Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Books Read in 2013


Edward Belfar, Wanderers
D.L. Bogdan, The Forgotten Queen
Carol K. Carr, India Black and the Rajah's Ruby
Stephanie Dray, The Princess of Egypt Must Die
Jade Kennedy, Silver Threads
Emma Newman, Between Two Thorns
Lisa O’Donnell, The Death of Bees
Chris Pavone, The Expats
B.N. Peacock, A Tainted Dawn
Phillip Rock, The Passing Bells
Sam Thomas, The Midwife's Tale


Melanie Benjamin, The Aviator's Wife
Maryka Biaggio, Parlor Games
Kit Brennan, Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards
Tara Conklin, The House Girl
Stephen Dobyns, The Burn Palace
Kevin Lynn Helmick, Driving Alone: A Love Story
Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
Ludmila Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Rod Rees, The Demi-Monde
Rod Rees, The Shadow Wars
Phillip Rock, A Future Arrived
Phillip Rock, Circles of Time
Alana White, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin


Anna Belfrage, Like Chaff in the Wind
Anna Belfrage, A Rip in the Veil
Carol K. Carr, India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
Kate Forsyth, Bitter Greens
Abigail Gibbs, The Dark Heroine
James Mace, Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz
James Mace, I Stood With Wellington
Liza Perrat, Spirit of Lost Angels
Betsy Prioleau, Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
Liesel Schwarz, A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Paullina Simons, Children of Liberty
P.A. Staes, The Bruges Tapestry
Ellen Sussman, The Paradise Guest House
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prisoner of Heaven


Maya Banks, Highlander Most Wanted
Nancy Bilyeau, The Chalice
Sandra Byrd, Roses Have Thorns
Jo-Ann Costa, The Bequest of Big Daddy
Michelle Diener, Daughter of the Sky
Patti Callahan Henry, And Then I Found You
Melika Dannese Lux, City of Lights: The Trials and Triumphs of Ilyse Charpentier
Donald Michael Platt, House of Rocamora
Donald Michael Platt, Rocamora 
Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni
Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Jack Wolf, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones


Joanna Hershon, A Dual Inheritance
C.C. Humphreys, Jack Absolute
Mary Lancaster, A Prince to be Feared
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Megan Marshall, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art
M.J. Rose, Seduction
Katey Schultz, Flashes of War
Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
Susan Tekulve, In the Garden of Stone
Nicola Upson, Fear in the Sunlight


Ellen Mansoor Collier, Bathing Beauties, Booze and Bullets
Ellen Mansoor Collier, Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play
Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Our Held Animal Breath
Annabel Lyon, The Sweet Girl
Shannon Stoker, The Registry
Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness
Kate Worsley, She Rises
Felicity Young, Anatomy of Death
Felicity Young, Antidote to Murder


Stephanie Carroll, A White Room
Nicole Galland, Godiva
Robert Goolrick, A Reliable Wife
C.W. Gortner, The Queen's Vow
Kristiana Kahakauwila, This is Paradise
Pamela Moore, Chocolates for Breakfast
Brandy Purdy, The Queen's Rivals
Ania Szado, Studio Saint-Ex
Stephanie Thornton, The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora
Kara Weiss, Late Lights
Victoria Wilcox, Inheritance


Suzanne Desrochers, Bride of New France
Michelle Diener, In Defense of the Queen
Michelle Diener, In a Treacherous Court
Michelle Diener, Keeper of the King's Secrets
Elizabeth Fremantle, Queen's Gambit
David Gordon, Mystery Girl
Sue Harrison, Song of the River
Jason M. Hough, The Darwin Elevator
Steven W. Kohlhagen, Where They Bury You
Samuel Sattin, League of Somebodies
Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector
Ava Zavora, Belle Noir


Mary Balogh, The Arrangement
Dilly Court, The Best of Daughters
Jennifer Cody Epstein, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
Shana Galen, True Spies
Juliet Grey, Confessions of Marie Antoinette
Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman, Freud’s Mistress
Susan McDuffie, The Study of Murder
Laura Joh Rowland, The Shogun’s Daughter


Susan Wittig Albert, A Wilder Rose
Jane Austen, The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
Nike Campbell-Fatoki, Thread of Gold Beads
Elaine Cougler, The Loyalist’s Wife
Michelle Diener, Banquet of Lies
Madeline Harvey, Evangeline Jennings, Zoë Spencer,Tee Tyson, Cars & Girls
Bárbara Mujica, I Am Venus
Deborah Swift, A Divided Inheritance


Stephanie Dray, Daughters of the Nile
Stephanie Dray, Song of the Nile
Avery Hays, The Sixth
Ariel Lawhon, The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress


Elizabeth Blackwell, While Beauty Slept
K.B. Laugheed, The Spirit Keeper
Janice Law, The Prisoner of the Riviera
Jade Lee, What the Groom Wants
Sara Lindsey, A Rogue for All Seasons
Erika Mailman, Woman of Ill Fame
Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes


  1. Well this list is both impressive and intimidating. Now I feel like a massive underachiever...and completely envious.

  2. Your list is certainly impressive, but what I find impressive is how much time it must have taken to write this post and do the links for each review you wrote!

    You and i have three books in common for 2013: The Aviator's Wife, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, and The Illusion of Separateness. Now I'm curious about those review and am off to check them out...