Friday, December 27, 2013

My Favorite Books of 2013

I have had a difficult time choosing my very favorite books of 2013. There were so many to pick from and so many that I really enjoyed that narrowing it down to a reasonable list was tricky.

In no particular order (click on title to read my review of each book):

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (I finished reading it this morning and haven't had time to write a full review yet. I'm still processing my feelings about this fabulous novel. All I know is that it has earned its spot at the top of my list.)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye

Margot by Jillian Cantor

The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Transatlantic by Colum McCann

Benediction by Kent Haruf

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Some of my very favorite books that I read this year weren't actually published in 2013. I have to mention how much I loved them.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Night Circus by Erin Mrogenstern

The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

and finally, my very favorite book that I read all year is...

**Since there are still four days left in the year, I reserve the right to add to this list.**


Anonymous said...

I appreciate this list! My neighborhood has a book club and I am hosting in March so I need to get reading to pick us a book!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Looks like a great list, Happy New Year!

Anita LeBeau said...

You have good books!! Many I read and considered, and others you read I want to read too!!!