Books of 2013

This is just for personal record-keeping. These are the 57 books I read in 2013. Divided by category. I find it fascinating that I’m about equally spread between young adult, nonfiction, and erotica books.


  1. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister, Nonfiction – Psychology
  2. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel, Nonfiction – Professional, Women’s Issues
  3. Sway: The Irrational Pull of Irresistible Behavior by Ori Brafman, Nonfiction – Psychology
  4. Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (mostly failed) Attempts at Adulthood by Alida Nugent, Nonfiction – Memoir
  5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling, Nonfiction – Memoir
  6. How to Be Interesting: An Instruction Manual by Jessica Hagy, Nonfiction – Self Improvement
  7. 101 Secrets for Your Twenties by Paul Angone, Nonfiction
  8. The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith, Nonfiction – Dating
  9. The Centrist Manifesto by Charles Wheelan, Nonfiction – Political
  10. Adulting: How to be a grown up in 468 steps by Kelly Williams Brown, Nonfiction
  11. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayad, Nonfiction
  12. A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Sai Gaddam, Nonfiction
  13. Fat Sex: The Naked Truth by Rebecca Jane Weinstein, Nonfiction
  14. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Nonfiction – Psychology
  15. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Nonfiction – Professional, Women’s Issues
  16. You Lost Him at Hello by Jess McCann, Nonfiction – Dating
  17. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Nonfiction – Self Improvement
  18. Bossypants by Tina Fey, Nonfiction – Memoir

Young Adult

  1. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin, YA
  2. Dare Me by Megan Abbott, YA
  3. Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian, YA
  4. The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal, YA
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, YA
  6. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles, YA
  7. The Elite by Kiera Cass, YA
  8. The Selection by Kiera Cass, YA
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth, YA
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, YA
  11. By the Time You Read This, I’ll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters, YA
  12. Deadline by Chris Crutcher, YA
  13. Replay by Robin Brande, YA

Miscellaneous Fiction

  1. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn, Fiction – Romance
  2. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Fiction
  3. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey, Fiction
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Fiction
  5. Defending Jacob by William Landay, Fiction – Legal Mystery
  6. Penelope by Rebecca Harrington, Fiction
  7. Easy by Tammara Weber, Fiction – Romance
  8. What in God’s Name by Simon Rich, Fiction


  1. Bonds of Need by Lynda Aicher, Erotica
  2. Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher, Erotica
  3. Sanctum by Lexi Blake, Erotica
  4. Roped, Burned, Whipped, Displayed – BDSM Bundle by Eliza Gayle, Erotica
  5. If Only (Masters of the Shadowlands #8) by Cherise Sinclair, Erotica
  6. Kaylee’s Keeper by Maren Smith, Erotica
  7. Voluptuous by Natasha Moore, Erotica
  8. This is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands #7) by Cherise Sinclair, Erotica
  9. Together in Cyn by Jennifer Kacey, Erotica
  10. Restrained and Willing by Tiffany Bryan, Erotica
  11. Blushing Violet by Ann Mayburn, Erotica
  12. What She’s Looking For by Trent Evans, Erotica

Didn’t Finish

  1. On Being Certain: Believing You’re Right Even When You’re Not by Robert A. Burton, Nonfiction – Psychology, Didn’t Finish
  2. Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson, Nonfiction – Evolutionary Psychology, Didn’t Finish
  3. Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy, Nonfiction – Psychology, Didn’t Finish


  1. Waterfalls by Robin Jones Gunn, Fiction – Christian Romance, Reread
  2. Sunsets by Robin Jones Gunn, Fiction – Christian Romance, Reread
  3. The Dom’s Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair, Erotica, Reread

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