What I read in 2013.

December 2013

The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Geography of the Imagination, Guy Davenport
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan

November 2013

Good Bones, Great Pieces, Suzanne McGrath and Lauren McGrath
Urban Country Style, Nancy Gent
Restore, Recycle, Repurpose, Randy Florke
The Comforts of Home, Caroline Clifton-Mogg
House Beautiful Style 101, Lisa Cregan
Young House Love, Sherry Petersik
Farmhouse Revival, Sue Daley
Country Living: Simple Sustainable Style, Randy Florke
Domino: The Book of Decorating, Deborah Needleman
On Garden Style, Bunny Williams
DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner, Home Improvement Group
Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson
100 Ways to Happy-Chic Your Life, Jonathan Adler
The Aleph and Other Stories, Jorge Luis Borges

October 2013

The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
The Keepers of the House, Shirley Ann Grau
A Death in the Family, James Agee
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Dear Life: Stories, Alice Munro
The Granite Pail, Lorine Niedecker
Flea Market Chic, Liz Bauwens
Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living, Lotta Jansdotter
Swedish Interiors, Rhonda Eleish

September 2013

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams
& Sons, David Gilbert
Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, Marc Hauser
Dogs, Raymond Coppinger
The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Gary W. Eldred
100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Ilyce R. Glink
Wild Minds, Marc Hauser

August 2013

Tenth of December, George Saunders
The Home Book, Carol Spier
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
Control Unleashed, Leslie McDevitt
Why Priests? Garry Wills
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon
The End of Men, Hanna Rosin
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
Imbibe! David Wondrich

July 2013

New Cottage Style, Better Homes and Gardens
Written on the Body
, Jeanette Winterson
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
The Woman in the Dunes, Kobo Abe
Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Joseph J. Ellis
Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine
The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
The Lives of a Cell, Lewis Thomas
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, ed. Louise DeSalvo
The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway
On Love, Alain de Botton

June 2013

The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov
The Possibility Dogs, Susannah Charleson
The Feng Shui Bible, Simon G. Brown
New French Country, Linda Dannenberg
The Perfectly Imperfect Home, Deborah Needleman
The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton
My Bright Abyss, Christian Wiman
The Chaneysville Incident, David Bradley
Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places, Wendy A. Jordan
Time Regained, Marcel Proust
Despair, Vladimir Nabokov
The Lover, Marguerite Duras

May 2013

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, Eleanor Winters
Orchids: Care and Cultivation, Gerald Leroy-Terquem
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, Barbara Pleasant
The Gospel According to Woman, Karen Armstrong
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Design*Sponge at Home, Grace Bonney
The Word According to Eve, Cullen Murphy
The Comfortable Home, Mitchell Gold
To Your Taste, Celerie Kemble
Hers: Design with a Feminine Touch, Jacqueline deMontravel

April 2013

I Love Your Style, Amanda Brooks
The One Hundred, Nina Garcia
Lessons from Madame Chic, Jennifer L. Scott
The Vogue History of 20th-Century Fashion, Jan Mulvagh
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, Dana Thomas
The Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Home, Toni Morrison
Ballet Beautiful, Mary Helen Bowers
Virgin: The Untouched History, Hanne Blank
Book of Houseplants, Reader’s Digest Association
The Complete Guide to Houseplants, Valerie Bradley
Beginner’s Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents, John Ellis
Crazy about Cacti and Succulents, Ray Rogers
Orchid Simplified, Henry Jaworski

March 2013

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
For the Sleepwalkers, Edward Hirsch
The Promise of Rest, Reynolds Price
Eugénie Grandet, Honoré de Balzac
The Thoughtful Dresser, Linda Grant
The One Hundred, Nina Garcia

February 2013

The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
The Sacraments of Desire, Linda Gregg
Laughter in the Dark, Vladimir Nabokov
Pukka’s Promise, Ted Kerasote
The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino
The Sea, John Banville
Totem, Gregory Pardlo
Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck

January 2013

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
How We Die
, Sherwin B. Nuland
Vanitas, Rough: Poems
, Lisa Russ Spaar
This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz
The Vagabond, Colette
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
An American Childhood, Annie Dillard
Cain, José Saramago
How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton