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Read in 2013, Part II

Organized by author last name, rereads starred. Links are to my reviews.

Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson
Wayfarer by R. J. Anderson
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
Slightly Wicked by Mary Balogh
Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh
Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh*
Shield of Stars by Hilari Bell*
Sword of Waters by Hilari Bell*
Crown of Earth by Hilari Bell*
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett*

The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell*
The Red Trailer Mystery by Julie Campbell*
The Gatehouse Mystery by Julie Campbell*
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
United We Spy by Ally Carter
The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima*
The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima*
The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie*
The Landry News by Andrew Clements*
The School Story by Andrew Clements*
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper*

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Seven Day Magic by Edward Eager*
The Time Garden by Edward Eager*
The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager*

The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
Stray by Andrea K. Host*
Lab Rat One by Andrea K. Host*
Caszandra by Andrea K. Host*

Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones*
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster*

The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
Making it Last by Ruthie Knox
Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox
The View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg*

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
Her Favorite Rival by Sarah Mayberry
Her Favorite Temptation by Sarah Mayberry
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery*

Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling*

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Dark Moon Defender by Sharon Shinn*
Royal Heirs by Sharon Shinn
Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith
Blood Spirits by Sherwood Smith*
Revenant Eve by Sherwood Smith
Family Shoes by Noel Streatfield*
Movie Shoes by Noel Streatfield*
Skating Shoes by Noel Streatfield*
Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfield*
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner*
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner*

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White*
The Mouse That Roared by Leonard Wibberly
The Dragon's Tooth by N. D. Wilson
The Drowned Vault by N. D. Wilson

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

The high points:
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Dragon's Tooth by N. D. Wilson
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Lab Rat One (and the beginning of Caszandra) by Andrea K. Host
Coronets and Steel and Blood Spirits by Sherwood Smith
Project Nostalgia once again, and especially the few reviews I wrote of old favorites.

There were quite a few low points, too. I wasn't impressed with Allegiant, Ancillary Justice, Quintana of Charyn, or the Rainbow Rowell Printz contenders. And I didn't find any of the Newbery contenders particularly compelling.

The numbers by genre:
YA (includes fantasy): 37
Middle Grade (includes fantasy): 27
Fantasy and Paranormal: 9
Science Fiction: 3
Romance: 10
Mystery: 2
Other: 4


I really want to count up by numbers in genre, but it was just clearly something I wasn't going to do tonight, haha.

I have Sorrow's Knot out from the library, but I am just not doing good at reading library books right now!
There's always tomorrow :)

It's really good. Keep renewing it until you get to it!
Wow--congratulations on so many books! That is an awesome accomplishment, and I am going to have to go through and mark some of these to look into the next time I'm at the library! :D
Thanks! I'm really happy with the amount I read this year.

You do that :D Let me know which you choose and what you think of them, too!