I’ve read less this year than I have since 2006. Currently, my total is sitting at 92 books, less than half of what I read in 2010.
I blame my children. But I wouldn’t trade them for all the young adult romances in the world.
Here are the titles that made my list of the best books of 2013. Putting together this list is a completely unscientific process – I reviewed my list of titles read this year and picked the ones that stood out to me, even nearly a year later.
Surprisingly, four of these ten are ones I never wrote about here. In some cases, they were books I wasn’t sure about recommending; in other cases, I waited too long to write about them and couldn’t recall QUITE enough detail to write a true review.
Either way, here are my ten favorite books I read in 2013. Unless I finish my advance copy of We Were Liars before the end of the year. In that case, I reserve the right to slip in an eleventh favorite book.
Also, a perfect split between fiction and non-fiction. And, slightly more adult books than juvenile titles.
best books of 2013
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin– As usual, this list isn’t really in any sort of order, except Bomb. Nothing is so amazing to me as an author who takes a well-known, highly-written-about subject and makes it new and fresh again. (Full review here)