Our Favorite Books of 2013!

STAFF PICKS 2013

Here it is! The list of favorite books from your favorite librarians! These are the books that we really enjoyed this year, though many of them were released in previous years. Please be sure to check out the "Staff Picks" display next to the reference desk where some of these books will be displayed. And don't forget to list your favorites in the comments!

ADULT FICTION:
Aciman, Andre.  Harvard Square
Aridjis, Chloe.  Asunder
Baker, Jo.  Longbourn
Begley, Louis.  Memories of a Marriage
Cambor, Kathleen.  In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
Capus, Alex.  Leon and Louise
Davis, Kathryn.  Duplex
Downing, David.  Zoo Station
Exley, Frederick.  A Fan’s Notes
Fay, Kim. Map of Lost Memories
Gaimen, Neil. Ocean at the End of the Lane
Galbraith, Robert (JK Rowling). Cuckoo's Calling
Grisham, John.  The Litigators
Gurganus, Allan.  Local Souls
Hamid, Mohsin. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Hawley, Noah.  The Good Father
Kidd, Sue Monk.  The Secret Life of Bees
Kirk, David.  Child of Vengeance
Koch, Herman.  The Dinner
Kuhn, William.  Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
Labiner, Norah.  Let the Dark Flower Blossom
Lahiri, Jhumpa.   The Lowland
Logan, Michael.  Apocalypse Cow
Moyes, Jojo.  Me before You
Neuhaus, Kirk.  Snow White Must Die
O’Brien, Tim.  The Things They Carried
Reid, Taylor J.   Forever Interrupted
Roth, Veronica.  Divergent
Russell, Karen.  Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Rutherfurd, Edward.  New York
Saunders, George.  Tenth of December: Stories
Schine, Catherine.  Fin and Lady
Sendker, Jan-Philipp.   Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Shapiro, Barbara.  The Art Forger
Silver, Marisa.  Mary Coin
Simsion, Graeme.  The Rosie Project
Sloan, Robin.  Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store
Stockett, Kathryn. The Help
Tartt, Donna.  The Goldfinch
Turow, Scott.  Identical
Vine, Barbara.  The Child’s Child
Walter, Jess.  Beautiful Ruins
Wecker, Helene.  The Golem and the Jinni
Winspear, Jacqueline.  Maisie Dobbs series
Wolitzer, Meg. The Interestings
Wrinkle, Margaret.  Wash
Yanaguhara, Hanya.  People in the Trees
Zambra, Alejandro.  Ways of Going Home

NON-FICTION:
Alexander, Eben.  Proof of Heaven
Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life
Drummond, Ree.  Pioneer Woman Cooks
Drummond, Ree.  Pioneer Woman Cooks a Year of Holidays
Friedkin, William. The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.  The Bully Pulpit
Guinn, Jeff. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
Halpern, Sue.  A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home
Leininger, Bruce.  Soul Survivor
Madden, Thomas.  Venice: A New History
Martin, Brett. Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From the Sopranos and the Wire to Madmen and Breaking Bad
Merritt, Greg. Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal that Changed Hollywood
Murray, Liz.  Breaking Night
Olson, Lynne. Citizens of London
Sharp, Ken.  Nothing to Lose: The Making of KISS
Shavit, Ari.  My Promised Land
Shipton, Alyn.  Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
Shorto, Russell.  Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
Simmons, Sylvie. I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
Sotomayor, Sonia. My Beloved World
Spitz, Bob. Dearie:  The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Strayed, Cheryl.  Wild
Wasson, Sam. Fosse
Weir, Alison. Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and her World

CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Cooper, Elisha.  Homer
Kelly, David A. Miracle Mud
Marino, Gianna.  Too tall houses
Mahy, Margaret.  The Man from the land of Fandango
Stone, Tanya Lee.  Courage Has No Color

 
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