2013 book challenge finale!

Hey all, it’s no longer 2013!!

And I finished my 100 book challenge for 2013, ending up with a grand total of 101 books. (Way easier to explain than Dalmatians, for sure).

The first half of my 101 book list is here!

56. The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen
57. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro (dnf)
58. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
59. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
60. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
61. Beyonders by Brandon Mull (dnf)
62. Johnny Wander Vol 1: Don’t Burn The House Down by Yuko Ota & Ananth Panagariya
62. Johnny Wander Vol 2: Escape to New York by Yuko Ota & Ananth Panagariya
63. Johnny Wander Vol 3: Ballad of Laundry Cat by Yuko Ota & Ananth Panagariya
64. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
65. Sweet Silver Blues by Glen Cook
66. Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
67. Pirate King by Laurie R. King
68. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (dnf)
69. Queen of Sorcery by David Eddigns
70. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
71. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
72. The Pirates! Versus the Scientists by Gideon Defoe
73. The Child Thief by Brom (dnf)
74. The Shattering by Karen Healey
75. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
76. Aegypt by John Crowley (dnf)
77. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
78. The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
79. The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus (dnf)
80. The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones
81. Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
82. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
83. Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
84. Six-Gun Snow White by Cathrynne Valente
85. The Serialist by David Gordon
86. Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey
87. Eve by Anna Carey
88. Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
89. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
90. Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
91. Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore
92. House of Many Ways by Mercedes Lackey
93. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
94. League of Somebodies by Samuel Sattin (dnf)
95. Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey
96. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
97. Winds of Change by Mercedes Lackey
98. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
99. Winds of Fury by Mercedes Lackey
100. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (dnf)
101. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

My Top Recommended for this year:

The Seance by John Harwood
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
Six-Gun Snow White by Cathrynne Valente

I’m actually kind of surprised I made it to 100 books! I barely made it. Once I moved and lost my daily 2 hour commute, my reading time has gone seriously downhill. Right now I am running through the entirety of the Harry Potter Series, I’m about to re-read book 3, and I’m loving this re-read.

For 2014 I’m setting a goal of 50 books, instead of 100. I’m curious as to how long it will take me to get to 50, as well as looking forward to accomplishing this goal relatively early on in the year.

I also intend to finish all of the series I have started:
The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
The Belgariad by David Eddings
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

And continuing to enjoy reading at a breakneck speed!

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3 thoughts on “2013 book challenge finale!

  1. Wow! I am seriously impressed. You just inspired me to see how many I come up with from my night stand and Audible history. I’m guessing 30 at the most, but that is about 20 more than I’ve read each year before I started the 2 hours of MAX commuting.

  2. Hi there, just thought you might like to know about the bat in your pics, the one with the really cute face…….he is a spectacled flying fox from Australia and he was an orphan because his mum was killed by a paralysis tick. He was named Peanut and cared for by my friend Sharlene Kemp who is a wildlife carer in her “spare” time….you can look her up on facebook if you like. Tolga Bat Hospital is another good place to look up about bats. Sharlene also took that pic of Peanut, he was such a cute baby. He was looked after at her place in far north Queensland until he was ready to go to crèche with other young bats so they learn to socialise before they are released in the big wide world. Many of the bats are listed as endangered and lots of the mothers die from ticks or electrocution. Recently our moronic government allowed the councils to try and move bat colonies (even though colonies are only like motels and don’t stay in one place all year round) and if the mothers are chased off the babies will die of starvation and dehydration. Just recently we have had a heat wave in the south of Queensland that has killed thousands of bats, it was tragic. Again many more orphans to care for so they can be re-introduced into the wild. So…..there really are seriously cute bats out there, and people that care enough to spend many hours caring for them so they will still be around for generations to come. The Tolga Bat Hospital even has volunteers that come over from Europe, the UK and the US to learn all about bats and their care. I think it’s ironic that some people don’t want the bats around when they were in Australia hundreds of years before people were! Cheers, Deb Johnston, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia.

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