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.

13 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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. :)

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    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 =]

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

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    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.

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  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.

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  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
    --Erinn
    It's The Journey

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    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

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

    Happy reading!

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  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!

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

    Thanks for sharing this awesome list.

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