Marianslibrary: My Favorite Books of 2013!

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.”
― Lloyd Alexander


Before we “close the book” & “check out”on the year 2013, thought I’d go back & take a look at the 64 books I read throughout the year. Sorry for this old retired librarian’s play on words — just couldn’t resist! I chose each and every book for a special specific reason, be it, the genre, the time period, the topic, or it was referred to me by a friend.
As I reflected over my chosen reads, 15 titles stood out to me as the top of 2013 based on being most memorable! There are times when just the title of a book you’ve read will jolt your memory & you’ll say, “Oh! I enjoyed this book because…!” You want others to share in your reading enjoyment. Hope you’ll find a few to add to your 2014 list.
Happy New Year & Happy Reading in 2014!

The Book Thief by Mark Zukas


The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker


The Good House by Ann Leary


Joyland by Stephen King


Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman


Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


NOS4A2 by Joe Hill


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


Police (Harry Hole #10) by Jo Nesbo


The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton


Serena by Ron Rash


The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult


Wonder by R.J. Palacio




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2 responses to “Marianslibrary: My Favorite Books of 2013!

  1. Beth Hoffman

    Wow … this is a wonderful surprise and an incredible honor! I’m delighted to see my novel on your list. Thank you so much, Kathy! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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