I read a lot of great books in 2013. I'm traveling at the moment, but here's a quick year-end wrap-up of my 2013 reading.
These are very subjective, and there are certainly a lot of other books that I read and enjoyed; these books are just my absolute favorites of the books I read this year.
January: Some of my favorite new books reviewed in January, although some of these I may have read in 2012:
The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins
Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
How to Lead a Life of Crime, Kirsten Miller
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon, Jane Austen
Poison Study, Maria V. Snyder
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Kristopher Jansma
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
Eighty Days, Matthew Goodman
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
Tisha, Robert Specht
The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo (I'd read this before, but so long ago it hardly counted)
A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo
Crown of Midnight, Sarah Maas
Moon Palace, Paul Auster
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker
The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays, Oscar Wilde
Most certainly my favorite books published this year were Rose Under Fire, The Golem and the Jinni, and Eighty Days. In terms of older books, I discovered the amazing Room of One's Own over the summer (and have since recommended it to a friend who loved it), as well as Wilde's plays, which were great.
I look forward to another year of great reading of books both old and new! Look for another post about my plans for 2014.