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2013 Books


  1. Redniss, Lauren: Radioactive (nonfiction)
  2. Marion, Isaac: Warm Bodies (YA fiction/audio book)
  3. Rowell, Rainbow: Fangirl (YA fiction)
  4. Shakespeare, Nicholas: Priscilla (nonfiction)
  5. DuBois, Jennifer: Cartwheel (fiction)


  1. Kramon, Justin: The Preservationist (fiction)
  2. Kerman, Piper: Orange is the New Black (memoir)
  3. Roiphe, Katie: In Praise of Messy Lives (essays)
  4. Thompson, Clive: Smarter Than You Think (nonfiction)
  5. Wecker, Helene: The Golem and the Jinni (fiction)


  1. Fink, Sheri: Five Days at Memorial (nonfiction)
  2. Goodyear, Dana: Anything That Moves (nonfiction)
  3. Sokolove, Michael: Drama High (nonfiction)
  4. Clark, Roy Peter: How to Write Short (nonfiction)
  5. Bissell, Tim: Extra Lives (nonfiction/audio book)
  6. Tartt, Donna: The Goldfinch (fiction)


  1. Atwood, Margaret: MaddAddam (fiction)
  2. Valenti, Jessica: Why Have Kids? (nonfiction)
  3. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (YA fiction)
  4. Sandberg, Sheryl: Lean In (nonfiction)
  5. Atwood, Margaret: Cat’s Eye (fiction)


  1. Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim: The Distraction Addiction (nonfiction)
  2. Yang, Gene Luen: Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise (YA fiction)
  3. Yang, Gene Luen: Avatar the Last Airbender: The Search (YA fiction)
  4. Bishop, Patrick: The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship (nonfiction)
  5. St. Germain, Justin: Son of a Gun (memoir)
  6. Jackson, Nate: Slow Getting Up (memoir)
  7. Butler, Katy: Knocking on Heaven’s Door (nonfiction)
  8. Kizza, Tom: Pilgrim’s Wilderness (nonfiction)
  9. Strayed, Cheryl: Tiny Beautiful Things (essays)
  10. Pessl, Marisha: Night Film (fiction)
  11. Atwood, Margaret: Oryx and Crake (fiction)
  12. Atwood, Margaret: Year of the Flood (fiction)
  13. Roth, Veronica: Insurgent (YA fiction)


  1. Barry, Max: Lexicon (fiction)
  2. Bardugo, Leigh: Shadow and Bone (YA fiction)
  3. Sonnenberg, Susannah: She Matters (memoir)
  4. Atkinson, Kate: Life After Life (fiction)
  5. Coffey, Wayne: The Boys of Winter (narrative nonfiction)
  6. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (YA fiction)
  7. Sicha, Choire: Very Recent History (narrative nonfiction)
  8. Kachka, Boris: Hothouse (nonfiction)
  9. Le Page, Jody and Bell White, Sylvia: Sister (nonfiction)
  10. Brosh, Allie: Hyperbole and a Half (essays)
  11. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (YA fiction)
  12. Bardugo, Leigh: Siege and Storm (YA fiction)


  1. Hanel, Rachel: We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down (memoir)
  2. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (YA fiction)
  3. Van Booy, Simon: The Illusion of Separateness (fiction)
  4. Rybczynsk, Witold: Last Harvest (nonfiction)
  5. Horn, Stacy: Imperfect Harmony (memoir)
  6. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (YA fiction)
  7. Collins, Paul: Duel With the Devil (narrative nonfiction)
  8. Glei, Jocelyn: Manage Your Day-to-Day (nonfiction)
  9. Saslow, Eli: Ten Letters (narrative nonfiction)


  1. Hanagarne, Josh: The World’s Strongest Librarian (memoir)
  2. Chabon, Michael: Telegraph Avenue (fiction)
  3. Winder, Elizabeth: Pain, Parties, and Work (nonfiction)
  4. Gilbert, Jennifer: I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag (memoir)
  5. Woodward, Bob and Bernstein, Carl: All the President’s Men (nonfiction)
  6. Jensen, Dean: Queen of the Air (narrative nonfiction)
  7. Brown, Daniel James: The Boys in the Boat (narrative nonfiction)
  8. Wolitzer, Meg: The Interestings (fiction)
  9. Stotts, Stuart: Father Groppi (MG nonfiction)
  10. Allen, David: Getting Things Done (nonfiction)
  11. Manger, Barbara and Smith, Janine: Mary Nohl (MG nonfiction)
  12. Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (YA fiction)


  1. Hochschild, Arlie Russell: The Outsourced Self (nonfiction)
  2. Erdrich, Louise: The Round House (fiction)
  3. Berger, Jonah: Contagious (audio book/nonfiction)
  4. Flynn, Gillian: Sharp Objects (fiction)
  5. Collins, Suzanne: Catching Fire (YA fiction/reread)
  6. Yolen, Jane: Curses! Foiled Again! (YA graphic novel)
  7. Shriver, Lionel: The New Republic (fiction)
  8. Schuppe, Jonathan: A Chance to Win (nonfiction)
  9. Grossman, Ausin: You (fiction)
  10. Zuckoff, Mitchell: Frozen in Time (nonfiction)
  11. Collins, Suzanne: Mockingjay (YA fiction)
  12. Brooks, Max: World War Z (fiction)
  13. Roth, Veronica: Divergent (YA fiction)


  1. Goodman, Matthew: Eighty Days (nonfiction)
  2. Moyes, Jojo: Me Before You (fiction)
  3. Miner, Barbara J.: Lessons from the Heartland (nonfiction)
  4. Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor and Cukier, Kenneth: Big Data (nonfiction)
  5. Kiernan, Denise: The Girls of Atomic City (narrative nonfiction)
  6. Sedaris, David: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls (essays)
  7. Mires, Charlene: Capital of the World (nonfiction)
  8. Chu, Jeff: Does Jesus Really Love Me? (nonfiction)
  9. Byatt, A.S.: Possession (fiction)


  1. Sepinwall, Alan: The Revolution Was Televised (nonfiction)
  2. Maaharaj, Rabindranath: The Amazing Absorbing Boy (fiction)
  3. Gee, Alison Singh: Where the Peacocks Sing (memoir)
  4. Ackerman, Diane: One Hundred Names for Love (memoir)
  5. Miller, Madeline: The Song of Achilles (fiction)
  6. Parnell, Sean: Outlaw Platoon (memoir)
  7. Harkness, Deborah: A Discovery of Witches (fiction/audio book)


  1. Groff, Lauren: Arcadia (fiction) 
  2. Konnikova, Maria: Mastermind (nonfiction)
  3. Pessel, Marissa: Special Topics in Calamity Physics (fiction)
  4. Georges, Nicole: Calling Dr. Laura (memoir/comic book)
  5. Flora, Carlin: Friendfluence (nonfiction)
  6. Cline, Ernest: Ready Player One (audio/re-listen)
  7. Walker, Karen Thompson: Age of Miracles (fiction)