2013 Reading

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:

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/.

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