Jill’s 2013 Book List

For 2013, I’m going to give myself the goal of sixty books again, even though I fell a bit short in 2012.  It’s good to have lofty goals.  And if nothing else, Bethany told me what to do if it seems like I’m going to fall short again: start reading plays.

  1.  A Million Heavens, John Brandon (My Review)
  2. Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill (My Review)
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez (Our Review)
  4. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James (Pre-reading notes) (Bethany’s pre-reading notes) (Progress Report) (Bethany’s Progress Report) (My Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Final Thoughts)
  5. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore (My Review)
  6. King Lear, William Shakespeare (Pre-Reading notes) (Final thoughts)
  7. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (Final thoughts)
  8. Anna Karenin(a), Leo Tolstoy (Pre-Reading notes) (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Notes)
  9. Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris (My Review)
  10. Jack Maggs, Peter Carey (My Review)
  11. Familiar, J. Robert Lennon (My Review)
  12. The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw, Henry James (My review) (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Thoughts) (Bethany’s Review of The Aspern Papers) (Bethany’s Review of The Turn of the Screw)
  13. Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Notes) (Bethany’s review) (My Review)
  14. The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates, ed. (My First Review) (My Second Review)
  15. The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling (My Review)
  16. The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey (My Review)
  17. My Losing Season, Pat Conroy (My Review) (Bethany’s Review)
  18. The Great Santini, Pat Conroy (My Review)
  19. The Woman Who Died A Lot, Jasper Fforde (My Review)
  20. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Pre-Reading Notes) (My Review)
  21. The Death of Santini, Pat Conroy (My Review) (Bethany’s Review)

4 Responses to Jill’s 2013 Book List

  1. lfpbe says:

    Have you noticed that you’ve only read one book by a woman in all of 2013 so far?

    • badkitty1016 says:

      No I hadn’t noticed that. I blame Fr. Murphy. Looks like I’ll be doing a woman book marathon for the second half of 2013. And you know what’s worse? The only woman author I’ve read is freaking Charlaine Harris.

      • lfpbe says:

        No! I meant it as a good thing – you’re branching out! And you’ve liked the man books, haven’t you?

      • badkitty1016 says:

        Yes, of course. Honestly I hadn’t even noticed that I was not reading books by women. I think the fact that so many of the books I’ve read have female protagonists camouflaged the lack of woman authors in my 2013 list.

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