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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #240 on: December 10, 2013, 09:01:58 AM »

1. "Killing Floor" - Lee Child
2. "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" - Lemony Snicket
3. "Hardboiled & Hard Luck" - Banana Yoshimoto
4. "The Black Book" - Michael Connelly
5. "A Stab in the Dark" - Lawrence Block
6. "The Casual Vacancy" - J.K. Rowling
7. "Hit Man" - Lawrence Block
8. "American Gods" - Neil Gaiman
9. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" - Maria Semple
10. "Turning Tables" - Rose and Heather MacDowell
11. "Hit and Run" - Lawrence Block
12. "If You Were Here" - Jen Lancaster
13. "Hit Parade" - Lawrence Block
14. "Joyland" - Stephen King
15. "Ghostman" - Roger Hobbs
16. "The Last Word: A Spellman Novel" - Lisa Lutz
17. "Little Green" - Walter Mosley
18. "The Cuckoo's Calling" - Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
19. "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" - Neil Gaiman
20. "The Potty Mouth at the Table" - Laurie Notaro
21. "The Spectacular Now" - Tim Tharp
22. "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" - Kate Atkinson
23. "The Quiche of Death" - M.C. Beaton
24. "The Girl You Left Behind" - Jojo Moyes
25. "Salvation of a Saint" - Keigo Higashino - Japanese mystery translated into English. This was a head-scratcher of a mystery. I enjoyed it, even though I found the victim to be repugnant.

I met my goal of 25 books without ANY audio books. WOOHOO!
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #241 on: December 11, 2013, 03:31:39 PM »

1. Friends Like These - Danny Wallace
2. A Lucky Child - Thomas Buergenthal
3. Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography - Danny Baker
4. Breathitt County - Stephen D. Bowling M.A.
5. Where Dead Voices Gather - Nick Tosches
6. Alive in the Killing Fields - Nawuth Keat
7. The Secret Holocaust Diaries - Nonna Bannister
8. Warriors Don't Cry - Melba Pattillo Beals
9. Billy Bragg: Still Safe for Miners - Andrew Collins
10. Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home - Matthew Batt
11. The Liberator: One WWII Soldier's 500 Day Odyssey From The Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau - Alex Kershaw
12. Once Upon a Town - Bob Greene
13. I'd Like To Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had - Tony Danza
14. Ghost Wars - Steve Coll
15. The Little Paris Kitchen - Rachel Khoo
16. Flags of our Fathers - James Bradley
17. Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hodel - Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo
18. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick
19. Helga's Diary: a Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp - Helga Weis
20. Five Chimneys - Olga Lengyel
21. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - Drew Gilpin Faust
22. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
23. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris - David King
24. Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
25. Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz - Thomas Harding
26. Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant of Auschwitz - Rudolf Hoess*
27. Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman

I loved the Netflix series, but I have to say that I love the book even more. It is honest, humorous and compassionate, and I cannot recommend it enough - it is much more "real" than the tv series.
Glad you liked Orange is the New Black. It wasn't until I was almost finished with it that I realized how good it was. It got a little slow for me in the middle but finished well. I also recommend it!
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #242 on: December 18, 2013, 03:42:39 PM »

1. "Killing Floor" - Lee Child
2. "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" - Lemony Snicket
3. "Hardboiled & Hard Luck" - Banana Yoshimoto
4. "The Black Book" - Michael Connelly
5. "A Stab in the Dark" - Lawrence Block
6. "The Casual Vacancy" - J.K. Rowling
7. "Hit Man" - Lawrence Block
8. "American Gods" - Neil Gaiman
9. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" - Maria Semple
10. "Turning Tables" - Rose and Heather MacDowell
11. "Hit and Run" - Lawrence Block
12. "If You Were Here" - Jen Lancaster
13. "Hit Parade" - Lawrence Block
14. "Joyland" - Stephen King
15. "Ghostman" - Roger Hobbs
16. "The Last Word: A Spellman Novel" - Lisa Lutz
17. "Little Green" - Walter Mosley
18. "The Cuckoo's Calling" - Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
19. "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" - Neil Gaiman
20. "The Potty Mouth at the Table" - Laurie Notaro
21. "The Spectacular Now" - Tim Tharp
22. "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" - Kate Atkinson
23. "The Quiche of Death" - M.C. Beaton
24. "The Girl You Left Behind" - Jojo Moyes
25. "Salvation of a Saint" - Keigo Higashino
26. "American on Purpose" - Craig Ferguson - I have picked away at this book for the last 3-4 years? Jeez. I finally read the whole thing once I put it in my car in order to return it to the patient person who let me borrow it. His description of his first minute alone with his son made me tear up in the middle of a Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #243 on: December 23, 2013, 03:19:07 PM »

