Books read in 2013

I haven't actually kept track of books read perhaps since I participated in middle school reading contests, but now I'm thinking I should!  This morning I sat down to try to remember everything I read this past year (with the aid of library e-mails and Kindle records) and it was really hard!   Here's a list of the books I remember reading this year (asterisks by the titles I recommend), in no particular order: (I didn't include books I started but don't intend to ever finish.) *The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach The Messenger - Markus Zusak *Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese **Where’d You Go, Bernadette? - Maria Semple The Uncoupling - Meg Wolitzer ***The Orphan Master’s Son - Adam Johnson (best book I've read in a long time)

*Divergent - Veronica Roth Insurgent - Veronica Roth Allegiant - Veronica Roth *Ex Libris - Ann Fadiman (reread; an old favorite from college) The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud *Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan (my first McEwan and I really enjoyed this!) Atonement - Ian McEwan *Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart The Fault in the Stars - John Green Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures - Emma Straub Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls - Anton Disclafani *Lean-In - Sheryl Sandburg The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern The Associate - John Grisham (what can I say?  Airplane reading.) The Litigators - John Grisham (ditto) Austenland - Shannon Hale (ditto) The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (reread) Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (reread) Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (reread) *Graceling - Kristin Cashore Fire - Kristin Cashore Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore The Engagements - J. Courtney Sullivan The Cheesemonkeys - Chip Kidd The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen Muchacho - LouAnne Johnson Godmother - Carolyn Turgeon The Radio Producer’s Handbook - Kaempfer Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production  In process: The Circle - Dave Eggers The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri Quiet - Susan Cain  Tinkers - Paul Harding