Monday, December 30, 2013

The Books of 2013

What was the best book you read in 2013?  Why was it so good?

(Leave a comment with your answer and I will enter you in a drawing for a mystery book...)

7 comments:

Leslie Larson said...

It was a tossup - MaddAdam was one, and the Golem and the Jinni was another. Where'd you go Bernadette was also a great read.

Lone Star Ma said...

Why were they so good?

Maggie May said...

It's very hard to pick one, but off the top of my head, I absolutely loved Christopher Hitchen's 'Arguably'. Full of his astonishing intellect and broad range of interests, it's endlessly interesting.

Jenna Carodiskey-Wiebe said...

Existence, by David Brin. I love all of Brin's work because he's one of the few hard sci-fi voices that represents an optimistic future

Ganache said...

I enjoyed The Barbarian Nurseries, by Hector Tobar. One of the reasons I love reading fiction is the opportunity to see things from the perspective of people unlike myself. This book is told from the point of view of an affluent woman, her husband, who came from a more modest background, and the Mexican nanny who works in the nursery of these "barbarians".

Andrea said...

Ooh, that's hard. I read a lotta books. I enjoyed The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, for novel (as a bonus, it came out in 2013, or maybe 2012, but close enough) and Settled in the Wild by Susan Shetterly for CNF. I liked the quiet, cold imagery and storytelling (weaving a fairy tale into real life) in The Snow Child, and I really enjoyed Susan Shetterly's voice and calm pragmatism when writing about nature.

Lone Star Ma said...

Ganache, I love that book.