1. Friends Like These - Danny Wallace
2. A Lucky Child - Thomas Buergenthal
3. Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography - Danny Baker
4. Breathitt County - Stephen D. Bowling M.A.
5. Where Dead Voices Gather - Nick Tosches
6. Alive in the Killing Fields - Nawuth Keat
7. The Secret Holocaust Diaries - Nonna Bannister
8. Warriors Don't Cry - Melba Pattillo Beals
9. Billy Bragg: Still Safe for Miners - Andrew Collins
10. Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home - Matthew Batt
11. The Liberator: One WWII Soldier's 500 Day Odyssey From The Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau - Alex Kershaw
12. Once Upon a Town - Bob Greene
13. I'd Like To Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had - Tony Danza
14. Ghost Wars - Steve Coll
15. The Little Paris Kitchen - Rachel Khoo
16. Flags of our Fathers - James Bradley
17. Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hodel - Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo
18. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick
19. Helga's Diary: a Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp - Helga Weis
20. Five Chimneys - Olga Lengyel
21. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - Drew Gilpin Faust
22. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
23. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris - David King
24. Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
25. Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz - Thomas Harding
26. Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant of Auschwitz - Rudolf Hoess*
27. Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman
28. Under the Red Flag - Ha Jin

Under the Red Flag was one of the library's recommendations this month as part of their  Around the World series, which focuses on authors from other countries. The book is a collection of short stories, written by a man who fled Communist China just after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. His stories reflect the disconnect between old China and the new regime, where citizens can be sent "away" for the slightest of errors and miscalculations. It is a China where paranoia can turn husband against wife, neighbor against neighbor, the state against the individual, and history against humanity. While the book has won awards for short fiction, it is easy to imagine that Ha Jin draws his characters and stories from a deep well of personal experience.

Fascinating stuff, and a good quick read.
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #244 on: December 25, 2013, 10:15:44 AM »

barring a miracle, i'm done for the year.  i have half of lord jim by joseph conrad yet to read.  it's taken me a while even though i'm really enjoying it.  shoot.  under 20 books this year
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« Reply #245 on: December 27, 2013, 01:07:57 AM »

1.  Son--Lois Lowry
2.  A Street Cat Named Bob--James Bowen
3.  Beyond Courage:  the untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust--Doreen Rappaport
4.  Shadow Woman--Linda Howard
5.  In the Pleasure Groove:  Love, Death and Duran Duran--John Taylor
6.  Something Like Normal--Trish Doller
7.  On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave--Candace Fleming
8.  Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond--Tom Cox
9.  The Last Dragonslayer--Jasper Fforde
10.  Boy21--Matthew Quick
11.  Underworld--Meg Cabot
12.  Private Berlin--James Patterson
13.  Midsummer Tights Dream--Louise Rennison
14.  White Bicycle--Beverley Brenna
15.  The World Must Know: The History Of The Holocaust As Told In The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum--Michael Berenbaum
16.  Wonder Show--Hannah Barnaby
17.  Jepp, Who Defied the Stars--Katherine Marsh
18.  Zero--Tom Leveen
19.  Madness Underneath--Maureen Johnson
20.  In Darkness--Nick Lake
21.  Love and Other Pershable Items--Laura Buzo
22.  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe--Benjamin Saenz
23.  Alex Cross, Run--James Patterson
24.  Girlchild--Tupelo Hassman
25.  Seraphina--Rachel Hartman
26.  Saving Children from the Holocaust: The Kindertransport--Ann Byers
27.  Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran--Andy Taylor
28.  The Diviners--Libba Bray
29.  Kristallnacht: the Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust--James Deem
30.  Daddy's Gone a Hunting--Mary Higgins Clark
31.  I'm No Hero: Journeys of a Holocaust Survivor--Henry Friedman
32.  12th of Never--James Patterson
33.  Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust--Ann Byers
34.  Miseducation of Cameron Post--Emily M. Danforth
35.  Second Honeymoon--James Patterson
36.  After the Snow--S.D. Crockett
37.  Dodger--Terry Pratchett
38.  Auschwitz: Voices from the Death Camp--James Deem
39.  That Summer--Sarah Dessen
40.  Claudia Silver to the Rescue--Kathy Ebel
41.  Devine Intervention--Martha Brockenbrough
42.  Damn Love--Jasmine Beach--Ferrara
43.  All the Summer Girls--Meg Donohue
44.  Reckless Heart--Amy Clipston
45.  Where I Belong--Gwendolyn Heasley
46.  Two Boys Kissing--David Levithan
47.  Someone Like You--Sarah Dessen
48.  Dreamland--Sarah Dessen
49.  Mind Games--Kiersten White
50.  Mistress--James Patterson
51.  Keeping the Moon--Sarah Dessen
52.  Five Chimneys:  a woman's true story of Auschwitz--Olga Lengyel
53.  The Longest Ride--Nicholas Sparks
54.  The Song of the Quarkbeast--Jasper Fforde
55.  Other People's Houses--Lore Segal

