Thursday, January 2, 2014

A bunch of books I read last year that I am totally going to write about here one day I promise.

So the second-last time I posted here, almost a year ago, I wrote that one of my New Years resolutions was to read less books & do more work & other stuff & that clearly didn't go very well because Goodreads has kindly informed me that I read sixty books in 2013* which is quite a lot considering I also started writing one & editing another & I had a baby in April & there aren't actually sixty weeks in a year. Yay me?

*Or fifty-nine, with one read twice, comprising of: thirty-seven YA (or thirty-six with one read twice), ten MG/children’s, seven sci-fi /fantasy, two literary, one crime, one chick lit, one non-fiction, one graphic novel. Fifteen were re-reads, six were read because I had to teach a class on them, and three were so bad I almost didn’t finish them.

Here is my favourite book of the year: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s so good I read it twice. Did I mention I read it twice? I’m going to go read it again.

Here is a list of books now added to my all-time favourites:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (I read it twice, you know)
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Code Name Verity by Elisabeth Wein
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margot Lanagan
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Here is a list of other 2013 favourites:
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale
Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Okay, now all I have to do is write a review for each of these to convince you all that you need to read them too. If only I had some way of making some kind of plan to do so - a resolution, one might say - & post more here…

In the (highly unlikely I swear) event that this doesn't happen, you can also find me on Twitter (@moirawithatrema) & Tumblr (ecritureacreature) where I write about books & poems & little snippits of life with a great deal more regularity than I do here.

Happy New Year!

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