After 18 years of trying to read roughly one book a week, I finally did it this year, at least in the aggregate. I’ve read, as of today 54 books in 2013. The reason I could do this, along with everything else I do, is because the vast majority of the books I’ve read have been audio book.
What follows is a list of my favorite reads in 2013. They are listed in the order I read them throughout the year. Orange-colored books are audio books, blue-colored books are e-books, black text is a regular paper book. Bold-faced titles indicate books that came out in 2013. A ^ after a title indicates a book that I have read before.
- Impulse by Steven Gould
- 11/22/63^ by Stephen King
- Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
- On Writing^ by Stephen King
- From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
- It^ by Stephen King
- The Human Division by John Scalzi
- Joyland by Stephen King
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
- The Dark Tower, Book 4: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
- Starhawk by Jack McDevitt
- Old Mars edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin
I read a lot of Stephen King this year. There are two reasons for this and one follows from the other: I find him to be a masterful story-teller, and because of that, I want to read everything he has written.
What were your favorite reads of 2013? Leave your recommendations in the comments.