A Quarterly Check In on My 2013 Reading List

2013 is already 1/4 over, so I thought it would be a good time to take a look at my reading list and see what books I’ve read as well as which ones I still have to go.  I’d love to hear what books you’ve been enjoying, too, so feel free to leave titles and your opinions of the books in the comments.

I would always argue that I prefer fiction to non-fiction, but this list shows quite the opposite.  So far I’ve read only 2 fiction books and 13 non fiction books.

Non-Fiction

Books I’ve read and reviewed:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
One Cause, Many Ailments:  The Leaky Gut Syndrome:  What It Is and How It May be Affecting Your Health by John O.A. Pagano
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
I’m On My Own, and So Are You by Judy Resnick
The Good Life for Less by Amy Allen Clark
Pinterest Savvy by Melissa Taylor

Books I’ve read and still need to review (I better get going on these!):

The Omnivore’s Dilemma:  A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
How to Be a Work at Home Mom by Prerna Malik
How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi Ehman
101 Ways to Make Extra Money Online by Jackie Beck
The Bootstrap VA by Lisa Morosky
Smalltopia by Tammy E. Strobel
Get Out of Debt Like the Debt Heroes by Ben Edwards and Jeff Rose

Still on the list to read:

  1. Under the Banner of Heaven:  A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
  2. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. Primal Body, Primal Mind  Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life by Nora T. Gedgaudas
  6. The Paleo Diet Solution by John Chatham
  7. The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and the Self-Employed:  The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs by Joseph D’Agnese
  8. The Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance by Benjamin Franklin
  9. Kiplinger’s Practical Guide to Your Money:  Keep More of It, Make It Grow, Enjoy It, Protect It, Pass It On by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  10. Get a Freelance Life:  mediabistro.com’s Insider Guide  to Freelance Writing by Margit Feury Ragland
  11. The Renegade Writer:  A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Linda Formichelli
  12. Your Freelance Writing Business by Janet S. Underwood
  13. Freelance Writing Jobs: 101+ Online Writing Jobs by Lee Mellott
  14. Wheat Belly by William Davis
  15. Permission Marketing:  Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers by Seth Godin
  16. Selling the Invisible:  A Field Guide to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith
  17. Unmarketing:  Stop Marketing.   Start Engaging by Scott Stratten
  18. Meatball Sundae:  Is Your Marketing out of Sync? by Seth Godin
  19. Book Yourself Solid:  The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even If You Hate Marketing by Michael Port
  20. Guerilla Marketing, 4th Edition:  Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business by Jay Conrad Levinson
  21. Duct Tape Marketing:  The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide by John Jantsch 

As you can see, I added many more books than were on the original list.  My reading list is flexible and is largely motivated by what ebooks I can get for free.

Fiction

Books I’ve read and reviewed:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

  1. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  2. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  3. The Healing by Jonathon Odell
  4. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  5. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  6. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sadaris
  7. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  8. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  9. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  10. The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
  11. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  12. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  14. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  15. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  16. The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee
  17. The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  18. After This by Alice McDermott
  19. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  21. Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  22. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell

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Comments

  1. For what it’s worth, I loved ‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle’. One of those books that as you get to the end, you keep wishing it didn’t have to end. One of my favorites. I read Gone Girl, which I liked as well, in fact I have one of her earlier books on my nightstand waiting to be read.

  2. we read defending Jacob for our book discussion group last month. best book ive read in a long time

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