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13/13 :: the wrap up.

Well, another year over and done with, and a new one stretching ahead. Which means our 13 Books in 2013 challenge is all over red rover. Did everyone have fun? Did you get lots of reading done? I know I did! And it was fabulous. I do have another, different 2014 challenge I’ll be posting about tomorrow, but first I need to take a moment to wind up last year.


1. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
2. Anne of Avonlea – LM Montgomery
3. The Brethren – John Grisham
4. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
5. The Red Queen – Phillipa Gregory
6. The White Queen – Phillipa Gregory
7. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (NEW)
8. The Partner – John Grisham
9. PS I Love You – Cecilia Ahern
10. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
11. Restaurant at the end of the Universe – Douglas Adams
12. Life, The Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
13. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish – Douglas Adams
14. Mostly Harmless – Douglas Adams
15. Change in Altitude – Anita Shreve (NEW)
16. Change Baby – June Spence (NEW)
17. The Life and Times – via, Marauders-era HP fanfic (which I feel justified in including – at 577k+ words it’s nearly THREE times longer than the Deathly Hallows) (NEW)
18. Death Comes to Pemberley – PD James (NEW)
19. Unlocked
20. Unveiled
21. Unraveled
22. Unclaimed
23. The Heiress Effect
24. A Kiss for Midwinter
25. The Governess Affair
26. The Duchess War
27. Broken Promises – Dawn Pendleton (NEW)
28. Just One Damned Thing After Another – Jodi Taylor (NEW)
29. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
30.Solving for Ex – Leigh Ann Kopans (NEW)
31. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen (NEW)
32. Unclaimed – Courtney Milan
33. Unraveled – Courtney Milan
34. Unveiled – Courtney Milan

In Progress:
The List of My Desires

Giving me a total to 34 books read, 17 of them re-reads, and 17 of them new-to-me, which I found a good balance. I’m a habitual re-reader, as you can see by the last three titles on my list – we were away camping, and I had no new books, so I burned through a few on my iPad and iPhone (especially handy in the middle of the night with no other source of light. Or source of entertain-me-so-I-stay-awake). I’ve really loved this challenge, and it’s been fabulous to get back in the reading groove.

Our 13/13 reading challengers:

How’d your 2013 reading go? Did you get as much done as you’d hoped?

  • Kayscha

    I am a re-reader as well. Congrats on a great reading year! I am going to track my books again in 2014. Happy New Year xxx

    January 2, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Happy New Year to you as well! It was a good exercise in accountability to track my reading, and encouraged me to read more.

      January 2, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply
  • ann

    I managed 4. Not totally devestated as its 2 more than 2012!! Are you doing this again this year?

    January 2, 2014 at 11:53 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Any reading is good reading! I’ll be doing something, but it’s not quite the same – details to come on the blog tomorrow! (plus an email for the 13/13 challengers).

      January 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Annie Nicolle

    Well, unfortunately I only managed half a book

    January 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I think you have a perfectly justifiable reason for not getting very far! Happy New Year to you too xx

      January 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Shirley T

    I managed 13 new and about 5 re reads that I didn’t count. Thought I read more than that but in my defence I have started a new business in the last 12 months which has eaten into my reading time 🙂

    January 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Understandably! Well done on getting as many read as you did 🙂

      January 3, 2014 at 6:07 am Reply
  • AJ

    13 here….just! Looking forward to the next challenge!

    January 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yay you! Bet you’ll get a bundle done in the next few weeks!

      January 3, 2014 at 6:07 am Reply
  • islandkylie

    Managed my 13 genres for this challenge – 82 books for the whole year. Really want to hit that 100 in 2014. Looking forward to your next challenge Miss Dove! Here’s my link for my wrap up post.

    January 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Oh yes, you slacker. How lazy of you to not read almost two books a week! Thanks for playing xx

      January 3, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply
  • Erin

    I am a big rereader, so I think you’re completely justified in having them on the list. After all you get just as much enjoyment (if not more, sometimes) from the rereads as the new ones.
    Couple of things from your list 1) how awesome is Phillipa Gregory? I have at least 10 of her books on my shelf and I regularly reread them. And 2) I completely blame you for getting me into fanfiction. I looked up this “life and times” simply because it was on your list and got hooked. I have now spent more time online reading than I reasonably have time for! Thank you for my latest addiction.
    Happy new year!
    E xx

    January 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      1) I know right? And 2) sorry not sorry. There is some dodgy fanfic out there, but the good stuff is FABULOUS. The amount of fic I’ve read this year would probably equal another 5-10 books (one fic alone is 200k+ words, and I’ve read it more than once!)

      Thanks for playing, and happy new year to you too! xx

      January 3, 2014 at 6:10 am Reply
  • Rebecca

    January 3, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Now I think that’s an achievement greater than reading all 13 books! Thanks for playing x

      January 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    41 finished (really need to blog the final wrap post!)
    Included were 6 rereads, 2 classics and 1 Mills and boon 😛

    if i wasnt so caught up in study / facebook Im sure 50 would be doable! This year i will be happy with any number!

    January 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      41 is a fabulous effort!! I have same attitude for this year, hence having a challenge for only five books!

      January 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    I’ve blogged my final count – finally!

    I finally put down all my thoughts on TTTW and I’m afraid it won’t be what you hoped – don’t take it the wrong way, I did like it, it just had several parts that annoyed me & took away from the story.

    January 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply

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