The Books I’ve Bought (2013)

So when 2013 began, I started to make a list of the books I bought. As I was also trying to read more books than I bought to get my ever-growing to-read list to go down, I challenged myself to read every book, I bought this year. In that, I failed miserably. I read very few of them…!
Below the pictures, you’ll find a list of the books I bought with links to reviews of the ones I actually got around to reading. However, there are x books that I have bought and read this year but not gotten around to reviewing yet. These are: S.J. Watson: Before I Go to Sleep which I quite enjoyed and Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone and Leigh Bardugo: Shadow & Bone (The Grisha #1),both of which I loved!

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  1. SJ Watson: Before I Go to Sleep
  2. J.K. Rowling: The Casual Vacancy
  3. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
  4. David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
  5. Toni Morrison: Beloved
  6. Salman Rushdie: Joseph Anton. A Memoir
  7. Erlend Loe: Doppler
  8. Félix J. Palma: The Map of Time
  9. Peter Høeg: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne
  10. Peter Høeg: Elefantpassernes børn
  11. Morten Ramsland: Sumobrødre
  12. Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway
  13. Amy Chua: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  14. Dea Trier Mørch: Vinterbørn
  15. Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera
  16. Martin Amis: London Fields
  17. Jane Austen: Mansfield Park
  18. Vladimir Nabokov: Glory
  19. Tove Ditlevsen: Man gjorde et barn fortræd
  20. Kate Atkinson: Life After Life
  21. Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master’s Son
  22. Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone
  23. Julian Barnes: Arthur & George
  24. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
  25. Diana Gabaldon: Voyager (Outlander #3)
  26. Dan Brown: Inferno (Robert Langdon #4)
  27. Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  28. Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides
  29. Leigh Bardugo: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
  30. Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  31. Hilary Mantel: A Place of Greater Safety
  32. Marjorie Celona: Y
  33. Meg Wolitzer: The Interestings
  34. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations

So as anyone can see, I buy a lot of books during a year that I just doesn’t get around to reading… For some reason I tend to read older books and then wait with the newer books until they too are old. I’m not sure why that is and I’m not sure whether I will work on this or not. As long as I read mostly books I own, it doesn’t really matter whether I read the new ones or older ones – except of course that I sometimes feel hopeless behind because I don’t read the must-read books before they are very old news…!

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4 thoughts on “The Books I’ve Bought (2013)

  1. ‘Before I go to Sleep’ was the must read book locally when it first ams out but somehow I could never manage to get into it. I’ll be interested to see what you made of it.

  2. I hardly buy books anymore. And when I do, sometimes they never get read! Like the copy of In One Person that I HAD to have when it came out and it still stares at me from the shelf.

    • Oh My copy of In One Person is also staring at me… But I like having a large selection of books to read on my shelves. My books makes me happy – not just reading them, but owning them 🙂

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