Favorite Books of 2013
I absolutely LOVE reading other people’s book lists, so every January, I make a list of my favorites and post it here . . . with the selfish hope that you guys will list your favorite books in the comments. After all, I’m always looking for a good read.
So here are my top picks from 2013 (in no particular order because I couldn’t decide which was best). And for the record, when I say “books of 2013,” I mean I read them last year. They were not necessarily published in 2013.
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn – A creepy story about a man whose wife goes missing. Loved this one. Excellent writing.
Borders of the Heart, by Chris Fabry – This author’s sentimental writing style always makes me feel as though I’ve visited an old friend.
Slammed, by Colleen Hoover – I guess this would probably be my favorite book from 2013 since I read it twice in one year, but watch out for Hoover’s later books. . . she takes a left turn towards erotica. Too bad for me because I want more books like Slammed.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth – Too too too good! Can’t wait for the movie!
Calling me Home, by Julie Kibler – This reminded me of Driving Miss Daisy. A handful of characters that you won’t quickly forget.
The 19th Wife: A Novel, by David Ebershoff – A haunting portrayal of polygamy in the United States. Then and now.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan – This one made me stop and think about how I love God . . . and how I show it.
7, An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, by Jen Hatmaker – Oh. My. Goodness. This book is a life-changer . . . but I haven’t yet decided to what extent it’s going to change mine. Still pondering.
Save the Cat: the Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, by Blake Snyder – I devour this one every year. Can’t help it. My favorite writing book, hands down.
Quiet, the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain – All I can say is . . . Yessss! This book gave me permission to be me.
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt – A really cool look at society and how things are not always what they seem.
What are your favorite reads from 2013?
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