56.  Gone--James Patterson
57.  Mad About the Boy--Helen Fielding
58.  This Lullaby--Sarah Dessen
59.  Sycamore Row--John Grisham
60.  All I Need--Susane Colasanti
61.  Manhunt:  the 12-day chase for Lincoln's killer--James L Swanson
62.  Cross My Heart--James Patterson
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #246 on: December 27, 2013, 01:19:23 AM »

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is ending up on everyone's Top Ten list and getting all the hype and I really secretly wanted to hate it because of that and it's also not the kind of theme/plot/subject that interests me in the slightest.  But I have to say it really is that awesome.  So yeah, try and read if if you can even if you can't get to it in 2013. 

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« Reply #247 on: December 30, 2013, 08:47:02 AM »

1. "Killing Floor" - Lee Child
2. "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" - Lemony Snicket
3. "Hardboiled & Hard Luck" - Banana Yoshimoto
4. "The Black Book" - Michael Connelly
5. "A Stab in the Dark" - Lawrence Block
6. "The Casual Vacancy" - J.K. Rowling
7. "Hit Man" - Lawrence Block
8. "American Gods" - Neil Gaiman
9. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" - Maria Semple
10. "Turning Tables" - Rose and Heather MacDowell
11. "Hit and Run" - Lawrence Block
12. "If You Were Here" - Jen Lancaster
13. "Hit Parade" - Lawrence Block
14. "Joyland" - Stephen King
15. "Ghostman" - Roger Hobbs
16. "The Last Word: A Spellman Novel" - Lisa Lutz
17. "Little Green" - Walter Mosley
18. "The Cuckoo's Calling" - Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
19. "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" - Neil Gaiman
20. "The Potty Mouth at the Table" - Laurie Notaro
21. "The Spectacular Now" - Tim Tharp
22. "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" - Kate Atkinson
23. "The Quiche of Death" - M.C. Beaton
24. "The Girl You Left Behind" - Jojo Moyes
25. "Salvation of a Saint" - Keigo Higashino
26. "American on Purpose" - Craig Ferguson
27. "Calling Me Home" - Julie Kibler - debut novel set in a fictitious "sundown" community near Newport, KY. Vizz told me about this book and we started reading it. Not sure if it's considered chick-lit or not. But, I loved it. It was a serious page-turner and offered up a gut-punch of a surprise towards the end (like put my book down with tears in my eyes and get weird looks from The Greg about why I'm suddenly so VERY emotional).
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« Reply #248 on: December 30, 2013, 09:17:17 AM »

1. Austin Grossman - Soon I Will Be Invincible
2. George R.R. Martin - A Storm of Swords
3. Dr. David Brunner and Sam Stall - The Cat Owner's Manual
4. Darlene Arden - The Complete Cat's Meow
5. Heather Dunphy - The Secret Language of Cats
6. Max Brooks - World War Z
7. J.D. Salinger - The Catcher In The Rye
8. George R.R. Martin - A Feast For Crows
9. Peter Gethers - A Cat Called Norton
10. Bob Harris - The International Bank of Bob
11. Peter Gethers - For the Love of Norton

Book 2 of the Peter Gethers "Norton" trilogy. Considerably less interesting than the first one and I found myself just racing to finish it so I could move on. Oh well. I do like Gethers quite a bit, though, including his writing style and his humor. I will finish the trilogy but it might not be for a while.
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« Reply #249 on: December 30, 2013, 03:46:03 PM »

