A Short History of Books, 2013

Way back in the day I kept track of the books I read. It was a dark time in my life, the three months between my college graduation and my first big-person job, and I was reading voraciously. Now that I’m nearly done with my Masters and will once again have some free time for reading, I thought it would be a good time to keep track. Therefore, below is my reading history since the inception of Cindspectus. Books with links lead to my relevant posts about them. If you want to check out my list from 2012, it can be found here. My book review blog, Mark It Read, houses more detailed reviews and other literary musings.

Books I’ve Read:


Title Author Month Read
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson January
The Best American Sports Writing 2012 Glenn Stout (editor) January
11/22/63 Stephen King February
To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway February
In Cold Blood Truman Capote February
Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland Malachy McCourt March
The Elephant’s Journey Jose Saramago April
A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams April
Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin April
Clash of Kings George R.R. Martin May
Wine and War Don and Petie Kladstrup May
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel June
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey Lady Fiona Carnavon June
The Widow Clicquot Tilar Mazzeo June
The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde June
Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of James Garfield Kenneth Ackerman June
Point Omega Don DeLillo June
A Delicate Truth John LeCarre June
The Tigress of Forli Elizabeth Lev July
High Fidelity Nick Hornby July
Eat the City Robin Shulman July
The Thin Man Dashiell Hammett July
A Murder of Quality John LeCarre August
Band of Brothers Stephen Ambrose August
The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins August
Strength in What Remains Tracy Kidder September
The Garden of Eden Ernest Hemingway September
A Storm of Swords George R.R. Martin September

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