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Books of 2013: The Annual Book-Nerd Review

Reading list 2006 - Read 55 books
Reading list 2007 - Read 62 books
Reading list 2008 - Read 71 books
Reading list 2009 - Read 77 books
Reading list 2010 - Read 77 books
Reading list 2011 - Read 52 books
Reading list 2012 - Read 60 books

And drumroll please...


1. The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking Book 2) by Patrick Ness [N] [x]
2. New Avengers: Breakout by Alisa Kwitney [x]
3. Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
4. Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Book 3) by Patrick Ness [N] [x]
5. Freefall by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
6. Archangel by Sharon Shinn
7. Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
8. Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn
9. The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
10. Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card [x]
11. One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz
12. Darkfall by Dean Koontz
13. What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
14. World Without End by Ken Follett [x] [A]
15. Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
16. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card [A]
17. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
18. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
19. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
20. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
21. The Android's Dream by John Scalzi
22. The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick
23. Sabriel by Garth Nix [x] [N]
24. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card [x] [N]
25. The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card [x] [N]
26. Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery [N]
27. Emily Climbs by LM Montgomery
28. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
29. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
30. Emily's Quest by LM Montgomery
31. Darkness Under the Sun by Dean Koontz (Novella) [N]
32. Flashback by Dan Simmons [x] [N]
33. Wool by Hugh Howey [x] [N]
34. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien [x] [N]
35. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien [x] [N]
36. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien [x] [N]
37. Inferno by Dan Brown [x] [N]
38. The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Sequence) by Jonathan Stroud [N]
39. The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus Sequence) by Jonathan Stroud [N]
40. Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus Sequence) by Jonathan Stroud [N]
41. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare [x] [N]
42. World War Z by Max Brooks [x] [N]
43. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl [x] [N]
44. Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz
45. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy [x] [N]
46. The Transfer (Divergent Series) - Novella by Veronica Roth [x] [N]
47. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent [x] [N]
48. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
49. Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
50. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [N]
51. Allegiant by Veronica Roth [x] [N]
52. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
53. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
54. A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt
55. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Scott
56. Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Scott
57. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch [x] [N]
58. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch [x] [N]
59. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch [x] [N]
60. The Park Service by Ryan Winfield [x] [N]
61. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [x] [N]
62. Innocence by Dean Koontz [x] [N]



# of books I read for the first time: 29 (which is a pretty high % for me)

First-time books that were awesomesauce and I will be rereading:

  • New Avengers: Breakout by Alisa Kwitney Sex in a dinosaur-infested jungle is, alone, worth the price of admission

  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson Everything this man writes is gold

  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan Best of RR's so far, and I'll be rereading it when the new one comes out

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  • Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

  • The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Just a great series so far and I can't wait for the next one

  • Innocence by Dean Koontz Koontz. Nuff said



Books that were decent but forgettable/otherwise lacking

  • The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking Book 2) by Patrick Ness

  • Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Book 3) by Patrick Ness I liked the first because it was dark and kind of weird. Then it just got too dark and weird.

  • Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card This wasn't forgettable as much as just... sad.

  • World Without End by Ken Follett Not as engrossing as Pillars of the Earth, and the movie was laughably melodramatic by comparison, but solid writing

  • Sabriel by Garth Nix I actually don't remember what this was about, except there was a wall and I think a magic cat

  • The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

  • The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card This series has promise, and the unintentional hilarity with Loki is unintentionally hilarious, but I'm reserving judgment

  • Flashback by Dan Simmons Good writing, I liked the premise, but it just didn't make me care about the characters

  • Wool by Hugh Howey See above

  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien ... someone's going to murder me for putting these here

  • World War Z by Max Brooks A very interesting method of storytelling. I wish Pitt hadn't bastardized it in the movie

  • The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy Umm... I think there were birds... oh and aliens...

  • The Transfer (Divergent Series) - Novella by Veronica Roth interesting enough, I guess

  • The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent Not my usual genre, but well-written

  • The Park Service by Ryan Winfield The premise was okay? But by the end I was just skimming



Nope.

  • Inferno by Dan Brown In fact this book might have cured me of a desire to read Dan Brown books again. So in that respect, thank you, horrible book

  • City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare What can I say? I was morbidly curious

  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl I actually enjoyed the movie so much more. At least the movie knew it was cheese

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth I know some people think VR did a brave thing. But now I'm like, meh, do I even want to bother with the movie(s) now?

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman I usually like NG's stuff. But between the thing with the cat and his freaky wife's antics after the Boston Marathon Bombing this year... And yes, I know NG isn't his wife, but it's just one of those mental associations that ends up being a turn off. So... nope.

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