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is ending up on everyone's Top Ten list and getting all the hype and I really secretly wanted to hate it because of that and it's also not the kind of theme/plot/subject that interests me in the slightest.  But I have to say it really is that awesome.  So yeah, try and read if if you can even if you can't get to it in 2013.
Good to know. I am currently waiting in line for it at the library!
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« Reply #250 on: December 30, 2013, 05:18:16 PM »

1 • Bodhi Oser - Fuck This Book
2 • Neville Judd - 57 - Initial Draft
3 • Lawrence Block - Step By Step - A Walking Memoir
4 • Jeremy Greenberg - I'm Sorry I Barfed on your Bed (and other heartwarming letters from Kitty)
5 • Sean Tyla - Jumpin' in the Fire: A Life in Rock'n'Roll
6 • Rowland Rivron - What the F*** Did I Do Last Night? - The Memoir of an Accidental Comedian
7 • Darby Conley - Fuzzy Logic - Get Fuzzy 2
8 • Mary Roach - Gulp - Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
9 • Mary Roach - Bonk - The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
10 • Darby Conley - Get Fuzzy - The Dog is Not a Toy (House Rule #4)
11 • Jem Roberts - The Fully Authorised History of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - The Clue Bible from Footlights to Mornington Crescent
12 • Darby Conley - The Get Fuzzy Experience - Are You Bucksperienced?
13 • Pat Long - The History of the NME - High Times & Low Lives at the World's Most Famous Music Magazine
14 • Darby Conley - Get Fuzzy - Blueprint for Disaster
15 • Tommy Connor - Val Doonican tell the stories of O'Rafferty
16 • Peter Gethers - A Cat Called Norton - The True Story of an Extraordinary Cat and his Imperfect Human
17 • Peter Gethers - For the Love of Norton - The Cat Who Taught His Human How to Live
18 • Peter Gethers - Forever Norton - The Perfect Cat, his Flawed Human and Life's Greatest Lesson
19 • Simon Hoggart - The Christmas Letters - The Ultimate Collection of Round Robin Letters
20 • Louise Wener - Goodnight Steve McQueen
21 • Danny Wallace - Charlotte Street
22 • Rod Stewart - Rod - The Autobiography
23 • Stuart Maconie - Hope and Glory - A People's History of Modern Britain
UK broadcaster Maconie once again shows his literary chops with this fascinating - and colourfully-written - book in which he travels to areas of Britain where 'history was made'. Not your usual places either. Subjects include the place where Queen Victoria died, the town where Tony Blair lived in when he was swept to victory in 1997, the dock where Britain's first ethnic immigrants landed (starting the multiculturalism I miss here in America), and - most vividly - the Orgreave colliery, where - in 1984 - union picketers were met with a hail of batons by police under the strict draconian orders of Thatcher the Bitch. This proved to be a marvellous read and recommended to anyone with even the vaguest interest in Britain's more recent history, and easily as good as Maconie's earlier works.
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« Reply #251 on: January 01, 2014, 08:29:11 PM »

Here is the full list of what I read in 2013:

