Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Year in Books + GIVEAWAY!

So over at GoodReads, I'm able to check out my 2013 reading stats. I read 105 books this year and only gave two books a one-star rating. The longest book I read was Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. I gave 25 books a five-star rating, and in case you missed them, here they are complete with links to my reviews of them on GoodReads.

In no particular order:

1. The Organic God - Margaret Feinberg
2. Look Again - Lisa Scottoline
3. What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
5. Deadly Spin - Wendell Potter
6. Shine - Lauren Myracle
7. The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
8. The Borrower - Rebecca Makai
9. In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
10. The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta
11. The Lantern - Deborah Lawrenson
12. The Secret Keeper - Kate Morton
13. Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs-Christians Debate - Justin Lee
14. The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon
15. From the Dragon's Mouth - Ana Fuentes
16. Just What Kind of Mother Are You? - Paula Daly
17. Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel - Melody Carlson
18. Firecracker - David Iserson
19. SYLO - D.J. MacHale
20. The Real Skinny - Julie Upton & Katherine Brooking
21. Bread & Wine - Shauna Niequest
22. Intentional Walk - Rob Rains
23. Waking Up in Heaven - Crystal McVea
24. Dallas 1963 - Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis
25. In the Blood - Lisa Unger

I know the holiday break is over and so is spending the break catching up on your reading, but if you're making it a point to read more books in the new year, then definitely start with the ones on this list!

Or you could also enter my Book Lover's Giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post telling me which of these 25 books sounds the most interesting, and you'll be entered to win a grab bag of books that I've reviewed this past year. (Also, please make sure I have a way to contact you.) There will be one lucky winner!! This giveaway runs through January 5 at midnight EST and is only open to residents of the contiguous United States - no Alaska, Hawaii, or international entries.

Happy reading!


  1. i think the psychopath test sounds fascinating.

  2. I think Gone Girl sounds really good. I have heard great things and read the first chapter now on Amazon and like it already.

    1. Hi Lauren! I just announced in a blog post that you are the winner of the book giveaway! Please email me at fightclubmolly (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address, so I can get your prize out to you ASAP. You have until January 21 to claim your prize or I'll have to pick another winner. Thanks!