Books of 2013

I finally did it—I read 145 books in 2013, topping my record of 134 in 2004!

A few stats:

  • Average number of books read per month: 12.1
  • Highest number read in a month: 18 (December)
  • Lowest number read in a month: 8 (May, June, September)

Favourite books/series from this year, in no particular order:

  • The FitzOsbornes series by Michelle Cooper
  • Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters and How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
  • My Booky Wook & Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand
  • Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
  • Mary Roach’s books, especially Gulp, Packing for Mars, and Bonk
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
  • Rainbow Rowell’s two adult books, Attachments and Fangirl
  • I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  • Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage by Alice Munro
  • The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
  • All of Susin Nielsen’s books - The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom
  • Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn series, Frankenstein series, and the standalone Half-Brother (seriously, so good)
  • The Mothership series by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
  • How Poetry Saved My Life by Amber Dawn
  • The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

If you’re curious, you can also see the full list of my 2013 reads, with intermittent commentary!

Previous entry
Goodbye TransLink, hello Vancouver

Next entry
Notable Books of 2014



Wow Jhen - that’s terrific! Definitely gave me inspiration to read more in 2014 and to check out the FitzOsbornes.

said Sally on 1 Jan 2014 at 8:15pm

Add a comment

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.