Books of 2013

Book Club Mom was born in 2013. Understanding blogging takes a while and learning how to write proper book reviews takes even longer. So this was the year of figuring it out. But I read a lot in 2013. Classics, new books, Young Adult and several random books. And some terrific 5-star reads, including Gone With the WindThe Giver ,To Kill a Mockingbird and Life After Life.

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – 5 stars

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 4 stars

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – 4 stars

We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni – 4 stars

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson – 4 stars

Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy by Mimi Alford – 3 stars

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow – 3 stars

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan – 3 stars

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls – 3 stars

Defending Jacob by William Landay – 3 stars

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – 4 stars

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates – 4 stars

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown – 4 stars

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen – 3 stars

Son by Lois Lowry – 4 stars

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – 4 stars

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – 4 stars

Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica – 4 stars

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain – 4 stars

The Giver by Lois Lowry – 5 stars

Old School by Tobias Wolff – 3 stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – 4 stars

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse – 4 stars

The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien5 stars

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – 2 stars

The Ha Ha by Dave King – 4 stars

Open House by Elizabeth Berg – 1 star

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – 3 stars

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson – 3 stars

The Cay by Theodore Taylor – 4 stars

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee – 3 stars

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – 4 stars

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky – 4 stars

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones – 3 stars

Four Perfect Pebbles – A Holocaust Story by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan – 4 stars

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – 4 stars

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson – 4 stars

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson – 4 stars

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – 4 stars

Wonder by R. J. Palacio – 3.5 stars

Straight Man by Richard Russo – 3 stars

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – 4 stars

QB1 by Mike Lupica – 4 stars

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – 3 stars

The Amateur by Edward Klein – 3 stars

The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh – 3 stars

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick – 4 stars

Dented Cans by Heather Walsh – 3 stars

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson5 stars

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee5 stars

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. – 4 stars

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