A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{January 2, 2014}   2013 in Review

I hope all of you readers had a wonderful 2013 and wish you a Happy New Year!

I’ve been a bit busy in 2013 and my reading and blog writing has suffered as a result. I’ve only read a little more over half the number of novels that I read last year. I’ve still read some amazing books so let’s look at the stats and hope I can improve them in 2014.

The 13 best books I read in 2013 (in alphabetical order)

  1. Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
  2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamilla
  7. Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  8. Jepp, who Defied the Stars by Katharine Marsh
  9. Middlesex by Jeffey Eugenides
  10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  11. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  12. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  13. World War Z by Max Brooks

Best debut novel: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Best audiobook : World War Z by Max Brooks

Best new manga series: Master Keaton by Naoki Urasawa

Best new comic series: Lazarus by Greg Rucka

Best stand-alone comic: Are You My Mother? by Alison Beshdel

First book of the year: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Last book of the year: Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

Books read:


  • Audiobooks (10)
  • Animals (2)
  • Fantasy (15)
  • Historical (4)
  • Horror (4)
  • Humour (6)
  • MG (21)
  • Mystery/Suspence (4)
  • Realistic fiction (16)
  • Romance (10)
  • Science fiction (6)
  • Short story collections (1)
  • Steampunk (2)
  • YA (34)


  • GLTB main character (8)
  • Non-white main character (9)

Canadian Authors (4)


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