Monday, January 6, 2014

Best Books Lists

I love reading book lists, but I don't like composing them myself (it's a bit too close to home), so once again, I'm going to fall back on the Best of 2013 book lists composed by other readers. I feel rather bad about the fact that genre fiction is often passed over in these lists, but then again, no list will ever be all-inclusive, and every list is colored by the reviewer's personal tastes, anyway. My wish is simply that readers find at least one new book they would like to read. That's good enough for me.

So here we go. Here are links to:

NPR's Best Books of 2013

The Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

Amazon's Best Books of 2013

Barnes & Noble's Best New Books of 2013

Buzzfeed's The 21 Best YA Books of 2013

Book Riot's Round Up: (an eclectic mix)

School Library Journal's Best Fiction 2013

Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2013

Time Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013

The Guardian's Best Fiction of 2013

Lastly, NC State University's The Best Book I Read This Year (which contains books from other years and consists of individuals each choosing a single book).

I don't think I could name the best book I've read this year. While I'm reading each one I've loved, that particular book is the best, because it's the one claiming my attention at the time. Of course, I have favorites, long lists of favorites, but this post is not about me. It's all about other people's lists, so I hope that you find something you'll love.

Happy Reading!


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