1. “BFI Film Classics: Chinatown” by Michael Eaton
2. “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë
3. “Jar City” by Arnaldur Indridason
4. “We Are What We Pretend to Be” by Kurt Vonnegut
5. “The Atrocity Exhibition” by J.G. Ballard
6. “Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell” by Phil Lapsley
7. “Angela's Ashes” by Frank McCourt
8. “Last Days of an Immortal” by Fabien Vehlmann and Gwen de Bonneval
9. “Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations” by David Mamet
10. “The Man from Primrose Lane” by James Renner
11. “Insane City” by Dave Barry
12. “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
13. “The Atom Station” by Halldor Laxness
14. “The Inventor and The Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures” by Edward Ball
15. “33 1/3: American Recordings” by Tony Tost
16. “Mae Murray: The Girl With the Bee-Stung Lips” by Michael G. Ankerich
17. “What in God's Name” by Simon Rich
18. “Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops” by James Robert Parish
19. “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie
20. “Broken Harbor” by Tana French
21. “The Last Girlfriend on Earth” by Simon Rich
22. “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett
23. “Happyslapped by a Jellyfish” by Karl Pilkington
24. “Poppet” by Mo Hayder
25. “Wool” by Hugh Howey
26. “The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir” by William Friedkin
27. “Shift” by Hugh Howey
28. “Who's on Worst?: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History” by Filip Bondy
29. “Knots and Crosses” by Ian Rankin
30. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
31. “Under the Dome” by Stephen King
32. “Faithful Place” by Tana French
33. “Saga: Volume 2” by Brian K. Vaughan
34. “Read & Burn: A Book About Wire”
35. “A Good Hanging” by Ian Rankin
36. “Red Handed” by Matt Kindt
37. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiassen
38. “Hanging Hill” by Mo Hayder
39. “Interworld” by Neil Gaiman
40. “Pride of Baghdad” by Brian K. Vaughan
41. “The Remaining” by D. J. Molles
42. “The Remaining Book 2: Aftermath” by D. J. Molles
43. “The Remaining Book 3: Refugees” by D. J. Molles
44. “The Remaining Book 4: Fractured” by D. J. Molles
45. “Dust” by Hugh Howey
46. “The Likeness” by Tana French
47. “The Long War” by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
48. “In the Woods” by Tana French
49. “Black Monk Time” by Thomas Edward Shaw and Anita Klemke
50. “A Girl's Ride in Iceland” by Mrs. (Ethel) Alec-Tweedie
51. “NOS4A2” by Joe Hill
52. “Very Naughty Boys” by Robert Sellers
53. “Night Film: A Novel” by Marisha Pessl
54. “Locke & Key 1:” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
55. “Locke & Key 2:” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
56. “Locke & Key 3:” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
57. “Locke & Key 4:” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
58. “Locke & Key 5:” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
59. “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery” by Robert Kolker
60. “Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill
61. “Lamentations of the Father” by Ian Frazier
62. “Hide & Seek” by Ian Rankin
63. “Mind Mgmt: Volume 1” by Matt Kindt
64. “Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II” by Mitchell Zuckoff
65. “Eminent Hipsters” by Donald Fagen
66. “11/22/63” by Stephen King
67. “33 1/3: Flood” by S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
68. “Let it Bleed” by Ian Rankin
69. “Ant Farm” by Simon Rich
70. “Elliot Allagash” by Simon Rich
71. “Maphead” by Ken Jennings
72. “Haunted Castles“ by Ray Russell
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« Reply #252 on: January 01, 2014, 09:15:15 PM »

1.  Son--Lois Lowry
2.  A Street Cat Named Bob--James Bowen
3.  Beyond Courage:  the untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust--Doreen Rappaport
4.  Shadow Woman--Linda Howard
5.  In the Pleasure Groove:  Love, Death and Duran Duran--John Taylor
6.  Something Like Normal--Trish Doller
7.  On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave--Candace Fleming
8.  Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond--Tom Cox
9.  The Last Dragonslayer--Jasper Fforde
10.  Boy21--Matthew Quick
11.  Underworld--Meg Cabot
12.  Private Berlin--James Patterson
13.  Midsummer Tights Dream--Louise Rennison
14.  White Bicycle--Beverley Brenna
15.  The World Must Know: The History Of The Holocaust As Told In The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum--Michael Berenbaum
16.  Wonder Show--Hannah Barnaby
17.  Jepp, Who Defied the Stars--Katherine Marsh
18.  Zero--Tom Leveen
19.  Madness Underneath--Maureen Johnson
20.  In Darkness--Nick Lake
21.  Love and Other Pershable Items--Laura Buzo
22.  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe--Benjamin Saenz
23.  Alex Cross, Run--James Patterson
24.  Girlchild--Tupelo Hassman
25.  Seraphina--Rachel Hartman
26.  Saving Children from the Holocaust: The Kindertransport--Ann Byers
27.  Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran--Andy Taylor
28.  The Diviners--Libba Bray
29.  Kristallnacht: the Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust--James Deem
30.  Daddy's Gone a Hunting--Mary Higgins Clark
31.  I'm No Hero: Journeys of a Holocaust Survivor--Henry Friedman
32.  12th of Never--James Patterson
33.  Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust--Ann Byers
34.  Miseducation of Cameron Post--Emily M. Danforth
35.  Second Honeymoon--James Patterson
36.  After the Snow--S.D. Crockett
37.  Dodger--Terry Pratchett
38.  Auschwitz: Voices from the Death Camp--James Deem
39.  That Summer--Sarah Dessen
40.  Claudia Silver to the Rescue--Kathy Ebel
41.  Devine Intervention--Martha Brockenbrough
42.  Damn Love--Jasmine Beach--Ferrara
43.  All the Summer Girls--Meg Donohue
44.  Reckless Heart--Amy Clipston
45.  Where I Belong--Gwendolyn Heasley
46.  Two Boys Kissing--David Levithan
47.  Someone Like You--Sarah Dessen
48.  Dreamland--Sarah Dessen
49.  Mind Games--Kiersten White
50.  Mistress--James Patterson
51.  Keeping the Moon--Sarah Dessen
52.  Five Chimneys:  a woman's true story of Auschwitz--Olga Lengyel
53.  The Longest Ride--Nicholas Sparks
54.  The Song of the Quarkbeast--Jasper Fforde
55.  Other People's Houses--Lore Segal
56.  Gone--James Patterson
57.  Mad About the Boy--Helen Fielding
58.  This Lullaby--Sarah Dessen
59.  Sycamore Row--John Grisham
60.  All I Need--Susane Colasanti
61.  Manhunt:  the 12-day chase for Lincoln's killer--James L Swanson
62.  Cross My Heart--James Patterson
63.  The Himmler Brothers: a German family history--Katrin Himmler
64.  Unthinkable--Nancy Werlin
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Re: 2013 books in 2013
« Reply #253 on: January 02, 2014, 09:55:26 AM »

