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Books Read in 2013

An ongoing list. Since I can’t seem to remember to update Goodreads, and some of what I’m reading will be Advanced Reader Copies(ARC) for work.


Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy #2) – Suzanne Collins, YA Fiction (dystopian)

Game of Thrones (completed second half) – George R. R. Martin,  Fantasy

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley, Science Fiction, Classics

Fever (Chemical Garden Trilogy #1) – Lauren DeStefano, YA Science Fiction (dystopian, genetics)

The Voyeurs – Gabrielle Bell,  Graphic Memoir

Eve and Adam – Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate, YA Science Fiction (genetics)

The Resurrectionist – E. B. Hudspeth (ARC), Fiction (Magical Realism?)


Firecracker – David Iverson (ARC), YA Fiction (Realistic, contemporary)

Song of the Vikings – Nancy Marie Brown, Non-fiction, History (Snorri and Norse Mythology)

Calling Dr. Laura – Nicole Georges, Graphic Memoir

Not Exactly A Love Story – Audrey Couloumbis, YA Fiction (Realistic, historical – 1970s)

Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner,  YA Fiction (dystopian)


Abelard – Renaud Dillies and Regis Hautier, Graphic Novel

Chickenhare – Chris Grine, Middle Grade Graphic Novel

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler (ARC), Fiction (historical)

The Testing – Joelle Charbonneau (ARC), YA Fiction (dystopian)

Hilda and the Bird Parade – Luke Pearson, Middle Grade Graphic Novel

The Round House – Louise Erdrich, Fiction

Island of the Aunts – Eva Ibbotson, Middle Grade Fiction

de: Tales – Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, Graphic Novel (short stories)


Orleans – Sherri L. Smith, YA Fiction (dystopian/alternate history-then-future)

Foiled! – Jane Yolen, YA Graphic Novel (fantasy)

The Diviners – Libba Bray, YA Fiction (1920s, magical realism?, maybe just fantasy)

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris, Essays


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass – Meg Medina, YA Fiction (realistic – bullying)


About starbatt

A lady who reads books and takes pictures, enjoying life as a bookseller from one day to the next. I love road trips, well-crafted language, a fresh storyline, and kick-butt female leads that make me strive for more in life.

2 responses to “Books Read in 2013

  1. Betsy ⋅

    How did you like Eve & Adam? I’ve checked it out two or three times but just never get around to it.

    • starbatt

      I enjoyed it. Not at all what I was expecting. I read it because it was a gift from a friend who has an amazing knowledge of childrens/YA books. It’s a first romance, but told from equal parts boy and girl points of view. And it’s an honest telling of one, even though what’s going on around them is obviously science fiction. Plus it was fast-paced and packed with enough action to keep any reader interested.

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