BBC Big Read Round Up 2013

It’s New Years Eve, the end of 2013. You may remember that earlier this year, I gave myself the challenge of reading the BBC’s Top 200 novels. Not all this year I hasten to add, that would be near impossible. But alongside this challenge I would read other more recent novels (since the Big Read’s novels only went up to the year 2003). I also would like to add that I beat my Goodreads target of 12 books in 2013.



BBC Rated

My Rating

Date Read


Blackman, Malorie Noughts and Crosses 61 9 Aug-13 479
Brown, Dan Angels and Demons 8 Jul-13 620
Child, Lee Killing Floor (Jack Reacher 1) 8 Apr-13 525
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 9 Nov-13 472
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 8 Dec-13 458
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars 5 Jul-13 318
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 5 Aug-13 272
Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker 107 7 Jun-13 236
James, EL Fifty Shades Freed 7 Jan-13 579
Martin, George RR A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire 1) 8 Jul-13 780
Meyer, Stephenie Twilight 6 May-13 498
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 6 Sep-13 375
Rowling, JK Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 22 7 Aug-13 223
Rowling, JK The Casual Vacancy 5 Dec-13 568
Wilson, Jacqueline Double Act 80 4 Dec-13 188

Your Year In Books 2013

Facts and Figures 2013
Highest scoring novel – TIE: Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman) & The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Lowest scoring novel – Double Act (Jacqueline Wilson)
Most books read in a calendar month – TIE: 3 in July, August and December
Most books read by one author – TIE: 2 each for Suzanne Collins & J.K. Rowling
Total pages read – 6,591
Total books read – 15

Aims for 2014
– Read 24 books
– Finish A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
– Read 12 novels I’ve never read before
– Read one ‘Classic’ novel (pre-1900)
– Finish one series of novels
– Read 20,000 pages
– Read five novels on the BBC Big Read list

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