What I Read in 2013

In 2011, I had managed to read 15 books.  That was a bit lower than normal, but not too bad.  Then in 2012, I astounded myself by managing to read 63 books!  There were two big reasons for that jump — (1) I got an iPhone and thus entered the realm of ebooks and the concept of being able to read anytime, anywhere, and (2) I started reading m/m erotic romance books, which often tend to be novella length.

Although I somehow managed to read 63 book, I didn’t expect to repeat that performance for 2013.  My goal was to read half of that — 30 books — and I would be satisfied if I could reach that goal.

In 2013, I read…

*drumroll*

66 books!

Admittedly, some are short stories and short novellas, but then so too were some of the 63 books I read in 2012.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my list, complete with my rating (out of 5), and a link to my review (when applicable).

(Some of the reviews are hosted on my Tumblr site, which is generally NSFW… so be careful!)

  1. A Warm Hearth and Good Wine, by Elizabella Gold — 3/5
  2. Wild Boys, edited by Richard Labonte — 3/5
  3. Bend Over! The Complete Guide to Anal Sex!, by Stephan Neiderwieser — 3/5
  4. Here’s Looking at Euclid, by Alex Bellos — 4/5
  5. Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgements Come, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore — 2/5
  6. Peter and Wendy, by JM Barrie — 4/5
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo — 5/5
  8. Blow Me!  The Complete Guide to Oral Sex!, by Stephan Neiderwieser — 4/5
  9. Final Encore, by Scotty Cade — 3/5
  10. Habibi, by Craig Thompson — 4/5
  11. The Master Mind of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 4/5
  12. Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven, by David Mack — 3/5
  13. Do It Yourself! The Complete Guide to Masturbation!, by Stephan Neiderwieser — 3/5
  14. Once In a Lifetime, by Ariel Tachna — 4/5
  15. A Fighting Man of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 4/5
  16. Lorcan’s Desire, by SJD Peterson — 4/5
  17. Two Graves, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — 4/5
  18. Swords of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 4/5
  19. Strays, by Elizabeth Noble — 3/5
  20. Copping a Sweetest Day Feel, by Andrew Grey — 3/5
  21. A Feast for Crows, by George RR Martin — 4/5
  22. Blood and Water, edited by Hayden Trenholm — 4/5
  23. Heat Wave, edited by Alison Tyler — 3/5
  24. Synthetic Men of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 5/5
  25. Best Lesbian Erotica 2013, edited by Kathleen Warnock — 5/5
  26. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night, by David R George III — 5/5
  27. Make Mine to Go, by Dilo Keith — 3/5
  28. Pearls Freaks the #%*# Out, by Stephan Pastis — 4/5
  29. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, by David R George III — 5/5
  30. Best Gay Erotica 2013, edited by Richard Labonte — 3/5
  31. Moonlight, Tiger, and Smoke, by Connie Bailey — 4/5
  32. The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom — 4/5
  33. The Gay Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning, by David Toussaint — 4/5
  34. Oblivion, by Anthony Horowitz — 3/5
  35. Llana of Gathol, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 4/5
  36. Plan B, by SJD Peterson — 4/5
  37. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship, by Una McCormack — 3/5
  38. How to Write a Dirty Story, by Susie Bright — 3/5
  39. Rarer Than Rubies, by EM Lynley — 3/5
  40. Bloodline, by James Rollins — 4/5
  41. The Hardest Thing, by James Lear — 5/5
  42. John Carter and the Giant of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 2/5
  43. Sorcerer’s Knot, by Tali Spencer — 3/5
  44. Steam Bath, edited by Shane Allison — 4/5
  45. Skeleton Men of Jupiter, by Edgar Rice Burroughs — 4/5
  46. Booklife, by Jeff Vandermeer — 3/5
  47. Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods, by Michael A Martin — 3/5
  48. Brok Hon, by Michael W Davis — 3/5
  49. Harper’s Treasure, by Jennifer Lynn — 4/5
  50. Reflections of Love, edited by Dreamspinner Press — 3/5
  51. Message from Viola Mari, by Sabrina Devonshire — 4/5
  52. Lies, by Michael Grant — 5/5
  53. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Book 1: The Persistence of Memory, by David Mack — 3/5
  54. A novel manuscript from a friend
  55. Test of Magnitude, by Andy Kasch — 4/5
  56. Hardball, by T Hitman — 4/5
  57. Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass — 4/5
  58. Within the Mist, by Jude Johnson — 3/5
  59. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Book 2: Silent Weapons, by David Mack — 3/5
  60. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Book 3: The Body Electric, by David Mack — 3/5
  61. Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust, by David R George III — 5/5
  62. Trust Me, by LA Witt — 3/5
  63. Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow, by Una McCormack — 5/5
  64. Taming a Wild Scot, by Rowan Keats — 3/5
  65. Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses, by David Mack — 5/5
  66. Redshirts, by John Scalzi — 4/5

2013 was an interesting year for reading in a few ways… I managed to finish the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs… and after years and years of falling behind in my Star Trek reading, I made a serious dent in my pile — I’m pretty much up to date with the core-universe storyline, but am still behind in my Enterprise and Voyager reading… but that’s a goal for 2014!

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One response to “What I Read in 2013

  1. great job…. i just read five over this break for school. alot of zombie, macabre style stuff

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