2013 Reading Challenge

This year’s reading list includes classics of all genres, fairy tales, and contemporary horror. My challenge for 2013 is 85 books.

Last Updated: 12/31/2013

January 2013

  1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum [About | My Review]
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts… by Susan Cain [About | My Review]
  3. Niceville by Carsten Stroud [About | My Review]
  4. Zone One by Colson Whitehead [About | My Review]
  5. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion [About | My Review]
  6. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur [About | My Review]

February 2013

  1. How Children Succeed…and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough [About | My Review]
  2. Advent by James Treadwell [About | My Review]
  3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey [About | My Review]
  4. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates [About | My Review]
  5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley [About | My Review]
  6. Dead City by Joe McKinney [About | My Review]
  7. Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories by Diana Wynne Jones [About | My Review]
  8. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [About | My Review]
  9. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King [About | My Review]
  10. House of Skin by Jonathan Janz [About | My Review]
  11. The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley [About | My Review]
  12. The Trials & Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood by Jack Zipes [About | My Review]

March 2013

  1. Off Season by Jack Ketchum [About | My Review]
  2. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill [About | My Review]
  3. Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert [About | My Review]
  4. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley [About | My Review]
  5. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt [About | My Review]
  6. How to Organize (Just About) Everything by Peter Walsh [About | My Review]
  7. Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern [About | My Review]
  8. Organize Your Whole House by The Family Handyman [About | My Review]
  9. The Legacies (The Lost Files #1-3) by Pittacus Lore [About | My Review]
  10. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore [About | My Review]
  11. The Spark of Life by Frances Ashcroft [About | My Review]
  12. At Dawn by Jobie Hughes [About | My Review]
  13. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury [About | My Review]
  14. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters [About | My Review]
  15. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris [About | My Review]

April 2013

  1. The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill [About | My Review]
  2. African Folk Tales by Hugh Vernon-Jackson [About | My Review]

May 2013

  1. Suffer the Children by John Saul [About | My Review]
  2. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley [About | My Review]

June 2013

  1. Beast by Donna Jo Napoli [About | My Review]
  2. Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern [About | My Review]
  3. What’s a Homeowner to Do? by Stephen Fanuka and Edward Lewine [About | My Review]
  4. Refresh Your Home: 500 Simple Projects… by The Family Handyman [About | My Review]
  5. Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement by Julian Cassell [About | My Review]
  6. The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair by Black & Decker [About | My Review]
  7. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris [About | My Review]
  8. The Neighbors by Ania Ahlborn [About | My Review]

July 2013

  1. The Orphanage of Miracles by Amy Neftzger [About | My Review]
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [About | My Review]
  3. Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara [About | My Review]
  4. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani [About | My Review]
  5. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson [About | My Review]

August 2013

  1. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier [About | My Review]
  2. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang [About | My Review]
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson [About | My Review]
  4. Cold Days by Jim Butcher [About | My Review]
  5. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier [About | My Review]
  6. Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead [About | My Review]
  7. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan [About | My Review]

September 2013

  1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber [About | My Review]
  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review]
  3. Contaminated by Em Garner [About | My Review]
  4. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson [About | My Review]

October 2013

  1. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood [About | My Review]
  2. How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig [About | My Review]
  3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini [About | My Review]
  4. What Are You Waiting For? by Kristen Moeller, M.S. [About | My Review]
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [About | My Review] re-read

November 2013

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling [About] re-read
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling [About] re-read
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins [About | My Review] re-read
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins [About | My Review] re-read
  5. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce [About | My Review]
  6. The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. by Steve Martin [About | My Review]
  7. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern [About | My Review]
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling [About] re-read
  9. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier [About] (I stopped at page 42.)
  10. Anarchy by James Treadwell [About] (I stopped at page 35.)
  11. The Summer Is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau [About | My Review]
  12. The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman [About | My Review]
  13. Ghost Story by Peter Straub [About | My Review]

December 2013

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling [About | My Review] re-read
  2. You’ve Got a Book in You by Elizabeth Sims [About | My Review]
  3. The Women of Hammer Horror by Bobb Cotter [About | My Review]
  4. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King [About | My Review]
  5. Horns by Joe Hill [About | My Review]
  6. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer [About | My Review]
  7. The Lost by Jack Ketchum [About | My Review]
  8. Urban Gothic by Brian Keene [About | My Review]
  9. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [About | My Review]
  10. Dearest by Peter Loughran [About | My Review]

Fiction: 69 | Non-Fiction: 18 | Total: 87

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