Monday, December 23, 2013

My Top Books of 2013

If you're looking for a last-minute gift for the bookworm in your life, here are my top ten fiction and non-fiction reads of 2013 (not all were released this year)! I had such a great reading year that it was hard to narrow it down. These selections were based on pure enjoyment and/or how much they've stuck with me, regardless of how I rated or ranked them initially. There should be something for everyone here.


Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
Thin Space, Jody Casella
Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Burn For Burn, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Flat-Out Love, Jessica Park
Across A Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith
The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey


Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives, Becky Aikman
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene Brown
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous, Jancee Dunn
A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live, Emily P. Freeman
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, Justin Lee
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes, Shauna Niequist
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, Ahmir Thompson
When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over, Addie Zierman

Happy reading!


  1. Thank you for the suggestions. I have loved every book you've recommended to me!

  2. Can't wait to read a lot of these! Thanks for the suggestions!