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I read a lot of great books in 2013. I’m traveling at the moment, but here’s a quick year-end wrap-up of my 2013 reading.

These are very subjective, and there are certainly a lot of other books that I read and enjoyed; these books are just my absolute favorites of the books I read this year.

January: Some of my favorite new books reviewed in January, although some of these I may have read in 2012:

The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins

Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene


Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen


How to Lead a Life of Crime, Kirsten Miller

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton


Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon, Jane Austen

Poison Study, Maria V. Snyder


The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Kristopher Jansma

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte

Eighty Days, Matthew Goodman


The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins


The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

Tisha, Robert Specht


The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo (I’d read this before, but so long ago it hardly counted)

A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf


Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo

Crown of Midnight, Sarah Maas

Moon Palace, Paul Auster


Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker


The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays, Oscar Wilde

Most certainly my favorite books published this year were Rose Under Fire, The Golem and the Jinni, and Eighty Days. In terms of older books, I discovered the amazing Room of One’s Own over the summer (and have since recommended it to a friend who loved it), as well as Wilde’s plays, which were great.

I look forward to another year of great reading of books both old and new! Look for another post about my plans for 2014.