2013 statistics – reading

In 2013, I read a total of 145+* books, of which:

  • 38+* were re-reads
  • 3 were non-fiction
  • 131 were by female authors
  • 10 had male MCs (multiple POVs only count if the predominant narration was by male MC/s)
  • 22 were e-books
  • 31 were by new authors
  • 7 were classics
  • 3 were German books
  • 4 had LGBTQQIA main characters
  • 9 had LGBTQQIA side characters
  • 2 had paganism themes
  •  39 were stand-alones
  • 45 were reviewed

*I didn’t keep a track of re-readings in the first quarter of the year.

Most-read author: Nora Roberts / J. D. Robb (as they’re one person) with 14 books
Best ending to a trilogy: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Best ending to a duology: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Best ending to a stand-alone: The Mist on Brontë Moor by Aviva Orr

Top 7 Reads in 2013
Look Both WaysJane Eyre (Wordsworth previous edition)Magic StudyScarlett FeverWhere She WentBone CrossedThe Mist on Bronte Moor

Records:

January
02 Remember When by Nora Roberts & J. D. Robb
0? Sappho’s Fables, Vol. 1 by Elora Bishop
09 Playing the Odds & Tempting Fate (The MacGregors #1 – 2) by Nora Roberts
10 Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan
12 Three Fates by Nora Roberts
13 Masters at Arms (Rescue Me #1) by Kallypso Masters
1? Nobody’s Angel (Rescue Me #2) by Kallypso Masters
?? Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
?? Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
?? Das Spiel (Das Tal, Season 1, #1) by Krystyna Kuhn
27 Behemoth (Leviathan #2) by Scott Westerfeld
2? Jolynn Raymond’s Dark Obsessions by Jolynn Raymond
29 Goliath (Leviathan #3) by Scott Westerfeld

= 13 books

February
0? Nobody’s Hero (Rescue Me #3) by Kallypso Masters
?? Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger (re-read)
1? Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger (re-read)
22 Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger
25 The Mist on Brontë Moor by Aviva Orr

= 5 books

March
0? Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott
04 Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger
0? Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles
09 Just One Day (Just One Day #1) by Gayle Forman
?? Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
?? Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1 by Kelley Armstrong

= 6 books

April
0? Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
0? It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) by Jenny Han
0? We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) by Jenny Han
?? Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
?? The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
?? The Hunter and the Hunted by Kelley Armstrong
?? The Witches of Santa Anna: Season 1 & 2 (Santa Anna # 1 – 13) by Lauren Barnholdt & Aaron G.
?? The MacGregors: Alan ~ Grant (The MacGregors #3 – 4) by Nora Roberts
?? The MacGregors: Daniel ~ Ian (The MacGregors # 5 – 6) by Nora Roberts
?? Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods Companion) by Melissa de la Cruz
?? Enthralled by various authors
?? Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
?? Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) by Melissa de la Cruz (re-read)
?? Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) by Melissa de la Cruz (re-read)
?? Every Day by David Levithan
?? Princess of Glass (Princess #2) by Jessica Day George
?? Revelations (Blue Bloods #3) by Melissa de la Cruz (re-read)
?? The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa de la Cruz (re-read)
?? Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5) by Melissa de la Cruz (re-read)
?? Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6) by Melissa de la Cruz
?? Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz
?? Sealed With a Diss (Clique #8) by Lisi Harrison
?? Broken (Women of the Otherworld #6) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)
?? No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld #7) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)

= 24 books

May
0? Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld #8) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)
0? Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills #1) by Kathleen Morgan
0? Living With the Dead (Women of the Otherworld #9) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)
0? Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
?? Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant (re-read)
13 Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee
1? Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld
?? Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

= 8 books

June
04 Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
0? Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows Stars #0.5) by Diana Peterfreund
09 Divided in Death (In Death #18) by J. D. Robb
11 Hunger (Gone #2) by Michael Grant
1? Violet on the Runway (Violet #1) by Melissa Walker
1? Rainbow Boys (Rainbow #1) by Alex Sanchez
1? Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
?? Ruling Passion (Drake Chronicles #1 – 3) by Alyxandra Harvey
25 Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
27 Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noël

