The 2013 Book List {Draft}


June update

The 2013 List of Possibilities, no particular order.

Stats: In 2013 I've read/listened to 17 books thus far {see my stats at Goodreads}. In 2012 I read 36 books. 2011: 18 books. 2010: 31 books. There are 131 books on my TO READ shelf at Goodreads. This time last year, there were 147. Disclaimer: Books will be added + deleted. I update this list throughout the year.

Past lists: 2009 List + 2010 List + 2011 List + 2012 List

Background: Each year I look back at the books I've read, books I want to read, and update my stats. I do this because I love reading books but unless I constantly remind myself, I get busy doing other things and forget to read. It's getting to be more of a habit, which is good. One new aspect of "reading" for me this year is joining Audible and listening to books in the car. That is a great use of time spent in the car. I started listening to two chef memoirs and now I'm into scandi murder-mysteries.

Books to Read in 2013

Art + Creativity

Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World, Miller {finished}
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Cain {finished audiobook}
Artful Journals: Making & Embellishing Memory Books, Garden Diaries & Travel Albums, Takahashi {finished}
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden, Ackerman
Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art, Diane V. Maurer-Mathison
Artist's Journal Workshop, Johnson
Color: A Natural History of the Palette, Finlay
The Art of Urban Sketching, Campanario
Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms, Golden
Raw Art Journaling, McDonald


When You Reach Me, Stead {finished}
The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {finished audiobok}
Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {finished audiobook}
The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {finished audiobook}
The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {finished audiobook}
The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {finished audiobook}
The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel, Nesbø {listening to audiobook now}
Headhunters, Nesbø {finished audiobook}
Wolves Eat Dogs, Smith {finished}
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Stewart {finished audiobook w/kids}
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel, Fforde {reading now}
Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Atkinson
A Conspiracy of Faith, Adler-Olsen
Not the End of the World, Atkinson
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Chabon
Gift from the Sea, Lindbergh

A Short List of Wonderful Creative Books

 {♥ = extra super duper amazingly special}

Art + Creativity

The Creative License and An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison {a journal} 
1,000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol 
Kaleidoscope: Ideas & Projects to Spark Your Creativity, Simanaitis
Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists, Dunn 
Journal Spilling, Trout
An Illustrated Life (Artist Journals + Sketchbooks), Gregory
The Art Journal Workshop by Traci Bunkers
Color Mixing Bible, Sidaway
Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art, Hinchcliff
How to Be an Explorer of the World, Smith
Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking, Berry
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists, Sonheim 
The Journal Junkies Workshop, Scott, Modler

Writing + Prompts

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Lamott
4 A.M. Breakthrough: Unconventional Writing Exercises, Kiteley
The Right to Write, Cameron
On Writing, King