We asked RIFers to share your favorite books of 2013 – wow, what voracious readers you are!
You shared dozens and dozens of great reads – books that we read and loved, too, or that we’re now adding to our TBR pile based on your recommendation.
A few books that topped many of your lists are new books by book club favorites: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
It’s a terrific list! Take a look and get your first look at your new favorite book.
It’s a little ironic: technology meant for convenience in our ever-faster paced world actually invites me to take my time.
“At first,” explains Nicole Sprinkle, “the highlighting function on my eReader broke my reading stride. Furthermore, why did I care about what, say, 150 other strangers deemed worthy of highlighting? Did it matter whether or not I, too, found or didn’t find the same text to be notable? What was the point in this collective sharing? Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my annoyance.”
We’re celebrating another terrific year of great reads by giving away our 12 favorite books of 2013. Among these RIFer favorites are books that got rave reviews and hit the bestseller and ‘Best of 2013′ lists. You read them here first!
From Anthony Marra’s astounding debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena to the bestselling expose Five Days at Memorial to thrillers like The Andalucian Friend – our Box o’ Books has something for everyone.
Just in time for the holidays, so you can pass them on to family and friends (after you read them yourself, of course!).
We love learning about what inspires authors when they write. We often hear about books that inspire or even music, but images? This is a cool twist.
Novelist Therese Walsh has gathered images on Pinterest – “visual inspirations” of her new novel The Moon Sisters.
The images are haunting, gorgeous, disturbing, inspiring, sad, puzzling. They inspire curiosity. They capture the near-magical realism of this stunning coming-of-age novel, the story of two sisters who take steps to move on with their lives after their mother’s probable suicide.