2013 – A Look Back… The Books, The Rides, and all the craziness in between

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Holy smokes… where did the time go?  Here we are creeping up on 2014 at break neck speed and I need a moment to look back over the year that is… 2013.

Join me please for a walk through of 2013… the best moments (maybe a couple “UGH” ones) … shall we begin?

January

Best books of the month:

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The Midwives Tale by Sam Thomas

The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker

It was also the first 5k of the year which was an obstacle course called The Ice Man

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February

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Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

 

March

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Six Years by Harlan Coben (rumors are this one could be a movie!)

 

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7K run for St Patricks Day… it was like 20 below zero – SOOOOO COLD!

 

April

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The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

May

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While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

Return To Sullivan Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

June

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Quiet by Susan Cain

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

July

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Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

 

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Bookies Queen Event!

Rescuing Mater… a year later

 

August

Wine and Words – 1st Annual Brainerd book event

8 posts.  I had 8 posts in August.  WOW.  An all time low.  I had the camp bike ride, then a week of working at the camp, then a mud run, then Wine and Words.I guess that explains August.  I read…. nothing. 

September

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

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A little time in a police car

October

Yes I read, but nothing I would consider “the best of”

1bLadies Night Out – Halloween Style

November

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The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

 

Mmmm hmmm…. had a bit of a Cassandra Clare episode.  ;)

 

December

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

I read a lot of older titles this year.  And I really lacked in the summer months.  I am hoping 2014 will be a fresh start.  I am really looking forward to the New Year :D

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on December 27, 2013, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I am looking forward to 2014, too. 2013 was not my best reading year at all! Some months I don’t think I finished anything…

  2. I’m incredibly honored to see my novel on your list! Thanks so much, Sheila!

  3. Isn’t it great to look back and remember the lovely books? I see several on your list that I loved: Looking for Me, The Husband’s Secret, Me Before You, The Storyteller, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey….and I have Quiet on Sparky, ready to read soon. Enjoy the New Year.

  4. The Storyteller made it on to my list of favourite books in 2013 – I can’t imagine how it wouldn’t make it on to anyways list who has read it! I’m glad you enjoyed The Husband’s Secret because I’ll be reading that in January as a book club read.
    2013 was like a blur… I wish you all the best for 2014! :-)
    Bits & Bobs

  5. Sounds like a fruitful reading year. I haven’t read any of them but many of them are on my TBR list, or even waiting on audio for me to find time for listening. I love your montage of Bookies Queen Event. What did you use to make it?

  6. Looks like you had a great year in books and events! Me Before You is making it on several best reads lists. Including mine.

  7. Quite an interesting year!

  8. Have you read Clare’s Infernal Devices trilogy? I preferred it to Mortal Instruments. The setting and characters were both wonderful.

    The world of the Shadowhunters is just so vivid and magical, whether based in Victorian London or modern day New York.

  9. Great post! I wanted to love The husband’s secret… I’m not sure why but it fell flat for me, You have inspired me to find my top 5 reads (or something like that). I have been making changes to my blog (did you know you can buy awesome templates on etsy for $20-30?!!

    Happy New Years!

  10. Looks like you had a great November.

  11. It looks like you read some great books! I bet it’s hard to read with all you do!

  12. A couple of your favorites will be on my 2013 favorite list too. May 2014 be just as much fun!

  13. What a fun, fun post! You are so active — good for you for finding a balance between your offline life and your blog/online life.

  14. A year in reviews, very nice. This is great! I’m snagging your picture (with link-back)
    – Krys

  15. What a GREAT “Year In Review.”

    Here’s hoping 2014 is even better.

    Happy New Year!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

  16. What a fun year! At least there were audiobooks to keep you going in the super busy months. :)

  17. I had a crap year but a few great ones, I should still do a favourite list. Harlan C is on my to try author list, hopefully 2014.

  18. i am exhausted just reading about those running events. think I need a little lie down to recover

  19. Looks like you had a fantastic year! Looking for Me made my “best of” list, too. Happy New Year!

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