Books Read in 2013

(RIRI: Reason I Read It--something new I'm trying this year. Just a note to remind me why I decided to read each book.)

  1. Winter Town by Stephen Emond (own) RIRI: title was gifted to me during a holiday swap.
  2. Heroes for my Son by Brad Meltzer (from library) (adult nonfic) RIRI: contender for the high school summer reading list, and there's never enough nonfic on the list.
  3. Heads in Beds: a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality by Jacob Tomsky (from library) (adult nonfic) RIRI: read about it on the Unshelved newsletter, sounded really interesting!
  4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: I put both of Flynn's early works on hold immediately after finishing Gone Girl.
  5. The Namesake by Steven Parlato (ARC from publisher) RIRI: This is the third title I agreed to read from Merit Press, a new YA imprint.
  6. My Beautiful Failure by Janet Ruth Young (from library) RIRI: Big fan of Janet's work--anything she writes is automatically on my must-read list.
  7. The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (own) RIRI: my second reading, Gae is doing a Skype visit with my teens and I wanted to brush up!
  8. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (from library) RIRI: Enjoyed Break by Hannah and this story sounded really interesting.
  9. Just One Day by Gayle Forman (from library) RIRI: It's written by Gayle Forman. Duh.
  10. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (from library) RIRI: premise sounded interesting--ghosts and murder mystery.'
  11. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban (from library) RIRI: 2013 debut author.
  12. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (who is only writing this because his therapist said he had to, which stinks) by Susin Nielson (from library) RIRI: I can't remember why but I'm glad I did!
  13. Fall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo (from library) RIRI: 2013 debut author.
  1. What We Saw at Night by Jacqueline Mitchard (from library) RIRI: fan of her work.
  2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (from library) (juvenile fic) RIRI: I had heard wonderful things about it from other readers and my hold came in on ALA Awards day, when it was announced as the Newberry winner!
  3. Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder (from library) RIRI: have enjoyed Lisa's other works.
  4. Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando (from library) RIRI: award selection committee.
  5. 12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn by James Proimos (from library) RIRI: award selection committee.
  6. Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style: how to find your perfect look by Ann Shoket (from libarary) (nonfiction) RIRI: award committee
  7. Little Rock Girl 1957: how a photograph changed the fight for integration by Shelley Tougas (from library) (juvenile nonfiction) RIRI: for award committee
  8. The Book That Eats People by John Perry (from library) (picture book) RIRI: my children's librarian (also my work wife) said it was funny.
  9. Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino (from library) (picture book) RIRI: again, work wife said to. Also, my nickname was Doug in college. True story.
  10. My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak (from library) RIRI: Sendak's last work, and an homage to his brother. Very sad and sweet.
  11. The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: award committee contender (grades 9-12)
  12. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (from library) RIRI: reread for GSA book discussion at the local high school.
  13. Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt (from library) RIRI: 2013 debut author.
  14. The Ruining by Anna Collomore (from library) RIRI: I think she's a 2013 debut author.
  15. Crash by Lisa McMann (from library): RIRI: have enjoyed Lisa's other books.
  16. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (from library) RIRI: Won the Stonewall Award and was nominated for a bunch of others.

  1. The Zodiac Killer: Terror and Mystery by Brenda Haugen (from library) RIRI: Summer reading list contender
  2. Island Eyes, Island Skies by Richard Levine (own) RIRI: author provided in exchange for an honest review.
  3. Cross My Heart, Hope to Die (Lying Game #5) by Sara Shepard (from library) RIRI: I really want to know who killed Sutton.
  4. Leverage by Joshua Cohen (from library) RIRI: Summer reading list contender
  5. Who Done It? An Anthology conducted by Jon Scieszka (from library) RIRI: Uh, Jon Scieszka? David Levithan? Libba Bray? Jo Knowles? Should I go on?
  6. Requiem: Poems from the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko (from library) (nonfic) RIRI: award committee contender
  7. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: saw the movie and wanted to read the book.
  8. Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun (from library) (adult nonfic) RIRI: saw a blurb in EW
  9. Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson (from library) (nofic) RIRI: award committee contender
  10. Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain (from library) (adult nonfic) RIRI: saw a blurb in the Unshelved Book Club
  11. When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (arc) RIRI: I love Daisy Whitney and jumped at the chance to read this before it's released in June!
  12. Six Years by Harlan Coben (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: LOVE Harlan Coben!
  13. Bluefish by Pat Schmatz (from library) RIRI: award committee contender that was booktalked so  well that I had to add it to my to-read list.
  1. Rotten by Michael Northrop (eGalley) RIRI: Really liked Trapped and this story, about a boy and his dog, sounded really intriguing (it was!).
  2. Hysteria by Megan Miranda (from library) RIRI: sophomore work from Miranda.
  3. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: debut adult novel but I think it will have teen crossover appeal
  4. The Adults by Alison Espach (from library) (adult fic) RIRI: mentioned on the Unshelved newsletter and it sounded interesting. It wasn't.
  5. Four Secrets by Margaret Willey (from library) RIRI: been on my to-read list since I processed it at work.
  6. Period 8 by Chris Crutcher (from library) RIRI: premise sounded interesting.
  7. Out of the Easy by Ruta  Sepetys (from library) RIRI: interesting story.
  8. Shadowlands by Kate Brian (from library( RIRI: serial killer? yes, please!
  9. Panic by Sharon Draper (from library) RIRI: mysterious disappearance or abduction

  1. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (from library) RIR: sounded dark and disturbing, just my kind of read!
  2. Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (from library): RIRI: sounded interesting.
  3. The Sin-Eater's Confession by Ilsa Bick (from library): RIRI: sounded interesting.
  4. Nantucket Blue by (ARC) RIRI: loved the synopsis
  5. The Wave by Todd Strasser (from library): RIRI: one of my teens at the library was reading it in school and it sounded really intriguing.
  6. She Said/She Saw by Norah McClintock (from library) RIRI: hoping to entice one of my kids at juvenile detention!

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