Lots of people have been posting a wrap-up of their 2013 reading. You can find all my book reviews under the category “Book Reviews;” here are my posts from this year:
- Princess of the Silver Woods review
- Who is the Pilot? (Reached review)
- The Dresden Files: Illustrated
- “The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough.”
- Book review: Son by Lois Lowry
- Book Review: River of Stars
- Brief Book Reviews
- Book review: Ready Player One
- Summer Reading: Apocalypse
- Star Wars EU Novels: Recent bright spots in the sea of mediocrity
- Blast from the past
I did read a few other books towards the end of the year that I haven’t posted about yet–I started the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher (which I will save for another post), and a few books for younger readers. Read on for details.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 5/5 stars
This Newbery Award winner is a treasure. You will especially love it if, like me, you loved A Wrinkle in Time, which it references. I got so caught up reading this book that I stayed at Panera an hour longer than I meant to. It is part daily childhood doings and part time travel mystery–a charming story with depth.
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan 5/5 stars
I give a lot of 5 star reviews around here, but that’s just because I read a lot of good books! If you love the Percy Jackson series, you will love this trilogy featuring the Kane siblings and Egyptian gods. As always, Riordan creates a fun globetrotting adventure with an engaging, diverse cast. I’m not an expert on Egyptian mythology, but the research seems solid as well. I really wish someone would turn these into movies, instead of making (likely awful) things like this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404233/.