Best Books of 2013: Just in Time for Thanksgivukah!

I am feeling conflicted.  It’s only mid-November and I am posting a “Best of 2013” reading list.  I feel like this is almost wrong–like seeing Christmas decorations in the stores before Thanksgiving!  However, it’s an unusual holiday season this year with Hanukkah coinciding with our annual turkey day celebration–an event, according to the Mail Online, that last occurred in 1888 and won’t occur again for another 79,000 years!  Wow!  I can see why their headline read “Happy Thanksgivukah!”–this is something to celebrate!

And while we’re at it, let’s celebrate some wonderful books that have been written, read, and discussed in 2013.  I will be posting more titles and “Best of 2013” lists throughout the coming weeks and into the new year, but for now, here’s the first.  It’s from Publisher’s Weekly, and you can click here to find out more about each of these intriguing titles.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013
Seas of Hooks by Lindsay Hill
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill
Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees, translated by Max Weiss
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Wow!  What a list–we are spoiled for choice.  Something for every reader on your holiday list!

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