There’s still a day and a bit to go, but I’m not likely to finish any of the books I’ve started reading by tomorrow night, so I thought I’d post the ones I read in 2013. There was some re-reading of beloved ones that I knew would take me to the escape destination I needed. There was a lot of YA speculative genre reading. There were several I started and haven’t finished, including Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi, The Weaver and the Factory Maid by Deborah Grabien, and the inevitable re-read of most of Jane Austen and Dorothy Sayers that happens whenever depression overwhelms me. And there’s the ongoing, slow reading of some nonfiction, including A History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, and that travel guide to Costa Rica by James Kaiser that I’m going to need to have absorbed Very Soon Indeed. And my Emily Dickinson collection, but you can’t ever really say you “finish” reading poetry. There was also a lot of short fiction I read on the web and in anthologies, plus the work of my writing group, which is such an ace privilege to be there for the making of.

My book list for 2013:

Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson

The Hotel Under the Sand – Kage Baker

Territory — Emma Bull

Bones of the Moon – Jonathan Carroll

Telegraph Avenue — Michael Chabon

Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins

Homeland — Cory Doctorow

Pirate Cinema — Cory Doctorow

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom — Cory Doctorow

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Slow River – Nicola Griffith

Skeleton Man – Tony Hillerman

The Drowning Girl — Caitlin Kiernan

The Lathe of Heaven — Ursula LeGuin

A Feast for Crows — George RR Martin

Solstice Wood – Patricia McKillip

Curse of the Wolf Girl – Martin Millar

Lonely Werewolf Girl – Martin Millar

The Body in the Kelp — Katherine Hall Page

Fuzzy Nation — John  Scalzi

Redshirts — John Scalzi

Old Man’s War — John Scalzi

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek – Michelle Tea

The Magic Stone — Sue Ullstein

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

Uglies — Scott Westerfeld