Year-End Reading Summary 2013

2013 has come to an end, and I’ve counted up what I’ve read over the last year, and thought about my favourites. Here’s the summary!

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84 Stories Total

43 – Read

41 – Listened

Top ten (in the order I read them):

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh
Sherlock Holmes (counting all as one title) – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Flowers in the Attic – V.C. Andrews
Island – Jane Rogers
Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan
Picture Me Gone – Meg Rosoff
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

So 2013 was a year of classics, and the big names of YA. I admit I have definitely been in a classics mood as of late, but I guess that mood has actually been a constant throughout the year! The YA titles don’t surprise me much, either. You know I had barely read any John Green before this year? Now I’m caught up with him and Rainbow Rowell, and I only have two titles remaining by Meg Rosoff, both of which are on my to-read shelf as I type (not including her picture books).

I wanted to read things as they came out this year, because I am usually at least a year behind titles being released. I did manage that a few times this year, but again, only with big names that I was fairly certain I would enjoy. I plan to post a New Years Resolutions summary again for 2014, and one of things on it will be trying to read more new YA and MG, from authors I don’t already know.

All in all, a good reading year. Read some books I’d been meaning to read for a long time, and discovered a couple of new authors as well.

How was your reading year?

5 Responses so far.

  1. Donna Hosie says:
    Rainbow Rowell is an author on my 2014 list.
  2. joss says:
    I love flowers in the attic borrowed that off my sisters shelf when I was younger and have revisited it a few times. I've read about the same as you this year although no audio books. I keep meaning to give them a try but have never gotten around to it may have to make that a todo for this year. Happy new year and happy reading 🙂
  3. Deshipley says:
    Wow, it's startling to look back at my list of books read and remember that, yes, Eons-Ago January was in fact a part of last year.

    I read a few new books that I absolutely loved, abandoned a handful unfinished, slogged through some tedious ones and zipped through others lickity-split, either to get them over with or because I did /not/ want to put them down. And then there are those it takes a second to remember what those books even were.

    I guess my reading years are mostly like this — it's just that I'm new to keeping a record. 🙂

  4. Sharon Himsl says:
    Impressive reading list (and total). I'm ready to jump into Jane Austen again. Much happiness and success in 2014!
  5. Bethie says:
    Epic Reading. I'm impressed. Have to admit Jane Austen isn't one I'll jump into, though Matthew Macfayden makes a nice Mr. Darcy.