Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Reading Year in Review

Happy New Year, friends! I hope 2013 was a good reading year for you. It was for me, and a record year to boot. I read 101 books in 2013. That's not counting my own novels, many of which I read repeatedly. 

Starting in 2014 I won't be keeping my Reading Log here on the website. I've decided to create a Pinterest Board to log the books I've read. Bonus: I'll include a photo of the cover and a one sentence (or maybe one word) review. 

So here's the list of the books I read in 2013. Do I dare challenge myself to read more than 101 in 2014?


1. Summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters (audio)
2. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (audio)
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (audio)
4. Out of the Wilderness by Anita Greene (ebook)
5. Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot
6. My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
7. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (audio)
8. The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall (audio)
9. Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland by Roseanna M. White
10. The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall (audio)
11. The Overmountain Men by Cameron Judd
12. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
13. Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews
14. The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn
15. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (audio)
16. When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall (audio)
17. When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall (audio)
18. When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall (audio)
19. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (audio)
20. The Rifle by Gary Paulsen
21. Divergent by Veronica Roth
22. Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
23. Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour (audio)
24. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (audio)
25. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
26. The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (ebook)
27. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (audio)
28. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (audio)
29. Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus
30. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (audio)
31. Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren
32 The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters (audio)
33. The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen
34 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audio)
35. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (audio)
36. A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
37. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (audio)
38. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (audio)
39. Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters (audio)
40. Gone South by Meg Moseley
41. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
42. The Canebrake Men by Cameron Judd
43. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
44. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audio)
45. Unwritten by Charles Martin
46. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (audio)
47. Five Days In Skye by Carla Laureano
48. Christy by Catherine Marshall (audio)
49. The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
50. The Beaded Moccasins by Lynda Durrant
51 Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (audio)
52. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (audio)
53. Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (audio)
54. Mistaken by Karen Barnett
55. Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir
56. Warrior Woman by James Alexander Thom
57. Stone Heart by Diane Glancy
58. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
59. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (audio)
60. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (audio)
61. King's Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb
62. Love's Awakening by Laura Frantz
63. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (audio)
64. God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
65. The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
66. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
67. To Say Nothing of the Dog or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump At Last by Connie Willis (audio)
68. Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
69. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
70. Wonder by RJ Palacio (audio)
71. Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert
72. A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan
73. Northkill by Bob Hostetler and J.M Hochstetler
74. Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore
75. My Hope Is Found by Joanne Bischof
76. Snow Day by Billy Coffey


1. The Blacksmiths by Leonard Everett Fisher
2. Natives & Newcomers, The Way We Lived in North Carolina before 1770 by Elizabeth A. Fenn & Peter H. Wood
3. New York in the Critical Period 1783-1789 by E. Wilder Spaulding
4. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World 1700-1750 by Marcus Rediker
5. Miracle at Philadelphia, the Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen
6. Culloden by John Prebble
7. Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (audio)
8. Contacts Between Iroquois Herbalism and Colonial Medicine by William N. Fenton
9. A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James Seaver
10. With Musket & Tomahawk, Volume II: The Mohawk Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777 by Michael O. Logusz
11. The British Campaign of 1777: the St. Leger Expedition by Gavin K. Watt
12. Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley by Gavin K. Watt
13. Weaving New Worlds, Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry by Sarah H. Hill
14. Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass
15. Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (audio)
16. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry
17. Cherokee Women by Theda Perdue
18. The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin G. Calloway
19. Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia by Sharyn McCrumb
20. Sisters In Spirit, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists by Sally Roesch Wagner
21. This Remote Part of the World, Regional Formation in Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina 1725-1775 by Bradford J. Wood
22. Tennessee Frontiers by John R. Finger
23. Tapping the Pines, The Naval Stores Industry in the American South by Robert B. Outland
24. Fort William Henry 1755-57 by Ian Castle
25. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young


  1. Holy freaking moly...
    You are incredible!!!!!!

    1. Ha ha. I'm a bit astonished I read 101 books. Totally down to all those audio books though.