Books Read in 2013

1. William Shakespeare/MACBETH*

2. Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson/A MEMORY OF LIGHT

3. Stephanie Barron/JANE AND THE CANTERBURY TALE

4. Howard Zinn/A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

5. Seicho Matsumoto/INSPECTOR IMANISHI INVESTIGATES

6. David Downing/MASARYK STATION

7. Janwillem van de Wetering/OUTSIDER IN AMSTERDAM

8. Colin McAdam/A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH

9. Heather Terrell/RELIC

10. Robert Arellano/HAVANA LUNAR

11. Osamu Dazai, translated by Donald Keene/NO LONGER HUMAN

12. Glenville Lovell/FIRE IN THE CANES

13. Ayana Mathis/THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE

14. Peter Lovesey/THE STONE WIFE

15. Karen Tei Yamashita/I HOTEL

16. Elizabeth Kiem/DANCER DAUGHTER TRAITOR SPY

17. Katherine Boo/BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

18. Dennis Lehane/MYSTIC RIVER

19. Amelie Nothomb, translated by Alison Anderson/TOKYO FIANCEE

20. Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows/THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

21. Matt Bell/IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS

22. Florence Williams/BREAST: A NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORY

23. Chris Pavone/THE EXPATS

24. Gayle Forman/IF I STAY

25. Mary McCarthy/THE GROUP

26. Elias Lonnrot, translated by Keith Bosley/THE KALEVALA

27. Anthony Marra/A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA

28. Ruth Ozeki/A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING

29. Meg Wolitzer/THE INTERESTINGS

30. Stephen King/ON WRITING

31. Robert Galbraith/THE CUCKOO’S CALLING

32. Maria Semple/WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?

33. Helene Wecker/THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI

34. Anne Lamott/BIRD BY BIRD

35. Shirley Jackson/WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE

36. Yukio Mishima, translated by various translators (1966 New Directions publication)/DEATH IN MIDSUMMER

37. Hannah Kent/BURIAL RITES

38. Ed Moloney/VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

39. Rachel Ingalls/MRS. CALIBAN

40. Hiromi Kawakami, translated by Allison Markin Powell/THE BRIEFCASE

41. Edwidge Danticat/BREATH EYES MEMORY

42. Daphne Kalotay/SIGHT READING

43. Jonathan Lethem/DISSIDENT GARDENS

44. Amy Talkington/LIV, FOREVER

45. Stephen Chbosky/THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

46. Okey Ndibe/FOREIGN GODS, INC.

47. Graeme Simsion/THE ROSIE PROJECT

48. Susan Cain/QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

49. David Foster Wallace/INFINITE JEST

50. Malcolm Gladwell/THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

51. David Mitchell/GHOSTWRITTEN

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One Response to Books Read in 2013

  1. drwasy says:

    Great list, oh prolific one! Loved Matt Bell’s book, and #30, #34, and #50 are books I return to every couple of years. Curious about your reaction to The Interestings. Happy New Year! Peace…

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