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Best Books of 2013!

We've had an amazing year in books and are thrilled to be represented on so many Best of 2013 lists. Here's a look at the highlights:
BOOKLIST

Arts & Literature
IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler

Biography
JACK LONDON by Earle Labor

Health & Medicine
IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK by Laurie Edwards

History
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel

Social Sciences
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
HOPE AGAINST HOPE by Sarah Carr
IN THE NAME OF GOD by Cameron Stauth
THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Adult Books for Young Adults

A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe
THE GAMAL by Ciarán Collins

Books for Youth
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch

Audio for Adults

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Best Fiction
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
BOX OFFICE POISON by Phillipa Bornikova
GHOSTS OF BUNGO SUIDO by P.T. Deutermann
MIDNIGHT by Kevin Egan
JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
TRANSCENDENTAL by James Gunn
GOOD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane
SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT by Ian Tregillis
THE LAND ACROSS by Gene Wolfe
QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS by Ellen Datlow

Best Teen
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best Nonfiction
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT by Rick Atkinson
REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster
SHOUTING WON'T HELP by Katherine Bouton
MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel
THE GREAT DISSENT by Thomas Healy
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
THE BROTHERS by Stephen Kinzer
A FORT OF NINE TOWERS by Qais Akbar Omar
THE UNWINDING by George Packer
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder

LIBRARY JOURNAL

Top 10 Best Books of 2013
THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel

More of the Best
JACK LONDON by Earle Labor
OWNING THE EARTH by Andro Linklater

Best Books 2013: Memoir
HER by Christa Parravani

Best Books 2013: Consumer Health
MIDLIFE EATING DISORDERS by Cynthia M. Bulik

Best Books 2013: Sci-Tech
BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg

Best Books 2013: Audio
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Top 10 Best Books of 2013
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

Best Fiction
PERCIVAL EVERETT BY VIRGINIA RUSSELL by Virgil Russell
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

Best Mystery
HOUR OF THE RED GOD by Richard Crompton
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
ENIGMA OF CHINA by Qiu Xiaolong

Best Poetry
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart
INCARNADINE by Mary Szybist

Best SF/Fantasy/Horror
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

Best Comics
THE PROPERTY by Rutu Modan

Best Nonfiction
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS by Janet Malcolm
SCARCITY by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Best Children's Fiction
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best Religion
MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman


SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Best Fiction
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell


LibraryReads logoAnd here are all of our LibraryReads’ selections from 2013:

September list
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

November list
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland

December list
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing


While it's not technically a "Best of 2013" list, NPR's Book Concierge is definitely a collection of favorites throughout the year.

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This Case is Gonna Kill Me: SFF Debut of the Month!

Library Journal selected Phillipa Bornikova's THIS CASE IS GONNA KILL ME as their Science Fiction/Fantasy Debut of the Month for August!

THIS CASE IS GONNA KILL ME is an original blend of urban fantasy, legal thriller, and workplace drama.

Linnet Ellery is the human offspring of an affluent Connecticut family. Fresh out of law school, she’s beginning her career in a powerful New York vampire law firm. She has high hopes of eventually making partner. But in a workplace where some humans will eventually achieve immense power and centuries of extra lifespan, office politics can be outragiously vicious. Soon she becomes the target of repeated, apparently random violent attacks, but there’s more to Linnet Ellery than a little old-money human privilege...

"Bornikova presents a world in which lucky humans who cooperate with the supernatural-run 'system' can rise to high positions. Her characters, human and supernatural alike, possess complexity and depth, and her heroine is tough and immediately likable. Strong storytelling, appealing characters, and an intriguing setting make this urban fantasy series opener likely to have great appeal to the genre’s many fans." -Library Journal (starred review, Debut of the Month!)

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