2013: A Reading Year in Review

I have seen lots of “year in review” posts on WordPress lately, many of which are very well-written. I considered doing the same thing, but after lots of thought, I still didn’t know where to begin. Plus, while it was a busy year, I didn’t know exactly what to highlight. Places I went to? Events I participated in? People I saw? I had no idea how what to include in a post.

Then, it occurred to me.

I could write a year in review, focusing only on the books that I have read this past year.

So, here is the list of books that have made up my past year (in no particular order):

  1. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  2. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of The Three by Stephen King
  3. The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands by Stephen King
  4. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
  5. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of The Calla by Stephen King
  6. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King
  7. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  8. You: A Novel by Austin Grossman
  9. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  10. The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
  11. The Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick
  12. Vulcan’s Hammer by Philip K. Dick
  13. Virtual Light by William Gibson
  14. Idoru by William Gibson
  15. All Tomorrow’s Parties by William Gibson
  16. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
  17. The Chronicles of The Imaginarium Geographica, Book 2: The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen
  18. Power/Knowledge by Michel Foucault
  19. Understanding Popular Culture by John Fiske
  20. The Chronicles of Prydain I: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  21. The Chronicles of Prydain II: The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  22. The Chronicles of Prydain III: The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
  23. The Chronicles of Prydain IV: Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
  24. The Chronicles of Prydain V: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
  25. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
  26. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
  27. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
  28. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  29. Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
  30. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  31. Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
  32. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  33. Papertowns by John Green
  34. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  35. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  36. Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
  37. Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Those are the books from this past year that I have read, as far as I can remember that is. I would like to write reviews for some of these books as blog posts here, but cannot decide which ones and there are too many to do all of them.

So, I leave this you: if you see a book for which you would like me to write a review, then please leave me a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you all.

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