2013 Reading Year in Review

In 2013, I read 91 books, not including the 3+ books I read with Mason every night because, well, Little Critter and Llama Llama don’t count.

I love reading (obviously) and I devour books like some people devour chocolate bars or coffee. I unfortunately, don’t remember a huge amount about them after I read them. That’s why I LOVE Goodreads and cataloging what I’ve read. It’s fun to look back on my lists and see the books I enjoyed, many of which I’ve already forgotten about (Don’t get me wrong, if I picked them up again, I’d remember reading them)

Like I said, in 2013, I read 91 books. I rated 2 books five stars, 29 books four stars, 9 books 2 stars, 1 book 1 star, and flat out abandoned 4 books after being at least 30 pages in. There were also several books that I started reading and stopped with intentions to try again later with.

Without further ado, here are my lists:

Five Stars
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen

Four Stars
Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (even though I HATED the ending)
Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them by Randy Christensen, Rene Denfeld
Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Table for Seven by Whitney Gaskell
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Boots My Mother Gave Me by Brooklyn James
The One Good Thing: A Novel by Kevin Alan Milne
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
The Week Before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick
Always Watching by Chevy Stevens
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury
Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living by Susan Spencer-Wendel
Silence by Natasha Preston
The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate
tThe Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

One Star
This Girl by Colleen Hoover

Abandoned
Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Gold by Chris Cleave
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline

My ratings are definitely not based on anything scientific. Basically, a five star book is one that I can’t put down and would recommend to just about anyone, a four star book is a one that I flew through and really enjoyed the story and a one star book is one that I really wish I hadn’t took the time to finish it… or even start it for that matter. LOL I am not real critical when it comes to grammar, writing style, etc, except when those things are so horrible it takes away from the story for me.

You can see my complete list of books and ratings for 2013 on Goodreads. But more importantly, what were YOUR favorite books in 2013?! Did we read any of the same books?