2013 Book Challenge Results
Happy New Year, my dear readers!
For me, 2013 was a year of transition and change. I graduated from college, my home away from home, and took my first bold steps into the corporate world as a full-time marketing professional. In 2013, I began to take control of my own finances, moved into my first non-college-affiliated apartment, mastered the art of making delicious smoothies and even learned the basic fundamentals of football! It was a year of both opportunity and nostalgia, of love and loss, of letting go of the past and discovering new horizons.
What 2013 was not, however, was a year of abundant reading. Every year, I aim to read as many books as possible in order to de-stress and gain a little inspiration in the process. In 2013, the number of books I read dwindled from the previous years, although many were fantastic reads! (I even reviewed Jen Glantz’s book, All My Friends Are Engaged, on my blog!)
Below is a list of the books I read this year. (Click for recaps from 2011 and 2012.)
1. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1/15/13)
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2/5/13)
3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (3/1/13)
4. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (3/11/13)
5. Going Bovine by Libba Bray (3/21/13)
6. Summer Rush by Gabrielle Upshur (4/3/13)
7. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (6/7/13)
8. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (7/18/13)
9. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (8/26/13)
10. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (12/5/13)
11. All My Friends Are Engaged by Jen Glantz (12/19/13) – Book Review: All My Friends Are Engaged
Hoping for more wonderful books in 2014! Any suggestions in the new year?
7 Replies to “2013 Book Challenge Results”
1, 3, and 9 are some of my all-time favorite books!
They were great books! I was sad to hear that Ned Vizzini passed away recently. I still want to see the movies for “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and “The Book Thief.” Have you watched them yet?
I watched “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and it was fantastic! I have yet to see “The Book Thief”, but it is definitely on my list.
I’ll definitely have to check the movie out then! 🙂
I’ve been wanting to read The Beautiful and Damned! How does it compare to The Great Gatsby?
I liked it! I’m not sure which one I enjoyed more but I’d say the characters were a little more unlikable in The Beautiful and Damned, in my opinion! Either way, definitely worth the read. 🙂