Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2013 Reading List

It's nearly a new year and you know what that means: My 2013 Reading List!
To be perfectly honest, I love making lists, but have a hard time sticking to them.
This is especially the case with books because I so easily get distracted by another book.
And another book.
And another book.
And so on.
I'm hoping that this year I will be a little better about it.
For my Summer of the Classics, I did actually read a few of the ones on my list!
I was VERY happy with myself.
So now, I am keeping the books on my summer list that I didn't read, and adding to it for this year.
Since this is a year long list rather than just for summer, maybe I'll actually read most of these!
The first book I really should finish is The Casual Vancancy.

My 2013 Reading List

  • Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (I am going to start this one over....)
  • House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
  • Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
  • Anthony Adverse, by Hervey Allen
  • From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
  • Now or Never or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright, by Oliver Optic
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
  • Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Ulysses, by James Joyce (Okay, this is more wishful thinking, because I have tried reading this before and just couldn't get into it....but I am so willing to try again!)
  • Utopia, by Thomas More
  • History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding
  • Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte
  • Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe
  • The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  • Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo

  • A Song of Ice and Fire: A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin
  • Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Arctic Incident, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Eternity Code, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Opal Deception, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Lost Colony, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Time Paradox, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Atlantis Complex, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Last Guardian, by Eoin Colfer
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
  • Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
  • The Time-Traveling Fashionista, by Bianca Turetsky
  • The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, by Bianca Turetsky
  • Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami
  • Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming (James Bond)

  • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester
  • The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
  • The Science of Star Wars, by Jeanne Cavelos
  • Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky
  • Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward
  • The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice, by Klemet Preus
  • Jane Austen: A Life, by Claire Tomalin
  • Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit
  • Tea: The Drink that Changed the World, by Laura C. Martin
  • The German Genius, by Peter Watson (A continuation of reading...)

Note that I have separated the books out into sections. The top section is classics and old books. The middle is newer fiction, and the bottom is non-fiction. I have challenged myself to read ten non-fiction books in 2013. This will be difficult, because I have a really hard time reading non-fiction. But my list is all things that should really, really interest me.


  1. I loved, loved, loved Cranford and The Book Thief! I hope you have a great year of reading in 2013.