30 December 2013

Books Read in 2013

I conclude the year 2013 with reading 38 books –down three from last year. That also lessened my page count, as I read 2,900 less pages then in 2012. Of course last year I read multiple books that were close or well over a 1,000 pages –and had I read A Feast of Crows and A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin, I might’ve reached my previous page count, but probably not as many books. The longest book I read this year was 820 pages.  

I’m unsure if I’ll even get to those Martin books in 2014. Like always, I never set a plan –just go where my fancies take me.  Still, I have a few John Irving books to read and there will be another Stephen King book (but it was a remarkable year in that department, as I read two King books plus his two sons, Owen King and Joe Hill) sometime in 2014. I’ve got plenty to read, and will add more as the year unwinds. 

And funny, as much as I try to avoid series books, I seem to end up getting caught up in them. As age and internet seem to sap my will to read, I ruminate that there are many stand-alone books I should be reading and not spending time reading multi volumes of never ending series (I mean, unless you are a fast reader, the 14 volume Wheel of Time series can take up a whole year or more to complete. Who’s got the time for that?). Plus I think I have less time in front of me than behind and I feel the need and desire to read as much as possible and waiting on series books seems pointless to me. 

But like I said: I never have a set plan. Happy reading!! Happy New Year!!!

Books read in 2013:

01.   Bossypants by Tina Fey (275 pages)
02.   Earthbound by Joe Haldeman (258 pages)
03.   West of Here by Jonathan Evison (484 pages)
04.   Elliot Allagnash by Simon Rich (224 pages)
05.   Until I Find You by John Irving (820 pages)
06.   Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold (480 pages)
07.   The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (482 pages)
08.   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John La Carré (381 pages)
09.   In One Person by John Irving (425 pages)
10.   Redshirts by John Scalzi (314 pages)
11.   The Company of the Dead by David J Kowalski (750 pages)
12.   Double Feature by Owen King (412 pages)
13.   Putting on the Ritz by Joe Keenan (325 pages)
14.   What in God’s Name by Simon Rich (223 pages)
15.   Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander (292 pages)
16.   N0S4A2 by Joe Hill (686 pages)
17.   Inferno by Dan Brown (463 pages)
18.   Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese (658 pages)
19.   Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell (347 pages)
20.   Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (352 pages)
21.   Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub (336 pages)
22.   In The Night Room by Peter Straub (368 pages)
23.   Joyland by Stephen King (283 pages) 9, 638
24.   Lexicon by Max Barry (387 pages)
25.   The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (455 pages)
26.   East of Eden by John Steinbeck (601 pages)
27.   Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (651 pages)
28.   London Falling by Paul Cornell (395 pages)
29.   Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (528 pages)
30.   Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey (595 pages)
31.   Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (274 pages)
32.   Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (196 pages)
33.   Abaddon’s Gate By James S.A. Corey (539 pages)
34.   The Lives of Tao By Wesley Chu (456 pages)
35.   The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (460 pages)
36.   The Gates By John Connolly (293 pages)
37.   The Infernals by John Connolly (309 pages)
38.   The Creeps by John Connolly (319 pages)6,458 = 16, 096 pages

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