2013 in Books

I have never kept any sort of count or list of how many books I get through. I can only guess that the undoubtedly ridiculously high number would demonstrate how poor my social life is (or at least was, until I got my act together). In order to rectify my previous lack of reading awareness, I intend to list here the titles of books I finish in 2013. I'm not aiming for any particular limit, all I want is to be able to look at the list on the 1st January 2014 and feel pleased (with a hint of smugness) with my achievement.

Basically, this is a solely selfish endeavour from which only I will benefit. Pretty standard then. 

January
1. The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
3. The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
5. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
6. Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

February
7. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
8. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
9. The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
10. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
11. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
12. Night by Elie Wiesel
13. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
14. Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell
15. Roy Lichtenstein by Alastair Sooke
16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
17. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

March
18. Property by Valerie Martin
19. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
20. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
21. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
22. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer
23. Lighthousekeeping by Jeannette Winterson
24. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

April
25. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
26. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
27. The Honey Thief by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman
28. Maybe This Time by Alois Hotschnig
29. Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley

May
30. The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes
31. Yellow Tulips by James Fenton (poetry)
32. Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald
33. The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barbery
34. If I Close My Eyes Now by Edney Silvestre
35. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

June
36. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
37. Ignorance by Michele Roberts
38. Where D'You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
39. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
40. The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
41. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

July
42. Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley
43. The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon
44. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
45. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
46. Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
47. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
48. The Pre-War House by Alison Moore

August
49. Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
50. Ransom by David Malouf
51. The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
52. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
53. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
54. Emma by Jane Austen
55. Fifty Shades of Feminism (anthology)

September
56. The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson
57. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
58. May We Be Forgiven by A.M Homes
59. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
60. To the Fair Land by Lucienne Boyce
61. Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
62. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

October
63. Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
64. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
65. The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh
66. Havisham by Ronald Frame
67. The War with the Newts by Karel Capek
68. Gracianna by Trini Amador 

November
69. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
70. Getting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywood
71. Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablos Villalobos
72. Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd
73. The Testimony by James Smyth
74. At Least You're in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell

December
75. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
76. Fear by Stefan Zweig
77. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
78. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
79. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

2013 DNFs
1. The Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker
2. The Absolutist by John Boyne
3. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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