Read in 2013

What I have read in 2013
Total Number Read: 53 / 14503 pages

Looking for reviews, or when I read them? I post via GoodReads and Twitter as I complete the book(s) .  The GoodReads reviews are embedded on the left side of this page (finally).

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Yes, I do consider reading what I’m suggested!

An asterisk (*) will show a book NOT from the library (I support the library first as often as I can, so that’s most of my book list).
Italics: I’m reading the book now.
(e-book): an electronic book read through my e-reader app or by computer

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Books Read:
* Aesop’s Fables by George Flyer Townsend (e-book)
*Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan (e-book)
A Plain & Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston (novella #1, Kauffman Amish Bakery Series)
*An Angel With Fur by Russell Blake
*Lucky Man by Ben Tanzer
Naomi’s Gift: An Amish Christmas Story by Amy Clipston (novella #2, Kauffman Amish Bakery Series)
A Life of Joy by Amy Clipston (#4, Kauffman Amish Bakery Series)
A Season of Love by Amy Clipston (#5, Kauffman Amish Bakery Series)
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul by Jack Canfield
A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Cosbyology: Essays and Observations by the Doctor of Comedy by Bill Cosby
I Didn’t Ask To Be Born by Bill Cosby
Frozen Heat by Richard Castle (Nikki Heat series #4)
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman (Daughters of the Promise series #1)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman (Daughters of the Promise series #2)
Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman (Daughters of the Promise series #3)
*A Fiery Baptism by Lynne Graham (Harlequin Presents, #1489)
Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Daughters of the Promise series #4)
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Legend by Marie Lu (Legend series #1)
Prodigy by Marie Lu (Legend series #2)
Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman (Daughters of the Promise series #5)
Inferno by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon series #4)
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry (AK series #1)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #1)
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
When Comes the Spring by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #2)
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough by Neta Jackson (Yada Yada Prayer Group series #4)
When Breaks the Dawn by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #3)
When Hope Springs New by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #4)
Beyond the Gathering Storm by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #5)
The Last Girlfriend on Earth: and other love stories by Simon Rich
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught by Neta Jackson (Yada Yada Prayer Group #5)
*When Tomorrow Comes by Janette Oke (Canadian West series #6)
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling by Neta Jackson (Yada Yada Prayer Group #6)
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out by Neta Jackson (Yada Yada Prayer Group #7)
Deadly Heat by Richard Castle (Nikki Heat series #5)
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Aches & Pains by Maeve Binchy
Sisterchicks on the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn
*Dr. Texas by Debbie Macomber (Heart of Texas series #4)
Stand by Me by Neta Jackson (Souled Out Sisters Novel #1)
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series #14)
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (audiobook)
The Quakers of New Garden by Claire Sanders, Ann E. Shrock, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Suzette Williams (4 novellas)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent series #3)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
If You Asked Me: And Of Course You Won’t by Betty White (audiobook)

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Book Challenges:

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GoodReads 2013 Reading Challenge

Duration: January 1st – December 31st 2013
Goal: 53 books (it’s 1 more than last year)
Congrats! You have completed your goal of reading 53 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
completed GoodReads reading challenge 2013
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2013EbookChallenge
2013 E-Book Challenge

Hosted by: Workadayreads
Duration: January 1st – December 31st 2013
Goal: choosing Level: Floppy Disk (reading 5 e-books; for more details, click the above Workadayreads.com link)
1. Aesop’s Fables by George Flyer Townsend (e-book)
2. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Goal not quite met. Ugh, I slacked on this challenge.  E-books aren’t might favorite medium. I do have two e-b00ks I started that I’m halfway through…just didn’t finish before the end of the year, so not counting them on this list.

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Historical Fiction Challenge
Hosted by: Historical Tapestry
Duration: January 1st – December 31st, 2013
Goal: 20th Century Reader
1. The Quakers of New Garden by Claire Sanders, Ann E. Shrock, Jennifer Hudson (novellas started in the 1800’s)
2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (audiobook) (the original classic, not the modern adaptations)
Goal complete. I also read Janette Oke’s Canadian West series (which takes place in late 1800’s – early 1900’s).
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2013 A to Z Challenge
I found this one via one of my GoodReads groups (Amish Fiction)
Duration: January 1st – December 31st, 2013
Goal: You want to try to use each letter of the alphabet for a book you read. It could be the title or author’s first or last name. We’re pretty flexible so don’t sweat it! It does not have to be only Amish fiction, it can be fiction or non-fiction also. Whatever you read in 2013 will qualify!

Goal…almost. Dagnabit. I was distracted by audiobooks at the end of the year. ;P

A – An Angel With Fur / Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry – 7/6/2013
B – Beyond the Gathering Storm by Janette Oke – 9/6/2013
C – Cosbyology by Bill Cosby – 2/28/2013
D – Defending Jacob by William Landay – 5/1/2013
E – 11/22/63 (still on my TBR – not counted)
F – Frozen Heat by Richard Castle – 3/12/2013
G – The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson – 7/22/2013
H – Heller, Peter – The Dog Stars 10/2/2013
I – Inferno by Dan Brown – 7/5/2013
J – J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy – 2/22/2013
K – Kaling, Mindy –  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – 4/15/2013
L – A Life of Joy (Kauffman Amish Bakery, #4) by Amy Clipston – 1/15/2013
M – Matilda by Roald Dahl – 6/6/3013
N – Naomi’s Gift: An Amish Christmas Story – 1/8/2013
O – Outlander  / [the rest of the] Canadian West series by Janette Oke – Aug.& Sept. 2013
P – A Plain & Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston – 1/3/2013
Q – The Quakers of New Garden by Claire Sanders, Ann E. Shrock, Jennifer Hudson
R – Rich, Simon – The Last Girlfriend on Earth: and Other Love Stories – 9/2013
S – A Season of Love by Amy Clipston – 1/22/2013
T – Tatiana de Rosnay – Sarah’s Key – 3/19/2013
U – (still on my shelf)
V – A Very Special Delivery – (still on my shelf)
W – When Breaks The Dawn by Janette Oke – 8/26/2013
X – (I forgot where I put this book)
Y – The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough (#4) by Neta Jackson – 8/24/2013
Z – Zusak, Mark – The Book Thief 7/13/2013

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2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen
2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Book Vixen
Goal: Getting my heart rate up – read 1-5 more books
Notes: I conquered this challenge last year. Since I’m stretching myself once again, I’ve joined again.
Goal completed! One more book than last year AND 1500 pages more!!

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Library Books Reading Challenge 2013
Hosted by: Book Dragon’s Lair
Duration: 1/1 to 12/31
Goal: starting at Adult – 36 books (will probably upgrade to Just insert IV (50 library books)
Passed first goal – 36 books Oct. 2013
Goal completed – 46 books total

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Reading Challenge Addict
Duration: January 1st – December 31st 2013
Level attempting: IDK…I’m still looking (5 so far)

  • GoodReads official reading challenge – DONE!
  • Library Books Reading Challenge – DONE!
  • Reading e-books – Hosted by WorkadayReads.com – Halfway. -_-
  • A to Z challenge – from GoodReads group Amish Fiction – ~80%
  • Outdo yourself reading challenge – DONE!
  • Reading addict challenge – Done with some caveats

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Have I forgotten to update something I’ve read? Send a shout-out to @ThePearLady or leave a comment.  😀

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  3. Thanks for participating! Good luck reaching your reading goals 🙂

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