My Reading Year 2013

reading year 2013
reading year 2013

2013 HAS been a great year for reading—praise God! My list consists mainly of fiction. I was blessed to read some uplifting Christian literature, too. I enjoyed reading short story collections—this may well be the Year of the Short Story, with Alice Munro winning the Nobel, and many famous novelists coming up with their own collections. Anyway the books are listed in the order I had read them. Thirty-eight or so books—not bad for a PGH medical intern who should be reviewing his textbooks instead.


  1. MacArthur (Bob Ong)
  2. The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)
  3. Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John LeCarre)
  5. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
  6. The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)
  7. Wonder Boys (Michael Chabon)
  8. Rogue Male (Geoffrey Household)
  9. Peeling the Onion (Gunter Grass)
  10. Gentlemen of the Road (Michael Chabon)
  11. The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
  12. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  13. Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (Tony Reinke)
  14. Heaven on Earth (Stephen J. Nichols)
  15. Counterfeit Gods (Timothy Keller)
  16. Jeeves in the Offing (P.G. Wodehouse)
  17. The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
  18. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs (Maria Reiner Rilke)
  19. Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata (Ricky Lee)
  20. The Mysteries Caravan - Hardy Boys (Franklin W. Dixon)
  21. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  22. The Kreutzer Sonata (Leo Tolstoy)
  23. Bonhoeffer (Eric Metaxas)
  24. Getting Even (Woody Allen)
  25. The Sea (John Banville)
  26. All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
  27. Waiting for Sunrise (William Boyd)
  28. The Housekeeper and the Professor (Yoko Ogawa)
  29. Dusk and Other Stories (James Salter)
  30. The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
  31. Dear Life (Alice Munro)
  32. All the Names (Jose Saramago)
  33. The Prodigal God (Timothy Keller)
  34. The Power and the Glory (Graham Greene)
  35. The Duel and Other Stories (Anton Chekhov)
  36. The Lemon Table (Julian Barnes)
  37. The Hidden Life of Prayer (David McIntyre)
  38. Never Mind (Edward St. Aubyn)


I still have many unfinished books. I've finished at least 60 - 80% for most of them. Why I keep on jumping from one book to the other still escapes me. My unfinished book list includes:


  1. Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (Sigmund Freud)
  2. Underworld (Don DeLillo)
  3. Managing God's Money (Randy Alcorn)
  4. First Love: The Joy and Simplicity of Life in Christ (John MacArthur)
  5. Android Karenina (Ben H. Winters)
  6. The Plague (Albert Camus)
  7. Aloft (Chang-Rae Lee)
  8. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Lydia Davis)
  9. The Collected Stories (Isaac Bashevis Singer)
  10. Everything but the Squeal (John Barlow)
  11. The Inferno (Dante), translated by Robert Pinsky
  12. Confessions (Augustine), translated by Gary Wills


I'll end with my top 10 favorite books for the year.


  1. Bonhoeffer (Eric Metaxas)
  2. Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (Tony Reinke)
  3. The Hidden Life of Prayer (David McIntyre)
  4. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
  5. Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata (Ricky Lee)
  6. Dear Life (Alice Munro)
  7. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John LeCarre)
  8. The Power and the Glory (Graham Greene)
  9. The Duel and Other Stories (Anton Chekhov)
  10. Waiting for Sunrise (William Boyd)


If you care to revisit these links, here they are: My Reading Year 2011 and 2012.

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