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Books I Read In 2013

Once again: the full list of books I read in the past year. Not counted are comic books, graphic novels, fanfics, works in progress that I have edited or beta-read, or webcomics.

Titles behind the cut-tag.

1. The Door Into Sunset, Diane Duane
2. Deadline, Mira Grant
3. Blackout, Mira Grant
4. Discount Armageddon, Seanan McGuire
5. Among Others, Jo Walton
6. The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
7. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein
8. Dodger, Terry Pratchett (first time)
9. The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket
10. The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket
11. The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket
12. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography, Lemony Snicket
13. Matilda, Roald Dahl
14. The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket
15. The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket
16. The Hostile Hospital, Lemony Snicket (first time)
17. The Carnivorous Carnival, Lemony Snicket (first time)
18. The Witches, Roald Dahl
19. Mossflower, Brian Jacques
20. The Slippery Slope, Lemony Snicket (first time)
21. Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughart
22. Mariel of Redwall, Brian Jacques
23. A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis (first time)
24. Mattimeo, Brian Jacques (unfinished)
25. The Grim Grotto, Lemony Snicket (first time)
26. The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket (first time)
27. The End, Lemony Snicket (first time)
28. The Last of the Wine, Mary Renault (first time)
29. Fire From Heaven, Mary Renault (first time)
30. The Persian Boy, Mary Renault (first time)
31. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault (first time)
32. Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis
33. Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
34. Tunnel in the Sky, Robert Heinlein
35. A Sudden Wild Magic, Diana Wynne Jones (first time)
36. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
37. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
38. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
39. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
40. Shardik, Richard Adams (first time)
41. Shadowplay, Jo Clayton
42. Shadowkill, Jo Clayton
43. Hellspark, Janet Kagan
44. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin (first time)
45. Shards of Honor, Lois McMaster Bujold
46. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
47. Who Could That Be At This Hour?, Lemony Snicket (first time)
48. Heidi, Johanna Spyri
49. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
50. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
51. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
52. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
53. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
54. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
55. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
56. If We Could Hear the Grass Grow, Eleanor Craig
57. The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Ursula K. LeGuin
58. Nation, Terry Pratchett (first time)
59. Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, Astrid Lindgren
60. The Sky So Big And Black, John Barnes
61. The Star Beast, Robert Heinlein (first time)
62. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
63. Revolt in 2100, Robert Heinlein (first time)
64. The Cat who Walks Through Walls, Robert A. Heinlein
65. The Man who Sold the Moon, Robert A. Heinlein
66. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
67. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
68. The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
69. The Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
70. Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George
71. A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (first time)
72. Orsinian Tales, Ursula K. LeGuin
73. The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
74. Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper
75. Greenwitch, Susan Cooper
76. The Grey King, Susan Cooper
77. Silver on the Tree, Susan Cooper
78. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
79. The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
80. The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
81. Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik
82. Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik (first time)
83. Inda, Sherwood Smith
84. The Fox, Sherwood Smith
85. King's Shield, Sherwood Smith
86. The Kobayashi Maru, Julia Ecklar
87. Traitor Winds, L.A. Graf
88. Death Count, L.A. Graf
89. The Dark Crystal, A.C.H. Smith
90. Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers
91. Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy Sayers
92. The Swing in the Summerhouse, Jane Langton
93. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
94. Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis
95. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis
96. The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
97. The Horse and His Boy, C.S. Lewis
98. The Magician's Nephew, C.S. Lewis
99. The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis
100. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
101. The Last of the Wine, Mary Renault
102. Fire From Heaven, Mary Renault
103. The Persian Boy, Mary Renault
104. The King Must Die, Mary Renault
105. Funeral Games, Mary Renault (first time)
106. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
107. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
108. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
109. Among Others, Jo Walton
110. The Praise Singer, Mary Renault (first time)
111. The Lady's Not For Burning, Christopher Fry
112. The Time of the Dark, Barbara Hambly
113. The Walls of Air, Barbara Hambly
114. The Armies of Daylight, Barbara Hambly
115. Mother of Winter, Barbara Hambly
116. Icefalcon's Quest, Barbara Hambly
117. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
118. House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
119. On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder
120. By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder
121. The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder
122. Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
123. These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder
124. The First Four Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder
125. Julie, Jean Craighead George (first time)
126. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
127. Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
128. A Local Habitation, Seanan McGuire
129. An Artificial Night, Seanan McGuire
130. Late Eclipses, Seanan McGuire
131. Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire (first time)
132. Finder, Emma Bull
133. A Wizard of Mars, Diane Duane
134. Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
135. The Door Into Fire, Diane Duane
136. The Door Into Shadow, Diane Duane
137. The Door Into Sunset, Diane Duane
138. Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik
139. Liavek, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
140. Liavek: The Players of Luck, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
141. Liavek: Wizard’s Row, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
142. Liavek: Spells of Binding, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
143. Countdown, Mira Grant
144. The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, Mira Grant (first time)
145. Liavek: Festival Week, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
146. How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea, Mira Grant (first time)
147. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson (first time)
148. Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott
149. Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott (first time)
150. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
151. Firestarter, Stephen King
152. Kim, Rudyard Kipling (first time)
153. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (first time)
154. Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
155. The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain (first time)
156. Among Others, Jo Walton
157. Puck of Pook's Hill, Rudyard Kipling (first time)
158. The Dark Crystal, A.C.H. Smith
159. The Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey (first time)
160. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (first time)
161. The Jungle Book (Vol. 1), Rudyard Kipling
162. The Jungle Book (Vol. 2), Rudyard Kipling
163. The Shining, Stephen King
164. Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, Pt. 1), Tamora Pierce (first time)
165. Five Children and It, E. Nesbit (first time)
166. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
167. The Lady's Not For Burning, Christopher Fry
168. The Man who Knew Too Much, G.K. Chesterton (first time)
169. Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein (first time)
170. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
171. The Last Hero, Terry Pratchett
172. Bleak House, Charles Dickens (first time)
173. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
174. The Brothers Lionheart, Astrid Lindgren
175. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu
176. The Dubious Hills, Pamela Dean (first time)
177. The Giver, Lois Lowry


Since I've got six years of data now, I figured it was time to start analyzing trends!

My first-time-read count is 42 this year (24% of total books), up from 32 (20% of total) last year. My five most-read authors (by book count) this year were Lemony Snicket, Mary Renault, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Laura Ingalls Wilder; last year's were Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Naomi Novik, and Sherwood Smith.

My five most-read authors over these six years are Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen King, Diane Duane, and Naomi Novik. My most reread books are William Gibson's Pattern Recognition (nine times in six years) and Jo Walton's Among Others (six times in two years).

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