Books Read 2013

(Date listed is when I completed reading the book. Asterisk indicates a first-time read.)

1.   6 January–Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery

2.   6 January–Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick*

3.   10 January–Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

4.   11 January–Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick*

5.   13 January–Further Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

6.   17 January–After Many Days by Lucy Maud Montgomery*

7.   19 January–The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure*

8.   20 January–The Candymakers by Wendy Mass*

9.   21 January–Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster*

10.   21 January–Susannah of the Mounties by Margaret Dennison

11.   22 January–On the Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder*

12.   24 January–West from Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder*

13.   26 January–The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson*

14.   26 January–The Fairy’s Mistake by Gail Carson Levine

15.   27 January–Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska*

16.   27 January–The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine

17.   28 January–Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep by Gail Carson Levine

18.   28 January–Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther*

19.   29 January–Cinderellis and the Glass Hill by Gail Carson Levine

20.   30 January–For Biddle’s Sake by Gail Carson Levine

21.   31 January–It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville*

22.   31 January–The Fairy’s Return by Gail Carson Levine

23.   31 January–Sisters of Fortune by Jehanne Wake*

24.   4 February–A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

25.   7 February–Violet Eyes by Debbie Vigui*

26.   8 February–The High King by LLoyd Alexander*

27.   8 February–Ever by Gail Carson Levine

28.   10 February–Maus II by Art Spiegelman*

29.   11 February–The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

30.   12 February–Celebrating Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton*

31.   15 February–Home for the Holidays by Heather Vogel Frederick*

32.   15 February–Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

33.   17 February–Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

34.   18 February–The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens* (Hooray! Hooray!)

35.  18 February–Guitar Notes by Mary Amato*

36.  19 February–The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard

37.   22 February–Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard

38.  23 February–Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland*

39.  24 February–Into Exile by Joan Lingard

40.  26 February–A Proper Place by Joan Lingard

41.  27 February–Hostages to Fortune by Joan Lingard

42.   1 March–Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

43.   2 March–Blubber by Judy Blume

44.   3 March–Deenie by Judy Blume

45.   4 March–Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace*

46.   5 March–Iggie’s House by Judy Blume

47.   7 March–It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume

48.   8 March–My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald*

49.   9 March–Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

50.   10 March–Swimming with Sharks by Betty Hicks*

51.  13 March–Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

52.  14 March–The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate*

53.  14 March–Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

54.  15 March–Superfudge by Judy Blume*

55.  16 March–Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume*

56.  17 March–The Fabled 4th Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming*

57.  18 March–Double Fudge by Judy Blume*

58.  19 March–A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman*

59.   20 March–Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume

60.  24 March–Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume

61.  26 March–Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume

62.  27 March–Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks*

63.   28 March–Once Upon a Toad by Heather Vogel Frederick*

64.  29 March–Forever by Judy Blume

65.   30 March–Dear Enemy by Jean Webster*

66.   30 March–Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

67.   1 Apr–Her by Christa Parravani*

68.   2 Apr–Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

69.   2 Apr–Farewell, Mrs. Parker by Ellen Meister*

70.   4 Apr–Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

71.   6 Apr–The Center of Everything by Linda Urban*

72.   7 Apr–Skating Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

73.   13 Apr–In A Child’s Name by Peter Maas

74.   22 Apr–Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule

75.  28 Apr–Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

76.  28 Apr–Queens Consort by Lisa Hilton*

77.   30 Apr–Rest in Pieces by Bess Lovejoy*

78.   1 May–After the Fact by Owen J. Hurd*

79.   2 May–The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

80.  4 May–11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

81.   8 May–Finally by Wendy Mass

82.   8 May–Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission by Christopher Paul Curtis*

83.   9 May–Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë*

84.   12 May–Please Write in this Book by Mary Amato*

85.   12 May–13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

86.  15 May–The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

87.  15 May–Medusa Jones by Ross Collins*

88.   19 May–Wish You Were Eyre by Heather Vogel Frederick*

89.  19 May–Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

90.   22 May–Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

91.   25 May–The Blessing by Nancy Mitford*

92.  26 May–The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

93.   27 May–Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch*

94.   30 May–The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

95.   1 Jun–My Chocolate Year by Charlotte Herman*

96.   2 Jun–The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

97.   7 Jun–The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

98.   8 Jun–The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons*

99.   9 Jun–Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? by Paula Danziger

100.  9 Jun–Bloomability by Sharon Creech*

101.   10 Jun–The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger

102.   13 Jun–Make Like a Tree and Leave by Paula Danziger*

103.   13 Jun–Hound Dog True by Linda Urban*

104.   16 Jun–Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paula Danziger*

105.   18 Jun–The United Tates of America by Paula Danziger*

106.   21 Jun–P. S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger*

107.  21 Jun–Sophia’s War by Avi*

108.   22 Jun–Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson*

109.   22 Jun–Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter*

110.   22 Jun–The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock*

111.   22 Jun–A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg*

112.   22 Jun–Stand Straight,  Ella Kate by Kate and M. Sarah Klise*

113.   22 Jun–Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson*

114.   22 Jun–Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown*

115.   22 Jun–Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits*

116.   22 Jun–Henry’s Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend by  Charise Mericle Harper*

117.  22 Jun–Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff*

118.   23 Jun–Snail Mail, No More by Paula Danziger*

119.   23 Jun–Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli*

120.   23 Jun–My Ántonia by Willa Cather*

121.   25 Jun–Sophie’s Fish by A. E. Cannon*

122.   25 Jun–Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types by Sharon Werner*

123.   25 Jun–Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly*

124.   25 Jun–Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds*

125.   25 Jun–This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger

126.   26 Jun–Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods*

127   27 Jun–The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel*

128.   27 Jun–Looking for Me by Betsy Rosenthal*

129.   27 Jun–The Grave Robber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton*

