25 Books in 2013

New year, new GoodReads Reading Challenge! Its already May, so I’ve been reading  and for months now and have made some headway toward my 25 book goal. I’ve got no real theme this year, I just want to make sure I fit a decent amount of reading time in between gardening, parenting, and training for a hike up Mt. Whitney.

This year I seem to be inundated with recommendations from friends (thank you!) so I fully intend to blow past my 25 book goal, and to hopefully read a variety of books outside my normal non-fiction, historical fiction and dystopian fiction comfort zone. As I do every year, I will update this blog post with the books I finish and give them a one to five star rating here and on my Pinterest.  I also hope to incorporate a more lengthy review or two, but that remains to be seen.

1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (5 stars)

2. The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker (4 stars)

3. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood (3 stars)

4. The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood (4 stars)

5. The Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick (4 stars)

6. Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry (3 stars)

7. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller (5 stars)

8. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness – Alexandra Fuller (4 stars)

9. To Be Frank Diego – Dominic Carillo (4 stars)

10. Hallucinations – Oliver Sacks (4 stars)

11. Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver (5 stars)

12. The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” – Alan Light (3 stars)

13. Messenger – Lois Lowry (3 stars)

14. Pigs in Heaven – Barbra Kingsolver (3 stars)

15. Divergent – Veronica Roth (4 stars)

16. Insurgent – Veronica Roth (4 stars)

17. MaddAddam – Margaret Atwood (2 stars)

18. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare (3 stars)

19. City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare (3 stars)

20. City of Glass – Cassandra Clare (3 stars)

21. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Womans Prison – Piper Kerman (3 stars)

22. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune – Bill Dedman (5 stars)

23. Falling: The Story of a Marriage – Alexandra Fuller (3 stars)

24. Allegient – Veronica Roth (4 stars)

25. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card (3 stars)

26. Dead Ever After – Charlene Harris (3 stars)

27. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple (4 stars)

28. Wonder – R. J. Palacio (4 stars)

29. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (4 stars)

Curious about what I’ve already read? Click away…

2012 Reading List

2011 Reading List

Me and Books: A Reunion (Part 1)

Me and Books: A Reunion (Part 2)


About PGMG

Mama. Bookworm. Hiker. Music lover. Retro enthusiast. Eater of nachos.
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