Books

Best books of 2013

A list from NPR

A

Amore, Dani – Dead Wood

B

Bolano, Roberto – 2666 Read a long, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

C

Cline, Ernest – Ready Player One

Cronin, David — Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation** (Pending review for New Europe)

D

Dermont, Amber – The Starboard Sea (TBR)

Didion, Joan – “Play It as It Lays” (TBR)

Dunn, Carrie – A Brief History of Mothers in Fiction

E

Eugenides, Jeffrey – The Marriage Plot

F

Fagan, Jenni – The Panopticon (TBR) (I liked the sound of this book from this review: NYT)

Frey, James – A Million Little Pieces
Fromm, Erich – The Art of Loving
– The Art of Being
– To Have or to Be?
– The Sane Society

G

Greenwald, Glenn – With Liberty and Justice for Some

H

Hafner, Katie – Mother Daughter Me (TBR) – I saw this article and thought this would be an interesting read. (also NYT and NYT’s parenting blog.)

Harris, Ali – Miracle on Regent Street (TBR)

Harrold, Glenn – The Answer

Hart, Helen – The Black Banner

Heller, Peter – The Dog Stars*

I

Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go

J
James, Oliver – How not to f*** them up

Jensen, Liz – The Uninvited (TBR)

Joyce, Rachel – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

K

Kaufman, Andrew – The Tiny Wife

King, Stephen – 11/22/3

L

Le Carre, John – A Delicate Truth (TBR)

Legg, Nigel – The Hive and Other Stories

Lopez, Shane – Making Hope Happen (TBR)

M

Maazel, Fiona – Woke Up Lonely (TBR)

Marcus, Ben – The Flame Alphabet (Guardian review) (TBR)
Marklund, Liza – Vanished
Mason, Jamie – Three Graves Full

McBride, Susan — The Truth About Love & Lightning (TBR)

Milchman, Jenny – Cover of Snow

N

Nesbo, Jo – The Snowman

Norris, Sean – The Lightbulb Moment

O
O’Farrell, Maggie – Instructions for a Heatwave (TBR after reading this review)

P

Palahniuk, Chuck – Fight Club

Pelecanos, George – What It Was

Picoult, Jodi – My Sister’s Keeper

Pratchett, Terry – Unseen Academicals

Q

R

Rachman, Tom – The Imperfectionists, A Review

Ruff, Matt – The Mirage: A Novel

S

Seskis, Tina – One Step Too Far (Review for NetGalley pending)

Shenk, David – The Genius In All Of Us

Shriver, Lionel – Review for the Post-Birthday World
The Post-Birthday World,

Siegle, Ed – Invisibles [wish list – Amazon**]

Stelter, Brian – Top of the Morning (TBR)

T

Thompson Walker, Karen – The Age of Miracles  (TBR)

Tyler, Anne –

 

U
V
W

Wang, Tova – The politics of voter suppression

Watson, S.J. – Before I Go To Sleep

Winter, Tom — Lost and Found (TBR)

Winters, Ben – The Last Policeman

Wolf, Naomi — Vagina (Currently reading – review for New Europe pending)

X
Y
Z

Zednik, Rick – A Country Lost Then Found (Review for New Europe – pending)

** Amazon affiliate links

Further Literary Resources

The Harvard Classics – Selected by Charles W. Eliot, LLD

The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.

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