2013 Reading


Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman*
Bamboo & Lace, Lori Wick
The Blue Castle, L. M. Montgomery*
Dead to the World, Charlaine Harris*
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows*
Hatteras Girl, Alice J. Wisler*
The Haunting of Maddy Clare, Simone St. James*
The Night Circus, Erin Morganstern
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman*
Pretense, Lori Wick
Sophie’s Heart, Lori Wick
Stillpoint, Marilyn Kok
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera*
These Girls, Sarah Pekkanen*
When She Woke, Hillary Jordan*
White Chocolate Moments, Lori Wick


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Erik Larson*
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading, Sara Nelson*
What’s the Difference?, the editors of mental_floss*

Young Adult/Children’s Literature

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, Kat Rosenfield*
Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams, L.M. Montgomery
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver*
BSC #10: Logan Likes Mary Anne, Ann M. Martin
BSC #65: Stacey’s Big Crush, Ann M. Martin
BSC #66: Maid Mary Anne, Ann M. Martin*
BSC #80: Mallory Pike, #1 Fan, Ann M. Martin*
BSC #126: The All-New Mallory Pike, Ann M. Martin
BSC Super Special #10: Sea City, Here We Come!, Ann M. Martin
BSC Friends Forever Super Special #1: Everything Changes, Ann M. Martin*
The Death Cure, James Dashner*
Delirium, Lauren Oliver*
Divergent, Veronica Roth*
The Elite, Kiera Cass*
Just One Day, Gayle Forman*
The Lonely Hearts Club, Elizabeth Eulberg
The Maze Runner, James Dashner*
A Million Suns, Beth Revis*
The Moon and More, Sarah Dessen*
More Than This, Patrick Ness*
Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver*
Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
Reached, Ally Condie*
Requiem, Lauren Oliver*
Scarlett Fever, Maureen Johnson
The Scorch Trials, James Dashner*
Smart Girls Get What They Want, Sarah Strohmeyer*
Stealing Parker, Miranda Kenneally*
Suite Scarlett, Maureen Johnson
Things I Can’t Forget, Miranda Kenneally*
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
What Happened to Goodbye?, Sarah Dessen

Comic Books/Graphic Novels

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, issues 1-20
The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense, Robert Kirkman*

Short Stories

  • Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”
  • Richard Connell: “The Most Dangerous Game”
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “The Yellow Wallpaper”
  • Ernest Hemingway: “Hills Like White Elephants”
  • Shirley Jackson: “The Lottery”
  • Ursula K. Leguin: “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
  • Lauren Oliver: “Alex”*
  • Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher”
  • Kurt Vonnegut: “2BR02B”*


  • Elizabeth Bishop: “One Art”
  • Billy Collins: “Some Days”
  • T.S. Eliot: “The Journey of the Magi”
  • Robert Frost: “Acquainted with the Night”
  • Seamus Heaney: “Digging”
  • Edgar Allan Poe: “Eldorado”
  • W. B. Yeats: “Easter 1916”

*refers to first-time reads (as I’m a frequent re-reader of my favorite books)

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