As 2013 draws to a close, it’s customary to see “Best of _____” lists for every category to appear. We wanted to share ten lists of the “Best Books of 2013” with you, and maybe you’ll find a few that will spark interest with your own favorite authors, genres and styles.
- The New York Times Book Review has shared their list of the Ten Best, with fiction and nonfiction combined.
- Instead of a list for 2013, NPR has a Book Concierge app that collects the favorites from critics and NPR staff alike across an array of topics.
- Two contributors to The Huffington Post have shared their picks.
- Another interesting mix of titles, this time by the editors of Publisher’s Weekly.
- The New Yorker has assembled an interesting compendium of the best books their contributors read in 2013. It’s available in two sections as Part One and Part Two.
- For the technologically inclined, Gizmodo’s list has compiled the best in architecture, design and related disciplines.
- Published almost a month ago, critic Ron Charles of the Washington Post shared his favorites.
- The reviews editors of Library Journal combined forces to create their own Top Ten.
- Amazon.com has a healthy list of 100 books selected by their editors, along with others selected by categories, celebrities and customers.
- Finally, the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2013 feature the best books of the year assembled by their users.
And now, we’d love to hear from you about your picks. Did you have a favorite book from the past year? If so, share it with us in the comments below!