Favorite Reads in 2013

Here are some of my favorite books that I read in 2013, in no particular order:


–Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (my review here)

–Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (my review here)

–All 4 Kate Morton books–I do think her writing improves with each book, but I still think each one is worth reading

–Cooked by Michael Pollan–I’m a big fan of Pollan, but I was surprised at how fascinating this book was

–Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella–I don’t usually read much chick lit, but I’ve reread this book several times.  It makes me laugh out loud and cry


–The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo (my review here)

–My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss–reading this book is like sitting down with an old friend over a cup of tea–and I’m completely jealous of her culinary knowledge and background

—  7  An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker–funny, yet life changing–this would be a great reread for the new year to remind ourselves of how much we have, and how we should help others

–Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese–my inner food geek loved getting the lowdown on what’s worth making from scratch, and what’s not

–Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist–I hadn’t read any of her earlier books, but suddenly, gushing reviews of this book were all over the internet–and it really is that good


–The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele (my review here)

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  1. says

    I totally forgot about Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese on my list! Love that book! Also need to read Bread and Wine and every Michael Pollan book. On the 2014 list. And have you read Eat Well: A Food Road Map? It might be hard to find- I got it from my sister- but it’s a collection of food essays from a Christian perspective. A really short and excellent read!

  2. says

    HUGE fan of Kate Morton–she’s an amazing writer! I have 7 on my list as well. I’m looking forward to perusing your reviews to add to my (already teetering) reading pile!

  3. says

    Make the Bread, Buy the Butter made my list as well as Kate Morton! =) Great list and I want to check out the other titles I haven’t read yet.

  4. says

    Great list! I really need to sit down and start one of Morton’s books. I don’t know why I keep putting it off when I know they’re going to be good :) I’m going to have to add most of these to my to-read list…can’t wait to try the Michael Pollan and Jennifer Reese ones!

  5. says

    Oooh! Great list! Cooked and The Enneagram Made Easy are on my to-read list for sure! Will be checking out the others that you listed, too. Loved Kate Morton books this year – my favorite was The Forgotten Garden. :) Happy Reading!

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