= 10 books

July
01 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read) Review Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI
02 Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
03 The Final Warning (Maximum Ride #4) by James Patterson
07 Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
08 Scarlett Fever (Scarlett #2) by Maureen Johnson
09 The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong
09 The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong
10 The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong
11 Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
12 O’Hurley Born (The O’Hurleys #12) by Nora Roberts
16 Blonde Ambition (A-List #3) by Zoey Dean (re-read)
16 Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Royals #1) by Carolyn Meyer
17 Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega #0.5) by Patrica Briggs
18 Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld #10) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)
21 Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3) by Patricia Briggs
21 Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs
22 Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
24 Soul Screamers Vol. 1 ( Soul Screamers #0.5 – 2) by Rachel Vincent Review #0.5, #1, #2
28 Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
30 16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove #1) by Debbie Macomber

= 20 books

August
01 Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
03 Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
13 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
15 Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen
19 Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
22 High Noon by Nora Roberts
24 Beware, Princess Elizabeth (Young Royals #2) by Carolyn Meyer
25 Club Shadowlands (Masters of Shadowlands #1) by Cherise Sinclaire

= 8 books

September
02 The Midnight Twins (The Midnight Twins #1) by Jacquelyn Mitchard (re-read)
03 I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter (re-read)
04 Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter (re-read)
05 Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter (re-read)
05 Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4) by Ally Carter
06 Double Crossed (Gallagher Girls #5.5, Heist Society #2.5) by Ally Carter
08 Look Both Ways (The Midnight Twins #2) by Jacquelyn Mitchard
10 Naked in Death (In Death #1) by Nora Roberts (re-read)
11 Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter (re-read)
11 Uncommon Criminals ( Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter
13 Tall Cool One (A-List #4) by Zoey Dean
14 Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals #3) by Carolyn Meyer
15 Back in Black (A-List #5) by Zoey Dean
15 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
16 Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
24 Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2) by Patricia Briggs
25 Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs
26 Mirror Crack’d by Agatha Christie
28 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
30 Das Geheimnis der Goldmine by Agatha Christie

= 20 books

October
03 Secrets of My Hollywood Life ( Secrets of My Hollywood Life #1) by Jen Calonita
07 16:50 ab Paddington von Agatha Christie
10 River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs
22 The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
23 Patience, Princess Catherine (Young Royals #4) by Carolyn Meyer
27 The Agony of Alice (Alice #1) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
2? Nemesis by Agatha Christie
29 Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder (re-read)
29 Assassin Study (Study #1.5) by Maria V. Snyder (re-read)
30 Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

= 10 books

November
02 Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet #2) by Nora Roberts (re-read)
06 Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet #3) by Nora Roberts (re-read)
06 Murder Is Easy by Agatha Christie
08 The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
09 Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet #4) by Nora Roberts (re-read)
10 Wake (Wake #1) by Lisa McMann (re-read)
12 Fade (Wake #2) by Lisa McMann (re-read)
12 Gone ( Wake #3) by Lisa McMann (re-read)
13 Alice in Rapture, Sort of (Alice #2) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
25 Night World: Vol. 1 (Night World #1 – 3) by L. J. Smith (re-read)

= 10 books

December
04 The MacGregors Brides (MacGregors #7) by Nora Roberts
06 Ask the Passengers by A. S. King
07 Glory in Death (In Death #2) by J. D. Robb (re-read)
13 Immortal in Death (In Death #3) by J. D. Robb (re-read)
14 Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
21 The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie
22 Inner Circle (Private #5) by Kate Brian (re-read)
23 Legacy (Private #6) by Kate Brian (re-read)
24 Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins (re-read)
26 Fair Game (Alpha & Omega #3) by Patricia Briggs
29 Unspoken (Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

In 2013, I bought a total of 150 books, of which:

  • 19 were hardbacks
  • 84 were trade paperbacks
  • 18 were mass market paperbacks
  • 29 were ebooks
  • I read 44 this year

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