Friday, 3 January 2014

The books that I read in 2013


In 2013 I read a total of 71 books - It wasn't solid reading, I tend to read in bursts and then not read for a while in between. I enjoyed a lot of the books that I read, last year, but I also didn't enjoy a good deal of them too so them being on this list doesn't mean I consider them good, just means I read them. If you're planning on reading any of them and want to know what I thought then just let me know and I will happily chat to you about it, I love chatting about books!

Some people have asked that I do a post saying which books I'd recommend - As such I've done a post of the books I enjoyed the most, from this list. If they're not on there, and it's not on there, don't be offended, I probably enjoyed most of them well enough, but I just posted the ones I enjoyed the Most: 
http://www.petitmoi-bigworld.co.uk/2014/01/the-books-that-i-enjoyed-in-2013-follow.html


I tend not to review books too often but I'd really like to - I guess we'll see how this goes as the year goes on. I've reviewed a few of the books from my 2013 list, though, and if I have I'll make sure they're linked: 

  1. 'The Wind Singer - Book 1 of The Wind on Fire series' - William Nicholson
  2. 'Slaves of the Mastery - Book 2 of The Wind on Fire series ' -William Nicholson 
  3. 'Firesong - Book 3 of The Wind on Fire series' - William Nicholson
  4. 'The Christmas Train' - David Baldacci
  5. 'The Gift' - Deb Stover 
  6. 'Every Seventh Wave' - Daniel Glattauer
  7. 'What's Left of Me' - Kat Zhang
  8. 'Gone Girl' - Gillian Flynn
  9. 'Wicked' - Gregory Maguire
  10. 'Bitter Blood' (Book 13 Morganville Vampires) - Rachel Caine
  11. 'Fall of Night' (Book 14 Morganvilla Vampires) - Rachel Caine
  12. 'The Fallen Star' - Jesicca Sorensen
  13. 'The Underworld' - Jessica Sorensen
  14. 'The Vision' - Jessica Sorensen
  15. 'The Promise' - Jessica Sorensen 
  16. 'Storm Front' - Jim Butcher
  17. 'Fool Moon' - Jim Butcher
  18. 'Grave Peril' - Jim Butcher
  19. 'Summer Knight' - Jim Butcher
  20. 'Death Masks' - Jim Butcher
  21. 'Blood Rites' - Jim Butcher
  22. 'Dead Beat' - Jim Butcher
  23. 'Proven Guilty' - Jim Butcher
  24. 'White Night' - Jim Butcher
  25. 'Small Favour' - Jim Butcher
  26. 'Turn Coat' - Jim Butcher
  27. 'Changes' - Jim Butcher
  28. 'Ghost Story' - Jim Butcher
  29. 'Cold Days' - Jim Butcher
  30. 'Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files' - Jim Butcher
  31. 'Mummy Fever - Mission Accomplished' - Charlotte Pearson
  32. 'Buddah in the Attic' - Julie Otsuka
  33. 'Oath Bound' - Rachel Vincent
  34. 'The Bone Quill' - John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
  35. 'Furies of Calderon' - Jim Butcher
  36. 'Academ's Fury' - Jim Butcher
  37. 'Cursor's Fury' - Jim Butcher
  38. 'Captain's Fury' - Jim Butcher
  39. 'Princep's Fury' - Jim Butcher
  40. 'First Lord's Fury' - Jim Butcher
  41. 'Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant)' - Ben Arronovitch
  42. 'Moon Over Soho (PC Peter Grant)' - Ben Arronovitch
  43. 'Whispers Underground (PC Peter Grant)' - Ben Arronovitch
  44. 'Broken Homes (PC Peter Grant) - Ben Arronovitch
  45. 'Fallen' - Lauren Kate
  46. 'Torment' - Lauren Kate
  47. 'Passion' - Lauren Kate
  48. 'Rapture' - Lauren Kate
  49. 'The Mortal Instruments 1 - City of Bones' - Cassandra Clare
  50. 'The Mortal Instruments 2 - City of Ashes' - Cassandra Clare
  51. 'The Mortal Instruments 3 - City of Glass' - Cassandra Clare
  52. 'The Mortal Instruments 4 - City of Fallen Angels' - Cassandra Clare
  53. 'The Mortal Instruments 5 - City of Lost Souls' - Cassandra Clare
  54. 'The Killing Hour' - Lisa Gardner
  55. 'The Survivors Club' - Lisa Gardner
  56. 'One Step Too Far' - Tina Seskis
  57. 'I am Number Four' - Pittacus Lore
  58. 'The Power of Six' - Pittacus Lore
  59. 'The Rise of Nine' - Pitacus Lore
  60. 'The Fall of Five' - Pittacus Lore
  61. 'I am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones' - Pittacus Lore
  62. 'The Half-Life of Hannah' - Nick Alexander
  63. 'Good Girl, Bad Girl' - Christopher Finch
  64. 'You Know What You Have To Do' - Bonnie Shimko
  65. 'Confessions of an Angry Girl' - Louise Rozett
  66. 'Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend' - Louise Rozett
  67. 'Rook' - Daniel O'Malley
  68. 'Among Others' - Jo Walton
  69. 'My animals and other family' - Claire Balding
  70. 'The Dragon Legacy' - Jane Hunt
  71. 'The Taming of the Tights' - Louise Rennison
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10 comments:

  1. Have you read the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare? I must say that I much preferred them to the Mortal Instruments :)
    Amy xx

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    1. No, I've not read them, thanks though I'll keep an eye out for them xx

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  2. Thanks for the list! I have been wanting some new reads, currently reading Gone Girl and i can't put it down... love it!

    Claire xx
    Claire does beauty

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  3. Are there any from there that you would recommend? x

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    1. I was thinking about that, I'm thinking I'll edit the post to include a note of which I'd recommend - Have you got twitter or an email address etc? I'll let you know once I've updated it xx

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  4. Dang, you put me to shame haha! Your list is totally motivating me to read more. =)

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    1. Ooh well that can only be a good thing!

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  5. What an impressive list!! How do you find the time to read, shop, blog and run a home???

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    1. I don't run the whole of the house, I live with my mum so just deal with the parts my son, fiance and I are in (though our bedroom is testament to lack of time!) - Also reading is one of the only things I do in my free time, bad health means I can't do a lot once evening comes around... and most importantly... I read freakishly fast, always have done! I'm on my 5th book this year and really haven't spent That long reading, I'd say I read for 6 months of the year and not for the other 6 :D

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