So it’s that time of year again: the time of year that I reveal to you the list I’ve spent all year working on. You may not want to see it. You may not care at all. But I am going to post it anyway because my OCD won’t let me not post it. Or perhaps you’re not here to see my list of the 151 books I read this year, you just want some book recommendations. Maybe you don’t follow me on Twitter, or read my reviews over at Cannonball Read. In that case, the following post is perfect for you.
I also feel compelled to note that this is the latest I have ever published this list. In previous years, it’s been on January 1st. It is now January 28th. The reason for my posting it so late is that I am an awful, lazy, useless person, and last weekend I ate an entire gallon of ice cream all by myself. That last bit is only tangentially related to this post. It’s more of a character reference to put the rest of it in perspective.
So on to the books.
The content of this post consists of the following: 1) my favorite books I read in 2013, 2) other books I really enjoyed, 3) my least favorite books of 2013, and 4) the entire list of books I read in 2013. For documenting purposes, I have noted when a book was over 500 pages, when I was re-reading, and at the very bottom is the total number of pages contained in all the books I read. If I wasn’t feeling so aggressively apathetic right now (which: how is that mood even possible?) I would totally use an exclamation point in the following sentence, but no. Instead I shall only say: happy reading in 2014.