Sunday, January 5, 2014

Goodbye 2013!

This wasn't as stellar a year for me as the last one in terms of reading and blogging, but it was still quite good.

Reading goals:
101 books read total (decent)
17 out of 50 for 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge (fail)
13 out of 12 for 2013 Translation challenge (success!)

Best classics:
The Lais of Marie de France
Wigalois by Wirnt von Grafenberg

Best historical fiction:
The Spirit Keeper by K.B. Laugheed
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Best sci-fi:
Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Towfik
The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
The Demi-Monde World: Winter by Rod Rees

Best YA sci-fi:
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Mind Games by Kiersten White

Best in other/nameless genres:
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Every Boy Should Have a Man by Preston L. Allen
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

Best nonfiction:
Chiefdoms, Collapse and Coalescence in the Early American South by Robin Beck
From Chicaza to Chickasaw by Robbie Ethridge
Facing East from Indian Country by Daniel K. Richter
America's Communal Utopias ed. by Donald E. Pitzer

Other media fixes for the year:
live performance of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
1990s and 2000s film/TV adaptations of Jane Eyre
music of Mumford & Sons and Mother Falcon

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