2nd Quarter Reading List 2013

Posted on: 28th Jun 2013  /   Categorized: Book Love

Three more months and fifteen books checked off the TBR and it’s time for another quarterly reading list!


As usual, there were lots of books I adored this past quarter, but two in particular have made me want to push them onto every book lover I know.


Texas Gothic and Spirit and Dust, the first two books in the Goodnight Family Series by Rosemary Clement-Moore.


These books, you guys. THESE BOOKS. I can’t even. They are currently vying with Shadow and Bone and Divergent for my favorite book series, and you KNOW how much I love those.


They’re like these super clever, funny, spooky, sexy paranormal-gothic-horror mash-ups, featuring ghosts and psychics and Egyptian mythology and super hot cowboys and super hot… not cowboys, and I have a feeling these books are going to be stuck in my head for a long, long time.


You should just go read them. Like, right now. Go.

I also want to give a hearty shout-out to Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, because it was beyond adorable and kept me up late and made me all girly-swoony for a couple days. I can’t wait to read her newest book!



Full reading list follows…


1st Quarter

1. Style, by Lauren Conrad

2 Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles

3. The Archived, by Victoria Schwab

4. The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepherd

5. For Darkness Shows the Stars, by Diana Peterfreund

6. Shades of Earth, by Beth Revis

7. Suite Scarlett, by Maureen Johnson

8. The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson

9. Fair Coin, by E.C. Myers

10. First Frost, by Liz DeJesus

11. Prodigy, by Marie Lu



2nd Quarter

12. Redshirts, by John Scalzi

13. Ashes, by Ilsa J. Bick

14. Article 5, by Kristen Simmons

15. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, by Elizabeth Eulberg

16. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, by A.J. Jacobs

17. Cinder, by Me!

18. Scarlet, by Me!

19. Don’t Expect Magic, by Kathy McCullough

20. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith

21. Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson, by Mark Siegel (graphic novel)

22. A Midsummer’s Nightmare, by Kody Keplinger

23. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

24. Antigoddess, by Kendare Blake

25. Texas Gothic, by Rosemary Clement-Moore

26. Spirit and Dust, by Rosemary Clement-Moore



What have been your favorite recent reads?


  1. Shay commented on:

    Loved The statistical probability of love at first sight too! The next book, this is what happy looks like, is just as perfect!

  2. portia commented on:

    I loved the Perfect Chemistry series!

  3. Haley commented on:

    Enjoyed the False Prince by Jennifer Neilson

    And the start of the lunar quartet 🙂

  4. Lucy commented on:

    I just finished Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm, and I’m still recovering…

  5. Annabeth C. commented on:

    Everyone in the world has to read the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Like, now. Like, NOW now.

  6. Natalie commented on:

    To Marissa Meyer:
    I just finished Cinder and I am in LOVE with your series!!! As a certified book nerd (reading books is my primary source of enjoyment) I just wanted to say that Cinder was captivating, interesting, full of great romance and had a perfect amount of the ORIGINIAL Cinderella in it (The younger daughter in the original Cinderella actually was nice to her, just as Peony and Cinder love each other, and the prince keeping her metal foot was perfect!)

    Thank you for the series!

    -A fan

  7. Marissa commented on:

    Thank you so much, Natalie! I really appreciate that! <3

  8. Katie commented on:

    I love your series! I’ve always been a fan of fractured fairy tales and science fiction, and as Natalie said this series if the perfect combination of both of these elements and more. Cinder and Scarlet are some of the best reads I’ve had since the Hunger Games, and I too am a book nerd. I first came across your book in the Scholastic book catalogue and read the first chapter to my sixth grade literature class. You gained several fans from this reading, one of which happened to be me! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be recommending both books to all of my upcoming sixth graders as well!

  9. Liesl commented on:

    I recently read Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick and highly recommend it. It’s a story about a love that last through centuries, each time reincarnated in a new and different way, but always there. It’s told in reverse chronological order, so as you read more and more of the story becomes clear, and the use of motifs is wonderful. I began reading as a skeptic of the plot, but I devoured the beautiful story.

  10. Marissa commented on:

    That sounds fascinating, Liesl! I’ll have to check it out!

  11. Your Name commented on:

    I just finished Legend, and I really liked it! 😀 But I have to say that, by far, your books Cinder and Scarlet are my all time faves. I can’t get this series out of my head! I’m completely and totally in love with these books. Why does 2014 have to be so far away?! 🙁 I’m going crazy for Cress, literally. But, for now, I shall try to distract myself with some of my other books. I recently started reading Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready and Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and I must say, they’re both pretty fascinating. Hopefully, I can find ways to help tide me over until your next book comes out. I will be awaiting Cress eagerly, and I know it will be amazing. 😀

    -Marissa C.

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