I always wait until the very last day of the year to write and publish my Best Books posts because I am always afraid of doing some marvellous last-minute reading that will change my whole Top Ten list. It hasn’t happened yet! Meanwhile, there are my 10 favourite books of 2013 and some reading statistics:
- I read 39 books, 29 of which were written by women and 10 of which were written by men.
- I read 9 books more than in 2012 and 16 more than in 2011.
I am very happy with almost everything I read this year and even if it made some terrible reading, it was fine. It helped me learn, grow and understand literature a bit more. I am very glad that, despite being more and more busy each year, I am actually reading more and more each year 🙂 Also, the fact that I read more books written by women than by men is only a reflection of my interests and my current work on gender, queer and feminist theories. So, no surprise there!
Which were your favourite books in 2013?