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I think this account of books I read over the past year is going to become a yearly tradition. I read 133 books in 2013! Part of the reason for that number is that there are number of shorter books on the list. By "short" I mean books I could breeze through in only 2-3 (or in some cases 1!) days. Another part of it is that I've always been a fast reader. Under the cut is a full list. I've grouped them by genre. Some of the books fit more than one genre, but I've put them in what I consider to the main one. Books with * next to them means I particularly liked that book or it really moved me. Books with (2) next to them means it was a re-read.

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Coda by Emma Trevayne
The Step Sister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
The Hunger Games*(2) by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire(2) by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay(2) by Suzanne Collins
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law
Libromancer* by Jim C. Hines
Codex Born* by Jim C. Hines
Well Tempered Clavicle(2) by Piers Anthony
Luck of the Draw* by Piers Anthony (Note: this story has a * but it isn't all that great. I just liked the idea of an old man getting his youth back. I daydreamed about it happening to my dad.)
The Land of Stories: the Wishing Spell*(2) by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: the Enchantress Returns* by Chris Colfer
Redoubt(2) by Mercedes Lackey (Read Twice this year.)
Bastion by Mercedes Lackey
Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino
Article 5* by Kristen Simmons
Breaking Point* by Kristen Simmons
Phaze Doubt(2) by Piers Anthony
Unicorn Point(2) by Piers Anthony
Robot Adept(2) by Piers Anthony
Out of Phaze(2) by Piers Anthony
Blue Adept(2) by Piers Anthony
Juxtapostion(2) by Piers Anthony
Split Infinity(2) by Piers Anthony
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them(2) by J.K. Rowling
Quidditch Through the Ages(2) by J.K. Rowling
Earth is Room Enough* by Isaac Asimov
The Rest of the Robots by Isaac Asimov
No Such Thing as Dragons(2) by Philip Reeve
The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Black Spring by Alison Croggon
The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen
Relic* by Heather Terrell
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Catalyst by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
The Ocean at the End of the Lane* by Neil Gaiman
Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey
Second Chance by Chet Williamson
Bicentennial Man*(2) by Isaac Asimov
Azazel* by Isaac Asimov
Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov* by Various Authors
The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski
Ashfall*(2) by Mike Mullin
Ashen Winter* by Mike Mullin
Darla's Story by Mike Mullin
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn(2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension(2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero Of Ages(2) by Brandon Sanderson
Elantris(2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
Uglies* by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties* by Scott Westerfeld'
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Music to My Sorrow by Mercedes Lackey
Mad Maudlin by Mercedes Lackey
From Time to Time(2) by Jack Finney
Time and Again(2) by Jack Finney
11/22/63*(2) by Stephen King
A Host of Furious Fancies by Mercedes Lackey
Aerie(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Sanctuary(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Joust(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Changes(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Intrigues(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Foundation(2) by Mercedes Lackey
Crown of Vengeance by Mercedes Lackey
The Phoenix Transformed by Mercedes Lackey
The Phoenix Endangered by Mercedes Lackey

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
Back Before Dark* by Tim Shoemaker
The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan
Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt
Why Did You Die in the Park? by Patricia K. Batta
What Did You Do Before Dying? Patricia K. Batta
The Facades by Eric Lundgren
Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman
Simple by Kathleen George
Naked Justice by William Bernhardt
Inferno by Dan Brown

Historical Fiction
Whistle in the Dark by Susan Hill Long
The Book Thief*(2) by Markus Zusak
Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
Margot* by Jillian Cantor
Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley
Are You Experienced?* by Jordan Sonnenblick
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine
Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant
Seduction by M.J. Rose
The Last Time I saw Paris by Lynne Sheene
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

General Fiction
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
Forgive Me Leonard Peacock* by Matthew Quick
Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson
Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
Race Across the Sky by Derek Sherman
The Village by Nikita Lalwani
Heart Echoes by Sally John
Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl
Life of Pi*(2) by Yann Martel
An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer

Young Adult/Teen
All That's Missing by Sarah Sullivan
Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower
Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin
Being Henry David* by Cal Armistead
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Sliding Into Home by Dori Hillestad Butler
Return to Me by Justina Chen
The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
Thomasina by Paul Gallico
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews
Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts

The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present* by Duncan Wall
Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered by Dave Smith
Keeping It Civil by Margaret Klaw
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman
Home At Last: Auschwitz Survivor* by Kurt Moses
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