Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What I read this year




1. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
2. The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
3. Infinity Beach by Jack McDevitt
4. A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzales
5. How to say Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
6. Paper Towns by John Green
7. The Maze Runner by Dashner
8. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
9. The Scorched Trials by James Dashner
10. The Death Cure by James Dashner
11. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater  
12. The Near Witch byVictoria Schwab
13. Passenger by Andrew Smith
14. White Cat by Holly Black
15. Snuff by Terry Pratchett
16. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
17. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
18. Divergent by Veronica Roth
19. Geek Girl by Cindy Bennett
20. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
21. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
22. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
23. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
24. Reached by Allie Conde
25. The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni
26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
27. The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson
28. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
29. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeiffer
30. Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
31. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
33. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
34. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
35. Yesterday by CK Kelly Martin
36. The Hallowed Ones by Sarah Bickle
37. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
38. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
39. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
40. Jellicoe Road by Marchina Marcheytte
41. Last Night at Twisted River by John Irving
42. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
43. Shadow and Bone by Lynn Bardugo
44. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
45. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
46. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
47. The Forever War by Joe Haldemann


If I had to pick only one book to recommend, it would be The Leftovers by Tom Perotta. I was so invested in his characters and their lives I didn't want the story to end.
Happy New Year All and I'll be back on January 6th with our first First Impression of 2014 - 

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38 comments:

  1. Almost a book a week - very impressive. Good for you, Marcy. And Happy New Year!

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  2. Have a good year in 2014 Marcy!

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  3. Loved seeing your list. I've read a number of them too Happy New Year!

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  4. We had the same idea! I just posted my 2013 list, too. We have a lot of books in common, and some of yours that are not on my "read" list are on my TBR. Looks like you read a lot of YA; I do, too, since I have kids about that age and I happen to like the genre, mostly. I am looking forward to finishing Allegiant and starting the Maze Runner series.

    Happy 2014!

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    1. I need to read Allegiant, too, but I read the Maze Runner series in 2012 (I think).

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  5. WOLF HALL, ALI AND NINO, GONE GIRL THE LEFTOVERS, are just some of them that are getting adaptations :)

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    1. I'll be interested to see how they turn out...

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  6. Wow, quite the list. I'm kind of afraid to see what I read. I don't think I kept a list.

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    1. I did read a lot, which is good! Don't know if I'll be able to keep that pace this year - we'll see.

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  7. You read a LOT! The Tom Perotta book sounds just like the Left Behind series of bestsellers Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins wrote in '98. You might like those, too. I've read so little this year. *blush* But I critted a lot of novels for people - does that count? lol

    Happy New Year!!

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    1. I read the first book in the series but wasn't very impressed by the writing - Tom Perotta's book is MUCH better, imo.

      Happy New Year Lexa :)

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  8. HI, Marcy,

    A very impressive reading list! I hope to read more this year. I really should!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best for 2014!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too, Michael - Here's to a fabulous 2014 for both of us :)

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  9. Happy New Year to you. You had a great year reading. My daughter was looking over my shoulder at your list and pointing out all the books she'd read too.

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    1. I did have a good year reading, best yet!

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  10. Happy New Year Marcy! Looking forward to another year of blogging friendship!!

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  11. Impressive list, and thanks for the book recommendation! Happy New Year!

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    1. You are welcome, though some I recommend more than others...

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  12. Happy New Year! You have some great reads in there!

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  13. Best wishes for 2014! That's a great list of books~ thanks for the recommendations!

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  14. I should list out my books ... but it's easier to just point people to my GoodReads list. :P

    We read about the same amount of books - I think my count was 49.

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    1. I'm on Goodreads, too, but I sometimes to forget to update! 49 is a very good number!

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  15. Ooh! I've read or plan to read so many of those. You must have excellent taste in books, girlie! I'm somewhere around the 100 mark, and it's amazing how much my reading has sped up this year. It's definitely an important skill to have when you live in this writerly world, eh? ;)

    Happy 2014!

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    1. 100!!! Holy Cow, that's almost 2 books a week! Now that's some serious reading :)

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  16. Well clearly I need to read more!! :) That's quite the impressive list.

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  17. Happy New Year, Marcy. I enjoy seeing what others have read. You have some great books there. You have me beaten. I failed to reach my reading goal this year.

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    1. well, I was unemployed for the better part of 2013 so we'll see if I can read as many this year...lol.

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  18. That's an impressive list! I look forward to your 2014 discoveries.

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