2013

Fiction

Bold – favorite books of the year
* – from my personal collection
  1. *That's How It Was, Maureen Duffy
  2. *The Constant Nymph, Margaret Kennedy
  3. *The Glimpses of the Moon, Edith Wharton
  4. *One Fine Day, Mollie Panter-Downes
  5. *Gone to Earth, Mary Webb 
  6. *The Shooting Party, Isabel Colegate
  7. *The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan 
  8. *Seducers in Ecuador, Vita Sackville-West 
  9. *The Heir, Vita Sackville-West 
  10. *Villette, Charlotte Bronte
  11. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James - I didn't review the book as a whole, but posted thoughts on the first paragraph, the silliest passages, and why I read it.
  12. *Precious Bane, Mary Webb 
  13. *Silas Marner, George Eliot 
  14. Cluny Brown, Margery Sharp
  15. *The Rising Tide, M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)
  16. *Redwall, Brian Jacques (re-read) 
  17. A Room with a View, E.M. Forster 
  18. *Mossflower, Brian Jacques (re-read) 
  19. *Mattimeo, Brian Jacques (re-read) 
  20. *Mariel of Redwall, Brian Jacques (re-read) 
  21. Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James
  22. Illyrian Spring, Ann Bridge 
  23. *Salamandastron, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  24. *The Warden, Anthony Trollope
  25. Britannia Mews, Margery Sharp 
  26. A Brief History of Montmaray, Michelle Cooper 
  27. *The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett (read aloud) 
  28. Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James
  29. *Summer, Edith Wharton
  30. *Duncton Wood, William Horwood
  31. *Martin the Warrior, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  32. The Solitary Summer, Elizabeth von Arnim
  33. Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico 
  34. *The Choir, Joanna Trollope
  35. *The Bellmaker, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  36. *Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell
  37. *Cousin Phillis, Elizabeth Gaskell
  38. *I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith (re-read)
  39. *The Curate's Wife, E.H. Young
  40. *Outcast of Redwall, Brian Jacques (re-read) 
  41. Miss Buncle's Book, D.E. Stevenson 
  42. Miss Buncle Married, D.E. Stevenson
  43. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino
  44. Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein 
  45. The Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss (Kindle)
  46. *Pearls of Lutra, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  47. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (Kindle) 
  48. *The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen, Elizabeth von Arnim 
  49. *The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery (re-read)
  50. Queen Lucia, E.F. Benson
  51. *The Indian in the Cupboard (re-read)
  52. *Statues in a Garden, Isabel Colegate
  53. Deep River, Shusaku Endo 
  54. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
  55. The Egypt Game, Zilpha Keatley Snyder (re-read)
  56. *The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
  57. The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo
  58. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (Kindle; re-read)
  59. The Squire, Enid Bagnold
  60. *Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis
  61. Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Janet Gray (re-read)
  62. *The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis
  63. The Borrowers, Mary Norton
  64. The Borrowers Afield, Mary Norton
  65. The Borrowers Afloat, Mary Norton
  66. The Borrowers Aloft, Mary Norton
  67. Dracula, Bram Stoker (Kindle)
  68. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
  69. The Sheik, E.M. Hull (Kindle)
  70. *The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  71. *The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
  72. *The Magician's Nephew, C.S. Lewis (re-read)
  73. *The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis
  74. The Alteration, Kingsley Amis
  75. *Daddy Long-Legs, Jean Webster (re-read)
  76. Pavane, Keith Roberts
  77. *The Long Patrol, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  78. *Marlfox, Brian Jacques (re-read)
  79. *Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans (re-read)
  80. *Madeline's Rescue, Ludwig Bemelmans (re-read)
  81. *Madeline and the Bad Hat, Ludwig Bemelmans (re-read)
  82. *Madeline in London, Ludwig Bemelmans (re-read)
  83. The Inn at the Edge of the World, Alice Thomas Ellis
  84. Sandry's Book (The Circle of Magic #1), Tamora Pierce (re-read)
  85. Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh (re-read)
  86. Standing in the Light (Dear America), Mary Pope Osborne (re-read)
  87. The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
  88. Tris's Book (The Circle of Magic #2), Tamora Pierce (re-read)
  89. Daja's Book (The Circle of Magic #3), Tamora Pierce (re-read)
  90. Briar's Book (The Circle of Magic #4), Tamora Pierce (re-read)
  91. The Crucible, Arthur Miller (re-read)
  92. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt (re-read)
  93. Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Dear America), Kristiana Gregory (re-read)
  94. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox (#6), Eoin Colfer (re-read)
  95. Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex (#7), Eoin Colfer (re-read)
  96. Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian (#8), Eoin Colfer
  97. Among the Hidden (The Shadow Children #1), Margaret Peterson Haddix (re-read)
  98. 46 Animorph books plus 7 companion books, K.A. Applegate (Kindle; some re-reads, but I can't remember which)
  99. I Walk in Dread (Dear America), Lisa Rowe Fraustino
  100. Princess Academy, Shannon Hale
  101. Among the Impostors (The Shadow Children #2), Margaret Peterson Haddix (re-read)
  102. Magic Steps (The Circle Opens #1), Tamora Pierce (re-read)

