Saturday, January 18, 2014

2013 - A Year for the Books

Subway rides, cozy apartment time, and almost two months in Costa Rica turned out to be highly conducive situations for knocking out a bunch of reading.   The final count was somewhere around 30 -   it's hard for me to always finish nonfiction titles- even as much as I tried to emphasize quality over quantity in my reading this past year.

The final 2013 list, with favorites listed first - and then in no particular order:

East of Eden - John Steinbeck
The Orphan Master's Son- Adam Johnson
Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard - Chip Heath
Thirteen Moons- Charles Frazier
Wild- Cheryl Strayed
Slouching Towards Bethlehem- Joan Didion
The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
The Year of Magical Thinking- Joan Didion
A Dance with Dragons (#5)- George RR Martin
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas - Tom Robbins
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World- Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle- Haruki Murakami
Dance, Dance, Dance- Haruki Murakami
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood- Margaret Atwood
Paula- Isabel Allende
The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje
Hell's Angels- Hunter S. Thompson
Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Alcatraz from Inside: The Hard Years - Jim Quillen

Bossypants- Tina Fey
Just Kids- Patti Smith

Nonfiction started and still intend to finish:
The Worst Hard Time- Timothy Egan
Stuffed and Starved - Raj Patel
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health - Marion Nestle

    Fiction started, abandoned, with no intention of finishing:
    War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

    To much and more in 2014!