Completed Book Challenge 2013

completed book challenge

Well, finally at the end of my book challenge, and what a success it was and so much fun! Here is a list of the books that I read… yep, the good and the bad!

1. The Silent Girl (Rizzoli / Isles #9) – Tess Gerritsen

2. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1)- Suzanne Collins

3. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) – Suzanne Collins

4. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) – Suzanne Collins

5. Last To Die (Rizzoli / Isles #10) – Tess Gerritsen

6. Blindsighted (Grant County #1– Karin Slaughter

7. Kisscut (Grant County #2) – Karin Slaughter

8. A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3) – Karin Slaughter

9. Indelible (Grant County #4) – Karin Slaughter

10. Faithless (Grant County #5) – Karin Slaughter

11. The Baby-sitter – R.L. Stine

12. Skin Privilege / Beyond Reach (Grant County #6– Karin Slaughter

13. The Great Gatsby – Francis Scott Fitzgerald

14. Triptych (Will Trant / Altanta #1) – Karin Slaughter

15. Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) – Kathy Reichs

16. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

17. Fractured (Will Trent / Atlanta #2) – Karin Slaughter

18. Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan #2) – Kathy Reichs

19. The Postcard Killers – James Patterson & Liza Marklund

20. Insomnia – Stephen King

21. Genesis / Undone (Georgia #1) – Karin Slaughter

22. Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon #1) – Dan Brown

23. Carrie – Stephen King

24. I Am Ozzy – Ozzy Osbourne

25. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Millennium I) – Stieg Larsson

26. Broken (Georgia #2)- Karin Slaughter

27. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J.K. Rowling

28. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2) – Dan Brown

29. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J.K. Rowling

30. The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium II) – Stieg Larsson

31. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J.K. Rowling

32. Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter #1) – Thomas Harris

33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J.K. Rowling

34. Fallen (Georgia #3) – Karin Slaughter

35. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J.K. Rowling

36. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Millennium III) – Stieg Larsson

37. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) – J.K. Rowling

38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) – J.K. Rowling

39. Divergent (Divergent #1) – Veronica Roth

40. The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3) – Dan Brown

41. Insurgent (Divergent #2) – Veronica Roth

42. Snatched (Will Trent / Atlanta #3) – Karin Slaughter

43. Mystic River – Dennis Lehane

44. Allegiant (Divergent #3) – Veronica Roth

45. The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller #1) – Michael Connelly

46. Criminal (Georgia #4) – Karin Slaughter

47. Gone (Gone #1) – Michael Grant

48. Bloodstream – Tess Gerritsen

49. Power Play – Joseph Finder

50. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

28 thoughts on “Completed Book Challenge 2013

  1. Hi Zoe, long time no see 😉 I mentioned you in my 2013 recap, hope to talk more movies w/ you in the coming year. Congrats on your impressive reading list, well done!


    1. 🙂 It has been a while! I hope your year is off to a good start! I have to catch up with all my back reading now that my holiday is over!

      Thanks a lot! I will get to checking everything else soon! This was a lovely challenge, and I will do another one for 2014.


      1. I liked 6 of them especially Catching Fire, Hunger Games and The Hobbit. The one I didn’t enjoy as much is Lost Symbol mainly because after reading Dan Brown’s previous books I easily predicted the big twist. 🙂


      2. Ah, great picks there!

        Oh I can COMPLETELY agree with the Dan Brown sentiments. He is repetitive and boring. Angels and Demons was great and then everything after that was much the same.


  2. Wow – that’s A LOT of books. Think I managed, um, five or so this year! Good job! 🙂 And now I know what the F in F Scott Fitzgerald stands for. Lol! I got that book for Xmas…


    1. Teehee, thanks! Were they at least five good books? WHOOP! Then my job here is done! Ooooooooooh you lucky fish, I want to get it. I think I am getting it as a set book for studies this year, so I decided against buying it. I assume you enjoyed it?


