2013 Book List

This is a list of the books I have read during 2013. I have written a blog post about many of them discussing what I thought about the book. The hyperlinks to read these posts are listed with the corresponding titles.

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower By: Stephen Chbosky – Must Read! https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower/
  2. Intimacy with the Almighty By: Charles Swindoll https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/intimacy-with-the-almighty/
  3. Miserly Moms – Living Well on Less in a Tough Economy By: Jonni McCoy https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/miserly-moms/
  4. One Incredible Moment – Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger By: Max Lucado https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/one-incredible-moment-book-review/
  5. Just Who Will You Be? By: Maria Shriver https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/just-who-will-you-be/
  6. 101 Things Jesus Has Done for You https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/101-things-jesus-has-done-for-you/
  7. I was a really Good Mom before I had kids – reinventing modern motherhood By: Trisha Ashworth & Amy Nobile https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/i-was-a-really-good-mom-before-i-had-kids/
  8. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Improving Your Credit Score By: Lita Epstein https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/eighth-book-of-the-year-improving-your-credit-score/
  9. Suddenly Frugal – How to Live Happier & Healthier For Less By: Leah Ingram https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/suddenly-frugal-book-9-of-2013/
  10. Multiple Blessing – Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets By: Jon & Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson   https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/multiple-blessings-book-10/
  11. Who Moved My Cheese? By: Spencer Johnson, M.D. https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/who-moved-my-cheese-book-11/
  12. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress By: Sijie Dai – Must Read https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/balzac-and-the-little-chinese-seamstress-book-12/
  13. Marie Claire Outfit 911 – Fabulous Fixes for Every Fashion Emergency By: Joyce Corrigan https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/marie-claire-outfit-911-book-13/
  14. Me Talk Pretty One Day By: David Sedaris  Very Funny! https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/me-talk-pretty-one-day-book-14/
  15. Life 101 – an illustrated guide By: Geoffrey Day-Lewis https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/life-101-book-15/
  16. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake – A Memoir By: Anna Quindlen https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/lots-of-candles-plenty-of-cake-by-anna-quindlen-book-16/
  17. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk By: David Sedaris https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/squirrel-seeks-chipmunk-by-david-sedaris-book-17/
  18.  Babe – The Gallant Pig By: Dick King-Smith  Classic https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/babe-the-gallant-pig-18/
  19. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson By: Louise Rennison https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/angus-thongs-and-full-frontal-snogging-book-19/
  20. Natural Body Care – More than 60 simple techniques to enhance your health & beauty By: Jenna Mitchell
  21. Books Make A Home – Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books     By: Damian Thompson
  22. National Geographic – Simply Beautiful Photographs By: Annie Griffiths https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/national-geographic-simply-beautiful-photographs-by-annie-griffiths/
  23. I Could Pee On This and Other Poems by Cats By: Francesco Marciuliano https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/i-could-pee-on-this-and-other-poems-by-cats-by-francesco-marciuliano/
  24. Real Simple – The Organized Home By: Kendell Cronstrom
  25. Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies) By: Jill Smokler
  26. Kids Love Kentucky By: George and Michele Zavatsky
  27. The Hound of the Baskervilles By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  28. Don’t Throw it, Grow it! By: Deborah Peterson & Millicent Selsam
  29. Living Dead Girl By: Elizabeth Scott Must Read!! https://crystalstravels.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/living-dead-girl-by-elizabeth-scott/
  30. Science & Math – The Best of Dr. Jean
  31. Meditation – Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility By: Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
  32. How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you
  33. Budget Savvy Diva’s Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More By: Sara Lundberg
  34. Stuart Little By: E.B. White
  35. Awkward Family Photos By: Mike Bender & Doug Chernack
  36. The Rules for Disappearing By: Ashley Elston
  37. Bad Baby Names By: Michael Sherrod
  38. The Hundred Dresses By: Eleanor Estes
  39. Your Best Life Now For Moms By: Joel Osteen
