My 2013 Reads

Happy New Year! I just know that 2014 is going to be a great year!

My new year's resolution in 2012 was to read 50 books, which I did, but I decided I wasn't going to have a reading resolution in 2013. I did want to keep track of what I read, because what can I say, I like lists! 

  1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl*
  2. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  3. Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
  4. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare*
  6. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  7. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Piley
  8. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  9. All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
  10. See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit by Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs
  11. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
  12. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  13. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
  14. Legend by Marie Lu*
  15. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  16. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  17. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  18. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg*
  19. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (coming April 15, 2014)
  20. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 
  21. The Lonely Hearts Club by me (there's a reason I had to re-read it!)
  22. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
  23. Exile by Kevin Emerson (coming April 29, 2014)
  24. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle*
  25. Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
  26. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  27. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block*
  28. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt (coming May 6, 2014)
  29. United We Spy by Ally Carter
  30. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  31. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr*
  32. Rotten by Michael Northrup
  33. The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
  34. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (coming May 13, 2014)
  35. Only Everything by Kieran Scott (coming May 6, 2014)
  36. Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu (coming May 13, 2014)
  37. Noggin by John Corey Whaley (coming April 8, 2014)
  38. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (coming April 15, 2014)

*denotes book club book

I'm not going to single out any particular book because I loved so many of these books. But I do have to say that I can't even get over how many AMAZING books are coming out in April and May. Every single one of them is truly wonderful, and I was honored to give blurbs to a few (Exile, Open Road Summer, The Chapel Wars, Only Everything, and Life by Committee). All of the spring books deserve to be put on your spring to-read list (along with Better Off Friends, of course). ;-)  

It'll be interesting to see how many books I read this year, I'm starting off by reading Kate Atkinson's Life After Life. What's on your to-read pile for 2014?

Happy reading! Elizabeth