The Topic of this Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books I Read In 2013. It was particularly hard to narrow it down this year, so I broke it into handy categories.
1. Suzanne Rindell- The Other Typist
2. Helene Wrecker- The Golem and the Jinni
One of the most astonishing books I’ve read in recent memory, I just want to gush about it all of the time. It takes two characters from disparate cultures and uses them to tell a gorgeous, haunting, and thoroughly American story.
3. Karen Russell- Vampires in the Lemon Grove
4. Ludmilla Petrushevskaya- There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself
5. Reza Aslan- Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
6. Robert Kolker- Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
7. N.K. Jemisin- The Killing Moon
8. John Scalzi- Redshirts
9. Adam Johnson- The Orphan Master’s Son
10. Louise Erdrich- The Round House
And oh, who am I kidding, of course there were more than ten. Here are my runners-up:
Mary Robinette Kowal- The Glamourist Histories (1-3), Kazuo Ishiguro- The Remains of the Day, Stacey Schiff- Cleopatra: A Life, Tanith Lee- The Silver Metal Lover, Justin Cronin- The Twelve, Courtney Milan- The Duchess War, Rainbow Rowell- Eleanor & Park, Cassandra Clare- Clockwork Princess, Marissa Meyer- Scarlet, Bill Bryson- A Short History of Nearly Everything
It’s a listing time of year. What were your faves?