Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BEST OF 2013

           
 

 
BEST BOOKS-ABOUT-BOOKS

My Ideal Bookshelf
One for the Books
The Incident Report
More Baths, Less Talking
Practical Classics
The Novel Cure


 



 
BETTER SCHOOLS BOOKS
 
Improbable Scholars
Raising the Curve
Real Talk for Real Teachers
Smartest Kids in the World


 

 

 
BEST NONFICTION

 Quiet
Antifragile
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage
Stitches
Five Days at Memorial
 
 
 
           
 

 
BEST POST-APOCALYPTIC BOOKS

 A Canticle for Leibowitz
The Earth Abides
Tomorrow When the War Began
 
 
 
           
 

 
BEST FICTION

The Night of the Comet
Eleanor & Park
The Other Typist
The Mouse-Proof Kitchen
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Someday, Someday, Maybe

 

 
           
       

 
BEST BOOKS ABOUT WRITING

 Steal Like an Artist
Why We Write
The True Secret of Writing
 
 





BEST FRENCH-ISH BOOKS

The Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas
Lessons in French
Blossoming in Provence
French Twist
Provence 1970
The Road to Burgundy 

 
 

 

 
FOODIE BESTS

Relish
The Perfect Meal
Food Rules
The Whole Frommage 
 

 
           
 

 
BEST BOOKS ABOUT PEOPLE (AND RABBITS)
WHO RAN AWAY FROM HOME
(OR OTHERWISE DISAPPEARED)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
There's No One I Love Like You
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
 
 
           
 

 
BEST KID BOOKS
(EXCLUDING EASY READERS/EARLY CHAPTER BOOK
CYBILS NOMINEES)

The Peppermint Pig
The Fire-Eaters
Wonder
The Vile Village
Hitler's Daughter
The Magic Pudding
Hold Fast
Sure Signs of Crazy
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World
Mr. Majeika
Between Shades of Gray
Pi in the Sky
The Boy Who Loved Math


   
                  

 
BOOKS ABOUT READING

 Reading Magic
Reading in the Wild
Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter

 

 



AND FINALLY...
TA DA!...
THE 12 BEST READS OF THE YEAR!

Five Days at Memorial
Eleanor & Park
The Night of the Comet
The Peppermint Pig
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
The Smartest Kids in the World
Reading in the Wild
Antifragile
My Ideal Bookshelf
Wonder
Earth Abides
Relish

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14 comments:

  1. What a great way to do your list! I think 5 Days at Memorial is now going to be on my shortlist.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Interesting list! I'll have to check some of those books out.

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Oh I really need to get around to reading Eleanor & Park! I keep hearing great things about it. :)

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  4. I have Lessons in French and Someday Someday Maybe on my shelves so I need to get to them this year!

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  5. Great list! Love the way you broke everything down my category...definitely need to read Eleanor & Park in the New Year. Ooh, and I loved Steal Like an Artist; I like to refer to it (and Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" speech) when I need a pick-me up creativity-wise :)

    Happy New Year! :) My TTT

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  6. It's awfully hard to pick a few favs for the year, I think.

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  7. I have The Other Typist but when it came time to read it, I wasn't feeling it. Glad to see if your list. Maybe I will get to it this year.

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  8. So honored to be on your list. Merci! Happy New Year!!

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  9. I really want to read The Smartest Kids in the World and I have 5 Days at Memorial in my Audible queue.

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  10. What a great way to do your end of year post. You always astonish me with how much reading you actually get done- I'm just jealous of course. I love the categories you picked, so many wonderful books. Happily I've read some of these books too. Nice to see so many 1001 books popping up, and even being in your top 12 of the year. Of your books that I haven't read- I recently bought Relish and have it sitting here ready to go, I must bump it up the TBR. And I've seen Rainbow Rowell on so many lists in the past few weeks, that I've gone from never having heard of her, to being extremely interested. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a title I just love, would love to read it. And of course your list of French-ish books is intriguing- I've only read The Immoveable Feast. So much more to read….

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  11. Giving up tv ten years ago helped clear out lots of time for reading. Unfortunately, my son and his fiancé gave us a Roku for Christmas....

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  12. Show Me a Story! sounds delightful. I'll have to check it out.

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  13. Show Me a Story! sounds delightful. I'll have to check it out!

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