Sunday, 30 December 2012

2013 Reading List

2012 was a poor reading year, let's just write it off. All my books are packed ready to be moved, but luckily I can't stop buying cheap books so I've still got a steady collection being sent to me. To be fair, I have managed to give away quite a few books so it works out even.

I went through my GoodReads To Read and Currently Reading lists and compiled a better list of books I want to start and finish in 2013. Some of these I already own, and I also own a lot more unread books but until they are unpacked they can stay unknown.

Without further adue, my list of books to read in 2013, in no real order ::

Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die EDITED BY Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo and David Malki
This is Not a Test BY Courtney Summers
Gone Girl: A Novel BY Gillian Flynn (recommended by You Fancy Me Mad)
The Hobbit BY J. R. R. Tolkien
No Time for Goodbye BY Linwood Barclay.
*War of the Worlds BY H G Wells
Albert of Adelaide BY Howard Anderson
Halting State BY Charles Stross
Deadline BY Mira Grant
Sister BY Rosamund Lupton
The Industry BY Rose Foster
*I Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story BY Glen Duncan
Jurassic Park BY Michael Crichton
House of Leaves BY Mark Z Danielewski
When God Was a Rabbit BY Sarah Winman
Lunar Park BY Bret Easton
*The Flame Alphabet BY Ben Marcus
*Flowers for Algernon BY Daniel Keyes
*Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1) BY Kate Atkinson
*Neverwhere BY Neil Gaiman
American Gods BY Neil Gaiman

* = Started at one time, not finished. Some will probably have to be read from the beginning.


  1. You must let me know what you think about Gone Girl!

    1. Will do! I went to buy it for Kindle, but it's so expensive so buying physical copy from Book Depo instead.

  2. 2012 wasn't a good reading year for me either! I'm excited to tackle the huge list of books I have to-read right now, goodreads is so nice to be able to keep track of it all.

  3. Interesting list! I'm reading Gone Girl now because everyone raved about it so much.
    Also, I love that you love dinosaurs. :) My son went through a major dinosaur phase and I admit, I got pretty into it too. I want my next tattoo to be a dinosaur for him.
    Thanks for linking up!!

    (Also, my button looks huge. Thanks for putting it up! but if you want a more uniform size to fit with your others, let me know. :)

    1. I just ordered it, and the other book on my list that I don't own, from Book Depo.

      Dinosaur tattoo's are adorable. My partner and I are planning on putting ourselves in dinosaur form on wedding invites.
      Going to fix up my side bar a bit this weekend, will contact you for a different sized button, thanks for the follow too =]

  4. I really want to read your first book on the list. I will have to add it to mine :)

    1. Somebody mentioned it on twitter and I bought it immediately! I haven't started reading it yet, but it's sitting on my couch.

  5. I loooooved Neverwhere! Great book choice! I also really want to read The Hobbit... I can't believe I haven't yet either! What a great movie too, I can' only imagine the novel.

  6. To be honest, The Hobbit is kind of boring but it is still a pretty great story if you can get past the dry writing
    It's The Journey

    1. I found that when I've tried reading it before, it sometimes takes me a bit to get started on a book but then I am fine once I manage to start it

  7. I read Gone Girl recently, it was really good! Not your average mystery - it keeps you on your toes! :)

    Happy reading!

  8. I've only read Gone Girl and The Hobbit from that list, but I really enjoyed both of them! I still need to see The Hobbit movie, though. :) Good luck!

  9. I, Lucifer is truly one of my favourite novels!
    Glen Duncan is such a talented writer.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome list.