What I Read

I have always loved reading. In elementary school we had one of those point systems and I was always one of the top scorers, right behind Ryan W. That kid always beat me.

Growing up I constantly had my nose stuck in a book while I walked, ate, went to the bathroom, and even tried reading while rollerblading (not recommended)! In kindergarten I said I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up. I think I changed my mind when I realized that the library is a very quiet place and I am very... not quiet. Nowadays I still love the library, have my nose stuck in a book more often than not and my nightstand is overflowing with books.


Reading is my escape, happy place, favorite hobby, time passer, relaxation and fuel. You really could never get a cup of tea (or coffee!) or book large enough to suit me. I love hearing what other people are reading and getting new recommendations. I'm also curious how many books I actually read so here's my 2013 list.

  1. Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
  2. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  3. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 
  4. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  5. The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck
  6. Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson
  7. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  8. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
  9. Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
  10. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  11. QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller
  12. Broken Harbor by Tana French
  13. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
  14. The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
  15. Room by Emma Donoghue
  16. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  17. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
  18. Heft by Liz Moore
  19. Every Day by David Levithan
  20. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  21. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  22. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
  23. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot 
  24. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
  25. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  26. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
  27. Reached by Ally Condie
  28. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
  29. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  30. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  31. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  32. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton 
  33. Legend by Marie Lu
  34. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  35. Home Again by Kristin Hannah 
  36. Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen 
  37. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 
  38. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey 
  39. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling 
  40. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 
  41. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  42. Paris in Love by Eloisa James 
  43. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (*did not finish) 
  44. The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
  45. The Death Cure by James Dashner 
  46. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis 
  47. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  48. The Kill Order by James Dashner 
  49. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin 
  50. Tea With Emma by Diane Moody 
  51. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  52. Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand 
  53. Wildflowers by Robin Jones Gunn
  54. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf 
  55. South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
  56. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 
  57. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  58. The Veritas Conflict by Shaunti Feldhahn
  59. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
  60. When In Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison
  61. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
  62. The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
  63. Always Something There To Remind Me by Beth Harbison
  64. The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace
  65. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
  66. The Lost Husband by Katherine Center 
  67. Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
  68. 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
  69. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 
  70. The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser
  71. Black, The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker 
  72. The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova (*did not finish) 
  73. Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  74. The Smart One by Jennifer Close 
  75. In the Company of Secrets by Judith McCoy Miller
  76. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane
  77. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  78. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 
  79. The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice 
  80. Wrecked by Jeff Goins
  81. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
  82. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden 
  83. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  84. Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
  85. Love Does by Bob Goff
  86. Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah 
  87. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde
  88. Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans
  89. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  90. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
  91. Small Town Girl by Ann Gabhart
  92. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 
  93. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  94. The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
  95. Love Letters by Katie Fforde
  96. Saved by Her Enemy: An Iraqi woman's journey from the heart of war to the heartland of America by Don Teague
  97. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret LeRoy
  98. The Cure by John Lynch
  99. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
  100. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  101. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 
  102. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 
  103. The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
And that's the end of 2013! Wow! I cannot believe I read 103 books this year! Here's to 2014! 

If you'd like to see my ratings, what else I've read and my to-read list, check out my goodreads profile. I'd love to hear what you're reading or have read!

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