Monday, February 17, 2014

Best Books of 2013

Snow Days call for a warm cup of tea, cozy blankets, and a good book. Below are Barnes & Noble's top picks for the most original, creative, and compelling books from the past year in fiction, nonfiction, kids, and teens.

Fiction

The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer
The Circle - Dave Eggers
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
Bleeding Edge - Thomas Pynchon
The Good Lord Bird - James McBride
How The Light Gets In - Louise Penny
Inferno - Dan Brown
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
Someone - Alice McDermott
TransAtlantic - Colum McCann

Nonfiction

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China - Jung Chang
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune - Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 - Rick Atkinson
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East - Scott Anderson
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcolm Gladwell
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth - Reza Aslan
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism - Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism - Naoki Higashida
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House - Peter Baker
Books of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin - Jill Lepore
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War - Max Hastings
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America - George Packer
Thank You for Your Service - David Finkel

Teens

Allegiant (Divergent Series #3) - Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
Asylum - Madeleine Roux
The 5th Wave (Fifth Wave Series #1) - Rick Yancey
Prodigy (Marie Lu's Legend Series #2) - Marie Lu
Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen
The Elite (Selection Series #2) - Kiera Cass
Rose Under Fire - Elizabeth Wein
The Tragedy Paper - Elizabeth LaBan
Requiem (Delirium Series #3) - Lauren Oliver
The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy Series #2)
Out of the Easy - Ruta Sepetys
Inferno (Chronicles of Nick Series #4) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kids

The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt
Wonder - R.J. Palacio
The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus Series #4) - Rick Riordan
Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #8) - Jeff Kinney
Wild Born (Spirit Animals Series #1) - Brandon Mull
Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries Series #6) - Rachel Renee Russell
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses - James Dean
LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life - Daniel Lipkowitz
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda Series #4) - Tom Angleberger
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill - James Patterson
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - National Geographic Kids
Poems to Learn by Heart - Caroline Kennedy
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey - Emily Winfield Martin
Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation - Bill O'Reilly
The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani


happy reads,

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