2013 Book list: The 43 books I read this year

2013 book coversSince people ask for recommendations of books: here’s a list of everything I read in 2013 (organized by title). I highly recommend my favorite social media networking site Goodreads as a way to track books you’ve read and want to read. Every month I enter a few books into the Philadelphia Free Library search and file requests for the books to be brought to my local branch for my pick up–so I’m never at a loss of what to read next.


Books read in 2013

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Charles C. Mann
32 Candles Ernessa T. Carter
Above World (Above World, #1) Jenn Reese
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture Ytasha L. Womack
After Tupac and D Foster Jacqueline Woodson
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) Nnedi Okorafor
Alif the Unseen G. Willow Wilson
American Dervish Ayad Akhtar
Anatomy of a Disappearance Hisham Matar
Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel
Bottle Rocket Hearts Zoe Whittall
Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson
Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement Kari Dunn Saratovsky
Chaos: The Making of a New Science James Gleick
Creating Characters: How to Build Story People Dwight V. Swain
DMZ, Vol. 1: On the Ground Brian Wood
Drown Junot Diaz
Exit Wounds Rutu Modan
Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver
Girlchild Tupelo Hassman
Habibi Craig Thompson
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) J.K. Rowling
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Charles Yu
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Kiese Laymon
Installation Art in the New Millennium: The Empire of the Senses Nicolas Oliveira
New Media in Late 20th-Century Art Michael Rush
Salt: A World History Mark Kurlansky
Slumberland Paul Beatty
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
The Book of Dead Birds Gayle Brandeis
The Collected Essex County Jeff Lemire
The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing Darina Al-Joundi
The Dew Breaker Edwidge Danticat
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian
The Tao of physics: An exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism Fritjof Capra
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Ayana Mathis
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
This Is How You Lose Her Junot Diaz
Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey GB Tran
Zahra’s Paradise Amir

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