130.   28 Jun–The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang*

131.   28 Jun–Scattered Seed by Maisie Mosco*

132.   28 Jun–Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand*

133.   30 Jun–May B by Caroline Starr Rose*

134.   1 Jul–The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro*

135.   11 Jul–Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood*

136.   11 Jul–Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong*

137.   12 Jul–Follow the Stars Home by Luanne Rice

138.   13 Jul–The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts*

139.   14 Jul–The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

140.   18 Jul–Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Beil*

141.   19 Jul–Beautiful Girl by Elizabeth Ogilvie

142.   20 Jul–Ungifted by Gordon Korman*

143.   21 Jul–Princess Amy by Melinda Pollowitz

144.   21 Jul–The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

145.   21 Jul–One for the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt*

146.   24 Jul–A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff*

147.   24 Jul–Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

148.   26 Jul–Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein

149.   27 Jul–Superflirt by Helen Cavanaugh

150.   29 Jul–The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis*

151.   30 Jul–Fox Tails by Amy Lowry*

152.   30 Jul–Hello, Goodbye, Hello by Craig Brown*

153.   6 Aug–The Lucky Ones by Stephanie Greene*

154.   6 Aug–After All, You’re Callie Boone by Winnie Mack

155.   10 Aug–Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

156.   11 Aug–Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead*

157.   11 Aug–Washington Square by Henry James*

158.   15 Aug–Born Standing Up by Steve Martin*

159.   17 Aug–Pie by Sarah Weeks*

160.   18 Aug–Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

161.   25 Aug–Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

162.   25 Aug–Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage*

163.   28 Aug–Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

164.   30 Aug–The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café by Mary Simses*

165.   30 Aug–Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White

166.   3 Sep–An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

167.   5 Sep–Five Sisters by James Fox*

168.   7 Sep–Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott*

169.   7 Sep–A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass*

170.   13 Sep–A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voight*

171.   15 Sep–The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Jacob Grimm*

172.   17 Sep–Capture the Flag by Kate Messner*

173.   17 Sep–They Got It Wrong: History by Emma Marriott*

174.   28 Sep–Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson*

175.   29 Sep–The Last Present by Wendy Mass*

176.  2 Oct–True (…sort of) by Katherine Hannigan*

177.   9 Oct–English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs*

178.   13 Oct–The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech*

179.   14 Oct–The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir*

180.   15 Oct–A Little  Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

181.   16 Oct–The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders*

182.   19 Oct–Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

183.   23 Oct–Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

184.   25 Oct–Last Wish by Betty Rollin

185.   26 Oct–The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler*

186.   26 Oct–The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton*

187.   27 Oct–Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

188.   1 Nov–After Iris by Natasha Farrant*

189.   2 Nov–On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

190.   6 Nov–By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

191.   10 Nov–Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman*

192.   10 Nov–The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders*

193.   10 Nov–The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

194.  14 Nov–Joha Makes a Wish by Eric A. Kimmel*

195.  14 Nov–Two Rings by Millie Werber*

196.   17 Nov–Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

197.  17 Nov–The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King and Sue Woolmans*

198.   22 Nov–King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry*

199.   23 Nov–These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

****200.   23 Nov–Trading Places with Tank Talbott by Dori Hillestad Butler* *****

201.   25 Nov–The Bobbsey Twins’ Visit to the Great West by Laura Lee Hope*

202.   27 Nov–The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian*

203.   30Nov–Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein*

204.   3 Dec–Hold the Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

205.   9 Dec–Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick

206.   15 Dec–Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham*

207.   16 Dec–To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

208.   18 Dec–The Kings’ Mistresses by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith*

209.   19 Dec–Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm*

210.   21 Dec–Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans*

211.   22 Dec–The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy*

212.   22 Dec–Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald

213.   23 Dec–Midnight Champagne by A. Manette Ansay*

214.   23 Dec–Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass*

215.   26 Dec–Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg*

216.   27 Dec–Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace*

217.   29 Dec–Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills*

218.   31 Dec–Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace*

5 thoughts on “Books Read 2013

  1. A – Are all the books you are reading just for pleasure? Or are they a mix of age-appropriate for the school library & what you want to read for yourself? I guess the reason I’m asking is because the titles all seem to be rather girly – sort of directed towards grade school girls. There don’t seem to be any neutral or boy-type titles if you are reading for work. And some of the titles just don’t seem “you.”

    Since you got the Nook, do you find yourself reading these as e-books or still hard-copies? Many classics are available on Nook for FREE!

    I think it’s FABULOUS that you are doing this blog. Keep up the great work! To get to 200 you need an average of 17 per month – I’m sure you can do it. Over summer break you’ll be able to bump up your reading.

    Go Amy!


    • All books I read are for pleasure (yes, including Pickwick in a weird kind of way)! The list is young, but as the year goes I hope to include books that will interest all kinds of readers. As for books, that don’t seem like “me,” I’m trying to expand my own horizons as well. I doubt I will ever abandon print, so this list is a mix of print and e-books.

  2. What is your book selection process? I mean, how do you decide which books to read? I notice that you read many by the same author.

    • I get ideas from all over the place. I get newsletters, I see what friends are reading, co-workers and students give me ideas, and I browse both electronically and actual book shelves in stores and libraries. I usually have 5 books going at a time, with only one of them a re-read. When I reread, I tend to do that by series or author, hence the multiple appearances by an author in my Books Read list.

  3. And THAT, ladies and gents, is why she calls herself the Book Diva! I thought of the name as a mere joke before, but know, I stand corrected! Keep up the great work!

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