The final tally with ratings and date completed.

   1.   The House of Velvet and Glass-Katherine Howe 3 stars (1/9/13)
   2.   The Fifth Knight-E.M. Powell 3 stars (1/23/13)
   3.   In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin-Erik Larson 4 stars (1/24/13)
   4.   Code Name Verity-Elizabeth Wein 3 stars (2/3/13)
   5.   Agincourt-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (2/20/13)
   6.   The Archer's Tale (The Grail Quest- #1)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (3/4/13)
   7.   A Prayer for Owen Meany-John Irving 4 stars (4/1/13)
   8.   The Cider House Rules-John Irving 4 stars (4/18/13)
   9.   Angela's Ashes: A Memoir-Frank McCourt 4 stars (4/30/13)
   10.   Benjamin Franklin: The Man Who Dared the Lightning-Thomas J. Fleming 5 stars (5/16/13)
   11.   Mayflower: The Voyage From Hell-Kevin Jackson 4 stars (5/22/13)
   12.   Case Histories-Kate Atkinson 3 stars (5/31/13)
   13.   One Good Turn-Kate Atkinson 3 stars (6/8/13)
   14.   The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War-Bernard Cornwell 5 stars (6/20/13)
   15.   Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles- #1)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (7/1/13)
   16.   Copperhead (The Starbuck Chronicles- #2)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (7/12/13)
   17.   Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles- #3)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (7/24/13)
   18.   The Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles- #4)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (8/12/13)
   19.   Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story-Freddie Owens 5 stars (8/19/13)
   20.   Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury 5 stars (8/23/13)
   21.   Anansi Boys-Neil Gaiman 5 stars (8/31/13)
   22.   The Professor & the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity & the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary-Simon Winchester-5-9/9/13
   23.   Murder Bay: A Ben Carey Mystery-David R. Horwitz 5 stars (9/12/13)
   24.   The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery-Steve Sheinkin 4 stars (9/18/13)
   25.   The Welsh Girl-Peter Ho Davies 4 stars (9/25/13)
   26.   The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories- #1)-Bernard Cornwell 5 stars (10/7/13)
   27.   The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories- #2)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (10/15/13)
   28.   Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories- #3)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (10/22/13)
   29.   Sword Song (The Saxon Stories- #4)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (10/29/13)
   30.   The Burning Land (The Saxon Stories- #5)-Bernard Cornwell 3 stars (11/5/13)
   31.   Death of Kings (The Saxon Stories- #6)-Bernard Cornwell 4 stars (11/13/13)
   32.   Hannah's Dream-Diane Hammond 5 stars (11/18/13)
   33.   Seriously Mum What's an Alpaca - An Adventure in the Frying Pan of Spain-Alan Parks 4 stars (11/21/13)
   34.   Seriously Mum- Where's that Donkey?-Alan Parks 4 stars (11/25/13)
   35.   Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles- #1)-Anna Elliott 4 stars (12/9/13)
   36.   The Rocking Chair-Steven Manchester 4 stars (12/12/13)
   37.   Know Your Baker-John M. Keller 5 stars (12/20/13)
   38.   Shadowland-C.M. Gray 4 stars (12/31/13)
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