2013 Reads

Note: I was not able to finish last year’s reading challenge because, well, my goal was extremely ambitious. 120 books in a year is not an attainable goal for someone as lazy as me, but it’s a new year so here’s my do over: 30 books in 12 months! Huzzah! Happy reading!

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Elaine has
completed her goal of reading 30 books in 2013!


  • “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion
  • “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe,” Charles Yu


  • “The Art of Fielding,” Chad Harbach
  • “If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This: Fiction,” Robin Black
  • “Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances,” John Green


  • “The Edge of Never,” J.A. Redmerski
  • On the Jellicoe Road,” Melina Marchetta
  • “Saving Francesca,” Melina Marchetta


  • “Red Dragon,” Thomas Harris
  • “The Silence of the Lambs,” Thomas Harris
  • “Hannibal,” Thomas Harris
  • “Hannibal Rising,” Thomas Harris



  • “American Gods,” Neil Gaiman
  • “The Truth About Forever,” Sarah Dessen
  • “Divergent,” Veronica Roth
  • “Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story,” Veronica Roth
  • “Insurgent,” Veronica Roth
  • Eleanor & Park,” Rainbow Rowell
  • Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn


  • “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” Neil Gaiman
  • “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks,” E. Lockhart
  • “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” Robert Gailbraith also secretly known as J.K. Rowling


  • “Sloppy Firsts,” Megan McCafferty
  • “Second Helpings,” Megan McCafferty
  • “Charmed Thirds,” Megan McCafferty
  • “Fourth Comings,” Megan McCafferty
  • “Perfect Fifths,” Megan McCafferty


  • “The Spectacular Now,” Tim Tharp
  • “Attachments,” Rainbow Rowell
  • Fangirl,” Rainbow Rowell


  • “The House of Hades,” Rick Riordan


  • “Six Earlier Days,” David Levithan
  • “Allegiant,” Veronica Roth
  • “Love & Misadventure,” Lang Leav’
  • “Blue is the Warmest Color,” Julie Maroh


  • “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock,” Matthew Quick
  • “The Probability of Miracles,” Wendy Wunder


5 thoughts on “2013 Reads

    • Haha, I’m taking a break from Gone Girl. God, I love American Gods, too! Neil Gaiman’s new book (The Ocean At the End of the Lane) is out today! I just made a reservation yesterday; hope my book comes before the week ends.

      I’m currently reading Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park. It’s too cute can’t wipe the smug smile off my face!

      • Have you read The Night Circus? I loved that book, and I think you’d enjoy it if you loved Neil’s American Gods. Why did you stop reading Gone Girl?! It was so amazing.

        Ugh. I wish I can get a copy of the new Gaiman book too! 😀

        • I haven’t but I’ll look into it! Thank you for the recommendation. 🙂

          Because Gillian Flynn is a psychopath lol jk about half way through Gone Girl, she’s already toying with my emotions. She flipped the switch entirely on where my mindset was and now I don’t want to KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

          Today I think I’ll pick it up again.

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