines by Shohreh Aghdashloo
  44. Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
  45. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
  46. My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbart
  47. Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
  48. Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore
  49. Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage ed. by Ryan Conrad
  50. When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
  51. What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner
  52. Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano
  53. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan *
  54. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  55. Blue Angel by Logan Belle
  56. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  57. Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather by Gao Xingjian
  58. Zinsky the Obscure by Ilan Mochari
  59. Honor by Elif Shafak
  60. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett *
  61. Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel
  62. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff
  63. The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway
  64. The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
  65. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki *
  66. Battleborn: Stories by Claire Vaye Watkins
  67. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov *
  68. The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender
  69. In the Land of the Living by Austin Ratner
  70. Life Itself by Roger Ebert
  71. Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller
  72. My Brother My Sister: Story of a Transformation by Molly Haskell
  73. The Other Room by Kim Triedman
  74. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  75. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  76. The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T. Carter
  77. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles *
  78. Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering
  79. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz *
  80. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
  81. Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light ed. by Penelope Rowlands
  82. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  83. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  84. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive by Julia Serano
  85. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  86. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tim Reiss
  87. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  88. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  89. Starling by Sage Stossel
  90. A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition by Charles M. Schulz and Lee Mendelson
  91. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Vol. 3 ed. by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  92. Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat *
  93. Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong
  94. The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell
  95. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman *
  96. Zone One by Colson Whitehead *
  97. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
  98. One of Ours by Willa Cather
  99. How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
  100. The Diary of Edward the Hamster, 1990 – 1990 by Miriam and Ezra Elia
  101. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell *

4 thoughts on “Books Read in 2013

    1. No, I just haven’t gotten around to reviewing some of those yet. I’ll list all my favorite books of this year during the first week of January. 🙂

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