Back in June, I posted a list of my favorite books of the year at that point. Here are the books that made the list for the second half of the year.
- Wild by Emily Hughes – You can’t tame everything. You might remember this book from this post. (Ages 4-8)
- Journey by Aaron Becker – Beautiful wordless book. The trailer gives a peek into the magic. (Ages 4-8)
- Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden – A poem turned into a picture book that looks at changes with a gentle touch. (Ages 4-8)
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt – Fun and different. (Ages 4-8)
- Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo – Great mix of humor and heart. This was my Book Pick in September. (Ages 8-12)
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – I love pretty much anything David Levithan does in books, and this one was particularly good. I had more to say about it in this post. (Teen)
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – If I could only choose one book by this author, I’d choose Eleanor & Park for sure, but Fangirl is a close second. (Teen/Adult)
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman – The subtitle of this book of poems threw me off a bit, but once I gave it a chance, I found a lovely tribute to the power of words. (Teen/Adult)
- Handling the Truth by Beth Kephart – I’m still dreaming of writing, and this book fueled the dream. (Adult)
The best book I read in 2013 was an old favorite that I reread in anticipation of the movie version, which I still haven’t seen. The Book Thief was just as good as I remembered it, and I highly recommend it if you have yet to read it.
What were your favorite reads of 2013?