38 Books in 2013

Rachel’s bookshelf: a-book-a-week-in-2013

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
5 of 5 stars
A very wonderful book that has taught me a lot about life in Pakistan and made me appreciate my education.
tagged:
factual, feminist, christmas-reading-2013-2014, and a-book-a-week-i…

Matchless: A Christmas Story
3 of 5 stars
A lovely little Christmas story.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and christmas-reading-2013-2014

The Fault in Our Stars
5 of 5 stars
A beautiful and well written story about young people dealing with cancer. Not perhaps a pleasant read but a very enjoyable and wonderful story about love, books and what matters in life.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and young-adult

The Passage
5 of 5 stars
Awesome, dark and disturbing book. Very highly recommend for fans of dystopian book. Not your standard vampire book.
tagged:
dystopian, fantasy, horror, and a-book-a-week-in-2013

Shift Omnibus Edition (Silo, #2)
5 of 5 stars
tagged:
horror, young-adult, a-book-a-week-in-2013, and dystopian

Lolito
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and mental-illness

The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
factual, a-book-a-week-in-2013, and comedy

Wool Omnibus
4 of 5 stars
Howey creates a pretty awesome and awful dystopian world. A bit depressing at times but I look forward to reading the sequels.

tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, horror, fantasy, and dystopian

Steelheart
5 of 5 stars
Another awesome book by Brandon Sanderson. Nothing less than you would expect! Would have likes it to be a bit longer though. Can’t wait for the second book đŸ˜€
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fantasy and a-book-a-week-in-2013

I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan
4 of 5 stars
A very enjoyable book written by the Norfolk radio DJ Alan Partridge. Lots of fun and laughs.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, comedy, and factual

The Great God Pan
3 of 5 stars
I thought I would give some old style horror a go for a bit of a change. This book was good, but did not live up to the description on the back from a review in 1894 "An incoherent nightmare of sex". But it was an interesting read and ha…
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, fantasy, and horror

Sane New World: Taming The Mind
5 of 5 stars
Having been suffering with depression for the past year, I have begun looking for other ways to deal with my ruminating negative thoughts and those stressful times that left me in a weeping wreck in work meetings (has actually happened o…
tagged:
factual, mental-illness, comedy, and a-book-a-week-in-2013

Room
5 of 5 stars
I couldn’t put this book down, stayed up till 3am reading and then woke back up and read the rest. A very touching story told from the point of view of a 5 year oils who has only known one small room his whole life.
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a-book-a-week-in-2013

The Eyre Affair
3 of 5 stars
This was the first book of my new WI Bookgroup and I was really excited to begin reading it asits been on my "To Read" list for a long time. I did get a bit side tracked by some other books but I have finished it with an hour to spare be…
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, comedy, crime, fantasy, and wi-bookclub

Fiere
5 of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to read her other collections.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, scottish, and poetry

Isolation
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, young-adult, and horror

Gone Girl
4 of 5 stars
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crime and a-book-a-week-in-2013

Fragments
4 of 5 stars
Fantastic second book in the series. Looking forward to book 3 getting released!
tagged:
young-adult, horror, fantasy, and a-book-a-week-in-2013

The Yellow Wallpaper
4 of 5 stars
A very interesting look at how mental illness was looked upon before the condition and diagnosis was truly understood. Makes you wonder about the narrators relationship with her family and what happened after the short story ended.
tagged:
feminist, mental-illness, and a-book-a-week-in-2013

Broken Homes
3 of 5 stars
Enjoyed this book but like the previous ones in the series they don’t have a patch on Rivers of London. Still looking forward to more in the series to see what happens to Peter, Lesley and Nightingale.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, crime, and fantasy

Partials
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, young-adult, and fantasy

The Rithmatist
5 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, young-adult, and fantasy

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and fantasy

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
5 of 5 stars
After seeing this book feature on many "Best Fantasy" lists I finally decided to give it a go. Ended up really enjoying this book and found the story very unusual and creative. The characters were all very unique and in general alot of f…
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and fantasy

Live Bait
3 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and crime

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington
5 of 5 stars
Fantastic book! I love the way Karl describes his holidays and goes off in little tangents all the time. Highly recommend.
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, comedy, and factual

Bells of Nagasaki
0 of 5 stars
Similar to Night which I previously reviewed I think this is a book that cannot be rated. I would however recommend this book and think it is a very poetic and terrifying true tale.
tagged:
factual and a-book-a-week-in-2013

Whispers Under Ground
3 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the third Peter Grant book, I just felt it wasn’t as good as Rivers of London and Moon over Soho. Still looking forward to the release of the fourth book.

And I love the reference to the Unseen University.

tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, fantasy, and crime

Night
0 of 5 stars
A very beautiful but terrible book. In no way and enjoyable read but I am very glad to have read it. I found it especially moving having recently visited Krakow and the concentration camps.

I agree with what I saw a fellow Goodreads mem…

tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and factual

Is It Just Me?
5 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, comedy, and factual

Mockingjay
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, fantasy, and young-adult

An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington
4 of 5 stars
Fantastic! I want Karl Pilkington as my mate!
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, comedy, and factual

Moranthology
5 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, factual, and comedy

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
2 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and lgbt

Catching Fire
4 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013, young-adult, and fantasy

Monkeewrench
4 of 5 stars
This was the first proper crime book I’ve read after a few fantasy books with a crime element. I really enjoyed the book and found myself racing to finish and find out who the killer was. I look forward to reading other books in the seri…
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and crime

The Long War
3 of 5 stars
tagged:
a-book-a-week-in-2013 and fantasy


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