My Favorite Reads of 2013

I promised a list of books I read in 2013 that left me thinking. Remember, these aren’t necessarily new books on the block, just ones I turned to this year. So here goes, the best first:



  1. The Son, Philipp Meyer
  2. Black Dogs, Ian McEwan
  3. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
  4. Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
  5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
  6. How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought, Lyn Fairchild Hawks
  7. Life Among Giants, Bill Roorbach
  8. The Orchard Keeper, Cormac McCarthy
  9. Z – A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Therese Anne Fowler
  10. Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan



  1. The Unwinding, George Packer
  2. American Lion, John Meacham
  3. Black Count, Tom Reiss
  4. Zealot, Reza Aslan
  5. The Mind of the South, W.J. Cash
  6. The Hemingway Patrols, Terry Mort
  7. The Art of Power, John Meacham
  8. Season of Terror, Charles F. Price
  9. Heaven and Hell – My Life in the Eagles, Don Felder
  10. Visiting Tom, Michael Perry


I’d be interesting to see your lists, too.


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