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Books Read 2013 January 17, 2013

(New baby this year, taking a break from linking and reviewing, except for starring some I particularly liked. Also, tracking how I read this year, for my own amusement mostly. Marking book club assignments with a #.)

  1. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Kindle, purchased)
  2. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear (Kindle, purchased)
  3. Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian (Kindle, library)
  4. Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Kindle, library)
  5. The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian (Kindle, library)
  6. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Kindle, library)
  7. The Zero by Jess Walter (Kindle, library)
  8. **The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce (Kindle, library)
  9. Knit One Pearl One: A Beach Street Knitting Society Novel by Gil McNeil (Kindle, library)
  10. The Girl Who Could Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork (Kindle, library)
  11. The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Classen (paperback, gift)
  12. We the Animals by Justin Torres (Kindle, library)
  13. #**Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (Kindle, purchased)
  14. **Carry the One by Carol Anshaw (Hardback, library)
  15. Among Others by Jo Walton (Kindle, library)
  16. **City of Woman by David Gillham (hardback, library)
  17. Wild (From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) by Cheryl Strayed (Kindle, library)
  18. The Lifeboat: A Novel by Charlotte Rogan (Hardback, library)
  19. **The News from Spain : Seven Variations on a Love Story by Joan Wickersham (Hardback, library)
  20. #The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker (Hardback, library)
  21. **Heft by Liz Moore (Hardback, library)
  22. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (Kindle, library)
  23. Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein (hardback, library)
  24. **The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Kindle, library)
  25. Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (Hardback, library)
  26. The Double Game by Dan Fesperman (Kindle, library)
  27. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Kindle, library)
  28. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Kindle, library)
  29. **Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (Hardback, library)
  30. **The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (Kindle, library)
  31. #Duncan, Son of Sagira by E. C. Holley (Kindle, purchased)
  32. Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi (paperback, library)
  33. **On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry (Kindle, library)
  34. Frozen Heat by Richard Castle (Kindle, purchased) 
  35. The Weed That String’s the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley (Kindle, library)
  36. #**The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Kindle, library)
  37. **Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Hardback, library)
  38. The Middlesteins: A Novel by Jami Attenberg
  39. **A Good Hard Look: A Novel of Flannery O’Connor by Ann Napolitano (Kindle, library)
  40. **Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel by Graham Joyce (Kindle, library)
  41. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Kindle, library)
  42. Insurgent (Divergent) by Veronica Roth (Kindle, library)
  43. **The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey (Hardback, library)
  44. **The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (Kindle, library)
  45. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (Kindle, library)
  46. **Tell The Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt (Kindle, library)
  47. The Bum’s Rush (A Leo Waterman Mystery) by G.M. Ford (Kindle, Amazon library)
  48. **Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Julianne Garey (Hardback, library)
  49. Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Hardback, library)
  50. C by Tom McCarthy (paperback, library)
  51. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (Kindle, library)
  52. **Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Kindle, library)
  53. **Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (Hardback, library)
  54. Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James (paperback, library)
  55. **The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Kindle, library)
  56. The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan by Jean Zimmerman (paperback, library)
  57. Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott (paperback, library)
  58. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (A Flavia de Luce Mystery) by Alan Bradley (Kindle, library)
  59. **The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht (Kindle, library)
  60. A Hologram for the King by David Eggers (paperback, library)
  61. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (hardback, library)
  62. Speaking From Among The Bones (A Flavia de Luce Mystery) by Alan Bradley (Hardback, library)
  63. **The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (paperback, library)
  64. **In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel by Vaddey Ratner (paperback, library)
  65. The Red House by Mark Haddon (paperback, library)
  66. The Invisible Ones: A Novel by Stef Penney (paperback, library)
  67. **The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don’t by Nate Silver (hardback, library)
  68. **Tinkers by Paul Harding (Kindle, library)
  69. #Collapse by Richard Stephenson (paperback, library)
  70. Sweet Tooth: A Novel by Ian McEwan (paperback, library)
  71. Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift (paperback, library)
  72. A Million Heavens by John Brandon (paperback, library)
  73. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar: A Novel by Suzanne Joinson(paperback, library)
  74. **Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (Kindle, library)
  75. **Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris (Kindle, library)
  76. Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Kindle, library)
  77. Daughter’s Keeper by Ayelet Waldman (Kindle, library)
  78. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (Kindle, library)
  79. **Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Kindle, library)
  80. Zoli: A Novel by Colum McCann (Kindle, library)
  81. Deadly Heat by Richard Castle (Kindle, purchased)
  82. **A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel by Anthony Marra (Kindle, library)
  83. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (Kindle, library)
  84. The Shining Girls: A Novel by Lauren Beukes (Kindle, library)
  85. **Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson (Kindle, library)
  86. #The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Kindle, purchased)
  87. #The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Kindle, library)
  88. Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt (paperback, library)
  89. Farther Away: Essays by Jonathan Franzen (paperback, library)
  90. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro (paperback, purchased)
  91. #A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Kindle, library)
  92. **The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach (Kindle, library)
  93. Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol (Kindle, library)
  94. **How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (paperback, library)
  95. From Away by David Carkeet (paperback, library)
  96. **Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel (Kindle, library)
  97. The Family Man by Elinor Lipman (hardback, library)
  98. Loyalty: a novel by Ingrid Thoft (hardback, library)
  99. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (hardback, library)
  100. **The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Kindle, library)
  101. **The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel by Adam Johnson (Kindle, library)
  102. **Peace: A Novel by Richard Bausch (Hardcover, library)
  103. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman (Kindle, library)
  104. Spartina by John Casey (paperback, library)
  105. **Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (hardback, library)
  106. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (paperback, gift)
  107. Fire by Kristin Cashore (Kindle, library)
 

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