Pages of 2013

Last year I was  taken with the Ranger’s Apprentice series and enthralled with Anna Karenina, mulling over the statement “Happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

2013 was the era of Harry Dresden who hails from Chicago and Dagny of Taggart Transcontinental. I am still hungover in awe of the dialogue, theme, plot, pacing, characters, and the authors’ universe building (checklist that novels go through before I really hat tip and geek out).

These are the books I consumed this year (excluding any manga, dime store novels, school materials, and of course, the Bible).

Legend/ Key:
– didn’t finish
*recommended
*****omg this rocks my world!!!

A Walk to Remember*
The Wedding
Nicholas Sparks

Divergent
Insurgent

Veronica Roth

Dresden Files 1-14 *****
Jim Butcher

Princess Mia
Princess Forever
*
Meg Cabot

Utopia
Thomas More

Time Keeper*
Mitch Albom

Wonder
R.J. Palacio

Les Miserables
Victor Hugo

The Son*
Lois Lowry

Ender’s Game
Speaker for the Dead
*
Orson Scott Card

The False Prince*
Runaway King*
Jennifer Nielson

Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm

Leigh Bardugo

Atlas Shrugged*****
Ayn Rand

Mortal Instruments 1-5
Cassandra Clare

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz*
Frank Baum

Prodigy*
Champion*
Marie Lu

Dracula
Bram Stoker

Unenchanted
Chanda Hahn

The Mark of Zorro*
Johnston McCulley

The Descendants*****
Kaui Hemmings

Qur’an

The Greatest Knight*
The Scarlet Lion
Elizabeth Chadwick

The Elite
The Selection

Kiera Cass

A Shade of Vampire
Bella Forrest

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor

Stuff Christians Like*****
Jon Acuff

I intended to post a few comprehensive reviews of these tomes. Unfortunately what I read has a tendency to slip out of my memory banks faster than a jackrabbit speeding across the desert on a hot August day.  Well, it’s something to shoot for next year!

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