Alright, here are the last of the 2013 bookseller top tens. And before the end of January. Yay! Part one is here and part two is here. Since I began posting these, I have read two books from the various lists (Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell) and both were excellent. I hope these lists lead to equally good reading fortune for you!
Terry at Lake Forest Park
What a diverse and equal opportunity list! Maybe the only list in the whole bunch that has an equal number of fiction and non-fiction titles. Great job, Terry!
1. On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman
2. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
3. Tumbledown by by Robert Boswell
4. Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark
5. Mr. Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
1. His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
2. Wolves in the Land of Salmon by David Moskowitz
3. Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill
4. The Gathering of Zion : the Story of the Mormon Trail by Wallace Stegner
5. Elwha : A River Reborn by Lynda Mapes
Emily at Ravenna
One of our genius kids' books booksellers, Emily's list is jam packed with tons of great kids' books. All across the spectrum too. Middle readers, picture books, poetry. More great diversity! Here it is.
Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
Rocky Road by Rose Kent
North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler
The Last Present (and rest of Willow Falls series) by Wendy Mass
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Poems to Learn by Heart edited by Caroline Kennedy
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Mark at Ravenna
When Mark gave me his list, he numbered his books, as if there was an order to how much he liked which book. Then he wrote at the end of the list, "In no particular order." But they are in a distinctly particular order. They're numbered. So I was confused but that's not a difficult thing to do. Here's Mark's list which is in a particular no particular order.
1. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright.
2. Fiend by Peter Stenson.
3. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
4. Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist
5. Harvest by Jim Crace
6. At the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick
7. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible by Bart D. Ehrman
8. Samedi the Deafness by Jesse Ball
9. Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer.
10. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton