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Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013: What I Read (and what I really liked)

Herewith, a list of all books read in 2013. Roughly in order (I might have switched a couple around), with an asterisk if they deserve special note.

  1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck * (with a !)
  2. Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
  3. The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits
  4. By Blood by Ellen Ullman
  5. The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer
  6. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  7. The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
  8. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan *
  9. The Suicide Index by Joan Wickersham *
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte * (of course)
  11. No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
  12. The Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye
  13. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  14. Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
  15. The Orientalist by Tom Reiss
  16. Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
  17. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout *
  18. Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
  19. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz *
  20. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayer
  21. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  22. What Matters in Jane Austen by John Mullan
  23. Harvard Square by Andre Aciman *
  24. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple
  25. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer *
  26. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  27. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain *
  28. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  29. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann *
  30. The Cockoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
  31. Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther
  32. Frankenstein by Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley
  33. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen *
  34. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen *
  35. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
  36. Summer Reading by Hilma Wolitzer
  37. Skylark by Dezso Kosztolanyi
  38. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
  39. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri *
  40. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  41. The Submission by Amy Waldman
  42. Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois
  43. A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz *
  44. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  45. The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
  46. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt *
  47. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Amy Mah
  48. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  49. Anything that Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture by Dana Goodyear
  50. Tenth of December by George Saunders

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