Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Year of Reading

For my kittens who aren't my friends on the Facebooks ...

Rainy Sunday = Great day to blob on the sofa and read. These are the books I read this year:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What you Can Do About it by Anna Lappe
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole McAfee Wolverton
Wool: Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

This doesn't include books that I re-read, such as the Hunger Games Trilogy, the Thursday Next series (books 1-6), among others.

I have been compiling a list of books to read in 2014.  This is what I have so far:

Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind by Gavin Edwards
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jenniver Chiaverini
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai 
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next #7) by Jasper Fforde

What did you read this year?  And what do you want to read in 2014?



  1. We read three of the same books this year! And I just finished Divergent. (Bleh.)

  2. I agree with Chelsea on Divergent (and the other book in the series). The 5th Wave was so much better. I'll have to put on my remembering cap and let you know which YA books I really enjoyed this year.

    I'll have to try some of the books you listed. The only ones I've already read are Ender's Game, PP and Zombies, and WWZ. Right now I'm going through all of the David Sedaris books.

  3. I can't be reading Card because he's such a monumental douchecanoe, he shall not gets my moneys. I'll be hoping for the follow up to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and scheming to get my hands on Mark Twain's autobiography. And also some time to read same.