  3. Wow Zoe! That is quite an amazing list. I’m not even sure I’ve read that many books (aside from academic use) from start to finish in my lifetime. Such an inspiration to see you accomplish that! I might have to start doing some more reading myself 🙂


    1. Teehee thank you Raul! I really wish I had the time to read as much as I did when I was younger and in school, but I manage yo squeeze in some. Reading is essential to me. I really hope you get a little more reading done, good luck!


  4. You read R.L Stine’s The Babysitter, I used to love that when I was a kid! I am on number #36 at the moment. I have a question do you enjoy the Harry Potter books? Just curious…Also are you sick of books yet? And one more do you use a tablet to read or old fashioned paper? Inquiring minds want to know!


    1. 😀 Yeah, I used to love R.L. Stine as a kid, and then I read that again recently and I was just like woooooow, I was so young!

      You are on the Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest? Are you enjoying his work?

      I LOVED the Harry Potter books, they are awesome! Are you enjoying them?

      Nope, not sick of books, I love to read. Currently on Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, I have been meaning to read these books for years!

      I use both a tablet and physical books, though I am far more happy with a physical copy than a digital one. For many petty reasons, but you simply cannot top a book. I do want to swap out my tablet for an ereader though, better battery life and all that, and I can read anywhere. What do you prefer?

      Love the questions, fire away!


      1. Awesome, thanks for the reply! I am a book lover myself, I have read so many books, I majored in English so I was forced to read many. At this point, at times I get frustrated with reading, I have trouble finding books that I really like. I’d like to go back and read some of the classics I never got a chance to read. Do you have any fave classics?

        Harry Potter, I have never read something about those kids annoys me. LOL.

        Dragon Tattoo books, I actually really am loving so far. I love Blomkvist and Sander they are a great team.

        Yes I find that on my iPad it gets heavy and uncomfortable to read on and you are right nothing beats a good, old fashioned book with dog-eared pages and that used book feel to it. 🙂 Thanks again for answering all my questions, I was just curious and thanks for giving me good ideas for books to read.


      2. That’s so cool! Hmmmm… I absolutely adored The Great Gatsby, and was one of the few that really enjoyed Animal Farm this side. I would love to read To Kill A Mocking Bird, we didn’t do it here for school. Which ones did you enjoy?

        The movies were terrible, if that’s what you’re basing the decision on, but the books were fantastic and totally worth the read!

        I thoroughly enjoyed that trilogy, which completely took me by surprise!

        Ah, and that book smell. You have to love it! It was truly a pleasure, love to have my brain picked, and I hope you find something you like. I would highly recommend Slaughter’s work, she impresses me no end!


      3. Hey there! As for classics I really love Brave New World, Shakespeare’s Othello & Hamlet, Farenheit 451, Gulliver’s Travels, and anything by Oscar Wilde.

        Yes I really hated the Harry Potter movies, I don’t know something about them I just don’t get the frenzy. I will have to check out the books then.

        I am really enjoying Stieg Larsson’s way of writing and I really like the characters!

        Nothing like a good used book that has personality and memories attached to it. 🙂 I will have to check out Slaughter’s work, I am trusting your taste!


      4. I had a lot of fun with Othello in school, we did that one!

        Yuck those movies SUCKED so bad! They COMPLETELY missed the point of the books and the stories told in them, so rather read them, you might very well end up enjoying them, who knows?

        The first time I read his books, I was one of those that judged by the title. When I opened it up and saw that it was translated, too, I thought I was going to cry (translated books almost never work), and then I started reading. Wow… totally forgot it was supposed to be my filler material between studying and just read the whole time!

        Ahhhh, old books, new books, any books, I’ll take them! Well, I recently roped my best friend into reading her work and she was incredibly impressed, so you may very well like it (she and I don’t even remotely read in the same genre). The story she tells is brilliant, too, as it builds on with each book, though you can read them as standalone novels, it packs more punch in the series and order it was intended I think!


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