Books of 2013

Photo: "Book Heart" by Judy van der Velden, cc license
Photo: “Book Heart” by Judy van der Velden, cc license

Total = 95

Not many yoga books on here, I’m ashamed to say. Kylie and I got distracted by first the graphic novel vortex and second the pregnancy vortex. Ach, well. The list of yoga books I referenced but did not read fully is much longer than the yoga books here. Perhaps I’ll post another list about yoga books I referenced in 2013. 🙂

Until then, here’s the official list of books read. Books I’d recommend to anyone are in bold.


  • The Eyre AffairThe Last Dragonslayer, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing, The Woman Who Died A Lot, & Shades of Gray — all by Jasper Fforde
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Foundling, Lamplighter, & Factotum — all by D.M. Cornish
  • Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Bakker
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, & Days of Blood and Starlight — both by Laini Taylor
  • City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, & Clockwork Princess — all by Cassandra Clare
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T.A. Barron
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  • Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel
  • The Return of Merlin by Deepak Chopra
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver*
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver*
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley**
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley**
  • Hullaboo in the Guava Tree by Kiran Desai
  • My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok*
  • The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok*
  • Behemoth, Leviathan, Goliath, Uglies, Pretties, & Specials — all by Scott Westerfeld

Graphic Books

  • Blankets by Craig Thompson
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • Fables: Rose Red by Bill Willingham & artists
  • Locke & Key, Books I – V by Hill & Rodriguez
  • Promethea, Books I – III by Moore, Williams, and Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde, Edginton, & Culbard
  • Kill Shakespeare by McCreery, Del Col, & Belanger
  • Habibi by Craig Thompson
  • Jerusalem by Guy Delisle
  • Pyongyang by Guy Delisle
  • Fables – volumes 1-19 by Bill Willingham,


  • A Year of Biblical Living by A.J. Jacobs
  • A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
  • Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  • Stiff by Mary Roach
  • Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Williams and Colomb
  • Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu
  • Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
  • A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren (half)
  • Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes
  • The Best Spiritual Writing 2013 Ed. Philip Zaleski
  • Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
  • Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
  • Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? By Brian McLaren
  • Getting Naked Later: A Guide for the Fully Clothed by Kate Hurley
  • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard*
  • Encounters with Chinese Writers by Annie Dillard
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • Writing in the Margins by Lisa Nichols Hickman
  • Brown: The Last Discovery of America by Richard Rodriguez
  • Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography by Richard Rodriguez
  • When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman
  • Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez

Yoga Books

  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
  • Holy Yoga: Exercise for the Christian Body and Soul by Brooke Boon
  • Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality by Philip St. Romain
  • The Heart of Yoga Revealed by Judy L White

Pregnancy / Parenting Books

  • Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
  • Stretching & Pregnancy by Kit Laughlin with Jennifer Cristaudo
  • The Pilates Pregnancy by Mari Winsor with Mark Laska
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • YOU Having a Baby by Dr. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin


*Reread (first read in high school)
**Annual reread

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