Monday, January 06, 2014


I remembered that I liked to read last year. I think I had forgotten. Or I would only read on trips.

But last year, I started reading again, and remembered to get a library card. I started reading during the work. It was that boring. I started out reading on my breaks. Then I even started reading at my cubicle in between helping customers. Sad, but true. Helped make the day go by a little bit faster. And no one cared as long as I was doing what I needed to be doing the rest of the time.

Then I started a new job and liked it....and wasn't bored. So I wasn't reading during the day, but in the evenings at bedtime. I would pick up a book or my Kindle (love that thing!) with every intention of just reading a few chapters...but most of the time I would stay up way too late and finish reading the book I just started at 2am. So books aren't always good for me.

But the books I read were fun - mostly light reading and fiction. I kept track of what I read this year better than I usually do on Goodreads. I started reading this year sometime in July - I don't think I read hardly anything before that. But from July to the end of 2013, I was surprised to find that I had read 47 books.

My favorite books of 2013 were: 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- This was nonfiction that read like fiction and kept me interested even through the scientific parts, and it was set in Baltimore, so I enjoyed that part too.

Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis

- This was actually the second in a series and I hadn't read the first one but it was still good, as a stand-alone.

The Last Runaway by 

Fatherless by 

FATHERLESS vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition." And I don't usually like sci-fi

And these series were fun:

Angel Delaney Mysteries by Patricia Rushford

The Million Dollar Mysteries by 

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