2013 Reads




  1. Why We Build, by Rowan Moore.
  2. The Magic of Reality, by Richard Dawkins.
  3. More Baths, Less Talking, by Nick Hornby.
  4. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
  5. The Discomfort Zone, by Jonathan Franzen.
  6. I Was Told There’d Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley.
  7. The Drawing of the Three, by Stephen King.
  8. A Christmas Bride, by Mary Balogh.
  9. The Doll, by Daphne du Maurier.
  10. The Waste Lands, by Stephen King.
  11. The Know-It-All, by A.J. Jacobs.
  12. Light Years, by James Salter.
  13. The Art of Romance.



  1. A Meaningful Life, by L.J. Davis
  2. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, by David Shields.
  3. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath.
  4. Seductive as Flame, by Susan Johnson.
  5. How to Stay Sane, by Philippa Perry.
  6. Monstress, by Lysley Tenorio.
  7. When You Love Someone, by Susan Johnson.
  8. When Someone Loves You, by Susan Johnson.
  9. First Comes Marriage, by Mary Balogh.
  10. Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal, by Budjette Tan.
  11. Unbound, by Celeste Bradley.
  12. Wizard and Glass, by Stephen King.
  13. Wolves of the Calla, by Stephen King.
  14. Song of Susannah, by Stephen King.



  1. The Dark Tower, by Stephen King.
  2. Seroks, by David Hontiveros.
  3. Elmer, by Gerry Alanguilan.
  4. House of Holes, by Nicholson Baker.
  5. The Engagement, by Georges Simenon.
  6. Eros, by Helmut Krausser.
  7. Cutting Edges, by Robert Klanten.
  8. The Devil’s Web, by Mary Balogh.
  9. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, by Sarah MacLean.



  1. Take Me, by Bella Andre.
  2. The Summer of You, by Kate Noble.
  3. In One Person, by John Irving.
  4. The Uncoupling, by Meg Wolitzer.
  5. A Rogue by Any Other Name, by Sarah MacLean.
  6. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander.
  7. The Lost Books of the Odyssey, by Zachary Mason.
  8. The Volcano Lover, by Susan Sontag.
  9. Private Arrangements, by Sherry Thomas.



  1. Then Comes Seduction, by Mary Balogh.
  2. X-Men: Xtinction Agenda, by Chris Claremont.
  3. Dark Hours, by Conchitina Cruz.
  4. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman.



  1. The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman.
  2. The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman.
  3. Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed.
  4. At Last Comes Love, by Mary Balogh.
  5. The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.
  6. The Invincible Iron Man v.01, by Matt Fraction, art by Salvador Larroca.
  7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.
  8. A Counterfeit Betrothal, by Mary Balogh.



  1. The Siren, by Tiffany Reisz.
  2. All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison.
  3. Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell.
  4. The Theory of Attraction, by Delphine Dryden.
  5. The Seduction Hypothesis, by Delphine Dryden.
  6. Joyland, by Stephen King.
  7. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn.
  8. Walks With Men, by Ann Beattie.
  9. Fahrenheit 451 [graphic novel], Ray Bradbury; art: Tim Anderson.
  10. Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami.
  11. Querida, eds. Caroline S. Hau, Katrina Tuvera, Isabelita O. Reyes.
  12. The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller; art Klaus Janson.
  13. The Ugly Duchess, by Eloisa James.
  14. Unraveled, by Courtney Milan.
  15. The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright, by Tessa Dare.
  16. The Misbehaving Marquess, by Leigh LaValle.
  17. The Lady Always Wins, by Courtney Milan.



  1. Call Me Irresistible, by Susan Elizabeth Philips.
  2. The Governess Affair, by Courtney Milan.
  3. The Duchess War, by Courtney Milan.
  4. A Kiss in Midwinter, by Courtney Milan.
  5. Manila Noir, edited by Jessica Hagedorn.
  6. Dear Life, by Alice Munro.
  7. Evidence of Evolution, by Mary Ellen Hannibal.
  8. The Ecstasy of Influence, by Jonathan Lethem.
  9. Quiet, by Susan Cain.
  10. Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn.
  11. Horns, by Joe Hill.
  12. Passions & Tempers, by Noga Arikha.



  1. Gun Dealers’ Daughter, by Gina Apostol.
  2. Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, by Travis Beacham.
  3. Speedboat, by Renata Adler.
  4. Pacific Rim (novelization), by Alex Irvine.
  5. Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell.
  6. The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith.
  7. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë.
  8. The Notorious Rake, by Mary Balogh.
  9. NOS4A2, by Joe Hill.
  10. Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.
  11. The Lost World, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  12. Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, edited by Tom Balone.



  1. Dark Avengers, by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mike Deodato.
  2. The Invincible Iron Man v.02, by Matt Fraction, art by Salvador Larroca.
  3. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell.
  4. The Finger, by Angus Trumble.
  5. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion.
  6. Y: The Last Man v.01, by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra.
  7. Marvel’s Strange Tales, comics short story anthology.
  8. The Thorn and the Blossom, by Theodora Goss.
  9. Y: The Last Man v.02, by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra.
  10. Night Film, by Marisha Pessl.






5 thoughts on “2013 Reads

  1. That is some amount of books girl! I blame having 2 year old twins for my list being a mere slice of yours. All I seem to read at the moment is The Gruffalo and The Lonely Beast!

    1. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Gone Girl or Flynn’s other novel, Sharp Objects. The lead was too alienating for me—even though the novel was relentless in insisting that she was this icky person, it was a one-note ickiness. (I’m not making sense, ahahaha.)


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