Non-Fiction
  1. Below Stairs, Margaret Powell
  2. The World of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes
  3. Rose: My Life in Service, Rosina Harrison
  4. Anglican Theology, Mark Chapman 
  5. Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen: Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, Helen Hackett 
  6. Christianity in the West 1400-1700, John Bossy 
  7. Medieval Music, Richard Hoppin
  8. The Vindication of Tradition, Jaroslav Pelikan 
  9. Music in the Renaissance, Gustave Reese
  10. Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England, Hyun-Ah Kim
  11. The Study of Counterpoint (from Gradus ad Parnassum), Johann Joseph Fux, transl. and ed. Alfred Mann
  12. Music in the Baroque Era: From Monteverdi to Bach, Manfred F. Bukofzer
  13. Johannes Regis, Sean Gallagher
  14. Haydn: The 'Paris' Symphonies, Bernard Harrison
  15. The Stripping of the Altars, Eamon Duffy
  16. English Reformations, Christopher Haigh
  17. Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  18. The Rule of Moderation, Ethan Shagan
  19. The Reformation of the Landscape, Alexandra Walsham
  20. Mozart: The Jupiter Symphony, Elaine Sisman 
  21. French Baroque Music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau, James Anthony 
  22. The Tudor Revolution in Government, G.R. Elton
  23. State Formation in Early Modern England, Michael Braddick
  24. Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony, David Wyn Jones
  25. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Nicholas Cook
  26. Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History, Esteban Buch
  27. The Politics of Commonwealth: Citizens and Freemen in Early Modern England, Phil Withington
  28. The Monarchical Republic of Early Modern England: Essays in Response to Patrick Collinson, ed. John F. McDiarmid
  29. Schubert's Great C Major: Biography of a Symphony, Mark DeVoto
  30. Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain, Keith Wrightson
  31. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and other overtures, R. Larry Todd
  32. The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England, Craig Muldrew
  33. Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England, Keith Thomas
  34. The Scientific Revolution, Steven Shapin
  35. Science, Technology & Society in Seventeenth Century England, Robert K. Merton
  36. Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England, David Cressy
  37. Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England, Kevin Sharpe
  38. The Ideological Origins of the British Empire, David Armitage
  39. Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World, Carla Gardina Pestana
  40. The Web of Empire: English Cosmpolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660, Alison Games
  41. The Widening Gate: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450-1700
  42. Five Women of the English Reformation, Paul F.M. Zahl
  43. Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery, Nabil Matar
  44. Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America, Peter C. Mancall
  45. Classical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Philip G. Downs
  46. Romantic Music: A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Leon Plantinga
  47. The Oxford History of Western Music, Vol. 4, Richard Taruskin
  48. The Oxford History of Western Music, Vol. 5, Richard Taruskin
  49. The Oxford History of Western Music, Vol. 1, Richard Taruskin
  50. The Oxford History of Western Music, Vol. 2, Richard Taruskin
  51. The Oxford History of Western Music, Vol. 3, Richard Taruskin

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