Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading List 2013

One's habits are so often reflective of one's context.  While my notes are in no way exhaustive, they indicate that in 2013 I read over 250 books.  Nearly 85% of this total is children's literature – which I adore, but which is also directly related to my day job and not included in the below list of books for "grown-ups."  The remainder of the books was disproportionately read on my "breaks." In the third of the year between mid-May and mid-September (which included a summer course I took focused on multicultural and international children's and young adult literature), I read over three-quarters of the books on the below list.  Another 15% of the listed books were read in the last two weeks of the year.

Thus, without further ado, below is the list of books I read in 2013.  Per usual, the books are divided into the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and the books are listed in chronological order, with the books I read earlier in the year listed first.  While I did write brief reviews of a good number of the books over at GoodReads, I have not included the links.  (I don't have time to create the links; as is witnessed by my utter failure to keep this blog updated...)  If you want to read them, friend me on GoodReads.

Wishing you a joy- and happiness-filled 2013.  Happy reading!

  • 1.  Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
  • 2.  Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent, #1.5) by Veronica Roth
  • 3.  A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • 4.  Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • 5.  An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • 6.  Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver
  • 7.  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • 8.  Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver
  • 9.  Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo (translated from the Italian by Ann Leonori)
  • 10.  Alex (Delirium, #3.5) by Lauren Oliver
  • 11.  Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver
  • 12.  Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • 13.  Daytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá (graphic novel)
  • 14.  The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 15.  The Letters by Kazumi Yumoto (translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano)
  • 16.  Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 17.  A Step from Heaven by An Na
  • 18.  Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai
  • 19.  I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 20.  Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 21.  Americus by MK Reed and illustrated by Jonathan Hill
  • 22.  Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 23.  Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
  • 24.  Take What You Can Carry by Kevin C. Pyle (graphic novel)
  • 25.  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • 26.  Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 27.  Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • 28.  Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) by Kristin Cashore
  • 29.  Paper Towns by John Green
  • 30.  The Bermuda Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  • 31.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • 32.  Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
  • 33.  Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman
  • 34.  Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore

  • 1.  India Untouched: The Forgotten Face of Rural Poverty by Abraham George
  • 2.  Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling by Marc Mauer and Sabrina Jones (graphic novel)
  • 3.  A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached (translated from the French by Edward Gauvin) (graphic novel)
  • 4.  Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer (graphic novel memoir)

  • 1.  Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson