Books Read 2013


January
No Higher Honor, Condoleezza Rice ****
Almost Amish, Nancy Sleeth ***½ 
Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman ****½
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, Nina Sankovich ****
Little Princes, Conor Grennan ****½
Julia’s Cats, Patricia Barey & Therese Burson ****½

February
Plain Secrets, Joe Mackall ***½ 
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Jennifer 8 Lee ****
Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank B. Gilbreth & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey *****

March
Dearie, Bob Spitz ***½
Bread & Wine, Shauna Niequist ****
Wild, Cheryl Strayed ****
The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe ****
Beyond the Sling, Mayim Bialik ***½ 
My Berlin Kitchen, Luisa Weiss ***½
Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, Bich Minh Nguyen ****

April
7, Jen Hatmaker ****
Blue Nights, Joan Didion ***
Heaven is Here, Stephanie Nielson ****
An American Life, Ronald Reagan ****
Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Melton *****

May
Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin *****
One for the Books, Joe Queenan ****
My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor ****½
Dancers Among Us, Jordan Matter ****½
The Spark, Kristine Barnett *****
Where the Peacocks Sing, Alison Singh Gee ***½

June
The Key Is Love, Marie Osmond, Marcia Wilkie ***½
My Ideal Bookshelf, Thessaly La Force (Ed), Jane Mount (Ill) ***½
An Affair with a House, Bunny Williams ****
The Favored Daughter, Fawzia Koofi, Nadene Ghouri ***½
The Honest Toddler, Bunmi Laditan ****½
Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds ****
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen ****½

July
Home is a Roof over aPig, Aminta Arrington ****½
Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, Teri Maxwell ****
Becoming Sister Wives, Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, & Robyn Brown ****
Maman’s Homesick Pie, Donia Bijan ***
Coming to My Senses, Alyssa Harad ****½
Yes, Chef, Marcus Samuelsson ***½
The World's Strongest Librarian, Josh Hanagarne ****½

August
When We Were the Kennedys, Monica Wood *****
Comet's Tale, Steven Wolf w/Lynnette Padwa ****
The Tao of Martha, Jen Lancaster ****½
Food Rules, Michael Pollan ***½
Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne ****½
Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie, ****½
The Wilder Life, Wendy McClure ***½ 

September
Prague Winter, Madeleine Albright  ****
The 100 Best African American Poems, Nikki Giovanni (Ed) ***½ 
Mother Teresa, Kathryn Spink ***
Summer at Tiffany, Marjorie Hart ****½
The Hungry Ear, Kevin Young (Ed) ****½
Maddie on Things, Theron Humphrey ****½
My Life in France, Julia Child ***½
Help, Thanks, Wow, Anne Lamott ***½
Thanksgiving, Sam Sifton ****½

October
Imperfect Harmony, Stacy Horn ***
Visiting Tom, Michael Perry *****
Kate Gosselin’s Love Is in the Mix, Kate Gosselin ****
Elizabeth the Queen, Sally Bedell Smith ****½
Book of Ages, Jill Lepore ****

November
The Astronaut Wives Club, Lily Koppel ****
Rose Kennedy, Barbara A. Perry  ****
Dog Songs: Poems, Mary Oliver ****½

December
Things That Matter, Charles Krauthammer ***½
Empty Mansions, Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr. ****½
Daughter of Empire, Pamela Hicks ****
Good Day!, Paul Batura ***½
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie ****½
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond *****

Year-end Posts
2013 Recap
2013 Top Ten
2013 Book Awards
2013 Countries Visited in My Reading
2013 Reading Subjects





 

 




 

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