  40. Vintage Cottages By: Molly Hyde English
  41. Fashion, Italian style By: Valerie Steele
  42. Dressing a Nation – The little black dress and zoot suits – Depression and Wartime Fashion from the 1930’s to the 1950’s
  43. Help Thanks Wow – The Three Essential Prayers – By: Anne Lamott
  44. The Organic Food Handbook – A consumer’s guide to buying and eating organic food By: Ken Roseboro
  45. How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World By: Jordan Christy
  46. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry – Poems about food
  47. I Brake For Yard Sales – and flea markets, thrift shops, auctions, an the occasional dumpster By: Lara Spencer
  48. Grave Humor – A tour of Funny, Ironic, and Ridiculous Tombstones By: M.T. Coffin
  49. F for Effort! – More of the very best totally wrong answers By: Richard Benson
  50. Passive Aggressive Notes By: Kerry Miller
  51. Don’t Lick the Minivan and other things I never thought I’d say to my kids By: Leanne Shirtliffe
  52. Fifty Shades of Grey By: E.L. James
  53. Vintage Treasures By: Jane Cassini & Ann Brownfield
  54. 99 Ways to Cut, Sew Trim, & Tie Your T-shirt into Something Special By: Justina and Faith Blakeney, Anka Livakovic, Ellen Schultz
  55. Vintage Collage Journals By: MaryJo Koch
  56. Skipping Christmas By: John Grisham
  57. Cycle of the Werewolf By: Stephen King
  58. Twitter Wit – Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less
  59. Simplicity Parenting – Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids By: Kim John Payne
  60. Amusing Ourselves to Death – Public Discourse in the age of Show Business By: Neil Postman
  61. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs
  62. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – Essays, Etc. By: David Sedaris
  63. The Five-Minute Mom’s Club – 105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Life Easier By: Stephanie Vozza
  64. The Girl in the Green Raincoat By: Laura Lippman
  65. Cheap Chic By: Emily Chalmers
  66. No One Cares What You Had for Lunch – 100 Ideas for Your Blog By: Margaret Mason
  67. Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors By: Jonathan Adler
  68. The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Housetraining Your Dog – Quick and positive results you can count on By: Liz Palika
  69. The Great Gatsby By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  70. Meditation – The 13 Pathways to Happiness By: Jim Ryan
  71. National Geographic Fashion By: Cathy Newman
  72. What Did I Just Eat – Surprising Facts about Food By: Dr. Ryan Berlin, Dr. Patrick Baker, and Dr. Paul Baker
  73. Real Food Has Curves – How to get off processed food, lose weight, and love what you eat By: Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
  74. Bossypants By: Tina Fey
  75. Handbags – What Every Woman Should Know By: Stephanie Pedersen
  76. I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections By: Nora Ephron
  77. Good to Great Hair – Celebrity Hairstyling Techniques Made Simple By: Robert Vetica
  78. Animal Planet – Puppy Training and Care By: Tracy Libby
  79. Discipline – The Brazelton Way By: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D.
  80. Emily the Strange – The Lost Days By: Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
  81. Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory By: George Beahm
  82. The Style Strategy – A less-is-more approach to staying chic and shopping smart By: Nina Garcia
  83. A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky By: P. Faye Collins
  84. The Shack By: Wm. Paul Young
  85. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By: Mindy Kaling
  86. That Extra Half an Inch By: Victoria Beckham
  87. Food Rules – An Eater’s Manual By: Michael Pollan
  88. Under The Olive Tree – A Novella By: Courtney Miller Santo
  89. To-Do List – From buying milk to finding a soul mate, what are lists reveal about us By: Sasha Cagen
  90. Bridget Jones’s Diary By: Helen Fielding
  91. Best of Dr. Jean – Hands on Art By: Dr. Jean
  92. Random Acts of Kindness for Kids
  93. Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures By: Amber Dusick
  94. How to Look Expensive By: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
  95. Sketchy By: Olivia Samms
  96. Life is Sweet – 333 ways to look on the bright sideand find the happiness in front of you By: Addie Johnson
  97. The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way By: Amanda Ripley
  98. Thirteen Reasons Why By: Jay Asher
  99. Found, Free, & Flea By: Tereasa Surratt
  100. Halloween Crafts: 35 Spooky Projects to Make and Bake
  101. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  102. Creepy Ass Dolls By: Stacey Leigh Brooks
  103. 50 Fantastic Things to Do With Preschoolers By: Sally & Phill Featherstone
  104. Handmade Nation – The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design By: Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl
  105. Hannah’s Hope By: Karen Kingsbury
  106. Eat This, Not That By: David Zinczenko
  107. The Homeschooling Option – How to decide when it’s right for your family By: Lisa Rivero
  108. Best of Dr. Jean Puppets & Storytime By: Dr. Jean
  109. Beautiful Winter By: Edle Catharina Norman

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